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Anonymous carries out its threat, releases identities of alleged Ku Klux Klan members
Members of the hacker group Anonymous released what they called a list of Ku Klux Klan members and sympathizers on Thursday. The document, uploaded on Pastebin, contains hundreds of names and aliases. Among them is Frazier Glenn Miller, the white supremacist who killed three people at a Jewish community center in Kansas City.
The release came three days after the group was mistakenly credited with posting a separate list containing the names of several current lawmakers, like Sens. Dan Coats (R-IN), John Cornyn (R-TX), John Hardy Isakson (R-GA), and Thom Tillis (R-NC). None of them was named in the document posted on Thursday. Read more...
New type of auto-rooting Android adware is nearly impossible to remove
Researchers have uncovered a new type of Android adware that's virtually impossible to uninstall, exposes phones to potentially dangerous root exploits, and masquerades as one of thousands of different apps from providers such as Twitter, Facebook, and even Okta, a two-factor authentication service.
Behind the scenes, however, the apps use powerful exploits that gain root access to the Android operating system. Read more...