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Typo in IP address led to innocent father’s arrest for paedophilia

One extra digit added to an IP address led police in the wrong direction.


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Skype finally hides your IP address, to protect against vengeful gamers

For too long streaming video gamers have suffered denial-of-service attacks and raids from police SWAT teams, often assisted by Skype leaking private IP addresses.

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.


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Viber has been hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army

The Syrian Electronic Army has hacked some of Viber’s internal systems, and published information about its users.


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Privacy concerns over popular ShowIP Firefox add-on

A popular Firefox add-on appears to have started leaking private information about every website that users visit, including sensitive data which could identify individuals or reduce their security to a third-party server.


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Has TechCrunch been hacked?

One of TechCrunch’s web servers is serving up pages which definitely don’t belong at TechCrunch!

But it may not be the result of malicious hacking..


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