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Over Weekend, GitHub hacked with Ruby on Rails public key vulnerability
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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 Github saw what happened, they suspended Homakov’s account, which created…
Total $60000 Prize for Exploiting Google Chrome, Hackers at Pwnium work
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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 at all. Therefore Google will hand out prizes of $60,000, $40,000, and $20,000 for contestants able to remotely commandeer a fully-patched browser running on Windows 7. Finding…
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