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Activists Counter Cyber Attack Against Bully Victim Amanda Cummings

Even as hundreds of people packed a Dongan Hills church, and as her family buried her, dozens more people nationwide carried out a cyber attack against Amanda Cummings, 15, who took her life two days after Christmas.

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Treaded robot modified for stair climbing

[Mike Li] is showing of his stair climbing robot. It’s a bot that cruises around on a pair of tank treads, but some interesting modifications gave him the traction needed to ascend a flight of stairs without slipping backward. The image above shows this process in great detail. You can see the unaltered treads leaving …

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737 cockpit will satisfy even the most discriminating simulator afficiandos

This isn’t an airplane, it’s a simulator. But you won’t find it at a flight school as this labor of love is a home build of a 737 cockpit (translated) that has been going on for more than two years. It started off as a couple of automotive bucket seats in a room with two computer …

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Running the numbers on a cheap PSU

[Mike] picked up a cheap USB hub for four pounds (about $6) including delivery. He wanted to know how it’s possible to get quality electronics for that price, and as you may have guessed it’s not possible. He cracked open the power supply that shipped with the hub and hooked it up for some testing. …

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‘Saudi’ hacker targets Israel with Trojan horse virus

A self-defined “Saudi hacker” who twice this week posted details of thousands of Israeli credit cards hit again on Friday with a new Internet file containing a Trojan horse virus, public radio said.

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Symantec downplays source-code trophy theft

Indian hackers posted 5-year-old Norton code
Symantec has confirmed earlier versions of its anti-virus source code have leaked, following a security breach of what the company said was the network of a “third party entity” rather than their own.…

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Hacker group threatens to release Symantec AV source code

Symantec is investigating an Indian hacking group’s claims that it accessed source code used in the company’s flagship Norton Antivirus program.

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BEAST SSL fix in supersized Patch Tuesday

Microsoft’s 2012 kick-off features 7 security bulletins
Microsoft plans to start 2012 with a surprisingly large Patch Tuesday that covers seven security bulletins which collectively address eight separate vulnerabilities. Previous January releases have…

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No GNP lawmaker involved in cyber attack on election watchdog: prosecutors

Prosecutors said Friday that they have found no evidence to incriminate any Grand National Party lawmaker in connection with the Oct.

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Sony website defacer pwned by second hacker

It’s a dog-eat-dog world
A defacer affiliated with Anonymous vandalised Sony’s online front door this week over the corporate behemoth’s support of SOPA, a hated anti-piracy law proposed in the US.…

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