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The Lizard Squad’s “Lizard Stresser” Service Runs On Hacked Routers

Security expert Brian Krebs has analyzed the Lizard Stresser, an attack tool created by the so-called Lizard Squad hacker collective and touted as a test for webmins who needed to see what happens to

High Tech Or Hangover? Watch Quake On An Oscilloscope

Head spinning? Stomach gurgling? Did you just drink a Bloody Mary just to find some respite from your pounding gulliver? Why not take a look at Pekka Väänänen’s project, an attempt to play Qu

Build Your Own DIY Raspberry Pi Minecraft Server

As we approach the doldrums of winter what could be more cheerful than hours of incessant Minecrafting with you and your loved ones? While you can easily run a server on any computer (the program requ

Whose Hack Is It Anyway?

It’s pretty clear that the Sony Pictures hack was neither an act of war or particularly belligerent. As Marc Rogers of CloudFlare and DEF CON notes, finding out who performed a hack, even one as

Anonymous Allegedly Attacking Swedish Servers For Pirate Bay Shutdown

Anonymous is attacking Swedish government servers, including police services, in retaliation for the shutdown of the The Pirate Bay, a bit torrent aggregator. The attacks, mostly denial-of-service eff

The Founder’s Guide To Email Security

With the horror of the Sony Pictures breach unfolding in slow motion before us, we are reminded that operational security - OpSec - is absolutely key at any company. Whether or not you traffic in high

The Don’t-Leave-Home-Without-It Machine Ensures You Do As It Says

In one of the greatest examples of LittleBits engineering I’ve seen in a while, maker Sean Ragan made a little box that reminds you to take objects when you leave the house. You can place anythi

Chinese Programmer Sticks Windows 95 On An iPhone 6 Plus

Today in “putting stuff onto things on which they don’t belong,” we present a user, xyq058775, and his exciting admission that he installed Windows 95 on a brand new iPhone. He used

You Can Play Tetris On This Steampunk Bracelet

Keven Bates, the creator of the Arduboy programmable business card, has taken his upcoming project and stuffed it into the coolest bracelet you’ll see all week. The wearable, made of copper and

TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon Developers Learn To Simplify Under Pressure

Under the pressure that is the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon, one team found itself stuck. The product was too complex to complete on time. The team members were tired and depressed and ready to give u

Plan B Uses Old Printer Parts To Create Detailed 3D Models

If you’re bored this weekend, go ahead and tear apart your old inkjet printer and grab a few pieces of aluminum. Then head over to Yvo de Haas’ website and get cracking. His new project, c

Make Your Own Lonely Electric Zoo Of One Using Wavepot

Knob-twiddlers take note: Wavepot is a cool new way to program some hot EDM beats in the privacy of your bedroom/techno cave. Designed to be a live, programmable digital audio workstation (at this poi

Booting A PDP-11

As we move swiftly into an era of ubiquitous computing, Internets of Things, and mind-machine connections via wetware, it’s important to step back and take a look at where we’ve been. That

Crooks Reanimate A Dead Botnet To Target High-Value Bank Accounts

In something that sounds like the plot of a Hollywood movie, hackers have reanimated an apparently dead botnet called Gameover Zeus even as malware researchers dismantled the previous version of the n

Security Researchers Uncover The Tools Governments Use To Spy On Our Phones

Edward Snowden, whistleblower of the decade, has made it consistently clear that he didn’t trust cellphones. While he never described the methods governments and other miscreants used to crack i

High School Students End The Scourge Of Watery Ketchup With 3D Printing

Kids these days! If they're not wilding and smoking doobies, they're using CAD/CAM software and a lot of engineering insight to build a ketchup bottle cap that ensures that you will never have to deal

Turn Your Raspberry Pi Into A Computer From The 80s Using Commodore Pi

As a former user of the Atari 800XL, I find the Commodore line to be piffle at best but I'll become a bit more catholic in my support of decades-old hardware and tell you a bit about the Commodore Pi,

Heartbleed, The First Security Bug With A Cool Logo

It's been fascinating to watch news of <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2014/04/07/massive-security-bug-in-openssl-could-effect-a-huge-chunk-of-the-internet/">heartbleed, the massive OpenSSL explo

What Bitcoin Users Need To Know About Heartbleed

If you're using a bitcoin wallet or an online wallet or exchange, Heartbleed could be a very real problem for you and your BTC. Luckily, things have finally settled down after a few days of panic and

How To Play Quake (Again) On Your Raspberry Pi

A month ago, the folks at Raspberry Pi announced that they now had access, <a target="_blank" href="http://blog.broadcom.com/chip-design/android-for-all-broadcom-gives-developers-keys-to-the-videocore
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