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Phony SSL Certificates issued for Google, Yahoo, Skype, Others

UPDATED: A major issuer of secure socket layer (SSL) certificates acknowledged on Wednesday that it had issued 9 fraudulent SSL certificates to seven Web domains, including those for Google.com, Yahoo.com and Skype.com following a security compromise at an affiliate firm. The attack originated from an IP address in Iran, according to a statement from Comodo Inc.

Splinter Group Says Document Outs Anonymous Members

The veil surrounding the group Anonymous may be falling, now that a group claiming to have defected from the ranks of the online mischief making group has begun publishing what it claims are the identities of the hacker collective’s leadership and their roles in recent high profile hacks, including the theft of e-mail from security firm HBGary Federal.


Sometimes news events just come together in a way that opens a window
– even if its a kind of cloudy window – onto the future. So it was this
week, as stories about a coming generation of wired automobiles
collided with some thought-provoking reports on the vulnerability of
said cars to traditional kinds of wireless attacks.

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