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  • jkabtech 11:39 pm on March 30, 2016 Permalink |
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    The FBI Warns That Car Hacking Is a Real Risk 

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  • jkabtech 8:38 pm on March 30, 2016 Permalink |
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    A Government Error Just Revealed Snowden Was the Target in the Lavabit Case 

    Caption: Christian Charisius/AP

    Caption: Document from the Lavabit case mistakenly made public by the government showing Edward Snowden’s email address was the target of the 2013 investigation.

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  • jkabtech 4:44 am on March 30, 2016 Permalink |
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    Hack Brief: No Need to Freak Out Over That Chinese iPhone Malware 

    Caption: A customer holds a pair of iPhones at the Apple Store in Beijing.Damir Sagolj/Reuters

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  • jkabtech 12:40 am on March 30, 2016 Permalink |
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    Security News This Week: The NSA Denied Hillary a Secure BlackBerry 

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  • jkabtech 4:57 pm on March 22, 2016 Permalink |
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    Security News This Week: Hackers Spoil Their $1 Billion Bank Heist With a Typo 

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  • jkabtech 12:01 pm on March 22, 2016 Permalink |
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    Hack Brief: ISIS Data Breach Identifies 22,000 Members 

    Caption: A screenshot from an ISIS propaganda video in which French speaking members of the terrorist organization addressed Francois Holland and French citizens after the attack on Charlie Hebdo. The video message was posted online on February 4, 2015. Sipa USA/AP

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  • jkabtech 8:16 am on March 22, 2016 Permalink |
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    Top iPhone Hackers Ask Court to Protect Apple From the FBI 

    Caption: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

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  • jkabtech 3:41 am on March 22, 2016 Permalink |
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    Judge Says Apple Doesn’t Have to Unlock iPhone in Case Similar to San Bernardino 

    Caption: Josh Valcarcel/WIRED

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  • jkabtech 10:57 pm on March 21, 2016 Permalink |
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    Apple to FBI: You Can’t Force Us to Hack the San Bernardino iPhone 

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  • jkabtech 7:07 pm on March 21, 2016 Permalink |
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    Thousands of Trucks, Buses, and Ambulances May Be Open to Hackers 

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  • jkabtech 4:02 pm on March 21, 2016 Permalink |
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    Security News This Week: WhatsApp Is Caught in Its Own Crypto War in Brazil 

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  • jkabtech 11:37 am on March 21, 2016 Permalink |
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    Apple and FBI Take Their iPhone Hacking Fight to Congress 

    Caption: FBI Director James Comey is sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington prior to testifying before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on ‘The Encryption Tightrope: Balancing Americans’ Security and Privacy,’ March 1, 2016. Jose Luis Magana/AP

    Skip Article Header. Skip to: Start of Article. FBI Director James Comey is sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington prior to testifying before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on 'The Encryption Tightrope: Balancing Americans' Security and Privacy,' March 1, 2016. FBI Director James Comey is sworn in on Capitol Hill in Washington prior to testifying before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on ‘The Encryption Tightrope: Balancing Americans’ Security and Privacy,’ March 1, 2016. Jose Luis Magana/AP
     
  • jkabtech 6:59 am on March 21, 2016 Permalink |
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    Government Calls Apple’s iPhone Arguments in San Bernardino Case a ‘Diversion’ 

    Caption: Josh Valcarcel/WIRED

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  • jkabtech 2:27 am on March 21, 2016 Permalink |
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    Distribution Release: Robolinux 8.4 










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    The Robolinux project has announced the availability of a new stable release of the project’s Robolinux Raptor series. The new release, Robolinux 8.4, is available in Cinnamon, LXDE, MATE and LXDE flavours and features several privacy and anti-malware tools. “All Robolinux Raptor 8.4 editions are based on 100% rock-solid current Debian 8 stable source code running the newest 3.16 Linux kernel plus over 180 important upstream security and application updates. We also included the newest Firefox 45 and Thunderbird 38.7, Tor Browser, VirtualBox and replaced all of our 32-bit end-of-life Google Chrome with Chromium. As usual all four of the upgraded 32-bit and 64-bit Robolinux editions are loaded with many popular user applications, such as I2P, many popular multimedia programs, Kazam screencaster, Google Chrome, Google Earth, Skype, VirtualBox….” A list of changes and available security tools can be found in the distribution’s release announcement. Download (MD5, pkglist): robolinux64-live-cinnamon-v8.4.iso (2,048MB), robolinux64-live-lxde-v8.4.iso (1,938MB), robolinux64-live-mate-v8.4.iso (1,925MB), robolinux64-live-xfce-v8.4.iso (2,040MB).

    Robolinux is a user-friendly and intuitive operating system based on the latest stable release of Debian GNU/Linux. One of the project’s more interesting features is the availability of a pre-configured virtual machine support pack with Windows XP or Windows 7 – a VirtualBox setup which allows the user to install and run the Windows operating system seamlessly alongside Robolinux. This is an optional add-on that must be purchased from the project’s online store. Robolinux offers free-to-try live desktop media, however the project charges a fee for downloading the distribution’s system installer.

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    The Robolinux project has announced the availability of a new release of their commercial, Debian-based distribution. The latest version, Robolinux 8.3, includes several new multimedia applications, including Photo Filmstrip, Spotify, Blender, OpenShot and Pinta. Robolinux 8.3 also ships with Wireshark for monitoring network traffic. Additional wi-fi and printer drivers were added while Popcorntime was removed from the list of applications. “As the Christmas and holiday season was approaching Robolinux polled its user base extensively asking `What hot new apps do you want in Robolinux Cinnamon, Mate, Xfce & LXDE Raptors?’ An overwhelming number of users responded with “We want more multimedia and privacy apps in Robolinux”. Interestingly many users asked for a packet sniffer to monitor their privacy amongst other things.” Further information on this release can be found in the project’s release announcement. Downloads (MD5) (pkglist): robolinux64-live-lxde-v8.3.iso (1,897MB), robolinux64-live-xfce-v8.3.iso (2,036MB), robolinux64-live-mate-v8.3.iso (1,887MB), robolinux64-live-cinnamon-v8.3.iso (2,010MB).John Martinson has announced the release of Robolinux 8.2, an updated build of the project’s commercial distribution which features a virtual machine for running the Windows operating system inside Linux: “Robolinux is extremely pleased and excited to announce its new faster Robolinux Raptor Cinnamon, MATE and Xfce 32-bit and 64-bit 8.2 based on the 100% rock-solid Debian 8.2 stable source code sporting Debian’s improved 3.16 Linux kernel. Non-stop time and effort went into finding ways to significantly speed up and optimize all three of our upgraded Robolinux Raptor series versions so that Linux beginners and advanced users will be very pleased. As usual the trio of Robolinux Raptor operating systems are loaded with many popular user applications, such the newest Tor browser, i2P, Firefox, Thunderbird, Kazam screencaster, Google Chrome, Google Earth, Skype and VirtualBox plus 12 incredibly powerful security and privacy applications to keep our users safe.” Visit the distribution’s SourceForge page to read the full release announcement. Download (MD5): robolinux64-live-cinnamon-v8.2.iso (2,038MB), robolinux64-live-mate-v8.2.iso (1,916MB), robolinux64-live-xfce-v8.2.iso (2,035MB).John Martinson has announced the release of the latest variant of Robolinux, a commercial Linux distribution based on Debian GNU/Linux and featuring a pre-configured VirtualBox: “Announcing a brand-new Robolinux “Xfce Raptor” 8.1 LTS 2020. Robolinux is very pleased and excited to announce its absolutely brand new ‘fast as greased lightning” Robolinux ‘Xfce Raptor’ Version 8.1 LTS 2020 based on 100% rock-solid Debian 8 stable source code with the 3.16 Linux kernel. It is loaded with many popular user applications such the newest, Tor browser, i2P, Firefox, Thunderbird, Kazam screencaster, Google Chrome, Google Earth, Skype and VirtualBox 4.30, plus 12 incredibly powerful security and privacy applications to keep our users safe. The 32-bit edition uses only 185 MB of RAM. It has far better graphics and audio quality, boots up and runs much faster than our Debian 7-based Xfce edition and is also compatible with newer hardware, drivers and most notably the Intel Haswell chipset.” Visit the project’s release page on SourceForge to read the full release announcement. Download: robolinux64-live-xfce-v8.1.iso (1,996MB, MD5).The developers of Robolinux, a desktop distribution based on Debian, have announced the release of a new edition of Robolinux featuring the MATE desktop environment. The new release, Robolinux 8.1 “MATE”, requires less memory than Robolinux’s Cinnamon edition. “Robolinux is very pleased and excited to announce its brand new lightning fast Robolinux `Mate Raptor’ V8.1 LTS 2020 OS which is based on the rock solid Debian 8 stable source code with the 3.16 Linux kernel. It uses 210 MB less RAM than our Cinnamon version. Custom scripts can be added to the Caja file manager to speed up your productivity. It has far better graphics quality, boots up and runs much faster than our Debian 7 versions and is also compatible with newer hardware, drivers and most notably the Intel Haswell chipset. The Robolinux ‘Mate Raptor’ user interface is extremely fast, quite beautiful and very easy to use. A tremendous amount of time and effort went into optimizing and tweaking Robolinux ‘MATE Raptor’ v8.1 so that Linux beginners and advanced users will be very pleased.” Further information is available on the project’s website. Download: robolinux64-live-mate-v8.1.iso (1,878MB, MD5).John Martinson has announced the release of Robolinux 8.1, a major new release of the distribution that features an optional (and commercial) virtual machine pack for running Windows alongside Robolinux. This is the first version based on Debian GNU/Linux 8 “Jessie”, with the only available desktop environment being Cinnamon. From the release announcement: “Robolinux is pleased and excited to announce its brand new Robolinux ‘Cinnamon Raptor’ version 8.1 LTS 2020 OS which is based on the rock-solid Debian 8 stable source code sporting the 3.16 Linux kernel. It has far better graphics and audio quality, boots up and runs much faster than Debian 7 and is also compatible with newer hardware, drivers and most notably the Intel Haswell chipset. Robolinux Cinnamon Raptor user interface is extremely fast, beautiful and very easy to use. An enormous amount of time and effort went into optimizing and tweaking Robolinux so that Linux beginners and advanced users will be very pleased. For example we fixed the Debian 8.1 update notifier issue. As usual, both the 32-bit and 64-bit variants come with dozens of one-click WiFi, video and printer driver installers. A completely new Stealth VM was written capable of running Windows 10 virus-free inside Robolinux.” Download the live DVD image from here: robolinux64-live-cinnamon-v8.1.iso (1,993MB).John Martinson has announced the release of Robolinux 7.9.2, the latest update of the project’s Debian-based distribution featuring an optional (and commercial) virtual machine pack for running Windows seamlessly alongside Robolinux: “Robolinux is pleased to announce version 7.9.2 LTS (until 2018) ‘X12+ Privacy & Security’ which has many enhancements, plus maintenance and upstream security updates, the newest VirtualBox, Firefox and Thunderbird versions as well as three exceptional new applications. After releasing ‘Apex X12 Privacy & Security’ in version 7.9.1 May 1st, 2015, we asked our users what enhancements and new applications they would like added to Robolinux. They said: ‘We would like the Robolinux 7 series to have long-term support and we want a download manager, a better text editor and a better screen-capture program. The result is version 7.9.2 which will now be supported through 2018 and we added the following applications: Uget downloader manager, Shutter screen capture and Medit.” See the project’s SourceForge page to read the rest of the release announcement. Download (MD5): robolinux64-live-gnome-v7.9.2.iso (2,029MB), robolinux64-live-kde-v7.9.2.iso (1,997MB), robolinux64-live-lxde-v7.9.2.iso (1,643MB), robolinux64-live-xfce-v7.9.2.iso (1,834MB). John Martinson has announced the release of Robolinux 7.9.1, the new stable version of the project’s Debian-based distribution which comes with an optional virtual machine pack capable of running Windows and Windows applications: “The new Robolinux 7.9.1 release, ‘Apex X12 Privacy & Security!’, which has two more privacy and security applications added into all eight Robolinux GNOME, KDE Xfce and LXDE 32-bit and 64-bit 7.9.1 variants: the Invisible Internet Project (I2P) and RootKit Check. For the last three months Robolinux has been building an arsenal of privacy and security applications into all eight of its operating systems. These new versions are a direct result of our users asking for more privacy and security applications. Robolinux version 7.9.1 also added rcconf which allows you to remove any unnecessary memory-resident services from running when you boot up Robolinux. The result is Linux will run even faster. In addition, 7.9.1 also has the newest VirtualBox 4.3.26 and Firefox 37.0.1.” See the project’s SourceForge page to read the release announcement. Download (MD5) links (pkglist): robolinux64-live-gnome-v7.9.1.iso (2,023MB), robolinux64-live-kde-v7.9.1.iso (1,992MB), robolinux64-live-lxde-v7.9.1.iso (1,638MB), robolinux64-live-xfce-v7.9.1.iso (1,829MB).John Martinson has announced the release of Robolinux 7.8.3, the latest update of the beginner-friendly distribution based on Debian’s stable branch: “Robolinux is very pleased to announce ‘Ultra X10 Privacy and Security!’ built into all eight Robolinux GNOME, KDE, Xfce and LXDE 32-bit and 64-bit editions which include the following new powerful privacy and security applications: Tor anonymous browser, Tor anonymous chat, a new Robolinux application called ‘Stealth Text Vault’; BleachBit data scrubber; PGP email encryption for Thunderbird. Unfortunately privacy and security on the Internet are turning into a complete nightmare, so Robolinux has taken serious action. All eight of these new releases are a direct result of our users asking for more privacy and security applications after we released 7.8.2 on February 22nd which had JonDo anonymous encrypted browsing, KeePass for encrypting all passwords….” Visit the project’s SourceForge page to read the full release announcement. Download (MD5) links (pkglist): robolinux64-gnome-v7.8.3.iso (2,024MB), robolinux64-kde-v7.8.3.iso (1,992MB), robolinux64-lxde-v7.8.3.iso (1,638MB), robolinux64-xfce-v7.8.3.iso (1,829MB).




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  • jkabtech 10:26 pm on March 13, 2016 Permalink |
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    Only One in 4 Americans Remembers Last Year’s Epic Jeep Hack 

    Caption: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg/Getty Images

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  • jkabtech 6:16 pm on March 13, 2016 Permalink |
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    How the Feds Could Get Into iPhones Without Apple’s Help 

    Caption: Josh Valcarcel/WIRED

    Caption: Chart showing other cases in which the government is using the All Writs Act to compel Apple to assist it in extracting data from iPhones. Not included in this chart is the San Bernardino case or the one involving the drug case in New York.

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  • jkabtech 2:12 pm on March 13, 2016 Permalink |
    Tags: AppleFBI, , Mysteries, Solve   

    New Documents Solve a Few Mysteries in the Apple-FBI Saga 

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  • jkabtech 10:07 am on March 11, 2016 Permalink |
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    Forcing Apple to Hack That iPhone Sets a Dangerous Precedent 

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  • jkabtech 12:47 pm on March 10, 2016 Permalink |
    Tags: , Arabia, Battering, , Olympics, , Saudi,   

    Anonymous Wants Saudi Arabia Out from Olympics for Battering Human Rights 

    The Online Hacktivist Anonymous Demands Exclusion of Saudi Arabia from Olympics for Battering Human Rights

    Saudi Arabia has always been criticized by the West for its strict civil laws and so-called Shari’ah abiding regulations. Lately, the Saudi government has been on a head-chopping spree. In fact, The Guardian noted that beheadings in Saudi Arabia have increased tremendously during the last two decades with 2015 being the most violent year of all with at least 157 executions.

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    This violent and somewhat barbaric behavior of Saudi government has stirred unrest within human rights organizations and also notorious hacker groups like Anonymous. The hacktivist collective was appalled by the 47 executions conducted back-to-back on 2nd January 2016 by the Gulf Kingdom that also included Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr along with other Arab Spring activists.

    Now, Anonymous’ “Operation Nimr”-branch has published a video urging the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to bar Saudi Arabia from participating in the forthcoming Olympic Games due to be held in Rio de Janeiro.

    Anonymous’ spokesperson explained in the video that the group believes Saudi Arabia is committing human rights “atrocities” and banning the country from Olympics this year will “secure the freedom of the three remaining Arab Spring activists.”

    Back in 2012, an online movement was instigated seeking a ban on the participation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from the London Olympics. At that time, an online petition was filed to protest against the ongoing norm of women’s rights suppression by the government. Eventually, the government was forced to allow two women to take part in the Olympics and the ban on female athletes was lifted.

    Anonymous launched OpNimr in September 2015 when the country decided to crucify and behead Sheikh al-Nimr’s 21-year old nephew Ali Mohammad al-Nimr for encouraging pro-democracy protests [using] a Blackberry.”

    Under OpNimr, the hacktivists from the internationally active group Anonymous took down several, key Saudi government websites. To show resentment over the recent beheadings, Anonymous again hacked government websites on Monday 4th January due to which the websites remained offline for more than 24 hours.

    This time around, Anonymous has released a video hoping that “added attention on Saudi Arabia’s human rights abuses will help spark another online movement to ban Saudi Arabia from the Olympics.”


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  • jkabtech 11:38 pm on March 9, 2016 Permalink |
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    Hacker Says He Can Hijack a $35K Police Drone a Mile Away 

    Caption: IBM researcher Nils Rodday. Damien Maloney for WIRED

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