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Sony hackers dump more chunks of stolen data, promise another ‘Christmas gift’

Still creepily trying to woo Sony staff too

The Guardians of Peace, the hackers who plundered Sony Pictures’ servers, has leaked more data swiped from the movie studio – and threatened a bigger document dump in the run up to Christmas in a set of sinister messages.…

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Sony Hackers Release 8th Instalment of Leaked Documents, Promise ‘Christmas Gift’

Sony Pictures Entertainment Co-Chairman Amy Pascal poses during the premiere of “The Interview” in Los Angeles, California December 11, 2014. The “Guardians of Peace” or GOP, which the hackers call themselves, claimed that it would release more leaked …

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DIY Video Microscope Used For Soldering SMD Parts

Fortunately (or unfortunately), [ucDude] has had the opportunity to try out a high quality video microscope while soldering some small surface mount components. He loved it, the problem was he had a hard time going back to using just his eyes. He wanted a video microscope but the cost for a professional one could not be justified. The solution? Build one!

[ucDude] called on one of his photographer friends to help. After discussing the project they decided to use a webcam and a lens from an SLR camera. Testing with the webcam resulted in an image that could not be …read more

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Chrome devs hatch plan to mark all HTTP traffic insecure

Browsers tell us when content is secure, but not when to feel NAKED AND AFRAID

The Chromium Project’s security team has kicked off a debate on whether browser will mark all HTTP pages as insecure.…

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Meet Registroid – Mutant Cash Register Music Sequencer

73 years ago WWII was in full swing, the world’s first computer had not yet crunched atomic bomb physics and department store cash registers had to add up your purchases mechanically. Back then, each pull caused the device to whirl and kerchunk like a slot machine. [David] & [Scott] kidnapped one of those clunkers and forced it to sing a new tune. Thus the Registroid was born, a self-described “mutant vintage cash register that is a playable, interactive electro-house looping machine.” Why did no one else think of this yet?

Inside, the adding gears and tumbling counters were gutted to …read more

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After the Snowden Leaks, 700M Move to Avoid NSA Spying

An international survey of Internet users has found that more than 39% have taken steps to protect their online privacy and security as a result of spying revelations by one-time NSA employee Edward Snowden. The survey, conducted by the Centre for Inte…

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Roll up, come see the BOOMING HACKER BAZAAR!

Fake credential, premier credit cards, and 100% satisfaction, guaranteed

Underground hacker markets are booming with counterfeit documents, premiere credit cards, hacker tutorials, and “complete satisfaction guarantees”, according to a new report from Dell SecureWorks.…

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Senator: Backdoor for the Feds is a backdoor for hackers

Wyden pushes for law banning special access in software, hardware for cops and spies

A US Senator is urging Congress to pass laws forbidding Uncle Sam’s spies from forcing software and hardware makers to build backdoors.…

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Trinket EDC Contest Entry: Shame On You!

[BDM] is helping others keep WiFi safe with “Shame On You!“, his entry in Hackaday’s Trinket Everyday Carry Contest. We all have that family member, friend, or neighbor who just can’t seem to get their WiFi locked down. Shame On You will show them how easy it is to detect such a hotspot, which hopefully will motivate them to correct the issue. [BDM] was a bit worried when he learned that Adafriut already has an open WiFi detector as one of their Pro Trinket example projects. However, we think he has added more than enough features to make his project …read more

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Sony to Media: Stop Using Hacked Documents

Sony is calling on news organizations to stop publishing the mountain of information coming out of hackers’ breach of company data. After the emergence of material ranging from Hollywood pay to personal attacks on Angelina Jolie, a letter to the Los An…

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