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Hackers Finally Post Stolen Ashley Madison Data
Hackers who stole sensitive customer information from the cheating site AshleyMadison.com appear to have made good on their threat to post the data online.
A data dump, 9.7 gigabytes in size, was posted on Tuesday to the dark web using an Onion address accessible only through the Tor browser. The files appear to include account details and log-ins for some 32 million users of the social networking site, touted as the premier site for married individuals seeking partners for affairs. One analysis of email addresses found in the data dump also shows that some 15,000 are .mil. or .gov addresses. Read more...
Jeb Bush: encryption makes it too hard to catch "evildoers"
You can count Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on the side of the FBI and the NSA, and against strong encryption.
Bush, the former governor of Florida, said Tuesday that "If you create encryption, it makes it harder for the American government to do its job - while protecting civil liberties - to make sure that evildoers aren't in our midst." Read more...