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Power surges cripple the NSA data center

The National Security Agency’s $2 billion mega data center is going up in flames. Technical glitches have sparked fiery explosions within the NSA’s newest and largest data storage facility in Utah, destroying hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of equipment, and delaying the facility’s opening by one year. And no one seems to know how to fix it.…

1024 bit RSA key of certified smartcards hacked!

Most of your online traffic is encrypted through a protocol called SSL, or Secure Sockets Layer. Basically, when you access a website, what’s happening is your client (such as a Web browser) is accessing a server, the computer on which the website’s data is stored. Through the client-server connection, the server’s data comes over the Internet to…

Brazilian Hackers Mistakenly Attack NASA As Payback For NSA Spying.

NASA got an interesting surprise when 14 of their websites were taken down by an experienced Brazilian hacker. The cyberattack targeted pages by NASA’s Ames Research Center, including one which contained information about the Kepler Space telescope. Although he was successful in bringing the sites down, the hacker may have accidentally targeted the wrong organization. The intended recipient would appear to be the…

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