hacking

  • San Francisco Muni hacker gets hacked back

    San Francisco Muni hacker gets hacked back

    Revenge is sweet, but irony is sweeter. Apparently, the hacker who infiltrated San Francisco’s Muni transportation system late last week fell victim to his own horrible personal cyber hygiene. According to security reporter Brian Krebs, a separate individual infiltrated the Muni hacker’s own email using nothing more than the ransom note provided by the hacker himself. Read More

  • Jill Stein campaign files to recount votes in Wisconsin

    Jill Stein campaign files to recount votes in Wisconsin

    Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, and independent party candidate Rocky De La Fuente, today filed for a recount of votes in the state of Wisconsin after Stein raised more than $5.2 million via NationBuilder.com to pursue “election integrity.” Stein’s crowdfunding campaign raised donations after a group of legal and cybersecurity experts raised questions… Read More

  • LinkedIn is now officially blocked in Russia

    LinkedIn is now officially blocked in Russia

    Amid a tense stand-off and attempt at negotiations, Russia’s communications regulator Roskomnadzor has started to enforce a proposed block of LinkedIn in the country, after the social network failed to transfer Russian user data to servers located in the country, violating a law instituted in Russia requiring all online sites to store personal data on national servers. The order… Read More

  • IBM opens new Cambridge, MA security headquarters with massive cyber range

    IBM opens new Cambridge, MA security headquarters with massive cyber range

    It was a big day for IBM today as it opened its shiny new security headquarters in Kendall Square in Cambridge, MA, complete with what the company is calling the first commercial cyber range. A cyber range is a network security testing environment, and is typically run by the military or military contractors. This one, dubbed X-Force Command, however, is much more than a couple of terminals in… Read More

  • Why the Department of Transportation’s self-driving car guidelines aren’t enough Crunch Network

    Why the Department of Transportation’s self-driving car guidelines aren’t enough

    Ford, GM, Toyota and VW are just a handful of the car manufacturers planning to put self-driving cars on the road in the next five years. If you ask Uber or Tesla, they might say driverless cars have already arrived… which means we’re running out of time to secure one of the juiciest new targets for hackers. Read More

  • Weebly hacked, 43 million credentials stolen

    Weebly hacked, 43 million credentials stolen

    The web design platform Weebly was hacked in February, according to the data breach notification site LeakedSource. Usernames and passwords for more than 43 million accounts were taken in the breach, although the passwords are secured with the strong hashing algorithm bcrypt. Weebly said in an email to customers that user IP addresses were also taken in the breach. “We do not believe… Read More

  • Why an unhackable mobile phone is a complete marketing myth Crunch Network

    Why an unhackable mobile phone is a complete marketing myth

    The mobile security market is taking off due to high-profile hackings. Is there such a thing as an unhackable phone? Consider this: The smartphone in your pocket is 10 times more powerful than the fastest supercomputers of just 20 years ago. The complexity is mind-boggling — and so are all the security vulnerabilities. Anyone claiming to sell an “unhackable phone” is… Read More

  • Toppling democracy one byte at a time Crunch Network

    Toppling democracy one byte at a time

    As the saying goes, “all politics is local.” And now, so is hacking. Cyber attacks popularized on the silver screen are now occurring in every aspect of our life. Our election system is not immune from this new reality. Read More

  • Swiss public back law expanding surveillance powers

    Swiss public back law expanding surveillance powers

    In the wake of the 2013 Snowden revelations about mass surveillance programs some startups with concerns about overreaching government requests for user data settled on Switzerland as a base for their business — owing to what they dubbed favorable privacy laws. However, they might need to have a rethink after the Swiss public approved more invasive state surveillance powers in a… Read More

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