Items tagged with ssh

On Wednesday, GitHub expanded and improved its search feature to make it easier to locate code stashed on the site by live-indexing newly uploaded code. In theory, it sounds like a nice improvement on the site’s ability to deliver results to those looking for certain code or developers, but it appears that the new tool uncovers much more--namely, private SSH keys. The issue appears to be that some GitHub users have been storing private keys in public directories, and the new search tool is returning them in search results. Obviously, having exposed SSH keys is disastrous, and it allows hackers... Read more...
Jailbroken iPhone owners, you've already been warned this week with a different hack. This one uses the same "vulnerability" to "rickroll" the homescreen of jailbroken iPhones. To "rickroll" someone is to intentionally redirect them to a video of "Never Gonna Give You Up" from one two-hit-wonder 80's pop "superstar" Rick Astley, but it's also used for a variety of Astley-ish stunts. Thus, this one, in which a hacker named "ikee" hacked into jailbroken iPhones to replace their home screen with a Rick Astley background. Just as with the hack we wrote about earlier, it has to do with the fact that... Read more...
There's one thing Apple is right about with respect to jailbroken iPhones: they are less secure. At least, unless you take some precautions, that is. A Dutch hacker took advantage of that situation, but all he really wanted was some pocket change.On the other hand, we doubt jailbreaking will end life as we know it, as Apple believes.According to a forum post, the hacker broke into jailbroken iPhones on T-mobile Netherlands. Typically, SSH is turned on for jailbroken iPhones, allowing a user to log in via Terminal and run standard UNIX commands. However, if you want to do that, you really need to... Read more...
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For almost as long as there have been PC enthusiasts, it seems that Asus has been there catering to them with feature laden, high-performance products.  Nowhere is it more apparent that Asus caters to enthusiasts than with their motherboards. Yes, some of their notebooks and graphics cards are cutting edge as well, but the company has released literally hundreds of enthusiast-class motherboards in their history. Over the years we have evaluated a myriad of Asus-built mobos here at HotHardware, and with the exception of only a couple of designs, they have all been stand-out products in... Read more...