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drag2share: Apple Says Its Site For Developers Was Hacked (AAPL)

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Apple’s developers website, the site where app developers go for tools and resources to write software for Macs, iPhones, and iPads, has been down for the last few days.

Tonight, Apple confirmed the outage was due to a hack. The hacker apparently attempted to access personal information about the developers.


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Monday, July 22nd, 2013 news No Comments

Marketing Teams Employing Growth Hackers “Champion” Measurement Efforts

source: http://www.marketingcharts.com/wp/topics/measurement-analytics/marketing-teams-employing-growth-hackers-champion-measurement-efforts-29037/

Ifbyphone-Growth-Hackers-and-Marketing-Metrics-Apr2013Marketing teams are as likely to employ a growth hacker as a product manager, suggests a new study [download page] by Ifbyphone. The report reveals that 25% of marketers surveyed indicate that their team employs a growth hacker (defined by the researchers as “professionals that combine expertise in marketing, product development and technology to drive revenue”), with these respondents reporting an above-average likelihood to track a variety of marketing metrics including conversion rates (50% vs. 41%), marketing ROI (53% vs. 40%), cost per lead (52% vs. 38%) and customer acquisition cost (59% vs. 34%).

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Friday, July 12th, 2013 news No Comments

Marketing Teams Employing Growth Hackers “Champion” Measurement Efforts

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Marketing teams are as likely to employ a growth hacker as a product manager, suggests a new study by Ifbyphone. The report reveals that 25% of marketers surveyed indicate that their team employs a growth hacker (defined by the researchers as “professionals that combine expertise in marketing, product development and technology to drive revenue”), with these respondents reporting an above-average likelihood to track a variety of marketing metrics including conversion rates (50% vs. 41%), marketing ROI (53% vs. 40%), cost per lead (52% vs. 38%) and customer acquisition cost (59% vs. 34%).

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Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 news No Comments

Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/vip/~3/m4BrOmW6wmI/sopas-back-from-the-dead-and-this-time-its-a-virus

SOPA's Back From the Dead and This Time It's a Virus If you thought SOPA was dead, well, you’d be mostly right. Its bloated corpse, however, has been resurrected by hacker puppeteers for the valiant purpose of scamming people out of their cash.

The new virus is a pretty standard piece of ransomware that claims to have locked down your computer and offers to unlock it for the nominal fee of $200, but this one waves around the SOPA name for a little extra scare. Anyone who remembers the name, but not that the bill never went through, might be a little concerned at the accusations of piracy. That said, it doesn’t take a genius to realize that the U.S. government probably wouldn’t be collecting fines in the form of euros via Western Union, like ever.

Fortunately this SOPA doesn’t threaten to destroy the Internet as we know it but rather just your private stash of files, illegal and otherwise and it’s an empty threat at that. If you know how to Google things the solution won’t cost you a cent. It’s just a shame all legislation can’t be manually removed. [TorrentFreak via Geekosystem]

SOPA's Back From the Dead and This Time It's a Virus

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Saturday, October 13th, 2012 Uncategorized No Comments

Hacked Twitter Passwords Reveal Lots of Spam Accounts

Source: http://gizmodo.com/5908700/its-okay-to-look-through-these-hacked-passwords

It's Okay to Look Through These Hacked PasswordsIf you’ve ever wanted a Twitter account that has around 10 followers, a randomly generated username, and is following thousands of random people, today is your lucky day. Earlier today, an anonymous hacker dumped 55000 usernames and passwords onto Pastebin. Normally, this would be a real inconvenience—and a worrisome breach—but all the affected appear to be spambots with randomly generated passwords and email addresses.

It’s easy to tell that these are spambots, because almost all of the accounts have the type of passwords that are easy for a robot to remember but easier for an actual person to forget. Many of the accounts affected no longer exist, and even if the passwords weren’t leaked, Twitter still regularly shuts down spambots. Most likely, few of these accounts will exist in a week. But if you were itching for a catchy computer -enerated Twitter handle like @Jesicawuaqg or @Pamulakmqxl, well, you’ve got thousands to choose from. Unless your name really is Jesica Wuaqg. Then you might have a problem. [AirDemon via TheNextWeb]

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Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 digital No Comments

Fake Angry Birds Space Android App Is Full of Malware (Updated) [Android]

Source: http://gizmodo.com/5901691/psa-fake-angry-birds-space-android-app-is-full-of-malware

PSA: Fake Angry Birds Space Android App Is Full of Malware (Updated)There’s a fake Angry Birds Space app in the Android Market available on Android phones that infests your phone with malware.

According to Sophos, a digital security firm, the malware hides its “payload” deep inside two .JPEG files. Once installed, it downloads additional malware to your phone, and enlists your phone as part of a botnet. From there, your phone can be used as muscle for any number of hacker ops.

The easy way to avoid getting nailed by fake app malware is to always be sure to check the developer on any app you download. If you’ve already downloaded Angry Birds Space, take a second to make sure that you’ve got the right one, and if not, consider securely wiping your phone once you’ve backed up important data.

Malware happens, but erm, isn’t this one that Google’s Android Market Bouncer really should have caught? [Business Insider via All Things D]

Update: We originally posted that the fake app was available through the Android Market. That’s incorrect. It is only available through third party stores, so if you go through official Android channels for your apps, you shouldn’t have any problems.

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Friday, April 13th, 2012 news No Comments

Hackers Stole 174 Million Personal Records in 2011

Source: http://gizmodo.com/5895498/hackers-stole-174-million-personal-records-in-2011-and-a-ton-were-by-anonymous–co

Hackers Stole 174 Million Personal Records in 2011 (And a Ton Were by Anonymous & Co.)Verizon just put out its annual Data Breach Investigations Report, and you can probably guess what it says: 2011 was a banner year for hackers, and represented a huge statistical comeback. They compromised a total of 174 million records, 100 million of those in activism/for-the-lulz ops by Anon, Lulzsec, and friends.

2011 in a nutshell, for the hacking community: The Sony bonanza went on and on, Anon and Lulzsec tore up everyone in sight, and we got the best-worst hacker rap video in recent memory. Pretty solid year, right? Well yes, for everyone but the folks who were counting on hackers to stay as boring as they had been.

Verizon had hoped that the number of occurrences was on a permanent downward trend: After the total number of compromised records climbed year after year to a crazy 361 million in 2008, it dropped to 144 million in 2009 and just 4 million in 2010. That was while increasing the data sample, too.

Mitigating the crazy-high percentage of benevolent, well-intentioned breaches is the fact that almost 75 percent of the time, victims were warned ahead of time that they were about to be obliterated.

We’ve included an embedded copy of Verizon’s whole report below. But however you shake it, the translation’s pretty clear: Lock your sh*t up. [Verizon via Forbes]

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Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 news No Comments

Microsoft Store hacked in India, passwords stored in plain text

Source: http://www.engadget.com/2012/02/12/microsoft-store-hacked-in-india-leaked-passwords-stored-in-plai/

Frequenters of India’s online Microsoft Store were briefly greeted with the suspicious visage of a Guy Fawkes mask this morning, following a hack that compromised the site’s user database. According to WPSauce, Microsoft Store India’s landing page was briefly taken over by a hacker group called Evil Shadow Team, who, in addition to putting a new face on Windows products, revealed that user passwords were saved in plain text. The group’s motivations are unknown, though the hacked page warned that an “unsafe system will be baptized.” The store is now offline, suggesting that Microsoft may have regained control. Read on for a look at the compromised password database.

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in]

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Sunday, February 12th, 2012 news No Comments

Yikes! Oracle Issues Emergency Fix For A Big Fat Security Problem (ORCL)

Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/yikes-oracle-issues-emergency-fix-for-a-big-fat-security-problem-2012-1


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Oracle today warned customers that they need to fix a major hole in its flagship database or risk downtime and hacker attacks, reports Infoworld.

In a weird twist of events, the hole was actually found by Infoworld, a news site that covers the tech industry. Oracle even gave the publication a public credit for finding and reporting the hole — and waiting to publish the story until Oracle could issue a patch, which it did today.

The flaw had to do with time stamp technology that acts like an internal clock. This clock is the key to keeping data synchronized and safe. When multiple databases are linked together the clock could be manipulated to be inaccurate. This is one of those critical systems that was difficult to fix and affected a long list of Oracle’s products.

The critical patch sent out today fixes a whole bunch of other flaws, too. Some 78 holes will be patched across all of Oracle’s major product families.

Inforworld contends that Oracle executives knew about the time stamp problem and not only downplayed it, but issued a workaround fix that could have caused customers even more headaches and money. Oracle seems to have gotten its act together and really fixed the security flaw this time, Infoworld says.

 

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