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Submission + - Winklevoss Twins Face Lawsuit Over Facebook Funds (yahoo.com)

the simurgh writes: "Earlier this month, a Massachusetts judge ruled that a case filed by software developer Wayne Chang can proceed. Chang claims that he is owed a portion of the $65 million settlement the twins won for their role in the creation of Facebook, according to a report from The National Law Journal.

Will the saga of the Winkelvoss twins ever end? and how much longer do we have to hear their suspiciously dirty sounding name?"

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Submission + - Major bug in Snow Leopard deletes all user data (neowin.net)

madhurms writes: Reports have been cropping up on the Apple Support forums that users have been losing all their data due to a nasty bug in Snow Leopard, Apple's latest Operating System. Many users are reporting that all settings are being reset and most data is gone, according to iTWire.

Users are reporting that the data is unrecoverable and cannot be found anywhere on the hard drive, and the only way to restore it is if the user has been performing backups on a separate hard-drive. Apparently the problem has been present since a few days after launch, as the forum post dates back to 12th September, but as of yet, Apple has been silent.

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Submission + - Major bug in snow leopard deletes all user data (neowin.net)

inglishmayjer writes: From the article:
"Reports have been cropping up on the Apple Support forums that users have been losing all their data due to a nasty bug in Snow Leopard, Apple's latest Operating System. Many users are reporting that all settings are being reset and most data is gone, according to iTWire."

The issue is caused by logging into a guest account, the user finds "that their account has been fully reset with all data wiped and lost — the account is like a brand new one."

D'oh.

Comment Re:Printing (Score 1) 571

Not only that, but there are many intranet sites (My UNI, etc) accessible only when you are within the campus. For students who do not lug around their laptop (or are currently having some problems with their laptop), they would have no way to even get online. Having a tech lab eliminates these issues.

Comment Re:Lack of Hacker Ethics (Score 1) 222

To add to this, a system is only as secure as its weakest point. In this case, it happened to be the admin password. So even if the user (say Barack Obama) had a very strong (cryptic) password, his account could still be accessed by password resets by an admin.

Comment Re:Lack of Hacker Ethics (Score 1) 222

He decided not to use other hacked accounts personally. Instead he posted a message to Digital Gangster offering access to any Twitter account by request.

That's where the 18-year old kid is at fault. He showed a lack of hacker ethics. Good hackers may discover an exploit, but they don't do harm.


I think its more serious than "lack of hacker ethics". A cracker with an admin access can potentially delete and wipe out entire twitter accounts of not only the high profile celebrities, but also any other accounts they can find, probably including other (twitter) admins.

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