TalkTalk stages file-sharing wi-fi stunt

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British ISP TalkTalk has staged a stunt aimed at proving to Lord Mandelson that his plans to cut-off file-sharers without due process is "naive". The company's stunt demonstrates how innocent parties could easily be disconnected...

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Gaza propaganda war takes place online

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Branded by some as "hacktivism", the conflict between Israel and Palestine has spilled onto the web, with activists from both sides defacing websites, taking over computers and shutting down Facebook groups, according to a report...

Hackers hijack Windows Update's downloader

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The Background Intelligent Transfer Service used by Microsoft Corporation's operating systems to deliver patches via Windows Update, is being used by hackers to sneak malware past firewalls, according to Symantec researchers. BITS, which debuted in...

Hackers hijack satellite TV in Southern China

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Hackers allegedly hijacked satellite TV signals in southern China to broadcast anti-government messages, news reports said Thursday. Viewers complained that their TV screens went blank for nearly two hours or showed anti-government messages for 30...

Computer Routers face Hijack Risk

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Researchers at the University of Indiana and Symantec are warning that about half of internet users with a home router are vulnerable to having the hardware hijacked. The researchers found that home router users are...

Google Plugs Account Hijack Holes

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Had Google left the the cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability unpatched, hackers could have modified third-party Google documents and spreadsheets as well as had access to e-mail subjects and search history. According to Philipp Lenssen,...

RealPlayer Flaws Trigger PC Hijack Alert

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Digital-media delivery company RealNetworks on Thursday rolled out patches for four high-risk vulnerabilities in its flagship RealPlayer software, warning that the flaws put millions of users at risk of PC hijack attacks. The Seattle, Wash.-based...

GTA to hijack GBA in October

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After much rumour-mongering, Rockstar finally confirmed to us today that the GBA incarnation of epic crime fest Grand Theft Auto will release in Europe on October 22 - the same day as the PS2 launch...

'Critical' Windows Hijack Flaw Reported

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Security researchers have discovered a serious boundary error vulnerability in multiple versions of Microsoft's Windows platform and warned that attackers could hijack systems via Windows Explorer and Internet Explorer (IE). Rodrigo Gutierrez, a...

Web hijack riles Belkin router users

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Belkin is trying to defuse a potentially embarrassing situation that arose after network administrators learned the company's routers can periodically hijack users' Web connection and display an advertisement for parental control software. Every eight hours,...

IE bug allows full MSN Messenger hijack

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The recent privacy stuff-up in Messenger "pales in comparison to what can be done if you use MSN Messenger through unpatched IE vulnerabilities," security researchers Tom Gilder and Thor Larholm have discovered. ...

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