Your Amazon Account Might Be Getting Scammed with False Replacement…

When our dear friend Mat Honan got hacked earlier this year, it was because of gaping security flaws in Apple and Amazon's customer service systems. It hasn't been fixed. Amazon's customer service has another security flaw and it's being exploited to hijack Amazon accounts and snag false replacement orders. And the… » 12/18/12 8:00pm 12/18/12 8:00pm

Apple and Amazon Know About a Massive Hack Exploit—And Have Done…

Gizmodo alumnus Mat Honan got hacked this weekend. It was bad. But that's not the worst part. Worse is that Apple knows exactly how easy this is, and hasn't done a thing to stop it. And Amazon accounts are in just as much danger. » 8/06/12 8:20pm 8/06/12 8:20pm

What's the Difference Between a Hack and a Trick?

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? » 9/15/10 4:20pm 9/15/10 4:20pm