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Articles tagged with: identity

Google+ ‘Fake Names’ Disaster

A lot of people are very angry at the way Google just suspended their Google+ accounts without any notice. The reason they state for suspending these accounts is usage of fake names or even using non-alphabetic characters in their names. Google not only suspended their Google+ accounts, but all the accounts related to that account including Gmail account, Docs and Bloggers.

Google recently made a lot of it’s customers upset by introducing this new scheme. It’s like Google is enforcing people to give out their real identity even if they don’t want to. The display name or user name of a person should be entirely according to his will.

Xbox Live Hacked- 60,000+ Accounts Leaked

The name you all should know by now, LulzSec, has just hacked Xbox Live and has exposed over 60,000 Xbox Live gamertags, passwords, and even PayPal information. The information was taken down from forums multiple times, but it keeps getting posted.

If you use Xbox Live or Paypal, I recommend changing your password on both platforms, as well as your bank account, immediately. World Of Warcraft usernames and passwords were also stolen.

Skilled Romanian Hacker Breaches The European Space Agency

The European Space Agency experienced an interesting way of celebrating it’s anniversary of Apollo 13’s safe return to Earth, by having it’s website hacked. The skilled Romanian hacker, also known as a grey hat hacker goes by the alias, TinKode. TinKode hacked into www.esa.int and leaked a list of FTP accounts, email addresses and passwords for administrators and editors. Exactly thirteen FTP accounts were leaked to coincide with Apollo 13’s mission number.

The hacker also posted a full disclosure of the attack on his security blog, and mentioned some specifics of his target such as the staff number, composition of states, and the ESA’s 2011 budget of 5.65 billion dollars. TinKode didn’t mention how he managed to hack the website, but he was sure to include the ESA’s main server information as well as root, database, admin, editor and FTP accounts.