How do you dump the firmware from a "secure" voting machine? With a $15 open source hardware board

On Wednesday, security researcher Randy Abrams visited the Equifax site to contest bad information in his credit report and was attacked by malicious software that tried to get him to download a fake Flash updater that was a vector for an obscure piece of malware called Adware.Eorezo.

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Equifax division TALX has a product called The Work Number, where prospective employers can verify job applicants’ work history and previous salaries (it’s also used by mortgage lenders and others): you can create an account on this system in anyone’s name, provided you have their date of birth and Social Security Number. The former is […]

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This weekend, we learned that Discus — the commenting system we once used here on Boing Boing — suffered a breach in 2012 in which 17.5m user accounts (email addresses, signup names, account activity dates and some unsalted, weakly encrypted passwords) were stolen.

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