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The Untold Story of the Teen Hackers Who Transformed the Early Internet

The Untold Story of the Teen Hackers Who Transformed the Early Internet The story of Bill and Chris is one of simple curiosity, and the birth of the modern internet in an era before computer hacking laws existed.“I really wanted a computer but I couldn’t figure out how to make money to buy a computer,” Bill says.

Supreme Court grants FBI decentralized warrants, power to hack suspects anywhere

Supreme Court grants FBI decentralized warrants, power to hack suspects anywhere On Thursday, the US Supreme Court passed a proposed change to Rule 41 of the Federal Rules for Criminal Procedure, one of the main bodies of law that governs the powers and behavior of the FBI.The new version of Rule 41, approved on Thursday, removes the requirement in cases where the suspect’s location cannot be realistically obtained.

NIST report says we urgently need more work in post-quantum cryptography

NIST report says we urgently need more work in post-quantum cryptography The study of how to keep encrypting messages even in the face of exponentially increased computing power is called “post-quantum cryptography,” or “quantum-resistant cryptography,” and the reality is that nobody knows quite how urgent it really is.Perhaps real, programmable quantum computers will never be a reality — but perhaps they will, and if they will, we’d better be ready.

Warrantless spying on Americans more than doubled since 2013: oversight report

Warrantless spying on Americans more than doubled since 2013: oversight report The problem is the so-called “incidental” collection of Americans’ communications, which puts them in the NSA’s vast “702 database.” Once a US person’s personal information is in the database, it’s as searchable as anything else that was collected legitimately.

FBI aims to catalogue and track people by their tattoos

The FBI is working on software that will track and link people based on the tattoos they choose to ink on their skin.That is, if they were even aware the photos were being taken in the first place.

Apple opens iPhone kernel to improve performance without reducing security

For the last few years, Apple has made security and privacy cornerstones of its iOS development process.That outcome may have been partly behind Cupertino’s recent decision to open part of its iOS operating system.

Computer coughs up passwords, encryption keys through its cooling fans

Computer coughs up passwords, encryption keys through its cooling fans (The term pre-dates wireless internet, and a Wi-Fi-connected computer is not air-gapped, despite the literal gap of air around it.) So how do you hack your way into an air-gapped computer?

SHE TRIED TO KILL TRUMP!!!

SHE TRIED TO KILL TRUMP!!! Lilili toor" S : 41Deceased FBI Agent Found At Trump.Deceased FBI Agent Found At Trump Tower With SilencedPistolAugust gnd, 2016 — Brian Michael (New York)A source within the NYPD has reported that an armed 62 year old man triedto sneak in to the Trump Tower late Tuesday night.

Microsoft leaks Secure Boot credentials, demonstrates why backdoor ‘golden keys’ can’t work

Microsoft leaks Secure Boot credentials, demonstrates why backdoor ‘golden keys’ can’t work The basic Secure Boot system can also be modified through the use of Secure Boot policies — special sets of rules that load during the boot process and modify it in some fashion.Now, what happens if you tell everyone to make a “secure golden key” system?

Leaked manuals confirm Stingrays can be used for mass surveillance, bypassing smartphone security

Leaked manuals confirm Stingrays can be used for mass surveillance, bypassing smartphone security Nearly four years ago, the Electronic Privacy Information Center released FBI documents discussing a controversial surveillance technique.Both federal and local authorities often have access to cell phone surveillance hardware, dubbed Stingrays (Harris Corp.

Here come the appeals: White House report attacks modern forensic science

Here come the appeals: White House report attacks modern forensic science The Justice Department and the FBI have both expressed concerns with the report.The FBI said that it “disagrees with many” of the report’s claims that it “makes broad, unsupported assertions regarding science and forensic science practice.

From civil liberties champion to turncoat: Yahoo built specialized software to spy on users for the NSA

From civil liberties champion to turncoat: Yahoo built specialized software to spy on users for the NSA Ever since the Snowden leaks in 2013, there’s been an ongoing debate over the nature of state surveillance.If a new report from Reuters is accurate, the Yahoo that went to bat to defend its users is a dim and distant memory today.

Feds demand fingerprints from all home residents to unlock their phones

Feds demand fingerprints from all home residents to unlock their phones But it offers absolutely no protection against the government, and can be compelled from suspects without raising any Fifth Amendment concerns.This was driven home with a vengeance over the weekend, when a May 2016 warrant application surfaced.

Ransomware shuts down San Fran transit, but the hacker just got hacked

Ransomware shuts down San Fran transit, but the hacker just got hacked This week, the San Fransisco transit system experienced the latest in a growing trend of “ransomware” attacks against important pieces of infrastructure.There is some good news, though: as reported by Forbes, it seems that the hacker has had his or her own email address infiltrated in retaliation.

Dark patterns and the dark web: FBI joins Rule 41 in setting troubling precedent

Dark patterns and the dark web: FBI joins Rule 41 in setting troubling precedent The FBI seized the physical server hardware under a previous warrant, but that wasn’t enough to get the people involved.So they seized administrative control over the site under the auspices of a warrant issued by Federal Magistrate Judge Theresa C.