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German battlefield yields Roman surprises

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“My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.”

HANOVER, Germany (CNN) — Archaeologists have found more than 600 relics from a huge battle between a Roman army and Barbarians in the third century, long after historians believed Rome had given up control of northern Germany.

“We have to write our history books new, because what we thought was that the activities of the Romans ended at nine or 10 (years) after Christ,” said Lutz Stratmann, science minister for the German state of Lower Saxony. “Now we know that it must be 200 or 250 after that.”

For weeks, archeologist Petra Loenne and her team have been searching this area with metal detectors, pulling hundreds of ancient Roman weapons out of the ground. They paint a picture of a highly organized, technologically superior Roman army beset by Germanic tribes in a forest about 80 km (50 miles) south of the modern city of Hanover.

The hillside battlefield was discovered by relic-hunters illegally searching for souvenirs of more recent wars near the town of Kalefeld-Oldenrode. One of them brought some of the items he found to Loenne, who works for the local government.

The artifacts are so well preserved that the scientists can already retrace some of the battle lines. VideoWatch how the battlefield discovery could re-write history »

“We believe the Germans ambushed the Romans here, but the legions quickly fired back with catapults and archers — and then it came to a massive man-on-man onslaught,” Loenne said.

The items unearthed so far include an axe, still sharp after nearly 1,800 years; horseshoes; shovels; spearheads; and dozens of arrowheads for a Scorpio, a cross between a catapult and a crossbow — the ancient equivalent of artillery.

“With a very high speed, on a very long distance — about 300 meters — you can hit targets precisely,” said Henning Hassman, of Hanover’s archeological institute.

Researchers say the evidence suggests the tribesmen lured the Romans into the forest to keep them from making full use of those long-range weapons and draw them into hand-to-hand combat, outside of the formations the imperial troops had mastered. However, they believe the Romans ultimately prevailed.

Other relics include coins depicting the late second-century Roman emperor Commodus, depicted in the Oscar-winning Hollywood epic “Gladiator” — a film that opens with a scene of battle against a barbarian horde that scientists say appears to be largely accurate. And Loenne said her team may have only begun to scratch the surface of the forest.

“We hope we might find fortifications and if we are lucky, maybe even battlefield graveyards,” she said.

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2009/01/05 at 21:03

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Twitter accounts of Obama, Britney Spears hacked

(CNN) — The Twitter accounts of President-elect Barack Obama, CNN anchor Rick Sanchez, Britney Spears, Fox News and 29 others were hacked Monday according to the microblog site, leading to false and inappropriate messages being posted on their accounts.

First Fox News Twitter followers read a false message about Bill O’Reilly’s sexuality Monday morning after hackers launched several attacks.

Then came the attack on pop princess Britney Spears private parts.

CNN anchor Rick Sanchez, who uses Twitter on his TV show to interact with the audience, also fell victim to the scam, when a hacker posted about drugs on his account.

Twitter is a social-networking blog site that allows users to send status updates, or “tweets,” from cell phones, instant messaging services and Facebook in less than 140 characters.

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone wrote on the site’s blog that the accounts were compromised after a hacker accessed tools the support team uses when a Twitter user can’t remember or wants to reset their login info.

“We considered this a very serious breach of security and immediately took the support tools offline,” Stone said in the blog post. “We’ll put them back only when they’re safe and secure.”

Jennifer Dargan, Director of Public Relations for CNN confirmed Sanchez’s account was compromised.

“As a result, some Twitter users may have received offensive messages attributed to Rick when the breach occurred,” she said. “This is annoying, though such breaches are not uncommon when using social networking sites.”

“Rick has notified Twitter of his account’s breach and taken some basic steps to secure his account’s access. Rick enjoys communicating with viewers via Twitter and he and many others at CNN find social networking a valuable tool in their shows. Rick will continue to use Twitter — along with MySpace and Facebook — to engage CNN’s audience.”

The attacks came after Twitter suffered a vicious phishing scam over the weekend, during which everyday Twitter users may have been tricked into logging on to a page masquerading as the Twitter front page, according to the site.

Instead, users were actually giving out their login information. The fake link was then passed along to anyone following that user.

Twitter posted a small notice on the page of each user warning them about the attacks.

But some users, concerned about the attacks, began messaging Twitter employees.

“So you’re OK with a status quo where any Twitter [application] is potentially a phishing scam?” Twitter user “Aral” posted on the account of Alex Payne, a developer at Twitter. According to his Web site Payne is in charge of working with programmers who develop their own applications that work with Twitter.

“I’m certainly not happy with the security status quo. I just want people to understand the different threats. We’ll get there,” Payne responded.

The attacks are the first known security issues with Twitter, which has grown as a popular social networking site during the last year.

The attack on Twitter indicates hackers may see social networking sites as a good place to try and steal passwords and account information from the most people.

While many of the accounts were fixed quickly by resetting passwords, the attacks are a reminder for Twitter that with increasing popularity comes more security risks. iReport.com: Scammers ‘phishing’ on Twitter

And those risks have kept employees at Twitter working quickly to try and fend off attacks and fix compromised tools.

The company’s CEO Evan Williams echoed that sentiment with a post on his Twitter account this morning.

“Mood at Twitter HQ the first work day of the year: Focused Anxiety.”

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2009/01/05 at 20:36

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* 16:20 FUCK ASS! My penis has a weeping wound!. #
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Twitter accounts of Obama, Britney Spears hacked

(CNN) — The Twitter accounts of President-elect Barack Obama, CNN anchor Rick Sanchez, Britney Spears, Fox News and 29 others were hacked Monday according to the microblog site, leading to false and inappropriate messages being posted on their accounts.

First Fox News Twitter followers read a false message about Bill O’Reilly’s sexuality Monday morning after hackers launched several attacks.

Then came the attack on pop princess Britney Spears private parts.

CNN anchor Rick Sanchez, who uses Twitter on his TV show to interact with the audience, also fell victim to the scam, when a hacker posted about drugs on his account.

Twitter is a social-networking blog site that allows users to send status updates, or “tweets,” from cell phones, instant messaging services and Facebook in less than 140 characters.

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone wrote on the site’s blog that the accounts were compromised after a hacker accessed tools the support team uses when a Twitter user can’t remember or wants to reset their login info.

“We considered this a very serious breach of security and immediately took the support tools offline,” Stone said in the blog post. “We’ll put them back only when they’re safe and secure.”

Jennifer Dargan, Director of Public Relations for CNN confirmed Sanchez’s account was compromised.

“As a result, some Twitter users may have received offensive messages attributed to Rick when the breach occurred,” she said. “This is annoying, though such breaches are not uncommon when using social networking sites.”

“Rick has notified Twitter of his account’s breach and taken some basic steps to secure his account’s access. Rick enjoys communicating with viewers via Twitter and he and many others at CNN find social networking a valuable tool in their shows. Rick will continue to use Twitter — along with MySpace and Facebook — to engage CNN’s audience.”

The attacks came after Twitter suffered a vicious phishing scam over the weekend, during which everyday Twitter users may have been tricked into logging on to a page masquerading as the Twitter front page, according to the site.

Instead, users were actually giving out their login information. The fake link was then passed along to anyone following that user.

Twitter posted a small notice on the page of each user warning them about the attacks.

But some users, concerned about the attacks, began messaging Twitter employees.

“So you’re OK with a status quo where any Twitter [application] is potentially a phishing scam?” Twitter user “Aral” posted on the account of Alex Payne, a developer at Twitter. According to his Web site Payne is in charge of working with programmers who develop their own applications that work with Twitter.

“I’m certainly not happy with the security status quo. I just want people to understand the different threats. We’ll get there,” Payne responded.

The attacks are the first known security issues with Twitter, which has grown as a popular social networking site during the last year.

The attack on Twitter indicates hackers may see social networking sites as a good place to try and steal passwords and account information from the most people.

While many of the accounts were fixed quickly by resetting passwords, the attacks are a reminder for Twitter that with increasing popularity comes more security risks. iReport.com: Scammers ‘phishing’ on Twitter

And those risks have kept employees at Twitter working quickly to try and fend off attacks and fix compromised tools.

The company’s CEO Evan Williams echoed that sentiment with a post on his Twitter account this morning.

“Mood at Twitter HQ the first work day of the year: Focused Anxiety.”

Written by Krypt3ia

2009/01/05 at 20:36

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* 16:20 FUCK ASS! My penis has a weeping wound!. #
* 16:31 Remember, it won’t heal unless you don’t stop touching it!. #

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Twitter accounts of Obama, Britney Spears hacked

(CNN) — The Twitter accounts of President-elect Barack Obama, CNN anchor Rick Sanchez, Britney Spears, Fox News and 29 others were hacked Monday according to the microblog site, leading to false and inappropriate messages being posted on their accounts.

First Fox News Twitter followers read a false message about Bill O’Reilly’s sexuality Monday morning after hackers launched several attacks.

Then came the attack on pop princess Britney Spears private parts.

CNN anchor Rick Sanchez, who uses Twitter on his TV show to interact with the audience, also fell victim to the scam, when a hacker posted about drugs on his account.

Twitter is a social-networking blog site that allows users to send status updates, or “tweets,” from cell phones, instant messaging services and Facebook in less than 140 characters.

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone wrote on the site’s blog that the accounts were compromised after a hacker accessed tools the support team uses when a Twitter user can’t remember or wants to reset their login info.

“We considered this a very serious breach of security and immediately took the support tools offline,” Stone said in the blog post. “We’ll put them back only when they’re safe and secure.”

Jennifer Dargan, Director of Public Relations for CNN confirmed Sanchez’s account was compromised.

“As a result, some Twitter users may have received offensive messages attributed to Rick when the breach occurred,” she said. “This is annoying, though such breaches are not uncommon when using social networking sites.”

“Rick has notified Twitter of his account’s breach and taken some basic steps to secure his account’s access. Rick enjoys communicating with viewers via Twitter and he and many others at CNN find social networking a valuable tool in their shows. Rick will continue to use Twitter — along with MySpace and Facebook — to engage CNN’s audience.”

The attacks came after Twitter suffered a vicious phishing scam over the weekend, during which everyday Twitter users may have been tricked into logging on to a page masquerading as the Twitter front page, according to the site.

Instead, users were actually giving out their login information. The fake link was then passed along to anyone following that user.

Twitter posted a small notice on the page of each user warning them about the attacks.

But some users, concerned about the attacks, began messaging Twitter employees.

“So you’re OK with a status quo where any Twitter [application] is potentially a phishing scam?” Twitter user “Aral” posted on the account of Alex Payne, a developer at Twitter. According to his Web site Payne is in charge of working with programmers who develop their own applications that work with Twitter.

“I’m certainly not happy with the security status quo. I just want people to understand the different threats. We’ll get there,” Payne responded.

The attacks are the first known security issues with Twitter, which has grown as a popular social networking site during the last year.

The attack on Twitter indicates hackers may see social networking sites as a good place to try and steal passwords and account information from the most people.

While many of the accounts were fixed quickly by resetting passwords, the attacks are a reminder for Twitter that with increasing popularity comes more security risks. iReport.com: Scammers ‘phishing’ on Twitter

And those risks have kept employees at Twitter working quickly to try and fend off attacks and fix compromised tools.

The company’s CEO Evan Williams echoed that sentiment with a post on his Twitter account this morning.

“Mood at Twitter HQ the first work day of the year: Focused Anxiety.”

Written by Krypt3ia

2009/01/05 at 20:36

Posted in Uncategorized

Tweets for today

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* 16:20 FUCK ASS! My penis has a weeping wound!. #
* 16:31 Remember, it won’t heal unless you don’t stop touching it!. #

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Twitter accounts of Obama, Britney Spears hacked

(CNN) — The Twitter accounts of President-elect Barack Obama, CNN anchor Rick Sanchez, Britney Spears, Fox News and 29 others were hacked Monday according to the microblog site, leading to false and inappropriate messages being posted on their accounts.

First Fox News Twitter followers read a false message about Bill O’Reilly’s sexuality Monday morning after hackers launched several attacks.

Then came the attack on pop princess Britney Spears private parts.

CNN anchor Rick Sanchez, who uses Twitter on his TV show to interact with the audience, also fell victim to the scam, when a hacker posted about drugs on his account.

Twitter is a social-networking blog site that allows users to send status updates, or “tweets,” from cell phones, instant messaging services and Facebook in less than 140 characters.

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone wrote on the site’s blog that the accounts were compromised after a hacker accessed tools the support team uses when a Twitter user can’t remember or wants to reset their login info.

“We considered this a very serious breach of security and immediately took the support tools offline,” Stone said in the blog post. “We’ll put them back only when they’re safe and secure.”

Jennifer Dargan, Director of Public Relations for CNN confirmed Sanchez’s account was compromised.

“As a result, some Twitter users may have received offensive messages attributed to Rick when the breach occurred,” she said. “This is annoying, though such breaches are not uncommon when using social networking sites.”

“Rick has notified Twitter of his account’s breach and taken some basic steps to secure his account’s access. Rick enjoys communicating with viewers via Twitter and he and many others at CNN find social networking a valuable tool in their shows. Rick will continue to use Twitter — along with MySpace and Facebook — to engage CNN’s audience.”

The attacks came after Twitter suffered a vicious phishing scam over the weekend, during which everyday Twitter users may have been tricked into logging on to a page masquerading as the Twitter front page, according to the site.

Instead, users were actually giving out their login information. The fake link was then passed along to anyone following that user.

Twitter posted a small notice on the page of each user warning them about the attacks.

But some users, concerned about the attacks, began messaging Twitter employees.

“So you’re OK with a status quo where any Twitter [application] is potentially a phishing scam?” Twitter user “Aral” posted on the account of Alex Payne, a developer at Twitter. According to his Web site Payne is in charge of working with programmers who develop their own applications that work with Twitter.

“I’m certainly not happy with the security status quo. I just want people to understand the different threats. We’ll get there,” Payne responded.

The attacks are the first known security issues with Twitter, which has grown as a popular social networking site during the last year.

The attack on Twitter indicates hackers may see social networking sites as a good place to try and steal passwords and account information from the most people.

While many of the accounts were fixed quickly by resetting passwords, the attacks are a reminder for Twitter that with increasing popularity comes more security risks. iReport.com: Scammers ‘phishing’ on Twitter

And those risks have kept employees at Twitter working quickly to try and fend off attacks and fix compromised tools.

The company’s CEO Evan Williams echoed that sentiment with a post on his Twitter account this morning.

“Mood at Twitter HQ the first work day of the year: Focused Anxiety.”

Written by Krypt3ia

2009/01/05 at 20:36

Posted in Uncategorized

Tweets for today

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* 16:20 FUCK ASS! My penis has a weeping wound!. #
* 16:31 Remember, it won’t heal unless you don’t stop touching it!. #

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Twitter accounts of Obama, Britney Spears hacked

(CNN) — The Twitter accounts of President-elect Barack Obama, CNN anchor Rick Sanchez, Britney Spears, Fox News and 29 others were hacked Monday according to the microblog site, leading to false and inappropriate messages being posted on their accounts.

First Fox News Twitter followers read a false message about Bill O’Reilly’s sexuality Monday morning after hackers launched several attacks.

Then came the attack on pop princess Britney Spears private parts.

CNN anchor Rick Sanchez, who uses Twitter on his TV show to interact with the audience, also fell victim to the scam, when a hacker posted about drugs on his account.

Twitter is a social-networking blog site that allows users to send status updates, or “tweets,” from cell phones, instant messaging services and Facebook in less than 140 characters.

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone wrote on the site’s blog that the accounts were compromised after a hacker accessed tools the support team uses when a Twitter user can’t remember or wants to reset their login info.

“We considered this a very serious breach of security and immediately took the support tools offline,” Stone said in the blog post. “We’ll put them back only when they’re safe and secure.”

Jennifer Dargan, Director of Public Relations for CNN confirmed Sanchez’s account was compromised.

“As a result, some Twitter users may have received offensive messages attributed to Rick when the breach occurred,” she said. “This is annoying, though such breaches are not uncommon when using social networking sites.”

“Rick has notified Twitter of his account’s breach and taken some basic steps to secure his account’s access. Rick enjoys communicating with viewers via Twitter and he and many others at CNN find social networking a valuable tool in their shows. Rick will continue to use Twitter — along with MySpace and Facebook — to engage CNN’s audience.”

The attacks came after Twitter suffered a vicious phishing scam over the weekend, during which everyday Twitter users may have been tricked into logging on to a page masquerading as the Twitter front page, according to the site.

Instead, users were actually giving out their login information. The fake link was then passed along to anyone following that user.

Twitter posted a small notice on the page of each user warning them about the attacks.

But some users, concerned about the attacks, began messaging Twitter employees.

“So you’re OK with a status quo where any Twitter [application] is potentially a phishing scam?” Twitter user “Aral” posted on the account of Alex Payne, a developer at Twitter. According to his Web site Payne is in charge of working with programmers who develop their own applications that work with Twitter.

“I’m certainly not happy with the security status quo. I just want people to understand the different threats. We’ll get there,” Payne responded.

The attacks are the first known security issues with Twitter, which has grown as a popular social networking site during the last year.

The attack on Twitter indicates hackers may see social networking sites as a good place to try and steal passwords and account information from the most people.

While many of the accounts were fixed quickly by resetting passwords, the attacks are a reminder for Twitter that with increasing popularity comes more security risks. iReport.com: Scammers ‘phishing’ on Twitter

And those risks have kept employees at Twitter working quickly to try and fend off attacks and fix compromised tools.

The company’s CEO Evan Williams echoed that sentiment with a post on his Twitter account this morning.

“Mood at Twitter HQ the first work day of the year: Focused Anxiety.”

Written by Krypt3ia

2009/01/05 at 20:36

Posted in Uncategorized

Tweets for today

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* 16:20 FUCK ASS! My penis has a weeping wound!. #
* 16:31 Remember, it won’t heal unless you don’t stop touching it!. #

Automatically shipped by LoudTwitter

Twitter accounts of Obama, Britney Spears hacked

(CNN) — The Twitter accounts of President-elect Barack Obama, CNN anchor Rick Sanchez, Britney Spears, Fox News and 29 others were hacked Monday according to the microblog site, leading to false and inappropriate messages being posted on their accounts.

First Fox News Twitter followers read a false message about Bill O’Reilly’s sexuality Monday morning after hackers launched several attacks.

Then came the attack on pop princess Britney Spears private parts.

CNN anchor Rick Sanchez, who uses Twitter on his TV show to interact with the audience, also fell victim to the scam, when a hacker posted about drugs on his account.

Twitter is a social-networking blog site that allows users to send status updates, or “tweets,” from cell phones, instant messaging services and Facebook in less than 140 characters.

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone wrote on the site’s blog that the accounts were compromised after a hacker accessed tools the support team uses when a Twitter user can’t remember or wants to reset their login info.

“We considered this a very serious breach of security and immediately took the support tools offline,” Stone said in the blog post. “We’ll put them back only when they’re safe and secure.”

Jennifer Dargan, Director of Public Relations for CNN confirmed Sanchez’s account was compromised.

“As a result, some Twitter users may have received offensive messages attributed to Rick when the breach occurred,” she said. “This is annoying, though such breaches are not uncommon when using social networking sites.”

“Rick has notified Twitter of his account’s breach and taken some basic steps to secure his account’s access. Rick enjoys communicating with viewers via Twitter and he and many others at CNN find social networking a valuable tool in their shows. Rick will continue to use Twitter — along with MySpace and Facebook — to engage CNN’s audience.”

The attacks came after Twitter suffered a vicious phishing scam over the weekend, during which everyday Twitter users may have been tricked into logging on to a page masquerading as the Twitter front page, according to the site.

Instead, users were actually giving out their login information. The fake link was then passed along to anyone following that user.

Twitter posted a small notice on the page of each user warning them about the attacks.

But some users, concerned about the attacks, began messaging Twitter employees.

“So you’re OK with a status quo where any Twitter [application] is potentially a phishing scam?” Twitter user “Aral” posted on the account of Alex Payne, a developer at Twitter. According to his Web site Payne is in charge of working with programmers who develop their own applications that work with Twitter.

“I’m certainly not happy with the security status quo. I just want people to understand the different threats. We’ll get there,” Payne responded.

The attacks are the first known security issues with Twitter, which has grown as a popular social networking site during the last year.

The attack on Twitter indicates hackers may see social networking sites as a good place to try and steal passwords and account information from the most people.

While many of the accounts were fixed quickly by resetting passwords, the attacks are a reminder for Twitter that with increasing popularity comes more security risks. iReport.com: Scammers ‘phishing’ on Twitter

And those risks have kept employees at Twitter working quickly to try and fend off attacks and fix compromised tools.

The company’s CEO Evan Williams echoed that sentiment with a post on his Twitter account this morning.

“Mood at Twitter HQ the first work day of the year: Focused Anxiety.”

Written by Krypt3ia

2009/01/05 at 20:36

Posted in Uncategorized