Computer Hacking

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Vulnerabilities of US Emergency Alert System exposed

The US Emergency Alert System has a serious vulnerability that may allow it to be hijacked by a remote attacker. The problem revolves around systems used to receive and authenticate emergency alert messages, and pertains to specific Linux-powered application servers from Digital Alert Systems.

Chinese hackers break into NYT, WSJ networks

Chinese hackers allegedly broke into the New York Times network and made off with the passwords of every employee. This was revealed in a report published by the Times this week. On Thursday, the Wall Street Journal came forward and announced that it had also been hacked. The latter is currently working with authorities and security specialists to clean up its systems.

Windows RT successfully hacked to allow unsigned desktop apps

A hacker claims to have cracked Microsoft's system that prevents unsigned desktop apps from running on its Windows RT tablet platform. Identified only by the name "clrokr" on Twitter, the hacker says he exploited a vulnerability that was in the Windows kernel "for some time," according to a new blog post that outlined the technical details behind the hack.

Former Gucci employee accused of causing $200,000 in damages

A former network engineer for fashion boutique Gucci decided to get back at his ex-employer after being dismissed (over an unrelated matter): A month after he left, Sam Chihlung Yin was accused of