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.
The backdoor operates over SNMP, the simple network management protocol, and remains active even when SNMP is disabled.
Skype has plugged a hole in its password recovery process that allowed outsiders to gain control of a Skype user's account.
Editor's Pick Def Con, the famed hacker conference, just celebrated its 20th birthday this year. And to mark the occasion, the conference welcomed something they strictly policed in years prior: a film crew.
Someone claiming to be a member of hacker collective Anonymous who previously claimed to take down GoDaddy and Facebook has claimed responsibility for today’s big Amazon’s EC2 cloud outage.
Popular web hosting company GoDaddy has restored most of it services after a member of hacker collective Anonymous attacked the site.
Anonymous member Topiary, otherwise known by his real name Jake Davis, is out on bail and not allowed to be on the Internet. But, according to him, life is much more fulfilling without it.
Google may have a self-driving car in the lab.
But Chinese automotive company BYD has a car you can buy today ... with an actual, real, operational remote control.
Imagine this: you phone your bank, asking a service rep to pay a phone bill and transfer money from savings to checking. Only, instead of talking to the bank, you're speaking to a crook who is talking to you on one phone ... and your bank on the other. And when you provide him with all the authentication details your bank requires, he loots your account and transfers your funds into accounts he controls.
Less than 48 hours after Reuters' blogging platform got hacked, the news wire service once again confirms that it was compromised -- this time via it's Tech-focused Twitter account.
Sometimes when you do what’s best for your kids, you can go a little overboard. A mother in Pennsylvania has allegedly hacked into her children’s school records to boost their grades and browse administration emails, ABC News reports.
Catherine Venusto …
Dropbox may be having yet another bad security day.
Dropbox users are complaining on the forums that email addresses they’ve used only for cloud storage and sharing service are getting spam … which leads them to believe that Dropbox has …
LittleBits is a maker/hacker startup through and through, and it’s just taken a sizable round of venture funding from a few of the bigger names in Silicon Valley.
Its product is half building block, half circuit board, and it’s intended …
Last night the news broke that Yahoo had a security breach and 435,000 usernames and passwords had been hacked. Particularly troubling? The login credentials are in plaintext, not even encrypted.
The biggest question users have when this happens: have MY …
Update: Yahoo! has confirmed the breach — see their statement below. Check here for information on how to know if your username/password were compromised.
Hacking collective “D33Ds Company” has posted 435,000 sets of usernames and passwords from a Yahoo …
You just can’t stop those wily jailbreak hackers. Today new software has been released that will fully jailbreak almost any iOS device running the latest iOS update, including the iPhone 4S and new iPad.
Hackers from the Chronic Dev Team …