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  • IoT Security Turned Into An ‘I Spy’ Educational Book For Kids

    IoT Security Turned Into An ‘I Spy’ Educational Book For Kids

    Security can be a very dry and impenetrable topic. But if the steady creep of connected devices into people’s homes and day-to-day routines continues there’s arguably going to need to be a very broad effort to widen awareness of potential privacy risks. Read More

  • Hackers Use Radio Waves To Trick iOS And Android Into Responding To Voice Commands

    Hackers Use Radio Waves To Trick iOS And Android Into Responding To Voice Commands

    An ingenious hack could allow unwanted access to Siri commands by simply sending radio waves to a pair of unshielded iPhone earbuds. While the hack is needlessly complex – the hacker could simply go over and press the headphone button by hand – it is an interesting exploit. Researchers at French security organization ANSSI have discovered a way to send radio waves to… Read More

  • Is China Coming Around On Cybersecurity?

    Is China Coming Around On Cybersecurity?

    The Chinese government arrested hackers at the request of the U.S. government just two weeks before Chinese President Xi Jinping visited the United States. The arrests, reported by the Washington Post on Friday, signal slight progress with China on cybersecurity. They came amid high tensions as the Obama administration threatened to impose harsh economic sanctions on China in the wake of… Read More

  • U.K. Government Blocks Hacker Gary McKinnon’s U.S. Extradition On Human Rights Grounds

    U.K. Government Blocks Hacker Gary McKinnon’s U.S. Extradition On Human Rights Grounds

    It’s been a very long fight but British hacker and Asperger’s sufferer Gary McKinnon has finally won his battle to avoid extradition to the US under the controversial Extradition Act. McKinnon admitted accessing US government computers but said he was looking for evidence of UFOs. His extradition is being blocked by the UK Home Secretary on medical and human rights grounds. Read More

  • Apple Hires iPhone Hacker Nicholas Allegra (@Comex)

    Apple Hires iPhone Hacker Nicholas Allegra (@Comex)

    Apple has just hired yet another member of the iPhone jailbreaking community, Nicholas Allegra, also known as “@comex” on Twitter. Allegra is best known for the JailBreakMe website which made the process of jailbreaking the iPhone as simple as visiting a webpage using mobile Safari. The 19-year old hacker from Chappaqua, New York, posted the news of his hire on Twitter, stating that… Read More

  • iPhone SMS vuln could let HAX()RZ run errant code


    Security Researcher Charlie Miller has found an SMS vulnerability that can make the iPhone 3G or 3GS run unsigned code over SMS. No real details, just some vague “agreement with Apple” against describing the exploit, but it seems like a doozy: Read More

  • Hacker hacks FEMA phones, makes $12K in calls

    Those poor little LAMBs over at FEMA! A hacker broke into a Homeland Security telephone system and called the Middle East and Asia, racking up $12,000 in phone calls. By cracking a voicemail system, the hacker was able jump onto the FEMA phone network and make free calls last weekend. “In this case it’s sort of embarrassing that it happened to FEMA themselves — FEMA being a… Read More

  • Nintendo Fights Back Against Modchips

    Nintendo is fighting back against Modchip manufacturers and modders with an altered circuit layout on the newest shipment of Wii’s. The move isn’t all that surprising, but Taiwanese retail channels are saying revised modchips could be available within a month. If you recently purchased a Wii and you have plans to mod it then I’d think twice. Because of the new altered… Read More