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Submission + - Malware Evolution Calls for Actor Attribution: Robmertik Actor Located 1

An anonymous reader writes: "What makes one novel strain of malicious software more dangerous or noteworthy than another? Is it the sheer capability and feature set of the new malware, or are these qualities meaningless without also considering the skills, intentions and ingenuity of the person wielding it? Most experts probably would say it’s important to consider attribution insofar as it is knowable, but it’s remarkable how seldom companies that regularly publish reports on the latest criminal innovations go the extra mile to add context about the crooks apparently involved in deploying those tools."

Submission + - iMessage DoS Attack (

utkonos writes: "Here's the good news: Performing a denial-of-service attack on a person's iMessage account doesn't seem to be a widespread issue at this point. The bad news, however, is that it's certainly possible. Just ask some of the iOS developers who, for reasons unknown, have had their iMessage apps spammed with messages and notifications as of late."

Submission + - cPanel Hacked (

utkonos writes: According to an email that went out to cPanel users who have opened a support ticket with cPanel in the last six months, one of their tech support servers has been compromised. They are recommending that all cPanel users who have received support change their root passwords or rotate their SSH keys.

Submission + - FreeBSD X (

utkonos writes: "The infamous AT&T/BSD lawsuits caused FreeBSD to jettison two-thirds of its codebase and start over from scratch, knocking its feature-set back several years, causing it to be bought out and divested by hopeful investors and only reaching robustness with code infusions from two commercial unix systems, BSD/OS and Mac OS X."

Submission + - South Park Mocks Internet Memes (

utkonos writes: "Last night's episode of South Park centered around all the fleeting internet memes that make up a part of our collective cultural dialogue these days, however sadly. The episode begins with the boys attempting to get a photo of Cartman "Faith Hilling" (making pretend boobies with your shirt) at a Republican debate, only to have Newt Gingrich call them out the next day in the press for being "so 2000-late" and "pretty stale..."

Submission + - D.C. Police To Encrypt Radio Communications ( 1

utkonos writes: After decades of use, D.C.’s police scanners are about to go silent. Next month, the Metropolitan Police Department will start encrypting its radio communications.

With its constant crackle of police codes, the scanner has long provided the background music in many local newsrooms, as well as countless hours of chatter for hobbyists known as scanner junkies.

"Let's show this prehistoric bitch how we do things downtown!" -- The Ghostbusters