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Last week, a group of hackers sparked an Internet firestorm by claiming to have broken into an FBI agent’s laptop where they found more than 12 million numbers used to track Apple mobile devices.
The hackers released 1 million of the numbers online and said their findings demonstrated how the FBI was using citizens’ smartphone data to spy on them.
Read more here.

I’m still thinking they did this on purpose, and I’m now wondering what they benefited by claiming the leak was from the FBI.  There is a tactic used sometimes of calling in a bomb threat before an actual attack to watch the response, and prepare a more devastating attack based on the observed behaviors. Either they did this to gauge response, or they just wanted to throw egg in the face of the FBI, and hoped that would cover their real tracks.

huffposttech:

Last week, a group of hackers sparked an Internet firestorm by claiming to have broken into an FBI agent’s laptop where they found more than 12 million numbers used to track Apple mobile devices.

The hackers released 1 million of the numbers online and said their findings demonstrated how the FBI was using citizens’ smartphone data to spy on them.

Read more here.

I’m still thinking they did this on purpose, and I’m now wondering what they benefited by claiming the leak was from the FBI.  There is a tactic used sometimes of calling in a bomb threat before an actual attack to watch the response, and prepare a more devastating attack based on the observed behaviors. Either they did this to gauge response, or they just wanted to throw egg in the face of the FBI, and hoped that would cover their real tracks.

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You might not know this, but one of my responsibilities as commander-in-chief is to keep an eye on robots. And I’m pleased to report that the robots you manufacture here seem peaceful. At least for now.
President Barack Obama • Speaking at Carnegie Mellon University’s National Robotics Engineering Center yesterday. About robots. The president plans to launch an initiative that will invest $70 million on robotics, so if these robots rise up and kill their creators, it’s his fault. Just sayin’. source (viafollow)

(Source: shortformblog)

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If your Mac has recently been attacked by malware, it's probably because of Apple's growing popularity.

For Apple this might just be the price of success. The truth is, Apple doesn’t have any magic potion that protects its machines. Rather, Macs have enjoyed something techies called “security through obscurity,” meaning there were so few Macs out there that hackers didn’t bother to target them, preferring instead to go after Windows PCs, which represented 95 percent of the market.

The Walled Garden crumbles…

(Source: cheatsheet)

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Chromebook, why do you tease me?

The Samsung Chromebooks come out today on early release.  Google is giving first access to people who tried to get them as beta testers.  Supposedly, they’ve even redone the caps lock button to make it do something else, and everything it runs it does over the cloud, with no, or very little storage space…so in theory you could use ANY computer, and still access all your stuff.

So jealous right now.

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