Apple Finally Fixed the Bug That Let Fake Chargers Hack Your iPhone

The bug that allowed fake chargers to hack your iPhone has finally been fixed by Apple. Good! But you won't get the software fix until iOS 7. Apple was alerted of the security hole earlier this year and the hack was demonstrated at the Black Hat hacking convention on Wednesday. » 8/01/13 12:44am 8/01/13 12:44am

Sony Awarded Dubious "Epic Fail" Award at Hackers' Oscars

A Pwnie award was given to Sony at last week's Black Hat computer security conference's Pwnie Awards, which looks at the past year's hacking efforts and awards them with My Little Pony trophies. Sony's major security breach from earlier in the year was the only hacking incident to be nominated for the top prize. » 8/08/11 3:50am 8/08/11 3:50am

How J.C. Penney Illegally Became the Number One Search Result in Many…

The NY Times has a great investigative report on how J.C. Penney became the number one search result for countless search terms on Google. Dresses, bedding, area rugs, skinny jeans, tablecloths and even grommet top curtains and more words popped J.C. Penney up as number one. Not Amazon, not Macy's, not any of the other … » 2/12/11 5:00pm 2/12/11 5:00pm

Over 1m Android Users' Details Were Compromised Thanks to a Suspicious…

Does "Jackeey Wallpaper" sound familiar to you? If you downloaded one of their Android apps, then there's a good chance your privacy was compromised. According to telecoms security company Lookout, the app was sending users' info to a Chinese website. » 7/29/10 7:40am 7/29/10 7:40am

Windows Vista Pwned By Web Exploit That Can't Be Stopped

Presenters at Black Hat revealed that most, if not all, of Windows Vista's security features can be taken out with a single browser exploit, using Java and .NET to execute malicious code. What really makes this a killer, is that it is based around Vista's fundamental architecture, not a specific security flaw, and can… » 8/08/08 4:30pm 8/08/08 4:30pm