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Submission + - Apple Security Blunder Exposes Lion Login Passwords In Clear Text 1

An anonymous reader writes: An Apple programmer, apparently by accident, left a debug flag open in the most recent version of its Mac OS X operating system. In specific configurations, applying the OS X Lion update 10.7.3 turns on a system-wide debug log file that contains the login passwords of every user who has logged in since the update was applied. The passwords are stored in clear text.

Submission + - Romanian witches used Google to tell fortune (austriantimes.at)

Hentes writes: The internet has made many things easier, but unfortunately this also includes crime: it seems that nowadays not even people wanting to know their future are safe from fraud. Two gipsy fortune tellers are being investigated, after the Romanian police uncovered that they have utilised some extraordinary help in their clairvoyant acts. The pair used information collected from internet search and social networks to gain the trust of their costumers, claiming that they could see their personal data through their crystal ball. In some cases, they also used high-tech surveillance techniques such as hidden cameras and phone tapping. But they didn't stop at merely spying on their victims: their most bizarre case involved a scuba diver dressed as a "Loch Ness monster".
The duo are suspected of fraud, illegal wiretapping, and also bribery of the prosecutor

Your Rights Online

Submission + - Man Falsely "Outed" by Best Buy Employee (thedenverchannel.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Denver station KMGH-TV reports that customer Rich Dewberry was falsely outed by a Best Buy employee when the employee used the man's old phone after a repair trade-in to post a message on the man's Facebook account. The status message read “I am gay. I’m coming out.” Dewberry didn’t write the posting, nor is he gay. The time-stamp on the post was after the trade-in, but before he had activated his new phone. Dewberry told the station "I feel like I've been totally humiliated. Calls started coming in immediately to my house phone. Friends, ex-spouses, they were all calling." He says Best Buy told him the employee was fired, but the company would not confirm this to KMGH.
Games

Submission + - Blizzard: Diablo 3 on Linux Possible, But Demand Must Be There (ausgamers.com)

trawg writes: "As the release draws closer, Diablo 3 game director Jay Wilson from Blizzard has been working hard to keep the community updated. On a press trip to Australia last week, Jay answered a wide range of questions in this video interview (transcript provided) on topics such as PvP, patch releases, game difficulty, and the potential for D1 or D2 being re-released in HD form. He also touches on the subject of a Linux release of the game: '... I don’t think that it would be outrageous, but I think that we’d have to see that there’d be a demand for it. And then we’d have to see that that demand would be worth the time we take away from the other things that we could do.' So it sounds unlikely in the short term, but there's a glimmer of hope for the future."

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