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Social Network maybe Compromised with Namechk.com around

A new Web 2.0 name “NameChk”  can be a tool for hackers. What this does is it search for every social network for the particular USERNAME that you’re looking for and in real life people do not create a unique password for every social network account.

Most would stick with one password for all Social Network accounts.

Here is a detailed video which i explain of what it does

April 25, 2009 Posted by | IT News, Security, social engineering, Technology | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

UK Jail Time For NASA Hacker?

20 British MPs have tabled a motion calling for NASA hacker Gary McKinnon to serve any jail time in the UK, not the US.

Hacker Gary McKinnon is facing extradition from the UK to the US for breaking into a number of US military networks – NASA, the US Army, Navy, Air Force, and Department of Defense.

He’s exhausted a number of appeals, including the European Court of Human Rights, and is currently awaiting a decision by the Home Secretary on when the extradition process will begin. If he’s convicted in the US, he potentially faces decades in jail and millions of dollars in fines, the BBC reports.

However, there might be a ray of hope: 20 British MPs have signed an Early Day Motion calling for McKinnon to serve any sentence imposed in a British jail. It’s not without precedent, as both Holland and Israel routinely request that nationals with medical or mental problems are repatriated to serve their sentences. McKinnon has been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome.

The Home Secretary has been urged not to allow extradition to begin until she has received an assurance that McKinnon will be allowed to serve his sentence in Britain.

November 6, 2008 Posted by | Hack, hacker, IT News, Security | , , , , , | Leave a comment