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  • Dropbox Reports User Accounts Were Hijacked, Adds New Security Features

    Dropbox Reports User Accounts Were Hijacked, Adds New Security Features

    Several weeks ago, reports started to trickle out that a number of Dropbox users were under attack from spam. Since then, Dropbox has been investigating those attacks (with some help from a third-party) and today gave the first update on the progress, saying that some accounts were indeed accessed by hackers, but that it is now adding two-factor authentication and other security features… Read More

  • Dropbox Has Hired Outside Experts To Investigate Possible Security Breach

    Dropbox Has Hired Outside Experts To Investigate Possible Security Breach

    The spam attack and related possible address leak over at Dropbox may be even more serious than we originally thought. According to a message posted by the company over on its forums, they’ve now brought in “an outside team of experts” to assist Dropbox’s own security team in the investigation. As of now, Dropbox says it hasn’t had any reports of unauthorized… Read More

  • AT&T.com Security Vulnerability Discovered; Customer Phone Numbers Revealed (Update)

    AT&T.com Security Vulnerability Discovered; Customer Phone Numbers Revealed (Update)

    A vulnerability has been discovered on AT&T’s website which allows anyone to look up the phone numbers of AT&T subscribers, provided they have the subscriber’s email address. The issue involves a form on AT&T’s site where a subscriber can input their email address in order to recover their forgotten AT&T User ID. Except instead of simply emailing the User ID… Read More

  • Microsoft Resets India Store User Passwords Following Attack, Says Credit Card Info Not Affected

    Microsoft Resets India Store User Passwords Following Attack, Says Credit Card Info Not Affected

    Following the attack on Microsoft’s online store in India, in which a team of (purportedly) Chinese hackers defaced the site and stole user credentials, the company is now alerting users via email that their passwords will be automatically reset on their behalf. According to the email, Microsoft also says the databases storing credit card details and payment information were not… Read More

  • Don’t Do It! New Siri Port H1Siri Is Illegal, Breaks Your iPhone

    Don’t Do It! New Siri Port H1Siri Is Illegal, Breaks Your iPhone

    iPhone jailbreakers should probably stay away from the latest Siri port, dubbed H1Siri, which brings Apple’s digital assistant to the iPhone 4. The new hack comes from a group of Chinese hackers calling themselves the “CD-Dev Team.” According to the team’s account on Weibo (a Chinese microblogging service similar to Twitter), the hackers had originally wanted to just run… Read More

  • The Facebook Hack That Wasn’t? Facebook Says The 10,000 Hacked Accounts Aren’t Ours

    The Facebook Hack That Wasn’t? Facebook Says The 10,000 Hacked Accounts Aren’t Ours

    A hacking group calling themselves “Team Swastika” posted what they claimed was over 10,000 comprised Facebook accounts to Pastebin, a service that serves as an online clipboard. However, according to statements from Facebook PR, these email and password combinations don’t actually represent live Facebook accounts. Instead, it appears that the hackers obtained the accounts… Read More

  • New Android App Smozzy Lets You Surf The Web Without A Data Plan

    New Android App Smozzy Lets You Surf The Web Without A Data Plan

    Smozzy is a new Android application that lets you search the Web on your mobile phone without a data plan. The app works only in the U.S., only on T-Mobile phones and requires that you have a messaging plan (unless you want to be charged). Despite these restrictions, the app itself is pure genius – it cleverly uses SMS and MMS to send requests and receive the content. And to the end… Read More

  • Japan Last Country To Resume All PlayStation Network Services On Wednesday

    Japan Last Country To Resume All PlayStation Network Services On Wednesday

    It took them a while, but Sony today announced [JP] that they will fully restore all PlayStation Network services plus streaming media-on-demand service Qriocity in Japan this Wednesday. Sony’s home market is the last country in which the company is done picking up the pieces after that massive data breach from last April. Read More

  • DIY: Make Your Own TSA Scanner

    DIY: Make Your Own TSA Scanner

    Curious about exactly how the TSA manages to see you naked? Well, the actual technology is pretty high end (and proprietary), but it is possible to come up with something close. The process is quite complicated, and the person who worked out the process hasn’t documented it completely, but you can get the basic idea from the video after the jump. Read More

  • Sarah Palin's E-Mail Hacker Gets 1 Year In Halfway House

    Sarah Palin's E-Mail Hacker Gets 1 Year In Halfway House

    Who could forget when Sarah Palin’s e-mail was hacked two years ago? The “hack” was hardly that—the kid guessed her “forgot your password?” question—but the ramifications of the hack were felt far and wide. The kid, 22-year-old David Kernell, has just been sentenced to one year (and one day) in a Tennessee halfway house. Read More

  • Firesheep In Wolves' Clothing: Extension Lets You Hack Into Twitter, Facebook Accounts Easily

    Firesheep In Wolves' Clothing: Extension Lets You Hack Into Twitter, Facebook Accounts Easily

    It seems like every time Facebook amends its privacy policy, the web is up in arms. The truth is, Facebook’s well publicized privacy fight is nothing compared to the vulnerability of all unsecured HTTP sites — that includes Facebook, Twitter and many of the web’s most popular destinations. Developer Eric Butler has exposed the soft underbelly of the web with his new… Read More

  • The HP StorageWorks X310 LED easter egg

    Oh you’re so silly, HP. Why would you hide a clever function for the front-panel LEDs on the HP StorageWorks X310 Windows Home Server? I mean, who wouldn’t want their status LEDs to chase like KITT’s grill lights or strobe Christmas lights-style? This should be a standard option, not hidden by a keyboard command. Anyway, click through for a quick video demo and instructions… Read More

  • Twitter Hack: Part Of Broader Iranian Strategy

    Twitter Hack: Part Of Broader Iranian Strategy

    Late last night the popular micro-messaging service Twitter was attacked and had its website defaced by a group calling itself the Iranian Cyber Army. The Twitter homepage and the main application service page were replaced with a bold pro-Iranian and anti-American message. The message was loud, and very clear – the attack was in response to what Iran saw as internal meddling by the… Read More

  • Apple palette cleanser: Power a remote with one battery and a paperclip

    Macgyver would be so proud of you if you actually remembered to use this trick next time your remote’s batteries died. Read More

  • Beware the fake WoW beta invite emails

    Beware the fake WoW beta invite emails

    Despite the fact that Blizzard has warned us, there have been some fake beta invite emails starting to go out for the upcoming World of Warcraft expansion, Cataclysm. In fact, they tried to catch the CrunchGear crew this morning with their little fake email and site. Read More

  • You don't need no ROMs with this USB SNES cartridge reader

    If you’re like me, you play Super Nintendo in coffee shops all the time. Chances are, though, that you’re not like me, so a little explanation is probably in order. Emulators are one of my favorite things, and I often indulge in a little Super Mario Kart or Chrono Trigger while I’m working. Unfortunately, ROMs still occupy a sort of legal grey area: you can only have ROMs… Read More

  • Dev Team shows off iPhone 3.0 carrier unlock, I make a little water in my pants

    Dev Team shows off iPhone 3.0 carrier unlock, I make a little water in my pants

    Next TuesdayToday the Dev Team will post – but not release – a demo of yellowsn0w running under iPhone 3.0 firmware. NB – This is not a carrier unlock for the iPhone 3G S but for the 3.0 firmware that will appear on Tuesday. UPDATE – Sorry. Weird day today. Fixed the date. This should also work for the first gen. Read More

  • Think your satellite dish is secure? It's not.

    Think your satellite dish is secure? It's not.

    From TV to internet, most people think that their satellite dish connection is secure and unhackable. Well, it’s not. Using equipment that he built himself for under $1000, UK resident Adam Laurie has discovered a way to intercept everything from email to closed circuit broadcasts. Read More

  • Record video with any Liveview enabled Canon EOS DSLR

    I’m not a Canon man, but this appears to be working from the videos that are available on Youtube. Anyone in the audience care to test it out and send us their videos? Instructions on how to hack your Canon after the jump. Read More

  • Cable modem hacker charged, pretends to be innocent

    Cable modem hacker charged, pretends to be innocent

    According to documents obtained online, the owner of the website cablehack.net is facing federal charges for the sale and distribution of hacked cable modems. While he has multiple disclaimers on his website, they are all carefully worded and have a generous dose of *wink wink* applied. Read More