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Over Weekend, GitHub hacked with Ruby on Rails public key vulnerability

Github, the service that many professional programmers use to store their work and collaborate on coding, was hacked over the weekend. A young Russian developer Egor Homakov exploited a gaping vulnerability in GitHub that allowed him (or anyone else with basic hacker know-how) to gain administrator access to projects such as Ruby on Rails, Linux, and millions of others. When ... Read More »

From Sony, Michael Jackson's entire back catalog stealed by Hackers

Entertainment giant Sony has confirmed that hackers accessed its systems and compromised Michael Jackson’s entire back catalog, including many unreleased songs. Michael Jackson’s entire back catalog has been stolen by Internet hackers. Sony music suffered its second major security breach in a year, with thieves targeting songs and unreleased material by the superstar singer. It’s alleged they downloaded more than ... Read More »

Total $60000 Prize for Exploiting Google Chrome, Hackers at Pwnium work

Google has offered prizes, totaling $1 million, to those who successfully hack the Google Chrome browser at the Pwn2Own hacker contest taking place next week i.e 7 March 2012. Chrome is the only browser in the contest’s six year history to not be exploited like at all. Therefore Google will hand out prizes of $60,000, $40,000, and $20,000 for contestants ... Read More »