The FBI Is Infecting Tor Users with Malware to Catch Kiddie Porn Creeps

Tor's had a tough week. Just a few days ago, the organization made the difficult announcement that an attack on their system likely stripped users of anonymity. Now, Wired reports that the FBI effort has been running a campaign to identify Tor users by installing malware on their computers for years, virtually… » 8/05/14 12:21pm 8/05/14 12:21pm

The Common Facebook Scams You Should Never Click On

It's been a little sad to watch Facebook devolve from being a squeaky clean site full of people you love to a spam-ridden wasteland. And with a fifth of the world's population using the site, you can be sure the spam is going to keep coming. So you need all the help you can get separating the good links from the bad. » 7/31/14 11:34am 7/31/14 11:34am

A New Vulnerability Could Leave Smart TVs Exposed

A new hack that requires little more than a $250 1-watt amplifier could leave your smart TV vulnerable to a man-in-the-middle attack. It's called the "Red Button" attack, after the red button on your remote that allows you to control the interactive features of your smart TV, and was discovered by two researchers at… » 6/08/14 2:00pm 6/08/14 2:00pm

The Scam Hunter: What It's Like to Track Internet Bad Guys For a Living

These days, new malware scams are a dime a dozen. Phony email links, misleading URLs, fake call centers; if you haven't already stumbled across one yourself, chances are you know someone who has. But what's stopping all this malicious code from running rampant and turning every last corner of the internet into a kill… » 4/22/14 11:10am 4/22/14 11:10am

Intrepid Hackers Use Chinese Takeout Menu to Access a Major Oil Company

With big companies taking every precaution against malware they can possibly think of, it's getting increasingly difficult for hackers to wedge their way in. So instead of going after the highly secure company employee accounts themselves, hackers are going after what those employees hold most dear—Chinese takeout. » 4/08/14 10:52am 4/08/14 10:52am

If You Used Yahoo This Week, You Might Have Malware (Updated)

Security researchers at Fox IT say they've detected a malicious exploit kit among Yahoo's ad network active since December 30th. The malware seems to have hit Romania, Great Britain, and France the hardest, but wherever you are, if you've browsed a Yahoo site this week, you may want to run a scan or two. » 1/04/14 8:41pm 1/04/14 8:41pm

Popular Android Flashlight App Straight-Up Lied About Selling Data

Were you one of the 100 million Android users that downloaded the Brightest Flashlight Free app? Did you conscientiously click "no" when asked if you'd like to allow the app to track your location data? Well, too bad, suckers. Because not only has the FTC revealed that the popular, light-giving app was secretly… » 12/06/13 10:41am 12/06/13 10:41am