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WikiLeaks's Julian Assange unlikely to face charges

WikiLeaks's Julian Assange unlikely to face charges

US officials certainly don't like that he published top-secret documents, but they say that legally, he hasn't committed a crime - at least, not that they've determined so far. They've refrained from formally closing the grand jury investigation, though, so maybe they're holding out hope.

US indicts 13 suspected Anonymous members for Operation Payback

US indicts 13 suspected Anonymous members for Operation Payback

Operation Payback was first launched in support of file-sharing sites but evolved to back WikiLeaks and to retaliate against the companies that shut down processing of the site's financial support. All participants had to do was to click a link, download the tool, and launch an attack...

Whistleblower-friendly site Cryptome booted briefly offline for hosting "malicious content"

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US whistleblower-friendly site Cryptome recently suffered a short outage, after it was booted offline by its ISP and then let back.

Paul Ducklin looks for security lessons in the story...

LastPass, hackable lights, Bradley Manning and Wackyleaks - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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What happened to LastPass that it needed a patch? How do Philips wireless lights handle security? What will become of Bradley Manning? And what has Wikileaks been up to lately?

Take a look at 60 Second Security and find out!

What's Wikileaks hiding in its 400GB of 'insurance' files?

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Last week Wikileaks released an enormous collection of mysterious 'insurance' data on to the web. The data was released in 3 sizeable torrent files alongside a message asking the people of earth to mirror the data far and wide. But what's in the files?

XKeyScore surveillance, Bradley Manning verdict, LinkedIn hole - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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What's XKeyScore all about? How did Bradley Manning fare? What about the authentication hole in LinkedIn?

Watch this week's 60 Second Security video and find out more!

Bradley Manning: guilty of espionage but not aiding the enemy. But was justice served? [POLL]

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Bradley Manning was found guilty on multiple charges of espionage, theft, computer fraud, violating a lawful general regulation and one charge of wanton publication of intelligence on the internet but not of aiding the enemy. He's now facing a lifetime behind bars. Let us know what you think about it in our poll.

"Julian Assange of Wikileaks arrested in London" hoax

WikiLeak's Assange unlikely to face charges

Controversial Wikileaks pinup Julian Assange has been arrested after slipping out of the Ecuadorian embassy in London to seek medical treatment at a nearby clinic.

Or has he?

Monday review: the hot 23 stories of last week

Monday review: the hot 21 stories of last week

Just in case you missed any of our stories last week, here's a little recap.

WikiLeaks.org is crippled under a massive DDoS. Is the TrapWire leak to blame?

Wikileaks crippled under massive DDoS - is the TrapWire document leak the reason?

WikiLeaks says it is the victim of a massive DDoS. Is it because it leaked TrapWire's surveillance system that makes use of real-time facial profiling to search databases of red-flagged individuals?

Lax security blamed for 100,000+ sensitive files found on Manning's PC

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The fourth pretrial hearing for Army Pfc. Bradley Manningday put the spotlight on more than 100,000 sensitive documents and conversation logs between Manning and a former hacker. This case raises the question of how organisations can contain the considerable risk presented by rogue employees?

WikiLeaks delays more secure whistleblower system

WikiLeaks's Julian Assange unlikely to face charges

WikiLeaks has indefinitely delayed the release of a new system for whistleblowers to remain anonymous while submitting tips, according to reports.

Government uses secret order to pry open WikiLeaks email

Government uses secret order to pry open WikiLeaks email

The Feds have obtained access to WikiLeaks volunteer Jacob Appelbaum's email accounts with the help of a law that lets them go after email and cellphones without a search warrant.

Apple fakery, DNS hack, DigiNotar, Linux, Wikileaks - 60 Sec Security

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Lots of readers said they'd like to see our 'news-with-a-conscience' videos more than once a month.

So here you go. 60 Second Security, once every two weeks.

Dutch Queen's phone number exposed on net via WikiLeaks

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Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands has her personal phone number released onto the web, via WikiLeaks diplomatic cables.

Even regal grandmothers can find they have been exposed by WikiLeaks.

WikiLeaks exposes thousands of sources in written-password SNAFU

WikiLeaks exposes thousands of sources in written-password SNAFU

The cone of silence over WikiLeaks' thousands of sources - many of whose lives are at risk if identified - has been shattered, all thanks to the most mundane, all-too-human security screwup imaginable.

To wit: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange wrote down the password on a piece of paper.

Apple hires fake Viagra expert to stop counterfeit iDevices

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WikiLeaks cables show Apple's strategy for cracking down on counterfeit Apple products (and stores!) included hiring anti-counterfeit specialists who previously spent their time finding fake Viagra.

WikiLeaks suffers its own data loss incident

WikiLeaks suffers its own data loss incident

It appears that the experts in data leakage have accidentally lost some of their own data. Uncensored copies of the stolen diplomatic cables WikiLeaks was trusted with have been accidentally disclosed.

LulzSec and Anonymous hacker suspects arrested by US, UK and Dutch authorities

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Computer crime authorities will be hoping that they have struck a significant blow against the Anonymous and LulzSec hacking groups, following a series of raids and arrests on both sides of the Atlantic.

MasterCard.com brought down in apparent Wikileaks-motivated internet attack

MasterCard.com website down after apparent internet attack

MasterCard's website was knocked offline following what appears to be a WikiLeaks-inspired internet attack by hacktivists against it.

Once again, a denial-of-service attack is a hactivist's best friend - but don't forget they're illegal.