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  • FBI Monitoring Hacking Targets For Retaliation
    By on January 1, 2015 | Comments Off  Comments


    An anonymous reader writes: As high profile security breaches continue to grab headlines, little is being done visibly by the government to prevent future attacks. This is prompting some victims (and potential victims) to find creative ways to stop the hackers. The FBI is now concerned that U.S. companies and institutions are themselves breaking laws by retaliating with cyberattacks of their own. “In February 2013, U.S officials met with bank executives (more…)



  • 23 Years of Culture Hacking With Perl
    By on December 24, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Modern Perl writes “Larry Wall, the creator of Perl, reflects on Perl’s history of hacking its culture, from subverting the reductionist culture of Unix to reinventing the ideas of programming language and culture in Perl 6 and the verbal aikido used to encourage honest detractors to become valuable contributors. Perl turned 23 years old last week, and Perl 6 is available.”

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  • Intelligence Analyst Says Hacking Charge Doesn’t Compute
    By on September 18, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    A Defense Department intelligence analyst hit with a federal computer hacking charge last week says he’s being made a scapegoat for a security slip-up that sent a password in a nationwide terrorism investigation to “tens of thousands” of analysts without the need-to-know.

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