The one thing you’ve always been certain of is that a computer that’s not connected to a network, doesn’t munch data from any USB sticks, and doesn’t accept any kind of electronic connection requests is reasonably safe against hackers and crackers breaking into its electronic vaults.
It’s Thanksgiving weekend and one of the things we’re undoubtedly thankful for is the ability to go on a massive spending spree immediately after turkey day. Just a little tip — when you’re busy buying, the bad guys are busy stealing.
It’s Christmas-comes-early for geeks.
Updated 12:22 PST with new information on Apple’s TouchID
Land of the free and the home of the brave? Our tax dollars at work.
Yesterday’s news about the government’s ability to crack most forms of encryption is old news, according to the Office of the Director on National Intelligence (ODNI).
Outbrain announced today that an employee fell for a phishing attack, giving a group of pro-Syrian regime hackers access to its systems.
Today, New Jersey unsealed an indictment of five Eastern Europeans in the biggest credit card hacking scheme in the United States to date.
Apple just issued an update on its little developer site hacking issue, telling developers that its resources are coming back online and offering a system status update webpage.
One little detail is missing, however: a timetable.
App.net cofounder Bryan Berg noticed that LinkedIn was DNS-hijacked tonight and that traffic was rerouted to a shady India-based site, http://www.confluence-networks.com. That’s bad for LinkedIn, but there’s worse news for you.
When Edward Snowden leaked the news about PRISM, we thought it was just 9 U.S. companies that were sharing customers’ data with the National Security Agency (NSA). Now it looks like literally thousands of technology, finance, and manufacturing firms are working with the NSA, CIA, FBI, and branches of the U.S. military.
Edward Snowden came out of hiding today to reveal that the NSA has performed thousands of hacking operations, hundreds of which were aimed at China.
Hacktivist group anonymous is joining in on this week’s leaks with a leak of its own.
It’s probably time for a sit down.
The breach in ASIO reportedly revealed all the plans to the spy agency’s brand-new headquarters, which would give significant advantages to spies attempting to infiltrate the building, either physically or electronically.
This is how you know you’re not at an Apple conference. At Google I/O today, Google’s holding a session on voiding your Google Glass warranty.
The Pentagon spoke out about Chinese government-sponsored hacking today, directly accusing the country of “intelligence collection.”
More than half of us say we can’t remember all our passwords. Which makes sense, given that almost a third of all companies require their employees to remember six or more of them.
Hackers he already rooted Google Glass — and Google says it’s all part of the plan.
Last week I bought 13 laptops from WalMart.com. There were only two problems: I didn’t buy them, and they weren’t being shipped to my house. I’d been hacked.
Twitter wants wants to make it tougher for bad guys to crack high-profile Twitter accounts. It’s about time.
Wordpress is currently the target of a botnet attack stealing access to admin accounts. The purpose? Likely to make the botnet stronger.
U.K. hacker Ryan Ackroyd will be sentenced in May with three other Lulzsec hackers after he pleaded guilty to one of his charges today.
Bitcoins are a hot commodity now, but are your Bitcoins actually safe? The Bitcoin wallet company Instawallet has suspended its service “indefinitely” after being hacked.
A spate of computer failures at South Korean banks and television networks this morning is being blamed on a computer virus.
“It’s a f*cking ludicrous charge,” Auernheimer told me this morning from New Jersey. “The FBI has tried to frame me for terrorism five times, and by their own admission they’ve been surveilling me since I was 15 years old.”
While on the phone congratulating China’s new president Xi Jinping on his appointment, President Obama reportedly slipped in some conversation around cyber security and intellectual property theft.
Matthew Keys, the social media deputy editor, was indicted today for giving Anonymous hackers access to his former employee’s servers.
Tom Donilon, U.S. national security adviser, explained that Chinese hacking is top of mind for the administration in a speech today.
Oracle has issued an emergency patch for its Java software after a string of high-profile hacking incidents at companies including Apple, Facebook, Twitter, and Microsoft.
Yesterday, Zendesk was hacked and the personal information of an unknown number of Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr users was stolen. Last year, 12.6 million U.S adults were the victims of identity fraud.
The People’s Republic of China would like you to know that it had nothing to do with large scale cyberattacks against more than a hundred U.S. businesses, a government spokesperson stated in a news conference today.
Jeep’s Twitter account has been hijacked by the same jokers who hacked Burger King’s Twitter account yesterday.
Adobe has issued an emergency fix to its Flash software, yet another incident where Flash shows vulnerabilities to hacks and exploits.
The New York Times reports that Chinese hackers secretly attacked its networks for four months.
Editor’s Pick “Prosecutors do not acknowledge nuance,” Watt told me today. “They turn everything into a very clear-cut moral issue, where everything is nicely packaged into a premeditated act.”
Facing criticism for taking a hard line against accused academic journal downloader Aaron Swartz, who committed suicide Friday, MIT has issued a statement.
Facebook had some pretty sweet hacks over the past year. They basically deep-fried a server with phenomenal results. They created a QR code that can be seen from space. And one guy even made a 3D-printed map of Facebook.
A Nokia engineer who has previously pointed out security holes in Microsoft’s Windows 8 has now posted a detailed step-by-step explanation of how to hack Windows 8 games.
A group of hackers is claiming responsibility for a bug that’s infecting almost 9,000 Tumblr user accounts, according to he group’s official Twitter account.