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Palin’s Hacker Is Indicted

Having a father who’s the chairman of Tennessee’s House Government Operations Committee won’t help you much when you’ve wronged a vice presidential candidate. David Kernell of Knoxville, Tennessee pleaded not guilty in a federal court on Wednesday. Accused of intentionally accessing Palin’s e-mail account without authorization, he was later indicted for it and now faces up to 5 years of ...

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Run, Hacker, Run!

It didn’t take long before the person responsible for hacking into Sarah Palin’s e-mail account was traced. Thanks to the wonders of IP addresses, the one responsible for the intrusion was traced back to an ISP of a Knoxville, Tennessee student housing complex that is now under federal investigation. Acting upon a search warrant early Sunday morning, the FBI showed ...

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Proof: RFID Tickets Don’t Improve Security

For the opening and closing ceremonies at the Olympics, the Beijing committee included RFID chips with spectators’ passport information and home/e-mail addresses in each ticket to prevent counterfeits and hacker intrusions. Like the RFID-driven Japanese urn system, the Beijing system makes sure that anyone who isn’t supposed to be there, won’t. Much like U.S. airport security, if you were a ...

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The Last HOPE: Chill Spot

Needless to say a hacker conference can take a lot out of a geek. That’s why this chill spot was put in. It makes watching the conferences upstairs relaxing, while hanging around in a hammock. If you had a computer you could partake in the humorous messages that would appear at the bottom of the screen displaying the speeches. The ...

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Club-Mate: The Last HOPE’s Drink Of Choice

Hackers are a different breed of humans. They’re not into vanilla cola or Red Bull energy drinks. They stay away from the mainstream bullshit and rarely leave their router-filled lairs. This is why a drink like Club-Mate (pronounced “Klub Mah-Tay”) is not only the drink of choice here at the Last HOPE Conference, but it’s also a big hit with ...

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Hacker Steals $50,000 From Web Companies

If you’ve ever signed up for a bank account or Paypal account online, you’ve probably noticed how they deposit a small amount of change into your checking account for verification purposes. It’s usually under 50 cents and doesn’t amount to much. But what if someone programmed a way to automate the enrollment process with these sites and used false names ...

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Blu-ray Official Site Hacked By HD-DVD Fanboy

We have yet get caught up in the Blu-ray vs. HD-DVD chaos as of yet, still sticking with the normal DVD. A certain hacker seems to have taken his love for HD-DVD a little too far. The hack in question redirects users to the HD-DVD site when they try to access the main Blu-ray site. And while redirecting all www.blu-raydisc.com ...

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iPod Vending Machines collect iProfit galore

What is the world coming to? iPod vending machines?! Yeah..sure it’s ridiculously cool to be living in a world where you can grab an iPod from a vending machine, but who in their right mind would invest $400 in a machine that most of us are afraid to put $2 in to get a back of chips or cookies? Another ...

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