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How Anonymous Is Fighting White Supremacy Online

White supremacists are taking a beating online from hacker groups.

On Saturday, hackers from the groups Anonymous and Binarysec shut down the website of the White Knights of the KKK using a distributed denial-of-service attack, according to Mic. The shutdown came on the same day “pro-white” demonstrators staged a rally in Stone Mountain, Georgia, a historic meeting place for the Klan.

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Why Keeping Your Identity Safe Has Never Been Harder

Identity theft is rising in all sectors. It’s rampant in tax, the medical sector, and banking. There’s more money than ever before in the identity theft protectionindustry, as well. Yet consumers still feel as if they are in an impossible situation. Too much security and it becomes inconvenient to take advantage of a service. Too little security and there’s the risk that a hack attack will happen.

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Hackers tried and failed to steal a billion dollars from bank

Hackers stole $80 million from a bank, but it could have been a lot worse if they had just Googled the name of a company, according to Reuters. Thieves got inside servers of the Bangladesh Bank, stealing the credentials used to make online transfers. They then bombarded the Federal Reserve Bank in New York with up to 13 money transfer requests to organizations in the Philippines and Sri Lanka. The Fed allowed four to go through totaling $81 million, but the next one was flagged by a routing bank in Germany because the hackers misspelled “foundation” as “fandation.”

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John McAfee: Ashley Madison “Was An Inside Job”

John McAfee is not known for his reasonableness. McAfee, founder of the eponymous antivirus software company, is very well known for being a security expert, however. Wearing both hats, McAfee now says that “Ashley Madison hack was not hacked.” He claims, “It was an inside job.” And it was a woman!?

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Hackers Have Figured Out How to Control Smart Rifles

After a year of research, a pair of security researchers have figured out how to hack a $13,000 smart rifle. By exploiting security weaknesses in a computer-powered sniper rifle, Runa Sandvik and Michael Auger devised a method that can not only prevent a gun from firing or hitting a target, but can throw the user’s aim off enough to hit an entirely different bullseye.

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