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Agency sues to stop Defcon speakers from revealing gaping holes

Defcon A transit agency in New England has filed a federal lawsuit to stop three Massachusetts Institute of Technology undergraduates from publicly presenting research at Defcon demonstrating gaping security holes in two of the agency's electronic payment systems.
Dan Goodin, 09 Aug 2008
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McKinnon UFO hack 'looked like cyberterrorist attack'

US prosecutors involved in the long-running fight to extradite the British Pentagon hacker Gary McKinnon have defended their dogged pursuit of the UFO hunter.
John Leyden, 09 Aug 2008
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Linux risks netbooks defeat to Microsoft

Ubuntu-based things do well in tech circles, but the consumer space is different, as gOS discovered when Wal-Mart blamed poor demand from baseball caps and mullets for its decision to stop selling Linux-loaded PCs.
Gavin Clarke, 09 Aug 2008
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Ohio official sues e-vote vendor for sloppy counting

Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner wants an electronic voting machine vendor to pay for dropping hundreds of votes in the state's March primary election.
Austin Modine, 09 Aug 2008
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Surfing Google may be harmful to your security

Defcon A well-known researcher specializing in website security has strongly criticized safety on Google, arguing the world's biggest search engine needlessly puts its millions of users at risk.
Dan Goodin, 09 Aug 2008
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Federal judge halts Defcon talk on subway card hacking

Defcon A federal judge on Saturday gagged three Massachusetts Institute of Technology undergraduates from publicly presenting research at Defcon demonstrating gaping holes in the electronic payment systems of one of the nation's biggest transit agencies.
Dan Goodin, 09 Aug 2008