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Android Vulnerability Lets Hackers Control Your Phone With One Text

The best defense against any of your gadgets becoming flooded with malware has always been personal vigilance. “Hmm, this app looks sketchy and is from a third-party app store I’ve never heard of. NOPE!” But a new vulnerability, discovered by security experts at Zimperium, can attack your phone with just a text. » 7/27/15 12:30pm Monday 12:30pm

Hackers Threaten to Expose 37 Million Cheating AshleyMadison Users

AshleyMadison—tagline “Life Is Short. Have An Affair”—is an online site that facilitates cheating among its 37 million users. It’s a service founded on confidentiality and privacy, which now seems to have all of its data in the hands of hackers. They’re demanding the company take down the site, or they’re going to out… » 7/20/15 1:24am 7/20/15 1:24am

So Who Shut Down North Korea's Internet?

Just this past Friday, North Korea's already shaky internet access started to crumble. Over the weekend, things just got worse, and by yesterday morning, the country was in a state of total blackout. Considering that the U.S. just officially blamed North Korea for the Sony hack, and that the U.S. asked China for… » 12/23/14 3:50pm 12/23/14 3:50pm

Sony Execs Knew About Extensive IT Flaws Two Months Before Leaks

Earlier this year, Sony Pictures released one hell of an internal IT assessment. The report showed that not only was the company ignoring basic security protocol, its IT security was plagued with unmonitored devices, miscommunication, and a lack of accountability. It's dated Sept 25th, almost two months to the day… » 12/12/14 2:26pm 12/12/14 2:26pm

Sony Kept Thousands of Passwords in a Folder Named "Password"

It's been a rough week for Sony execs (million-dollar salaries notwithstanding). And things are only going to get worse. Which would almost be enough to make you feel bad for the poor schmucks in IT—that is, until you realize that they hid their most sensitive password data under the label "Passwords." Go ahead and… » 12/04/14 12:38pm 12/04/14 12:38pm

Change Your Password: Hackers Claim Hundreds of Dropbox Passwords Leaked

Reddit users are claiming that several Pastebin files containing hundreds of Dropbox users' usernames and passwords have been leaked. Change your password just in case and activate two-factor authentication if you haven't already. Update: Dropbox claims that their servers have not been breached and this info was… » 10/13/14 11:15pm 10/13/14 11:15pm

Keep Your Cookbooks Clean With a Temporary Recipe Tattoo on Your Arm

The cookbooks I've used in my life have endured drippings, grease splatters, and one especially harrowingly bath in a pot of tomato soup. Let's face it, a big block of paper is an inconvenient thing to lug around the kitchen. But there's an ingenious little idea that puts tattoos in a perfectly convenient place to… » 5/09/14 3:40pm 5/09/14 3:40pm

How to hack your air conditioner thermostat to make a wall explode

Sponsored by the game Watch Dogs, the folks at RatedRR explain how you can hack into anything in real life—from cameras to AC units to smart power outlets to wireless LED lights—to use those home devices as remote bomb detonators. And of course, their demonstration includes actual bombs and explosions for your… » 4/01/14 1:53pm 4/01/14 1:53pm

New Netflix Phishing Scam Tricks You Into Calling Fake "Tech Support"

If the screen below has ever popped up as you were supposedly logging into Netflix, we've got some bad news for you. No, it's not your Netflix account—that's perfectly safe (at least for now). But if you followed the instructions on the screen, you've been duped by a new phishing scheme that seems so painfully… » 3/03/14 12:23pm 3/03/14 12:23pm

Target Hackers Also Swiped Personal Info of 70 Million Customers

So remember a few weeks ago when Target admitted that hackers had swiped the data of 40 million customers, but no one needed to worry because it was all encrypted? Well, Target's starting to realize that quite a bit more data was swiped than it previously thought—specifically, the names, mailing addresses, phone… » 1/10/14 9:46am 1/10/14 9:46am