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Firefox OS likely to face HTML5, Boot-to-Gecko process attacks

Trend Micro predicts where hackers will look for weak points in the mobile OS.

IPhone jailbreakers get to work on iOS 7

With new iPhones comes a new challenge: jailbreaking iOS 7



Is eBay warming up to Bitcoin?

Auction giant eBay wants to know how you feel about Bitcoin.

'Hash Hunters' Web service cracks password hashes for bitcoins

A web service, Hash Hunters, lets users offer a reward payable in Bitcoin to people who can convert a password hash into the original password.

Researcher claims $12,500 reward for finding Facebook photo bug

Facebook users could have deleted photos from someone else's account, as a result of a flaw spotted by 21-year-old Arul Kumar. But he notified the social network and reaped the rewards.

NSA-resistant Android application 'burns' sensitive messages

Silent Circle, a company specializing in encrypted communications, released a messaging application for Android devices on Wednesday that encrypts and securely erases messages and files.

Open-source project links Bitcoin with publishers

Ankur Nandwani wanted to pay for content, but not for a subscription, so he designed Bitmonet, a way to pay quickly for one-off access to sites with paywalls.

Australian Sex Party gets no love from Google's AdWords

The Australian Sex Party, a political organization, has a hard time getting some love from Google.

Legal ruling

Australian who boasted of hacking to plead not guilty to charges stemming from raid

Dylan Wheeler, who claimed in February to have breached Microsoft's and Sony's networks, has not been charged with hacking.

Latest cyberwar salvo is kinda lame: Hacker points Syrian telecom site to AT&T, T-Mobile

The website of a Syrian telecommunications provider redirected to AT&T's website and then T-Mobile's on Wednesday, an apparent prank by a hacker who has been probing the country's Internet infrastructure for several days.

Bitcoin offers privacy—as long as you don't cash out or spend it

On the surface, Bitcoin seems to be a great way to hide cash. Actually, it's a terrible way to launder money.

NY Times Target

How a DNS hack in Australia took down marquee sites in the US

Twitter, The New York Times and other prominent websites were struck by a powerful cyberattack that continued affecting other websites into Tuesday evening, directing visitors to a site purportedly controlled by the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA).


Australian startup's software tracks how companies execute strategy

In new jobs after graduating from university, Eric Perriard and Tom Wright found their employers could articulate grandiose strategies for their businesses. But there was little connection to how the average employee could help out.

amazon web services

Amazon's cloud service problems wobble Airbnb, Vine

Amazon Web Services resolved service problems on Sunday that caused issues for several websites, including Airbnb's booking site and Twitter's Vine video application, which rely on its computing platform.

Mozilla 'Plug-n-Hack' project wants browsers to play nice with security software

Mozilla is developing a protocol that aims to let security tools and Web browsers work better together.