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Hacker Guccifer Claims He Easily and Repeatedly Broke Into Hillary Clinton's Email Server (foxnews.com) 416

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Fox News: The infamous Romanian hacker known as "Guccifer," speaking exclusively with Fox News, claimed he easily -- and repeatedly -- breached former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's personal email server in early 2013. In the process of mining data from the Blumenthal account, Lazar said he came across evidence that others were on the Clinton server. "As far as I remember, yes, there were up to 10, like, IPs from other parts of the world," he said. From the report: "'For me, it was easy ... easy for me, for everybody,' Marcel Lehel Lazar, who goes by the moniker 'Guccifer,' told Fox News from a Virginia jail where he is being held. Fox News could not independently confirm Lazar's claims. The 44-year-old Lazar said he first compromised Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal's AOL account, in March 2013, and used that as a stepping stone to the Clinton server. He said he accessed Clintonâ(TM)s server 'like twice,' though he described the contents as 'not interest[ing]' to him at the time." Guccifer was sent to prison last month, which is when his potential role in the Clinton email investigation became apparent.

Comment Amazon Lumberyard Engine Service Terms (Score 4, Funny) 56

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Acceptable Use; Safety-Critical Systems. Your use of the Lumberyard Materials must comply with the AWS Acceptable Use Policy. The Lumberyard Materials are not intended for use with life-critical or safety-critical systems, such as use in operation of medical equipment, automated transportation systems, autonomous vehicles, aircraft or air traffic control, nuclear facilities, manned spacecraft, or military use in connection with live combat. However, this restriction will not apply in the event of the occurrence (certified by the United States Centers for Disease Control or successor body) of a widespread viral infection transmitted via bites or contact with bodily fluids that causes human corpses to reanimate and seek to consume living human flesh, blood, brain or nerve tissue and is likely to result in the fall of organized civilization.

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Comment Re:The best bug is the one not written (Score 1) 95

Except that pretty much noone spends that time or resources to do that. It's more fun to continue adding features into the doomed architecture. Or start over... again.

If you design a software with a certain feature set insecurely, it's often difficult to keep those features when re-goaling for security.

A depressingly large majority of all software hasn't been coded with best-knowledge tools and APIs in mind. Not even those of the time of writing, but particularly not the one of the current time!

Comment The best bug is the one not written (Score 1) 95

Spending resources on 'finding the next Heartbleed' bug... I fail to see the advantage of finding it by a coordinated search as opposed to someone just stumble on it (as long as the bugs are reported responsibly of course).

Software can't be made secure afterwards, it must be the the primary goal.

Comment Re:Stupid, trucks cause the problem (Score 1) 554

Except that is betting on that peak oil (or whatever) will happen gradually, over a decade or more. If, perhaps due to economical, political or technical reasons, there is a sudden sharp increase in oil price neither market nor society will not have time to adapt.

The countries then still sitting on a huge investment in obsolete gas hungry fleet of vehicles will lose so hard. Many european countries has realised this, thus the high tax on gas to create an artificial incitament.

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