What To Do If Your Social Security Number Has Been Stolen in a Hack

Last week, health insurer Anthem lost over 80 million patient records, including sensitive information like social security numbers, email and physical addresses, and more. The fallout has already started, with Anthem customers getting bombarded with phishing scams. If you're an Anthem customer—or are just worried… » 2/09/15 1:22pm 2/09/15 1:22pm

Hacked Alarm Clock Only Plays "I Got You Babe" Just Like Groundhog Day 

February 2 is one of the most important non-holidays on the calendar. You don't get to skip work, but when you get home, you get to watch Bill Murray in Groundhog Day again and again until the clock strikes midnight. And if you want to relive the film every day, Instructables has a fun hack that makes an alarm clock… » 2/02/15 1:30pm 2/02/15 1:30pm

A Jacket With Its Own Laugh Track Makes You Terrifying

A blazer and jeans is just about the official uniform for stand-up comics with a modicum of success, and to guarantee you keep bringing down the house once you've made it, the folks at Adafruit have put together a tutorial showing you how to make a jacket with a built-in laugh track (and other useful sound effects). » 1/30/15 6:15pm 1/30/15 6:15pm

A Working NES Inside an Ecto-1 Is Everything Great About the '80s

Got half a grand burning a hole in your pocket, a soft spot for classic gaming, and a love of Ray Parker Jr.? Then eBay seller ultimatecustoms1982 has a convenient way to scratch all three of those itches at once with this custom-made original NES console shoe-horned inside of a die-cast replica of the Ghostbusters'… » 1/06/15 10:22am 1/06/15 10:22am

How to Automatically Back Up and Purge Your Gmail Every 30 Days

If the Sony hack has taught us anything, it's that keeping incriminating emails in your inbox is a terrible idea. Even if you aren't doing anything particularly bad, if someone gets into you email, everything you've ever said could be out in the open. Here's how to make sure that doesn't happen by automatically… » 12/18/14 2:24pm 12/18/14 2:24pm

A URL Trick Let You Use Someone Else's Delta Boarding Pass

A BuzzFeed intern and NYU senior recently claimed to have hacked Delta's paperless boarding pass system by changing just one digit in a URL. "On Delta, you can change the URL of your boarding pass and get someone else's boarding pass," Dani Grant wrote in a Medium post. "Even if they're on a different airline." This… » 12/16/14 1:40pm 12/16/14 1:40pm

What We Can Learn from the Biggest Corporate Hacks

The past few years have seen an absurd amount of companies getting hacked, from simple passwords to entire databases of email. And sure, when we're affected by these hacks, we look for someone to blame—but we rarely stop to look at our own lives and see what we can learn from these companies' mistakes. » 12/16/14 11:02am 12/16/14 11:02am

George Clooney Was the Only One Who Saw the Sony Hack Coming

The debilitating, often humiliating Sony hack has pretty much screwed over most anyone who's ever had anything to do with the company ever. But when the time comes to lay blame, lay it not on George Clooney. For as with everything else in life, George Clooney had the upper hand. His prophecy by email lies below. » 12/09/14 4:20pm 12/09/14 4:20pm

​The Sony Hacks Are Goddamn Terrifying

As more and more details from the Sony Pictures hack seep out into the internet, it's been easy—and to be honest a little fun—to take the voyeur's view. Dumb corporate powerpoints! Passwords in a folder literally called Password! Paul Blart 2 anything! But then you actually look at the full scope of what's out there. » 12/09/14 3:39pm 12/09/14 3:39pm