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Go Daddy Down: Millions of Websites Down After Hacker Disrupts Domain Service

Go Daddy, Internet domain registrar and web hosting company for over 45 million domain names, has been brought down by a malicious flood of network traffic or Denial of Service attack. A self-proclaimed member of the hacktivist group Anonymous took responsibility for shutting down GoDaddy along with all GoDaddy serviced websites. On Twitter (@AnonymousOwn3r), a […]

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AVOS Aquires Internet Bookmarking Service Delicious from Yahoo!

Announced today, AVOS is acquiring the popular web page bookmarking website Delicious.com. The website allows users to collect website bookmarks from any computer or mobile device and also view the collection from any computer or mobile device, such as Apple’s iPhone or an Android operating system device. AVOS is a new Internet company, led by […]

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Amazon Data Center (Cloud-Based Service) Failure Takes down FourSquare,HootSuite

Scores of websites and Internet services like Foursquare and Reddit crashed or had limited availability Thursday because of problems at a data center run by Amazon. An outage described by Amazon as “instance connectivity, latency and error rates” was first disclosed early Thursday morning. Many Web companies use Amazon’s cloud-based service to serve their Web […]

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Phone Data Extraction Devices (UFEDs) by Celebrite Used By Michigan State Police

Concern That Michigan State Police Officer Are Not Complying with Fourth Amendment Requirements Michigan State Police are using handheld phone data extraction devices that can retrieve a variety of information from cell phones. State Police purchased what are called UFEDs made by Cellebrite. In a minute-and-a-half, the handheld devices can extract almost all data from […]

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Location: Apple iPhone Forensic Analysis Is Easy with a File That is Located on All iPhone and Computers Synchronized with That iPhone

Location, Location, Location: Apple iPhone Forensic Analysis Is Easy with a File That is Located on All iPhone and Computers Synchronized with That iPhone Security data researchers Pete Warden and Alasdair Allan have discovered that Apple’s iPhone keeps track of where the phone goes – and saves every detail of location points to a secret […]

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New 4G Network from LightSquared Could Hamper GPS Technology

A new ultra-fast wireless Internet network is threatening to overpower GPS signals across the country and interfere with everything from aviation systems to consumer navigation devices. New 4G technology … LightSquared, a satellite wireless internet company, has been given permission to launch broadband Internet service. A network of cell towers will amplify the signals from […]

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Lizamoon Attack: Over 1 Million Websites Infected, Display Fake Warning for Security Fix

Over 1 million websites were known to be infected with malicious code that causes web viewers to see a warning posing as a Microsoft Security Alert — the Windows Stability Center — reporting that there are problems with the user’s computer. The warning can appear on website pages not affected by Lizamoon –resulting from infection […]

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Malware Alert: Trojan Attack Posing As UPS Delivery Problem, Rise in Infected Emails, SMSME Failure

Have you received an e-mail about a package delivered to your home. Or about to be delivered? Does the e-mail have an attachment? BEWARE! UPS rarely sends emails with attachments. But there is an email that is hitting people’s inbox that even has an email address that looks like it was sent from UPS (admisupport@ups.com).

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Android Phone Re-Packaged Apps from China Can Make Phone Vulnerable to Geinimi Trojan

A virus infecting mobile phones using Google’s Android operating system has emerged in China that can allow a hacker to gain access to personal data. Lookout Mobile Security reports the new Trojan affecting Android devices has been dubbed “Geinimi” and “can compromise a significant amount of personal data on a user?s phone and send it […]

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Status Alert: YouTube in Read-Only Mode

YouTube every once in awhile is in a maintenance mode, and Monday night December 06, 2010 was one of those nights. During read-only mode, videos could be uploaded, but did not go live (as users were alerted to the fact on the upload page). The Cardinal also noticed that previously uploaded titles could not be […]

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Comcast Internet Outage Affects Chicago Area, NW Indiana and More: Started Sunday 7:30 p.m., Restored Midnight

Comcast customers in Arlington Heights, Chicago, Northern Illinois, Northwest Indiana, Southwest Michigan and Minnesota were affected by an issue with their DNS servers. The issue caused customer computers, laptops, iPads, iPhones operating via wireless routers, and wireless routers themselves to be unable to resolve a web address or domain name. People who typed in a […]

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Tech Issue Alert/Status: Google Street View Broken

Readers are advised that the Google Street View function — a service of Google Maps — has had issues displaying the street views this past week. The Cardinal first noticed an issue Tuesday, October 5, 2010. The Street View, when embedded in an article, is displayed as an unfocused image that is not completely rendered. […]

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