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  • From Anonymous to Hackerazzi: The year in security mischief-making

    These days barely a day goes by where there isn’t some sort of network security breach or hack or malfunction of some sort. This year too we had the rise of groups such as Anonymous and Lulz that sought out attention for their activities. Here we take a look at the year in pictures of some of the key security problems that grabbed our attention.

    08 Dec | View galleries

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  • Hackers Gone Mild: 6 Rebels Turned Insiders

    Sony hacker George Hotz a.k.a Geohot is reportedly <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/231202/sony_hacker_said_to_land_facebook_job.html">working at Facebook</a> after spending several years agitating technology giants. The news follows Hotz's antics this year when Sony sued him for distributing digital keys and a set of tools that would let you run <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/216541/sony_asks_for_restraining_order_over_ps3_hack.html">illegally copied games</a> on the PlayStation 3. Before his Sony showdown, Hotz was also one of the first people to jailbreak Apple's iPhone with a hardware unlock, although software tools that could do the same job soon replaced this method.

    Ian Paul | 29 Jun | Read more

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