Samy Kamkar, a hacker already well known for his past hacks such as crashing MySpace in 2005, has revealed both the hardware as well as software specs on how to build a drone which can find other drones, hack and …Read More »
According to the Dutch media outlet NRC, courtesy of National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden, it was revealed that the NSA didn’t stop at reading your mail or listening to phone calls. The latest information says that the NSA …Read More »
A computer hacker who has fled Syria in exile reportedly hacked into the computers of Syria’s secret police and, among other things, discovered porn on them.
The Syrian hacker, who remains nameless, and several of his friends hacked into the …Read More »
The activist group known as Anonymous, sometimes referred to as hacktivists given that their members are known to hack to into various institutions when trying to get a specific point across, are gaining the FBI’s attention for hacking into American …Read More »
In early October, Adobe’s security was penetrated and millions of online credentials were stolen. A recently analysis of the passwords that were taken show that the most popular password among Adobe’s 38 million users was “123456″, used by roughly 1.9 …Read More »
Using a PIN on your cell phone is a great way to secure you phone, data, and apps from hackers but research has found that your PINs may not secure your phone and apps as much as you think. Rather …Read More »
Lee Hsien Loong, Singapore’s Prime Minister, had recently made comments about finding a member of the group known as Anonymous, after some of them threatened to hack government owned websites in a video, and because of this they hacked into …Read More »
Yes, these people do exist in the world.Read More »
Internet has never been pristine and flawless. However error-free it can be made, there will always be bugs impeding the flow of the internet and applications associated with it. In order to make the internet immaculate, tech firms over the …Read More »
Paranoia is a bad thing. Unless you are right. Too bad this lady isn’t.Read More »
The homepage of Fox News’ website appeared to be temporarily vandalized today. The featured headline was changed to “WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE,” followed with the blurb, “STUFF YO.” Other articles that appeared during the time were ones about Apple releasing a Maverick Sea …Read More »
A boy who lives in the Notre-Dame-de-Grace suburb of Montreal has just pled guilty to hacking websites and costing about $60,000 worth of “damage”.
In a story that sounds somewhat similar to the beginning of the old 90s movie Hackers, …Read More »
Think the NSA’s site was the only one attacked or hacked recently? Think again. According to Ars Technica, there has been a hacking spree on US government websites and databases and it’s been going on for over a year. Accused …Read More »
Rebekah Brooks, who used to work for News Corp as an executive, as well as some of her former colleagues on News of the World, are going to trial this week for the phone hacking scandal they were hit with …Read More »
There have been a string of government site hackings lately, the most recent is President Obama’s own Twitter account. The account is used by the president’s Organized for Action (OFA) campaign and was recently the victim of foul play. Not …Read More »
If you’re an Adobe customer, you might want to change your password today. Following up an initial report earlier this month where Adobe said hackers acquired data from 3 million customer accounts, the company is now saying that the number …Read More »
The website for U.S. National Security Agency (NSA), an institution now at the center of a huge international scandal for its espionage activities, was inaccessible Friday night, according to an agency spokesman. NSA is trying to identify the causes of …Read More »
Experts are saying that the system used to track sea vessels is outdated and can be easily hacked, according to BBC News.
The technology under investigation is the Authentic Identification System, or AIS for short. It is used to track …Read More »
The websites of web and PC security software manufacturers AVG and Avira were hacked by Palestinian hactivists earlier this day, courtesy of a major DNS breach into Avira and AVG.
When users visited the websites of both of these security …Read More »
Germany’s Chaos Computer Club has apparently broken through the security on Apple’s Touch ID system. Touch ID was introduced along with the iPhone 5s as a means to secure and unlock your phone through the use of a fingerprint sensor. …Read More »
In the years to come, your car will likely be a full-blown computer running on either Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, or a yet-unknown contender. Even today, many cars are heavily computerized. This also means your precious little computer on …Read More »
The New York Times website was down today due to a “malicious external attack,” with the group responsible alleged to be the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA). The attack involved redirecting requests from nytimes.com to a domain operated by the SEA. …Read More »
Washington Post, which was recently purchased by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, was briefly disrupted by the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) this past Thursday. The SEA successfully redirected readers from the Washington Post’s website to its own website.
According to …Read More »
This infographic provides very good tips regarding how people are hacked and how to protect yourself.Read More »
Hackers have gone on a rampage recently; these dirty little old men have hacked their way into multiple web servers where they proceeded to upload child abuse images for safekeeping. Hackers borrowing space on a company’s web server is nothing …Read More »
Hacking a smart toilet and “taking control of the bidet” is more of a prank but you may want to take the security risk seriously if an attacker had access to your security camera, capture videos, and upload them on …Read More »
At the recent Black Hat cyber security conference in Las Vegas, iSec (a security firm) revealed a hack which allowed researchers access to remotely enable the webcam on a Samsung smart TV without the user even knowing.
The method of …Read More »
In a recent development, security engineers from Indiana have hacked into the software of the 2010 models of both the Toyota Prius and the Ford Escape using laptops which were connected to the cars’ electronic systems. This development came about …Read More »
A group of five students in the San Francisco-based hacker boot camp Hack Reactor wanted to figure out exactly how a link gets popular on Reddit, “The Front Page of the Internet,” which can drive tons of traffic to the …Read More »
22-year-old Matthew Weaver is no longer a student at California State University San Marcos; he’s now doing a one year course at California State Prison for hacking his school election. Apparently, Weaver was hell bent on becoming the next student …Read More »
Last year, NSA director General Keith Alexander gave the keynote (and recruitment-focused) speech at Def Con, the world’s largest hacking conference and an event that is known for obscuring the social and professional boundaries between hackers and the feds.
Because …Read More »