Lulzsec, Anonymous and other hacker woes Page 22

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  • X201 6 Jun 2012 16:36:29 15,680 posts
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    today's moment in the spotlight goes to...

    Linkedin

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-18338956

    "LinkedIn passwords 'leaked by hackers'"

    Social networking website LinkedIn is investigating claims that over six million of its users' passwords have been leaked onto the internet.

    Hackers posted a file containing encrypted passwords onto a Russian web forum.
  • Folant 6 Jun 2012 16:38:16 1,509 posts
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    Why attack LinkedIn? Bit of an odd target.

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  • MetalDog 6 Jun 2012 16:42:26 23,861 posts
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    Get passwords and names and see how many other places they used the same password, I would imagine.

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  • Tom_Servo 7 Jun 2012 18:16:01 18,079 posts
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    eHarmony.
  • Mr-Brett 7 Jun 2012 19:13:53 12,877 posts
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    Why are hackers such colossal dicks? they're nothing like the 80's film :(

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  • Mr-Brett 7 Jun 2012 19:24:19 12,877 posts
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    I think you must have seen a different cut.

    Edit: Yes it's not from the 80's.

    Edited by Mr-Brett at 19:25:10 07-06-2012

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  • Folant 13 Jul 2012 10:35:29 1,509 posts
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    Got an email this morning. Nvidia seems to have been targetted.


    Dear NVIDIA Forum User,

    We suspended operations of the NVIDIA Forums last week in response to suspicious activity and immediately began an investigation. We apologize that our continuing investigation is taking this long. Know that we are working around the clock to ensure that secure operations can be restored.

    Our investigation has identified that unauthorized third parties gained access to some user information, including:

        •  username
        •  email address
        •  hashed passwords with random salt value
        •  public-facing “About Me” profile information

    NVIDIA did not store any passwords in clear text. “About Me” optional profiles could include a user’s title, age, birthdate, gender, location, interests, email and website URL – all of which was already publicly accessible.

    NVIDIA is continuing to investigate this matter and is working to restore the Forums as soon as possible. We are employing additional security measures to minimize the impact of future attacks.

    All user passwords for our Forums will be reset when the system comes back online. At that time, an email with a temporary password, along with instructions on how to change it, will be sent to your registered email address.

    As a precautionary measure, we strongly recommend that you change any identical passwords that you may be using elsewhere.

    NVIDIA does not request sensitive information by email. Do not provide personal, financial or sensitive information (including new passwords) in response to any email purporting to be sent by an NVIDIA employee or representative.

    Check back on the NVIDIA Forums for updates.
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    Anyone stepped forward for victory yet?

    Edited by Folant at 10:36:31 13-07-2012

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  • Folant 13 Jul 2012 12:19:29 1,509 posts
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    Completely agree, but at the same time there will always be those taking advantage of insecurities.

    Double edged sword.

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  • X201 13 Jul 2012 21:57:42 15,680 posts
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    Yahoo service hacked. 450,000 accounts compromised.

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/07/12/yahoo_voice_password_flap/
  • nancy_Z 17 Jul 2012 12:38:55 4 posts
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    That's an attitude that would put humanity to an end!
  • X201 19 Jul 2012 19:25:21 15,680 posts
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    Good news for once.


    Mega spam-spewing Grum botnet finally KO'd

    Security researchers have dealt a knockout blow to Grum, one of the most prolific spam-distribution botnets.

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/07/19/grum_botnet_takedown/
  • X201 2 Aug 2012 12:13:43 15,680 posts
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    "Hacking group Anonymous has aided a global search for a cyber-vandal who defaced a charity website.

    Members of Anonymous helped track the attacker down to Madrid following a plea from the owner of the RedSky video production company."


    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-19093495
  • Dirtbox 2 Aug 2012 12:32:08 78,763 posts
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    I don't think they did it for the notoriety.

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  • the_dudefather 10 Sep 2012 12:59:37 9,387 posts
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    Watch out, everyone's credit card pins have been leaked

    (ง ͠° ͟ʖ ͡°)

  • glaeken 10 Sep 2012 13:10:06 11,234 posts
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    My hotmail account looks to have been hacked. Someone I know said they received some spam from me so checked my hotmail account and got a message saying someone else might be using my account when I logged in. Reset my password and on getting into the account it looks like they had been sending crap loads of spam. Pretty weird really as they must have had my password.

    I would have thought hotmail would be pretty good on brute force password attacks so I wonder how they got the password. It was a reasonably secure password with letters and numbers.
  • SolidSCB 10 Sep 2012 13:18:06 7,164 posts
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    Same happened to me some time ago. I also had a pretty much unguessable password, but stupidly I used the same password for everything.
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    the_dudefather wrote:
    Watch out, everyone's credit card pins have been leaked
    :-D
  • Dirtbox 10 Sep 2012 13:38:12 78,763 posts
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    I've got a 6 digit pin for my Chinese HSBC card.

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  • Flightrisker 10 Sep 2012 14:27:21 18,138 posts
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    SolidSCB wrote:
    Same happened to me some time ago. I also had a pretty much unguessable password, but stupidly I used the same password for everything.
    http://xkcd.com/936/

    :)
  • Flightrisker 10 Sep 2012 14:30:18 18,138 posts
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    .

    Edited by Flightrisker at 14:30:41 10-09-2012
  • SolidSCB 10 Sep 2012 14:37:32 7,164 posts
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    Hogwash! How could a computer possibly guess 1LuVc0c|<



    Well. I suppose there is my browsing history, but still.
  • glaeken 10 Sep 2012 15:06:58 11,234 posts
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    SolidSCB wrote:
    Same happened to me some time ago. I also had a pretty much unguessable password, but stupidly I used the same password for everything.
    I was also using the same password on 2 other accounts so had the fun of changing those this morning. I liked that password as well :cry: Been using it probably 10 years. Of course that is totally against best security practices.
  • MetalDog 10 Sep 2012 15:32:16 23,861 posts
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    @Flightrisker I want to send that comic to every website and IT department in the world.

    Stop making me make the impossible to remember fucking passwords cocknobbers.

    -- boobs do nothing for me, I want moustaches and chest hair.

  • nickthegun 10 Sep 2012 15:42:25 60,974 posts
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    Ive used [word][numerals][word] for years when assigning passwords after I realised that metal49dog was less likely to be written on a post it and stuck to a monitor than M3t4lD0g49.

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