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A Hacker by Any Other Name Might Have Escaped Data Seizure

The United States District Court for the District of Idaho has ordered the seizure of data from the computers of white hat hacking firm South Fork Security in response to a lawsuit brought by Battelle. Battelle alleges Southfork’s cofounder, Corey Thuen, copied an application called “Sophia” that he helped develop while working at Battelle, and then planned to sell it ... Read More »

Google testing huge banner ads on search results

Google back in 2005: There will be no banner ads on the Google homepage or web search results pages. Google today: The company confirmed to the Guardian that it is testing a system with about 30 advertisers in the US in which it shows banner ads for companies including SouthWest Airlines on pages which include them in web search results. ... Read More »

Hacker attack costs $25,000

LinuxSecurity.com: Overseas hackers have conned three Auckland businesses out of tens of thousands of dollars in an elaborate email scam. The Albany and Devonport-based businesses fell victim to the ruse when placing email orders with Chinese suppliers. Read More »