hacking

  • New Search Engine Unmasks The Hackers

    New Search Engine Unmasks The Hackers

    Indexeus.net looks like it could have been a Y Combinator project. With a slick design, snappy copy, and a bitcoin-based payment system, it looks unusually legit. But what the site is hiding is the produce of hundreds of hacking efforts from around the web. I’ve left out the link because it’s unclear if the site may deliver malware now or in the future. You can type it in if… Read More

  • The Internet Is Burning

    The Internet Is Burning

    Online security is a horrifying nightmare. Heartbleed. Target. Apple. Linux. Microsoft. Yahoo. eBay. X.509. Whatever security cataclysm erupts next, probably in weeks or even days. We seem to be trapped in a vicious cycle of cascading security disasters that just keep getting worse. Read More

  • Multiple Pinterest Accounts Hacked, Flooded With Butt Pics

    Multiple Pinterest Accounts Hacked, Flooded With Butt Pics

    If you log onto Pinterest and see that one of your friends has suddenly developed a fixation with weight loss ads and butt pics like the ones below, don’t click on the pins. Multiple accounts have been hacked over the last hour and flooded with spam. We’ve emailed Pinterest for comment. Read More

  • Snapchat Hacked By Fruit Smoothie Enthusiast

    Snapchat Hacked By Fruit Smoothie Enthusiast

    If one of your friends randomly sends you a photo of a smoothie on Snapchat, don’t go to the URL on the picture. It’s a hack that has affected several accounts, as a Twitter search shows. Wired writer Joe Brown was one of the users who suffered a Snapchat fruiting. A Snapchat spokesperson told him that the startup did not see any evidence of “brute-force tactics,” and… Read More

  • U.S. Justice Dept Joins The Target Credit Card Data Breach Investigation

    U.S. Justice Dept Joins The Target Credit Card Data Breach Investigation

    The investigation behind Target’s data breach, which affected 40 million customers and is one of the largest hacking incidents in retail history, has intensified. The U.S. Justice Department has joined the investigation, which already includes the FBI and the Secret Service, which usually oversees the federal government’s credit card fraud cases. Read More

  • Confirmed: Snapchat Hack Not A Hoax, 4.6M Usernames And Numbers Published

    Confirmed: Snapchat Hack Not A Hoax, 4.6M Usernames And Numbers Published

    A site called SnapchatDB.info has saved usernames and phone numbers for 4.6 million accounts and made the information available for download. SnapchatDB says that it got the information through a recently identified and patched Snapchat exploit and that it is making the data available in an effort to convince the messaging app to beef up its security. We’ve reached out to Snapchat… Read More

  • Anonymous Hacktivist Jeremy Hammond Gets Maximum 10-Year Prison Sentence

    Anonymous Hacktivist Jeremy Hammond Gets Maximum 10-Year Prison Sentence

    Anonymous hacktivist, Jeremy Hammond, who leaked millions of emails from security firm Stratfor, has been slapped with the maximum prison sentence of 10 years. Hammond claimed the harsh ruling was a “vengeful, spiteful act” designed to send a message. Read More

  • Shine: Robust Antivirus Solutions For Mobile Devices

    Shine Security Is Reinventing The Antivirus Company For The Age Of Zero-Day Attacks

    Launching today at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco, Shine Security is reinventing the idea of what it means to be an antivirus company in an age of cyber-warfare and zero-day attacks. The company’s technology was built by white hat, ethical hackers, and works in real time, performing behavioral monitoring on end users’ systems in order to stop newly emerging threats that other… Read More

  • Personal Security Startup MyPermissions Adds Real-Time Protection For Twitter

    Personal Security Startup MyPermissions Adds Real-Time Protection For Twitter

    MyPermissions, a startup offering a suite of security protection and privacy tools, is today becoming the first service to offer live protection for users’ Twitter accounts. What that means is MyPermissions will now be able to alert you in real time as new Twitter applications access your personal information, tweets or direct messages or gain the ability to post tweets in your name. Read More

  • What Happens At Def Con Stays With Us All

    What Happens At Def Con Stays With Us All

    There’s nothing like attendance at the annual Black Hat and DefCon security/hacker conferences to hike your paranoia into the red zone and keep it there forever. You come away with the sense that nothing, anywhere, ever, is safe–and that’s just from talks given by people willing to publicize their work. Compared to the secret legions of the NSA and other governments’… Read More