WONTFIX: Hackers seize Internet Explorer bug, no patch for Windows XP

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Microsoft has warned of a new flaw in all available versions of its Internet Explorer web browser. Vulnerability CVE-2014-1776, to give the problem its formal name, allows miscreants to hijack at-risk Windows computers. It’s all due to “the way Internet Explorer accesses an object in memory that has been deleted or has not been properly […]

LAW & DISORDER / CIVILIZATION & DISCONTENTS Whitehat hacker goes too far, gets raided by FBI, tells all

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A whitehat hacker from the Baltimore suburbs went too far in his effort to drive home a point about a security vulnerability he reported to a client. Now he’s unemployed and telling all on reddit. David Helkowski was working for Canton Group, a Baltimore-based software consulting firm on a project for the University of Maryland (UMD), […]