You know that fun game you play every time you wander over to Download.com and try to download an app? The game where you have to find the right download button in a sea of buttons or risk infecting your computer with malware until the end of time? Well, it’s game over man.
Over the weekend a story appeared on Medium that will make any Amazon user wince. According to customer Eric Springer, all a hacker needs to unlock your whole damn life is your name, email address, and a mailing address—and the mailing address doesn’t even have to be correct.
Stirring rhetoric is a celebrated aspect of art, and a controversial part of politics. But one study indicates that it could be something more. Metaphors might be able to affect the way our brains perceive the world, and the power of a good metaphor may actually have a scientific basis.
Recently, a bank teller in California foiled a robber by convincing him that he actually needed to take out a loan, busying the criminal with paperwork until the police arrived. Do you consider the teller's action a social hack?
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It's now possible for a kid with a laptop to take down the electrical grid, say CIA officials. On Friday, intelligence officials told a cybersecurity conference in New Orleans that evil hackers could cut cities (or even nations) off from water supplies and electricity. Apparently, this has already happened in one…