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Submission + - Cryptographic proof Wikileak podesta emails have been modified? (pastebin.pl)

An anonymous reader writes: Downloading the raw email from wikileaks directly and running it through opendkim-msgtest will on a suprising number of "raw" emails from wikileaks indicate that the DKIM signature is incorrect. eg.

curl https://wikileaks.org/podesta-... | opendkim-testmsg


curl https://wikileaks.org/podesta-... | opendkim-testmsg

There is a list of modified emails posted on a pastebin right now http://pastebin.pl/view/351dca...

Because the DKIM header contains the checksum of the message body and is signed with the servers public key it would seem to be irrefutable proof of email tampering before the emails were given to wikileaks.

Submission + - How Hackers Broke Into John Podesta and Colin Powell's Gmail Accounts (vice.com)

An anonymous reader writes: On March 19 of this year, Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta received an alarming email that appeared to come from Google. The email, however, didn’t come from the internet giant. It was actually an attempt to hack into his personal account. In fact, the message came from a group of hackers that security researchers, as well as the U.S. government, believe are spies working for the Russian government. At the time, however, Podesta didn’t know any of this, and he clicked on the malicious link contained in the email, giving hackers access to his account. The data linking a group of Russian hackers—known as Fancy Bear, APT28, or Sofacy—to the hack on Podesta is also yet another piece in a growing heap of evidence pointing toward the Kremlin. And it also shows a clear thread between apparently separate and independent leaks that have appeared on a website called DC Leaks, such as that of Colin Powell’s emails; and the Podesta leak, which was publicized on WikiLeaks. All these hacks were done using the same tool: malicious short URLs hidden in fake Gmail messages. And those URLs, according to a security firm that’s tracked them for a year, were created with Bitly account linked to a domain under the control of Fancy Bear. The phishing email that Podesta received on March 19 contained a URL, created with the popular Bitly shortening service, pointing to a longer URL that, to an untrained eye, looked like a Google link. Inside that long URL, there’s a 30-character string that looks like gibberish but is actually the encoded Gmail address of John Podesta. According to Bitly’s own statistics, that link, which has never been published, was clicked two times in March. That’s the link that opened Podesta’s account to the hackers, a source close to the investigation into the hack confirmed to Motherboard. That link is only one of almost 9,000 links Fancy Bear used to target almost 4,000 individuals from October 2015 to May 2016. Each one of these URLs contained the email and name of the actual target. The hackers created them with with two Bitly accounts in their control, but forgot to set those accounts to private, according to SecureWorks, a security firm that’s been tracking Fancy Bear for the last year.

Submission + - Comodo OCR fail: researchers hack TLS certificate

alanw writes: The original e-mail should have been archived on Google Groups, but
all that is there is this reply:


There's a news report in German here:

Two researchers: Florian Heinz and Martin Kluge discovered that the
WHOIS server for some top level domains will only provide the contact
e-mail address as an image.

Comodo was using OCR to extract the e-mail address so it could send a
verification e-mail to the domain. Their OCR was faulty, and the
researchers tricked it into sending the e-mail to a different domain.

Comodo has made very negative comments about these domain registrars.

Submission + - All Tesla Vehicles Being Produced Now Have Full Self-Driving Hardware (jalopnik.com)

An anonymous reader writes: All current Tesla models that will be produced in its Fremont, California factory will come with self-driving hardware built-in capable of Level 5 autonomy, including the upcoming Tesla Model 3, the company announced tonight. According to the announcement, Tesla will manufacture all of its cars with the hardware necessary for Level 5 self-driving systems going forward, including the Model S, Model X and new Model 3. At the introduction of the Model 3, it wasn’t clear whether or not every Model 3 package would come standard with the hardware and software to handle Autopilot and any other self-driving features. That’s been cleared up now, but there’s a kicker. Just like on current Model S and Model X models, you can purchase the cars with the self-driving hardware included. But, in order to activate the software and actually use the Autopilot or upcoming advanced self-driving safety features, you will have to option it when you order the car, or pay more for it later. Elon Musk stated that the new hardware in all of Tesla’s cars going forward are Tesla’s own vision software, with a Tesla-developed neural net. The new hardware and software capabilities still need to undergo all of the testing required by Tesla’s own standards, as well as government approval before unleashing Level 5 autonomous cars onto the streets.

Submission + - Soros-linked corporation supplies voting machines to 16 States (dailycaller.com)

mi writes: Remember, how suspicious (and wrong!) it was for Diebold, whose management openly supported Bush, to be supplying voting machines? We even discussed it here over the years...

Well, a Soros-linked company from the UK is supplying 16 States with voting hardware this year. Will there be a comparable amount of suspicion?

Submission + - Russian Hacker, Wanted by F.B.I., Is Arrested in Prague, Czechs Say (nytimes.com)

Bookworm09 writes: PRAGUE — A man identified as a Russian hacker suspected of pursuing targets in the United States has been arrested in the Czech Republic, the police announced Tuesday evening.

The suspect was captured in a raid at a hotel in central Prague on Oct. 5, about 12 hours after the authorities heard that he was in the country, where he drove around in a luxury car with his girlfriend, according to the police. The man did not resist arrest, but he had medical problems and was briefly hospitalized, the police said in a statement.

Submission + - Democrat Operatives Caused Violence at Trump Rallies, Framed Sanders Supporters (youtube.com) 15

Xenographic writes: A new video has come out detailing how Democratic operatives created violence at Trump rallies. You may remember that they then framed Sanders supporters for those protests. This video is notable because one of the operatives, Zulema Rodriguez, can be identified in videos of the Arizona protests at 17:35 in this independent video as well as at 10:30 in the first video link. Furthermore, you look at the FEC records of disbursements to her and see that she was paid by MoveOn.org. Finally, this again can be corroborated with the Wikileaks dump, specifically this email. For those too lazy to browse all the links, you can see Zulema's appearance in both videos in this image and note that it's the same person down to the tiny mole on her chest.

Submission + - Julian Assange Under Investigation For Grooming Of 8-Year-Old Girl? (yahoo.com) 1

An anonymous reader writes: While details are only beginning to trickle out, it appears that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is accused of (Google Cache) having groomed an 8-year-old girl for sex while her family was on vacation in the Bahamas, sending lewd images of himself performing oral sex on a camera, and sending "unlawful obscenity materials of a child pornographic nature" to her. The case is stated to be under investigation by the Royal Bahamas Police (RBPF Reference: Sgt Ferguson 1705 RBPF Thompson Boulevard), and relayed to the UN by ToddandClare.com, a dating site running a UN-sponsored project (KATIA) to develop tools for rape screening. Initially having partnered with Assange as a #HeForShe Ambassador, the group severed ties with Assange when the case came to light and filed a brief with the UN requesting that his UNWGAD ruling be overturned (claiming threats of retaliation from Assange for doing so). Days later, the UN site decredentialed ToddandClare.com. So far, Assange has not responded to the claims and no explanation for the delisting has been forthcoming.

Submission + - Feds Walk Into A Building, Demand Everyone's Fingerprints To Open Phones

An anonymous reader writes: Forbes reports that the Department of Justice was issued a search warrant to gather the fingerprints of all the people present at a California residence, including residents and visitors.
The memorandum included "authorization to depress the fingerprints and thumbprints of every person who is located at the SUBJECT PREMISES during the execution of the search and who is reasonably believed by law enforcement to be the user of a fingerprint sensor-enabled device that is located at the SUBJECT PREMISES and falls within the scope of the warrant."

Submission + - Clinton Campaign, DNC Coordinated With Organizations To Incite Violence At Trump (realclearpolitics.com) 7

Kneo24 writes: In a video shown by independent investigative reporter James O'keefe, you can see that there was collusion between Clinton's campaign and the DNC, to incite riots and violence at Trump's rallies. One of the key operatives states: "It doesn’t matter what the friggin’ legal and ethics people say, we need to win this motherfucker."

Submission + - Tesla And Panasonic To Produce Solar Cells, If SolarCity Deal Succeeds

An anonymous reader writes: Tesla and Panasonic have signed an agreement to manufacture photovoltaic (PV) cells for use in home energy storage solutions including Tesla’s Powerwall and Powerpack. For now, the deal is non-binding and depends on the pending Tesla acquisition of SolarCity. If the purchase closes, Panasonic will begin production of the solar cells at a site in Buffalo, New York in 2017. Tesla has said that it will make a long-term commitment to buy the panels from the supplier. Tesla has already established a relationship with Panasonic, which produces batteries for its electric vehicles and home energy storage products at the Gigafactory in Nevada. The automaker noted that the new solar partnership will help boost production of solar cells and its sustainable energy products. ‘We are excited to expand our partnership with Panasonic as we move towards a combined Tesla and SolarCity. By working together on solar, we will be able to accelerate production of high-efficiency, extremely reliable solar cells and modules at the best cost,’ commented JB Straubel, Tesla chief technology officer, and co-founder.

Submission + - Your Phone's on Lockdown. Enjoy the Show.

HughPickens.com writes: The NYT reports that more artists are discovering a technology called Yondr. Fans are required to place their cellphones into Yondr’s form-fitting lockable pouch when entering the show, and a disk mechanism unlocks it on the way out. Fans keep the pouch with them, but it is impossible to snap pictures, shoot videos or send text messages during the performance while the pouch is locked. “I know my show is protected, and it empowers me to be more honest and open with the audience,” says Dave Chappelle who insists on deploying Yondr at all of his shows. Other entertainers have since used Yondr, including Alicia Keys, Guns N’ Roses, and Maxwell, and the actor, musician and comedian Donald Glover, who goes by the stage name Childish Gambino. Chad Taylor, who manages Mr. Glover, among others, says, “It’s hard to meet people in the room when you’re busy texting friends who aren’t there. It’s hard to enjoy a concert experience when you’re looking at it through an iPhone camera and trying to get the best shot.”

But some fans object to not being able to disseminate and see live shows via videotape. “The ability to see it happening live” from the comfort of your living room “is incredible,” says Chris Kooluris of Manhattan, a hard-core music fan who has been to dozens of live shows and watched others online through Periscope, Twitter’s video feature. “In this day and age, my phone is how I keep my memory,” says Gerard Little. “Chris Brown. Jason Derulo. I have their footage on my phone. If you don’t want your music heard, then don’t perform it.” Andrea Ostolaza says she wants to share the concert with her friends who couldn’t get in. “If it doesn’t have a flash or light, I don’t feel like it’s disrupting."

Submission + - PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel donates $1.25 million to Trump campaign (bgr.com)

anderzole writes: With many high-profile Republicans withdrawing their support for Donald Trump in the wake of lewd comments the Presidential candidate made in 2005, the Trump campaign received a large and unexpected campaign donation from a high profile tech titan over the weekend. Peter Thiel, the co-founder of PayPal and the man largely responsible for the dramatic downfall of Gawker, recently opened up his checkbook to the tune of a $1.25 million donation to Donald Trump’s campaign.

Submission + - Feds Demand Everyone's Fingerprints To Open Phones (forbes.com)

ArtemaOne writes: Under the Fourth Amendment, Americans are protected from unreasonable searches and seizures, but according to one group of federal prosecutors, just being in the wrong house at the wrong time is cause enough to make every single person inside provide their fingerprints and unlock their phones.

Back in 2014, a Virginia Circuit Court ruled that while suspects cannot be forced to provide phone passcodes, biometric data like fingerprints doesn’t have the same constitutional protection. Since then, multiple law enforcement agencies have tried to force individual suspects to unlock their phones with their fingers, but none have claimed the sweeping authority found in a Justice Department memorandum recently uncovered by Forbes.

Submission + - Google will Introduce Fact Checking for News Articles (liftlikes.com)

Liftlikes writes: Google made an announcement that it will introduce a fact checking tag on Google News so that the articles that have factual information are displayed with the trending topics.

‘Don’t believe everything you see on the internet.’ We’ve heard this countless times but still every now and then, we see something and immediately think it’s accurate. Want an example of what I’m talking about? Facebook.

You must have seen many posts on Facebook that are not true. They are either hoaxes, fake or downright misinforming. With fact checking being not available on Facebook, anyone could post anything and call it news. Also, the links that these ‘news’ point to are usually some website that needs traffic. Or there could be actual article written about the so-called ‘news’ but it’s all a bunch of hocus pocus.

But now, with Google introducing fact-checking, we can safely assume that Facebook and other platforms will follow suit too. Especially platforms like Facebook, which have unintentionally become the source of news for majority of people, this step needs to be taken as soon as possible.

We all know how Facebook picks out trending posts. The posts with the most likes, comments and shares are chosen as trending. It doesn’t matter that the post is downright offensive to some people or is completely unoriginal or truthful, it’s still a trending post and it will be featured by Facebook.

This has caused a lot of conflicts over the years and now it’s time for Facebook to take the same step that Google is taking. This will go a long way into making the internet as credible as possible.

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