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.
Dropbox may be having yet another bad security day.
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.
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Once the heir apparent to Rupert Murdoch’s throne, James Murdoch is stepping down from his role as executive chairman at News International, following the hacking scandals that continue to provoke investigations and arrests in Great Britain.
Chinese manufacturing company Foxconn was hacked this week by a new group of “greyhat” cyber criminals who say tearing down companies is fun.
Arabic-language news network Al Jazeera‘s website was hacked today by a Syrian hacktivist group in support of the government’s actions in the country.
On Dec. 24th, hacker collective Anonymous stole credit card info and other sensitive data from U.S. security firm Stratfor, but keeping track of who and what are affected by the scandal can be difficult.
A clearer picture of the damage from the Stratfor hacking incident on Christmas Eve is coming into focus, with an independent analysis confirming more than 9,000 active credit card numbers were stolen from the security think tank.
Hacker collective Anonymous claims to have stolen credit card data and other sensitive details from U.S. security think tank Stratfor, with plans to donate $1 million in stolen cash to charity.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has been out for a little over a week now and already 1,600 cheaters and hackers have been banned, according to Infinity Ward’s Creative Strategist Robert Bowling.
Siri, Apple’s new voice control feature available exclusively in the iPhone 4S, is basically your personal servant when it comes to accessing data through the device. However, there are certain things it can’t do, like pulling up third-party applications and accessing system preferences — that is, until now.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry said a new U.S. government report on cyber espionage was “unprofessional and irresponsible”. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei made the statement today at a press conference in Beijing.
Anonymous, a hacker collective that has aligned itself with the Occupy Wall Street protests, leaked information it stole from four police and government websites today.
PlayStation manufacturer Sony has added a clause to its terms of service for its online gaming network, the PlayStation Network (PSN), that waives users’ rights to collectively sue the company.
The FBI is looking into a hack on news corporation NBC‘s Twitter account, which was attacked by hacker group The Script Kiddies. The hackers tweeted false information about hijacked planes crashing into Ground Zero, the place where the World Trade Center once stood.
New details have emerged on the purported plot by hacker collective Anonymous to “kill” Facebook on Nov. 5. In recent Twitter posts, it appears the group has confirmed that some of its members are working on the plan, nicknamed #OpFacebook, but that other members do not support the initiative.
Sony’s “welcome back” package to users following the take-down of its PlayStation Network (PSN) might have increased PlayStation 3 console and game sales, according to a report by EEDAR. The package included free games and services to entice users to return to the PSN online gaming network that was brought down for several weeks due to a hacker attack in April.
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Bitcoins, a web-based virtual currency, are traded pretty fast and loose these days. Camp BX, an online trading site for the Bitcoin currency that launched Tuesday, wants to do things a little bit differently.