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Submission + - New Linux Botnet (

puddingebola writes: From the article, "Cybercrooks have built a network of compromised Linux servers capable of blowing websites and other systems off the internet with at least 150Gbps of junk traffic.
The XOR Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) botnet is launching 20 attacks a day from compromised machines, according to Akamai. 90 per cent of the attacks from the malware-infected computers are being thrown against organizations in Asia. The most frequent target is the gaming sector, followed by educational institutions."

Submission + - Android Lollipop can be Hacked with very long Password (

puddingebola writes: From the article, "Locked phones require a passcode. But there's a way to get around that. Just type in an insanely long password. That overloads the computer, which redirects you to the phone's home screen.
It's a time-consuming hack, but it's actually easy to pull off. In a report published Tuesday, computer security researcher John Gordon documented the vulnerability and posted a video of the hack. It only affects smartphones using the latest version of the Android operating system, Lollipop."

Comment Future market (Score 1) 262

Some day there will be a market for a car with no on board computer or electronics. The intro to the first Fallout game features a television commercial for a car called the Corvega, with no electronics and no computer for only $199,999.99. In a world on the verge of nuclear war, or one on the verge of computer security catastrophe, sounds like a steal.

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