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“Hacking Secret Ciphers with Python” teaches complete beginners how to program in the Python programming language .
Editor’s note: Andrew Auernheimer, also known by his pseudonym weev, is an American grey hat hacker and self-described Internet troll. Follow him on Twitter @rabite .
The 15-year-old UG Nazi hacker known as Cosmo* or Cosmo the God was sentenced in juvenile court on Wednesday in Long Beach, California.
A Chinese Hacker's Identity Unmasked Joe Stewart’s day starts at 6:30 a.m. in Myrtle Beach, S.C., with a peanut butter sandwich, a sugar-free Red Bull, and 50,000 or so pieces of malware waiting in his e-mail in-box.
In the secretive world of surveillance technology, he goes just by his initials: MJM.
(born December 1985) is a political activist from Chicago charged in a criminal complaint with crimes relating to the December 2011 hack of Strategic Forecasting, Inc. ( Stratfor ). [ 1 ] [ 2 ] He is the founder of the computer security training website HackThisSite , [ 3 ] created in 2003 following his graduation from Glenbard East High School . [ 4 ]
In the space of one hour, my entire digital life was destroyed.
Hacking has been around for a long time, but now with social networking, publicized hacking groups with quirky personalities, and the increasing importance of the internet, we’ve been hearing a lot more about it recently. Hackers hacking this organization, threatening that organization, taunting each other, opening or closing up shop.
Hackers reportedly plan to fight back against Internet censorship by putting their own communications satellites into orbit and developing a grid of ground stations to track and communicate with them. The news comes as the tech world is up in arms about proposed legislation that many feel would threaten online freedom.
International hacktivists help Syrian citizens circumvent Internet censorship | Environment & Development | Deutsche Welle | 18.08.2011As the government cracks down on protesters in Syria, hacker groups from abroad are helping people to get access to the Web and to communicate safely despite surveillance and repression. Human rights groups and the international community are calling for an arms embargo and an end to government repression in Syria, which has resulted in almost 2,000 deaths since March.
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Jeff Moss founded the hacker conferences Black Hat and DEF CON, which take place this week in Las Vegas. Jeff Moss, aka Dark Tangent, founded DEF CON and Black Hat Both conferences are for hackers and computer-security professionals Moss says hackers can help make the Internet and computers safer (CNN) -- The word "hacker" evokes all kinds of scary images.
The Justice Department has decided not to ask the Supreme Court to review a controversial federal appeals court decision that said employees may not be prosecuted under a federal anti-hacking statute for simply violating their employer’s computer use policy. The 9-2 decision in April by the 9th U.S.
By DEVLIN BARRETT WASHINGTON—The Federal Bureau of Investigation's top cyber cop offered a grim appraisal of the nation's efforts to keep computer hackers from plundering corporate data networks: "We're not winning," he said. WSJ's Devlin Barrett reports the FBI is struggling to combat cyberattacks by hackers.
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