Friday , September 22 2017

Google ‘Android N’ Will Not Use Oracle’s Java APIs

Google appears to be no longer using Java application programming interfaces (APIs) from Oracle in future versions of its Android mobile operating system, and switching to an open source alternative instead. Google will be making use of OpenJDK – an open source version of Oracle’s Java Development Kit (JDK) – …

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Tor Project to Start Bug Bounty Program — Get Paid for HACKING!

The non-profit organization behind TOR – the largest online anonymity network that allows people to hide their real identity online – will soon be launching a “Bug Bounty Program” for researchers who find loopholes in Tor apps. The bounty program was announced during the recurring ‘State of the Onion’ talk by …

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North Korea’s Red Star OS (Looks Like Mac OS X) Spies on its Own People

North Korea has its own homegrown computer operating system that looks remarkably just like Apple’s OS X, which not only prevents potential foreign hacking attempts but also provides extensive surveillance capabilities. Two German researchers have just conducted an in-depth analysis of the secretive state’s operating system and found that the …

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Jail Authorities Mistakenly Early Released 3,200 Prisoners due to a Silly Software Bug

Washington State Department of Corrections (DoC) is facing an investigation after it early released around 3,200 prisoners over the course of 13 years, since 2002, when a bug was introduced in the software used to calculate time credits for inmates’ good behavior. The software glitch led to a miscalculation of sentence …

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Employee Stole ‘Yandex Search Engine’ Source Code, Tried to Sell it for Just $29K

A former employee of Russian search engine Yandex allegedly stole the source code and key algorithms for its search engine site and then attempted to sell them on the black market to fund his own startup. Russian publication Kommersant reports that Dmitry Korobov downloaded a type of software nicknamed “Arcadia” …

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Microsoft Keeps Backup of Your Encryption Key on its Server — Here’s How to Delete it

Have you recently purchased a Windows computer? Congratulations! As your new Windows computer has inbuilt disk encryption feature that is turned on by default in order to protect your data in case your device is lost or stolen. Moreover, In case you lost your encryption keys then don’t worry, Microsoft …

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Bitcoin Core Developers Quit Bitcoin Project to Launch a New Digital Currency

Some of Bitcoin’s Core developers have left the Bitcoin project and started building their separate cryptocurrency called DECRED. Decred aims to prevent the issues Bitcoin is currently facing regarding project governance and development funding. CEO of ‘Company 0‘, Mr. Jacob Yocom-Piatt, who has funded Bitcoin development since early 2013, said the …

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Somebody Offered Money to Raspberry Pi Foundation for Pre-Installing Malware

The Raspberry Pi is now gaining attention from malware distributors who want the popular mini-computers to deliver with pre-install malware. The Raspberry Pi Foundation has made a shocking revelation that the charitable foundation has been offered money to install malware onto the Raspberry Pi machines before they were shipped out …

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Hyatt Hotel Says Payment Systems Hacked with Credit-Card Stealing Malware

Hyatt Hotels Corporation is notifying its customers that credit card numbers and other sensitive information may have been stolen after it found malware on the computers that process customer payments. “We recently identified malware on computers that operate the payment processing systems for Hyatt-managed locations,” the company announced on Wednesday. “As …

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130 Celebrities’ Email Accounts Hacked; Hacker Stole Movie Scripts and Sex Tapes

Breaking News: A 23-year-old Bahamian man has been arrested and charged with hacking into the email accounts of 130 celebrities and stealing the unreleased movie and TV scripts, sex tapes, explicit images and even the upcoming album of a famous A-List Celebrity. The hacker named Alonzo Knowles contacted a famous …

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