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Why I Have Stopped Blogging at WordPress.com

I must apologize to my regular readers for not posting anything lately. The reason is that WordPress.com is about to become one of the most unsecure websites in the entire cyber space. As you can see in this screenshot below:

I can log onto every sleazy porn site, but not wordpress.com

It’s more that a week since I asked the wordpress support dep. about what the Hell is going on! They haven’t bothered to give me an answer, yet.

My web browser, Comodo Dragon, warns me of unsecure websites.

Last week when trying to log on to EconoTwist’s, I was greeted with a big red sign, saying the site was temporary blocked because of phishing.

“The site contains links to viruses or other software programs that can reveal personal information stored or typed on your computer to malicious persons,” the message warns.

And without going into details, as I’m writing this I can see typical signs of some kind of key logger software activity.

The support people of WordPress.com have not taken any notice of my request for an explanation, so until I’ve solved this myself I won’t be posting much – sorry.

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All Facebook Users Are Now Potential Terrorists

At least that’s the opinion of American and British authorities. While the US FBI are hunting down script kiddies who’s messing with their websites, the British police are cracking down on users of social media for allegedly encouraging a mass uprising during a time ripe with riots.

One single message on Facebook recently resulted in four years behind bars for two British citizens because of something they say was just a drunk joke.

Now human rights groups are sounding the alarm, saying the courts are over-reacting by dishing out penalties which are far too harsh.

Russia Today reports:

As if that’s not enough; we now also got a Facebook group dedicated to expose terrorist on Facebook….or should I say “Farcebook”?…

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Hackers Threaten To Attack The US Federal Reserve

The Anonymous hacker group says it plans to target the Federal Reserve starting today, most likely with a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack designed to shut down the agency’s Web site.

“90 days ago, we requested Ben Bernankes resignation as Federal Reserve chairman. Mr. Bernanke has not complied with our request.”

The Anonymous

In a YouTube video, the group is calling for public protests until Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke steps down. The campaign, called  Operation Empire State Rebellion, is timed to coincide with Flag Day in the US, which is June 14 and commemorates the adoption of the national flag in 1777.

The group, which has made a name for itself organizing random anonymous Internet users and getting them to turn their computers against targets in DoS attacks, is critical of the Federal Reserve’s involvement in the global financial crisis and what it says is the politicization of the global banking industry.

A spokesperson from the Federal Reserve in Washington, DC, did not immediately provide comment today, CNET.com reports.

This weekend, Anonymous took down the site of the Spanish national police in retaliation for the arrest last week of three people allegedly connected with the group.

Last week, Anonymous also hit a Turkish government site.

Other Anonymous official targets have been Iran and Egypt, but the group is probably best known for its DDoS attack on Sony in early April and attacks against PayPal, Visa and MasterCard sites last year after those companies stopped allowing WikiLeaks to receive contributions through their sites.

Meanwhile, someone broke into the network of the International Monetary Fund recently and stole data, although Anonymous is not believed to be responsible for that attack.

It’s possible that the IMF breach was a result of an employee getting infected by a malicious e-mail, since the agency reportedly is now warning employees not to open e-mails and video links without first authenticating the source.

Separately, the LulzSec group was busy posting what it says is the source code and passwords it got from hacking Bethesda Softworks, a subsidiary of gaming company ZeniMax Media, as well as data that appeared to come from a US  Senate database.

This is starting to get really interesting…

Check out the action through these links:

As presented in the video: http://opesr.com

#OpESR: http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=%23OpESR

Google map of actions: http://bit.ly/kajMWv

A99 AmpedStatus Social Network Group: http://ampedstatus.org/network/groups/a99/

June 14th Economic Rebellion Update: This Is What Decentralized Resistance Looks Like: http://ampedstatus.org/june-14th-economic-rebellion-update-%e2%80%93-this-is-…

Acts of Resistance: http://ampedstatus.org/acts-of-resistance-what-are-you-going-to-do-on-june-14…

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