State Machinery For State Machines

My name is Andrew Auernheimer. I used to believe problems could be solved with criticism and discourse in our marketplace of ideas. Three years ago I incremented an integer on a public web API and ana

Hacker Andrew Auernheimer Placed In Solitary Confinement For Tweeting From Prison

Andrew "Weev" Auernheimer has been placed in "administrative segregation," prison shorthand for solitary confinement for "investigative purposes." Supporters believe he was locked down and given no

SecPoint Will Allow You To Access The Secretive Silk Road Black Market From Any Browser

Needs some pharmacologicals? Dirty deeds done dirt cheap? There's an app (or website) for that. For years, the Silk Road has been a source for black market dealings. Hidden on the Tor network, <a

Security Expert Brian Krebs Faced A Real-Life SWATing After Posting About Russian Cybercrime Site

Security writer Brian Krebs' phone was spoofed and <a target="_blank" href="http://krebsonsecurity.com/2013/03/the-world-has-no-room-for-cowards/">a SWAT team called to his home last week</a> by hacke

GitHub Hit With A DDoS Attack, Second In Two Days, And “Major Service Outage” [Update: GitHub Back Up, No Data Breached]

Services on code-sharing site <a target="_blank" href="http://www.github.com">GitHub</a> have been disrupted for over an hour in what started as a "<a target="_blank" href="https://status.github.com/m

You May Take Away My Freedom, But I’ll Always Have My Crunchie!

On June 14th, 2010, Michael Arrington <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2010/06/14/were-awarding-goatse-security-a-crunchie-award-for-public-service/">awarded a Crunchie</a> to two members of Goat

EU’s New Cybersecurity Directive Orders States To Set Up Emergency Response Teams, Better Risk Mgmt For Verticals

With hacking and malware on the rise, Europe is cracking down on cybersecurity: today the European Commission, working with the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

“Evasi0n” Overloads Servers As Over 270,000 People Download The New Jailbreak For iOS 6.0/6.1 Devices, Including iPhone 5

Jailbreaking has returned, and already servers are overloaded. Today, a group of iOS hackers styling themselves as <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/evad3rs">the Evad3rs team</a> has releas

Twitter Sends Out Emails To 250K Users Who ‘May’ Have Been Compromised, Says Hack Was Not Related To Yesterday’s Outage

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.twitter.com">Twitter</a> is sending out emails to 250,000 users it says may have had their accounts <a target="_blank" href="http://blog.twitter.com/2013/02/keeping

Google Challenges Hackers To Pwn Chrome OS In Pwnium 3 Competition, Offers Up To $3.14159M In Prizes

Competitions like <a target="_blank" href="http://dvlabs.tippingpoint.com/blog/2013/01/17/pwn2own-2013">Pwn2Own</a> are a staple of the security research scene and with Pwnium 3, Google today announce

Hackers, Start Your Engines: Facebook Opens Registration For Its Annual Hacker Cup Competition

Facebook today announced that it has <a target="_blank" href="https://www.facebook.com/hackercup/register">opened registration</a> for the Hacker Cup, its annual competition for programmers with a $5,

ENISA, Europe’s Cyber Security Agency, Says Drive-By Exploits Are The Biggest Threat Today, Spam On The Decline

<a target="_blank" href="https://www.enisa.europa.eu">ENISA</a>, the European Network and Information Security Agency, today called out drive-by exploits as the biggest, most increasing threat of the

Lady Ada AKA Limor Fried Named Entrepreneur Of The Year

While I don't often hold stock in random pronouncements by magazines, I'm shocked and thrilled that Entrepreneur Magazine named Limor Fried, founder of <a target="_blank" href="http://adafruit.com/">A

With Nationwide University Hackathon, General Catalyst Aims To Give Students Early Intro To Startup Life

While organized hackathons and startup-building events have begun to sprout up across the globe thanks to companies like AngelHack and Startup Weekend, university-focused hackathons remain underrepres

Pakistan’s PKNIC Says Hackers Exposed A Hole During Security Upgrade To Redirect Google.pk, Apple.pk And Hundreds More; Now Resorting To Whitelisting

Pakistan's domain registry provider PKNIC has <a target="_blank" href="http://pknic.net.pk/2012/">posted an explanation</a> of what it says happened when visits to a <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.c

Researchers Turn The Tables On A Hacker, Infecting His PC With Malware And Grabbing Video Of Him At Work

In a cool report by the <a target="_blank" href="http://dea.gov.ge/uploads/CERT%20DOCS/Cyber%20Espionage.pdf">Georgian Government</a>, Georgian CERT researchers claim to have nabbed a hacker by infect

Grouper Teams Up With Airbnb & Hipmunk To Offer Engineers & Designers A Free “Hackation” In New York

Great design and developer talent is, as so many know, hard to come by. So online social club Grouper <a target="_blank" href="https://www.joingrouper.com/hackation">is launching what it calls a "Hack

Twilio Evangelist Builds Popular Phone-Powered Rolling Robot, Hints Flying Bot Is Next

So here's something you may have seen floating around on Hacker News or elsewhere, but we thought it was cool enough to share in case you're looking for something to do with your weekend. After all, t

Pastebin To Hire “Monitors” To Keep The Creeps Off Of Its Servers

It's hard being a hacker's darling. <a HREF="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/Pastebin">Pastebin</a> is a dox dumping site - as well as a useful tool for programmers and writers who want to share a pie

Hacker Culture: The Key To Future Prosperity?

One of the most exciting trends of the early 21st century has been the explosion of hacker culture around the world. By hackers, I don't mean people who pose security threats to computer networks. I'
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