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Photographer Exposes Her Identity Thief

Photographer Exposes Her Identity Thief


After photographer Jessamyn Lovell’s wallet was stolen, mysterious bills began to haunt her. Lovell hired a private investigator to track down the identity thief, but instead of confronting the criminal once she had been exposed, Lovell decided to……

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Search engine exposes hackers’ passwords to solicit donations

Some hackers are learning what it’s like when the hunters become the hunted. A new search engine called Indexeus offers an easy way for ne’er-do-wells to look up login credentials from over a hundred hacks, including recent high-profile dumps of Adobe and Yahoo credentials. But there’s a catch: most of the data indexed by the service comes from hacks of forums and websites popular with the underground hacker community. In other words, the search engine is marketing itself to the same people that it is exposing.

Also known as protection money

But that’s all part of the business plan, reports Krebs on Security. The men behind Indexeus planned to offer protection services — pay the site a “donation” of $ 1 per record, and you can have your…

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Security flaw puts all Internet Explorer users at risk, exposes Windows XP

If you’re still using a 12-year-old operating system, a new security flaw discovered in Internet Explorer should cause you quite a bit of consternation. Microsoft published a security advisory today warning its customers that a vulnerability in all versions of Internet Explorer (6 through 11) could let hackers gain full user permissions over your computer, allowing them to install programs, view and delete data, and much more simply by visiting a website.

That’s not good, but at least anyone using Internet Explorer on a modern version of Windows will likely see a patch within a couple weeks’ time. Since Microsoft finally ended support for Windows XP on April 8th, it will not receive an update. This is the first known security flaw since…

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3D animation exposes dangers of soil erosion

This brilliant short by Uli Henrik Streckenbach uses 3D animation to bring a potential dry and technical subject to vivid life.


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HootSuite CEO offers ‘product credit’ after botched Seesmic integration exposes names and email addresses

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Ryan Holmes, CEO of social media management startup HootSuite, has offered customers a “product credit” after an error in integrating new accounts exposed users’ names and email addresses. Some users reported receiving hundreds of emails reminding them that a 60-day HootSuite Pro trial period was about to end, despite having never signed up for such a trial — in many cases, the emails contained others users’ addresses in the ‘To:’ field.

According to a statement given to The Next Web, also posted on HootSuite’s website, the mass mailouts were caused by “a technical issue related to our integration of Seesmic accounts with our existing HootSuite user accounts.” HootSuite acquired competitor Seesmic in September in an effort to boost…

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