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  • Researchers sabotage 3D printer files to destroy a drone

    Researchers sabotage 3D printer files to destroy a drone

    Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), the University of South Alabama, and Singapore University of Technology and Design have successfully injected malicious code into a computer which, in turn, added invisible commands to a file containing a 3D model of a drone propeller. When they printed the model and attached it to the drone, the propeller broke upon take-off. This… Read More

  • Sat-nav? More like stab-nav: RedZone routes you around the shady part of town

    Sat-nav? More like stab-nav: RedZone routes you around the shady part of town

    Most mapping companies are pretty good at getting you from point A to point B. They usually optimize for the quickest or shortest route, but rarely take into account the risks of navigating the shady end of town. RedZone, an iOS app launched today, adds a soupçon of street smarts to your navigatory efforts. Read More

  • Four Indicted For Installing Undetectable Card Skimmers Inside Gas Pumps

    Four Indicted For Installing Undetectable Card Skimmers Inside Gas Pumps

    The New York County District Attorney announced that the NYPD arrested four men on March 21, 2013 suspected of using concealed card skimming systems to grab card numbers and PINs from hundreds of victims at gas stations in Texas, Tennessee, and Georgia. The thieves targeted RaceTrac and RaceWay pumps with their tools and nabbed $2.1 million from stolen credit and debit cards. Read More

  • MIT Students Show How To 3D Print Your Own Non-Duplicatable Keys For Easy Breaking And Entering

    MIT Students Show How To 3D Print Your Own Non-Duplicatable Keys For Easy Breaking And Entering

    If there’s one thing that sucks about breaking-and-entering it’s that it’s too difficult. Three enterprising young MIT students have figured out a way to make that easier, thanks to a 3D printing workaround to the sticky issue of making duplicates of so-called “non-duplicatable” keys. All you need is a flatbed scanner, an original Primus lock key made by Schlage… Read More

  • The Idiocy Of The Social Animal

    The Idiocy Of The Social Animal

    As we move closer to the launch of the (probably awful) Facebook phone, let’s examine just what the social network and its ilk have created. Millions of us use these new tools to joke, flirt and share memories, but just as many of us use these tools much to our disadvantage. In some ways, however, that is making things better for all of us. Read More

  • Goatse Security’s Auernheimer Convicted In iPad Website Hacking Case

    Goatse Security’s Auernheimer Convicted In iPad Website Hacking Case

    Tuesday afternoon in federal court in Newark, NJ, a jury convicted Andrew “Weev” Auernheimer for his role in a 2010 exploit that caused an AT&T account maintenance website to leak 114,000 email addresses of iPad owners. Auernheimer was convicted on both counts for which he was charged. Read More

  • Find My iPhone Leads To Arrest Of Suspects In Atlanta Armed Robbery Case

    Find My iPhone Leads To Arrest Of Suspects In Atlanta Armed Robbery Case

    Apple’s iPhone has had its crime-fighting capabilities detailed before, but a new story today out of Atlanta (via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution) has its Find My iPhone feature helping to catch two suspects in an armed robbery case. After five women were held up at gunpoint near the Biltmore Hotel last night in the Georgia state capital, police tracked one of their stolen iPhones to… Read More

  • UPDATE: Executives Of Swedish Start-Up Klarna Arrested For Alleged Molestation

    UPDATE: Executives Of Swedish Start-Up Klarna Arrested For Alleged Molestation

    Details are sparse and we have calls in, but the two execs at Klarna, Jens Saltin and Niklas Adalberth, were arrested at the W Hotel in New York for alleged molestation. The victim was a 19-year-old tourist from Texas. Saltin and Adalberth are currently out on $10,000 bail. According to the NY Post, “Adalberth allegedly straddled her body while he and Saltin ripped off her clothes… Read More

  • Woman Toe-Types For Help After Burglar Ties Her Up


    This is pretty insane. A woman in Atlanta was the victim of a burglary, during which she was tied to her bed as the robber made off with her valuables and car (2009 Acura TSX, BGU-8496 if you see it call the po). Her laptop was on her bed, and she managed to get it open with her feet, hit CTRL-ALT-DEL to wake it up, and launch her IM client, on which she was able to raise her boyfriend in… Read More

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