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Raspberry Pi bot tracks hacker posts to vacuum up passwords and more

Jun 27, 2013, 09:00 (0 Talkback[s])

Password and credit-card details leak online every day. So no one really knows just how much personally identifiable information is available by clicking on the right link to Pastebin, Pastie, or similar sites. Using a platform that runs on the hobbyist Raspberry Pi platform to drink from this fire hose, a security researcher has cataloged more than 3,000 such posts in less than three months while adding scores more each week.

Dumpmon, as the project is called, is a bot that monitors Twitter messages for Web links containing account credentials, sensitive account information, and other "interesting" content

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