December 2010

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A team of youngsters is launching new web site 'IndianLeaks'..!!

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WordPress 3.0.4 critical security update..!!


Certain unspecified input is not properly sanitized in the KSES library
before being displayed to the user, according to Secunia.



This can be exploited to insert arbitrary HTML and script code, which

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China needs 'more Internet security' ..!!


China should invest more in its own Internet security, lest it become a victim, or even scapegoat, for international hacking activities, an industry expert said on Tuesday.

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McAfee points out cyber-criminals' likely targets..!!


McAfee Labs released its annual "Threat Predictions" on Tuesday, highlighting online vulnerabilities that cyber-criminals are likely to target in the coming year.

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Germany to set up cyber defence centre against Chinese hackers ..!!


Facing increasing cyber espionage from China, the German Government has decided to set up a national Cyber Defence Centre to combat the menace of hackers.

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Apple at top of list of targets for Trojans, botnets and hackers for 2011, says McAfee..!!


Apple fans who tout the company's hardware's imperviousness to attack are flat-out wrong, says security firm McAfee, which warns that in 2011, Apple will be right in the cross-hairs of hackers.

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Turkish Hackers Launch Massive Cyber-Attack on Cypriot Companies..!!


Turkish hackers have launched a massive cyber-attack against Cypriot
company web sites. According to Cyprus police’s spokesman, twenty
cypriot web sites were invaded by hackers. Whoever tried to visit those

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Online shoppers become target of phishing scams ..!!


Phishing scams cheated online shoppers out of 15 billion yuan (2.26 US dollars) this year, Yangtze Evening Post reports.

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Cyber-warfare centre coming, Germany says..!!


Germany will set up a national cyber defence centre in 2011 to counter a growing number of cyber attacks aimed at sites in that country, the Interior Ministry announced Monday.

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Man makes career out of suing e-mail spammers..!!


There may be a lot people who thought about it, but there is one who decided to actually do it - Daniel Balsam from San Francisco quit his job and started his new career: suing spamming companies.

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2010: The Year the Internet Went to War..!!


It was a year without parallel. Threat Level’s bread-and-butter themes of censorship, hacking, security, privacy, copyright and cyberwar were all represented in tug-of-war struggles with unprecedented outcomes.

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Gadgets Bring New Opportunities for Hackers..!!


Researchers at Mocana, a security technology company in San Francisco, recently discovered they could hack into a best-selling Internet-ready HDTV model with unsettling ease.

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Microsoft Security, DDoS Attacks and Spam Top Security News..!!


A recap of the past week in IT security news includes vulnerability reports from Microsoft, new research on the impact of DDoS attacks on free speech and more.

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Facebook Blocked j.mp URLs Over Spam Fears..!!


Facebook temporarily blocked all j.mp shortened URL links on its platform owing to spam and malware issues.

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China state newspaper launches search engine..!!


The People's Daily, the mouthpiece of China's ruling Communist Party, this week officially launched its search engine service as the country's state media seek even greater influence on the Internet.

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ID thefts reach 5% of U.S. population..!!


Identity theft is a scam that reaches at least 5 percent of the U.S. population.

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Hacker Indicted for Stealing Over a Quarter-Million Dollars from Digital River..!!


A 35-years-old Texas man appeared before a Minneapolis court earlier this week after being charged with hacking into a payment system used by Digital River and stealing around $270,000.

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Top 10 articles in 2010: WikiLeaks, iPhone 4 and Windows 25th ..!!


It’s been a busy year in the tech industry, with tablets, smartphones and security dominating the landscape for V3.co.uk readers.

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FutureBazaar website hacked, down for 48 hours..!!


Future Group's plans to boost on-line sales has come across a cyber hurdle with its flagship e-commerce portal FutureBazaar being hacked and has been rendered the site dysfunctional for the last two days.

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All versions of Internet Explorer under threat..!!


Today Microsoft released a new security advisory to help protect users from a vulnerability affecting Internet Explorer versions 6, 7, and 8. Exploiting this vulnerability could lead to unauthorized remote code execution inside the iexplore.exe process.

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Important government websites “highly vulnerable” to attacks..!!


Websites on the vulnerability list include that of National Archives, the Jammu and Kashmir government and Manipur government's Home Ministry.

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Top 5 Spammer Friendly ISPs..!!


While most ISPs hate spam as much as their customers, some lurk on the dark side, either ignoring spammers who use their service  or  in some cases actively soliciting their business.

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Online shoppers open for cyber-crime: Norton study..!!


A new study by Norton has shown that last-minute holiday shoppers are not taking even the simplest steps to protect themselves or their bank accounts from cybercrime.

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Bluefish Hacked By r3d7r0z@n and gives message to PCA..!!


Pakistan site bluefish Hacked By r3d7r0z@n. Hacker gives warning to PCA & Pak Hackers on site.
Zone-h Mirror link:
http://zone-h.net/mirror/id/12752488

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Passwords are the weakest link in online security..!!


A ZoneAlarm survey which showed that 79% of consumers use risky password construction practices, such as including personal information and words.

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CIA launches task force to assess impact of U.S. cables' exposure by WikiLeaks..!!


The CIA has launched a task force to assess the impact of the exposure of thousands of U.S. diplomatic cables and military files by WikiLeaks.

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Hackers hit New York tour firm, access 110,00 bank cards..!!


Hackers have broken into the website of the New York tour company CitySights NY and stolen about 110,000 bank card numbers.

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Rahul Gandhi's Website Hacked By Pak Cyber Army..!!


Pakistan Cyber Army (PCA) again attack on indian great websites. Last time they attack was on CBI gov. Website. Now they start attack on Indian politician websites.
Rahul Gandhi website was hacked.

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Intel's $7.68 bn McAfee deal under scanner..!!


Intel Corp's $7.68 billion deal to buy security-software specialist McAfee Inc is running into close scrutiny from European officials that could delay the transaction, the Wall Street Journal reported.

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Delicious denies Yahoo shutdown rumours..!!


Social bookmarking site Delicious has been forced to deny rumours that the site is being shut down as part of Yahoo’s attempts to rein in spending and refocus its strategy.

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UK domain registrations hit nine million..!!


Registration of .uk domains has surpassed nine million.

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New Google service identifies hacked sites..!!


Google has launched a new service that notifies web surfers in search results if a website they may visit has been hacked.

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Pro-WikiLeaks hacktivists may be hard for U.S. to pursue ..!!


Legal hurdles could make it tough for U.S. prosecutors to go after
pro-WikiLeaks hackers who waged cyber attacks last week on Visa,
MasterCard, PayPal and other companies.

Attorney General Eric

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Google Introduces Hacked Site Warnings in Search Results..!!


Google has introduced a new type of search result notification that warns users about links to websites showing signs of possible compromise.

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Google Search Now Alerts Users When a Site Has Been Compromised..!!


In its quest to fight malware and spammers, Google is now informing users when a website listed in its search engine has been compromised.

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The hack felt 'round the Web..!!


A data breach at Gawker Media last weekend had a ripple affect for sites all over the Web.

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NSA considers its networks compromised..!!


Debora Plunkett, head of the NSA's Information Assurance Directorate, has confirmed what many security experts suspected to be true: no computer network can be considered completely and utterly impenetrable - not even that of the NSA.

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Tracking protection lists for Internet Explorer 9..!!


Microsoft recently announced that IE9 will enable users to import independently curated lists of third party domains, which can be blocked or allowed access to a user's browser.

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Companies lack confidence in the effectiveness of controls..!!


A significant number of Global 1000 companies still lack the proper internal controls over, and visibility into, employee access to sensitive applications and data, according to SailPoint.

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Cyber Pros in Training: UAE ‘Too Easy’ to Hack..!!


Computer systems in the United Arab Emirates are weak and vulnerable to cyber attacks, according to two students who are poised to become the country’s future cyber warriors.

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Facebook suffers brief shut down..!!


Facebook was forced to take itself offline after a staff member accidentally leaked internal product prototypes.

The social network was unreachable for about 20-30 minutes while the mess was cleared up.

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Cyber hackers attack Santa Cruz County government website, briefly interrupting service


SANTA CRUZ - A little-known Massachusetts-based group that says it will fight for freedom at all cost is claiming responsibility for shutting down the Santa Cruz County government website Thursday.

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China cracks down on 30,000 phishing websites..!!


As of the end of November, China has dealt with 32,500 phishing sites, according to an annual meeting of China's anti-phishing alliance held on Thursday.

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Mozilla expands its bug bounty program..!!


Back in 2004, the Mozilla Foundation instituted
a bug bounty program that rewarded users who reported critical security
vulnerabilities on the Foundation's software with $500 per bug. Six

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How the WikiLeaks crisis could have been prevented..!!


What do Metallica and the U.S. government have in common?
They are both fighting to control information once it has been placed on the internet.

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MySQL 5.5 released..!!


MySQL 5.5 delivers significant enhancements enabling users to improve the performance and scalability of web applications across multiple operating environments, including Windows, Linux, Oracle Solaris, and Mac OS X.

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Malicious .rtf file exploits MS Office flaw..!!


A stack-based buffer overflow vulnerability in Microsoft Office has recently been spotted being exploited in the wild by attackers aiming at getting control of targeted systems.

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Fake Hallmark greeting card carries malware..!!


A spam campaign consisting of e-mails posing as Hallmark Christmas cards and containing a malicious attachment has been detected by MX Lab researchers.
Coming from a spoofed card@hallmark.com address, the text

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Microsoft patches record 40 vulnerabilities..!!


Today Microsoft released 17 security bulletins which address 40 vulnerabilities affecting Microsoft Office, Windows, Internet Explorer, SharePoint Server and Exchange.

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New Trojan hijacks shortcuts to ensure its execution..!!


A new information-stealing Trojan that seems to be Chinese in origin has been detected by Avira' researchers.

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Miley Cyrus sex tape is bait for Facebook phishing..!!


They are, in fact, leading users to a phishing website which hopes that
you'll be so excited about the prospect of seeing a sex tape of the
Hannah Montana singing sensation that you won't notice that you're being

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Avast antivirus website Hacked..!!


Which Antivirus U Used..
Avast antivirus website Hacked..!!
http://avast.se/
Hacked By h311 c0d3.

!!.:B Safe Online:.!!

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Metasploit achieves CVE compliance..!!


Rapid7 announced that Metasploit Pro and Metasploit Express have achieved Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) compliance.

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Government websites ‘at risk’ from pro-WikiLeaks hackers..!!


LONDON—Britain’s national security adviser has warned that government websites are at risk of cyber attack from pro-WikiLeaks hackers, Prime Minister David Cameron’s office said Monday.

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Is a Cyber World War Coming..!!


For the past week, a group self-identified as "Anonymous" (which is allegedly composed of thousands of hacker-activists) has been taking down websites belonging to companies who have turned their back on Wikileaks.

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2010 may go down in history as the year of the hacker ..!!


If the WikiLeaks dump, and the subsequent cyberattacks, have made anything clear it’s this: 2010 belongs to hackers.

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Wikileaks Comes Back Again Online At New Web-address..!!


Wikileaks Comes Back Again Online At New Web-address..!! 

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WikiLeaks supporters launch DDoS attack on PayPal..!!


PayPal blog taken out for eight hours in retaliation for cutting WikiLeaks account

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Google postpones sales of Chrome PCs..!!


While Chrome-based PCs won't be available in retail stores until mid 2011, Google has begun a pilot program distributing prototypes to schools, businesses, developers and other users with the intent of collecting feedback

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Cisco dials first VoIP call from space..!!


This was a part of the networking equipment maker's Internet Routing in Space testing .

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RIM to give Indian government access to BlackBerry Messenger..!!



Research In Motion has agreed to provide the Indian government with access to BlackBerry Messenger communications on a case-by-case basis, according to a spokesman for the company in India.

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WikiLeaks' Assange arrested in London, denied bail..!!


WikiLeaks' chief spokesman Julian Assange was arrested on Tuesday by U.K. police after surrendering to authorities and was denied bail later in the day after being deemed a flight risk.

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FBI issues cybercrime alert over Barbie doll with hidden camera ..!!


The FBI has issued a cybercrime alert on a new Barbie doll that comes with a hidden video camera.

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China's `Patriotic Hackers' Attack U.S. Sites Including Google, NYT Says..!!


Patriotic hackers” backed by Chinese authorities conducted extensive computer hacking on U.S. government agencies and companies, including computer networks of Google Inc., according to a report published by the New York Times.

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Most businesses vulnerable to cache poisoning attacks..!!


While DNSSEC adoption percentages appear to have increased dramatically by 340 percent this year, the actual number of zones that have been signed is very small: .02 percent, according to a study by Infoblox.

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Facebook email brings new security implications too ..!!


New features increase the attack surface on the Facebook platform says web security firm Sophos which has come out with a FAQ guide

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WikiLeaks back online on new Swiss domain...!!


The cat and mouse game continues for WikiLeaks as it moves its site to Switzerland - wikileaks.ch is the new domain on which the whistleblowing site can be reached.

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Cybergang infects all ATMs in Russian city..!!


A group of fraudsters has been arrested in Yakutsk and Moscow for allegedly compromising all the ATMs in the city of Yakutsk - population: around 210,000 - in the Republic of Yakutia in the Russian Federation.

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Cyber War..!!

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India's mobile connections at 687.71 million..!!


Growth in India's wireless phone category was led by state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited..

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China arrested more than 460 Computer Hackers..!!


In 2010, Chinese police arrested more than 460 hackers who carried out illegal activities on the Chinese territory and closed a number of hacker training websites.

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WikiLeaks loses PayPal revenue service..!!


WikiLeaks, beset by technical problems regarding its website and under fire from governments worldwide, has now lost a major revenue source.

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Now, WikiLeaks targets corporate world ..!!


Earlier, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange had said his group planned to release tens of thousands of internal documents from a major U.S. bank early next year
LONDON, UK: Whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks,

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CBI Website Hacked By PCA..!!


The website of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has been hacked allegedly by a group identifying itself as the 'Pakistani Cyber Army', which also claimed to have hacked the server of the National Informatics Centre (NIC).

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Hackers help US govt to chase Wikileaks ..!!


Amazon.com prevents WikiLeaks from using the U.S company's computers to distribute embarrassing State Department communications

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Amazon stops hosting Wikileaks website..!!


Amazon Web Services boots whistleblower site out of its cloud.
Amazon has stopped hosting the Wikileaks website, according to US Senator Joe Lieberman, a Connecticut Independent.

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HTML5 browser tests planned by web consortium..!!


IE9 scored well on first tests, but it's too early to draw conclusions, W3C says

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Windows Phone 7 jailbreak tool taken down after Microsoft piracy worries..!!


ChevronWP7 developers in talks with Microsoft over unauthorised apps

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Free Software Foundation hacked with SQL attack..!!


GNU.org software repository attacked by SQL injection

The web front end for a Free Software Foundation software repository remains down after the server it was hosted on was attacked last week.

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Wireless networks still vulnerable to intruders..!!


Eight years after the National Institute of Standards and Technology famously pronounced that wireless access points are “the logical equivalent of an Ethernet port in the parking lot,”

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Federal Cybersecurity Spending To Hit $13.3B By 2015 ..!!


Increased threats and lack of qualified security professionals will drive a 9.1% annual growth rate over the next five years, finds Input report.

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BlackBerry overtakes Apple in mobile OS wars ..!!


StatCounter Global Stats finds that for the first time in the US, BlackBerry OS at 34.3 per cent overtook Apple's iOS which recorded 33 per cent in November

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Google targets 2 mn enterprise users by 2011 ..!!


Google showcased its upcoming Insta Office application that can sync basic Microsoft Office documents with Google docs.

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Intel launches configurable chips with Altera ..!!


Aims to get more of its silicon into medical equipment and other embedded applications.

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IBM unveils laser-based chip technology ..!!


IBM said the patented technology will change and improve the way computer chips communicate.

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BitDefender warns about dangers of new corporate Trojan threat..!!


It's described as a “serious enemy” that can be used as a corporate spying tool.

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Dell drops Ubuntu Linux PCs from website..!!


Online store no longer selling open source operating system

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Feared ransom Trojan returns with $120 demand.


GpCode encrypts files using 256-bit AES

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Facebook used for phishing attacks..!!

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Have a look at http://www.faaceb0ok.com/ . its FACEB0OK not FACEBOOK. Here O is "0" (zero).

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URLs can be hidden on iPhones by hackers..!!


Hackers can trick users in to thinking they're browsing a legitimate site.

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WikiLeaks under second DDoS attack..!!



Notorious whistle-blowing web site Wiki Leaks is suffering a second distributed denial-of-service attack, as the furore over its recent disclosure of US diplomatic documents grows.