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Researcher hacks Facebook to expose rival’s private photographs

An Australian security researcher has compromised Facebook security in the most personal way imaginable, publically ‘hacking’ private photographs posted to the service by the wife of a disliked rival security professional. The declared intention of Christian Heinrich’s session ‘For God Your Soul… For Me Your Flesh’, presented to a reported 20 attendees of the Australian Security B-Sides conference, was to ... Read More »

Source code leaked for pricey ZeuS crimeware kit

Advanced trojan development comes to the unwashed masses Source code for the latest version of the ZeuS crimeware kit has been leaked on the internet, giving anyone who knows where to look free access to a potent set of malware-generation tools that normally sell for as much as $10,000. Complete source code is available in at least three different locations, ... Read More »

Toshiba to launch self-erasing hard drives

Toshiba will soon debut a series of hard drives that can automatically erase or prevent access to their own data should the drives end up in the wrong hands. The company’s new self-encrypting drive family will include a new feature that detects if the drive is connected to an unknown and undefined computer or other system. If so, the drive ... Read More »