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Submission + - Syrian President's email hacked... Password was 12345 (talkingpointsmemo.com) 1

Nominei writes: The Israeli newspaper Haaretz reports that the Syrian President, aides and staffers had their email hacked by Anonymous, who leaked hundreds of emails online. Reportedly, many of the accounts used the password "12345" (which their IT department probably warned them to change when the accounts got set up, of course).

Link to original news article: http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/bashar-assad-emails-leaked-tips-for-abc-interview-revealed-1.411445

Bitcoin

Submission + - Aussie IT Guy Mines Bitcoins On Govt Severs (theage.com.au)

jampola writes: "Just when you thought there was enough Bitcoin related news floating in the vast cloud *cough cough*, an IT worker at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) thought it would be a good idea to install Bitcoin mining software on government owned PC's. Needless to say, they're not happy and a "serious misconduct case" is underway.

Never fear, I doubt we've barely touched the bottom in Bitcoin related news!"

Robotics

Submission + - Iran announces unmanned flying saucer (popsci.com)

garymortimer writes: "The ship is called Zohal — Saturn in Persian — and is designed for aerial imaging. Zohal has a data downlink and can fly in both indoor and outdoor spaces, according to the Fars News Service. The Daily Mail points out that Fars is a hard-line state-run news service. But with this photo, we can’t help but think of the homophone farce instead."

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