Apple Won't Turn Over Your iPhone's Data to Police If You're Using iOS 8

Here's a new feature of iOS 8 that we weren't expecting: Apple announced tonight that the new software makes it impossible for Apple to turn over the data on an iOS 8-equipped iPhone or iPad to U.S. law enforcement, even in the presence of a search warrant. Chalk one up for privacy. » 9/17/14 11:57pm Wednesday 11:57pm

Apple Watch Will Lock Up Your Payment Info When You Take it Off

One of the Apple Watch's nifty features will be its Apple Pay integration, letting you tap-to-pay right from your wrist. Yes, that means the sensor-laden smartwatch will be connected to your credit card—but there's a nifty trick to prevent would-be thieves from stealing your credit card if they nick your watch. » 9/11/14 12:10pm 9/11/14 12:10pm

Spotify Hack Plays Only the Most Dramatic Part of Your Favorite Song

There's probably a perfect moment in your favorite song where everything just clicks. Wouldn't it be great to skip right to the zenith of every tune? Music Machinery's Paul Lamere think so—he's just devised a Spotify plugin that takes you right to the most dramatic moment of any song. » 9/06/14 12:00pm 9/06/14 12:00pm

Hospital Hacks Are Skyrocketing Because Hospitals Are Super Easy to Hack

According to a fresh report from cybersecurity experts, hospitals are hackers' new favorite playground. That's unsettling news for anyone who's ever visited a hospital (read: everyone) but it also offers a curious window into how we guard our most important data. Put bluntly, we do a pretty piss poor job of it. » 9/03/14 11:09am 9/03/14 11:09am

Software That Could Have Been Used to Hack Celebs Is Available to Anyone

By now you've heard about the massive cache of nude photos that internet scumbags stole from a number of female celebrities. Now, researchers are learning more about how the perv-hackers may have done it: using a password-cracking software designed for police, but available online to anyone who seeks it. » 9/02/14 6:15pm 9/02/14 6:15pm

How To Make Your Social Media Accounts (Almost) Unhackable

It can be easy to dismiss social media security as a chore to save for another day. Getting hacked is serious business though, and you could find your online identity stolen, your precious photos erased and your devices inaccessible. Fear not! We've put together some simple but effective ways of keeping the hackers… » 9/02/14 8:20am 9/02/14 8:20am

A Simple Trick to Protect Your PIN From Thieves With Thermal Cameras

Thermal cameras were once expensive and bulky hunks of equipment that very few people could get their hands on. No longer. With FLIR's new iPhone case thermal imaging cameras are now both affordable and incredibly discreet, which means that evil-doers can use it to see the thermal signature your fingers leave on a… » 8/28/14 11:54am 8/28/14 11:54am

Here's How Hackers Can Make the Most Money Off Stolen Credit Cards

Wealth management is all about reinvestment and diversification. You can't just sit on billions of stolen login credentials, or credit card numbers, and expect to magically build equity. Do you want to be pushing 70 and still haggling over zero-day exploits in some Czech darknet forum? Good. Now: Listen to the pros. » 8/10/14 6:45pm 8/10/14 6:45pm

Wirelessly Hacking--And Unlocking--Cars Is Easier Than It Should Be

At the Black Hat security conference later this week, an Australian security researcher will reveal a method for wirelessly unlocking a car with nothing but some radio equipment and ingenuity. It's not an easy hack, and there are a lot of caveats. But it's certainly a lot easier than it should be. See for yourself. » 8/04/14 10:27am 8/04/14 10:27am

Internet-Connected Appliances Are a Hacker's Dream Come True

The web-connected appliances on the "internet of things" promise to make life way more convenient for you and me. But according to a security study by Hewlett-Packard, the most popular smart devices are about as secure as an unlocked screen door. Think twice before you share your street address with your TV. » 8/02/14 11:00am 8/02/14 11:00am