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How To Stop Democracy From Being Hacked – Tech Thursday

And so we close the book on another Presidential election. Most of the stories reported were about the long lines in Florida, and what states were trending to which candidate. Then there was the story about a software engineer that discovered that the voting machine he was using, was registering votes for the wrong candidate. Was this a hacking attempt to steal the election?

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Do You Use Internet Explorer? You’re Vulnerable. AGAIN! – Tech Tuesday

For the past few years, Internet Explorer has not been getting much love, and for good reason. It just plain sucks. Microsoft has played fast and loose with many web standards and at least in my experience, has been slower than a snail encased in ice. And to make it feel even more loved, there's a security vulnerability for it that is zero day!

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GoDaddy Hit with Attack, Someone Claiming to be “Anonymous” Takes Credit – Tech Tuesday

Yesterday the website and email servers as well as domain resolution for GoDaddy went down in a Distributed Denial of Service Attack that lasted a good part of the day. They say no customer data was compromised. But who did it? Someone claiming to be part of the Hacktivist group Anonymous says they were the ones who brought down GoDaddy, but someone else in Anonymous is saying it wasn't them. It's Disorganized Chaos!

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UPDATE: FBI Hacked and Found to Be Spying on iOS Devices – Tech Tuesday

Shocked! Yes, shocked and dismayed at the revelation that the FBI would be tracking and spying on people's iPhones and other iOS devices. Actually, I'm not that surprised about it. There's been story after story coming out about how the government can collect data, without warrants, about anyone. This hack just shows you what they have on you.

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Is That Text Message From a Hacker? – Tech Tuesday

It was revealed last week that there is an inherent security flaw in the way a SMS message, more commonly known as a text message, can be sent with a reply to address different from the address that sent it and you wouldn't see it, thus sending a reply to someone entirely different from whom it appears to be from. This kind of thing isn't really new, but common sense can help protect you.

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50,000 Twitter Accounts’ Data is Publicly Available – Tech Thursday

If you're a fan of the 140 character microblogging service like me, you tend to check it regularly and post just as regular. And like many of the other services out there has it's share of spam and phishing attempts. Well one seemed to work and someone or group of hackers, managed to get the data from 50,000 twitter account and then put it up on the internet for everyone.

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Tech Tuesday – North Korea is Hacking Games for Money

Our kookey friends north of the 38th Parallel are at it again. First it was their own distribution of Linux called Red Star, which I did download and install. But I couldn't use it because it was in Korean. Now, Kim Jong-Il is having people hack games to make some real world cash.

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The Investigation Into The News Of The World Phone Hacking Allegations Continues
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Tech Tuesday – The Sun Hackers Are Now Getting Hacked

It happens from time to time. One hacker group hacks another. It's like a virtual drive by shooting. But this time, it's a little different. Rupert Murdoch's News International has been hacked by the hacking group LulzSec, who have hacked the CIA and the FBI to name a few.

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Tech Tuesday – What’s The Hacking Problem?

I took a little time away from the computer this past weekend for the holiday. Spent it with the family and had a great Memorial Day. But when I get back there is another story about someone getting hacked. This time it was the home of Bert and Ernie, PBS, being hacked. Why PBS? Who did Mr. Suffelupagus offend? And more importantly why?

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Tech Tuesday – Roll Your Own Android Tablet

Tablet "computers" are the new fashionable rage in the tech world right now. Everyone wants one of those mobile computing beauties for getting work done or just surfing the web. Here's a way you can turn a plain old Nook e-reader device into an Android based tablet.

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