U.S. Navy Laser Canon Video

Video: The Navy has a beastly laser canon that can destroy drones in the blink of an eye

By on December 12, 2014 at 3:30 PM.

Video: The Navy has a beastly laser canon that can destroy drones in the blink of an eye

The U.S. Navy has a brand new futuristic weapon it can use to take out a variety of targets, including drones: A 30 kilowatt Laser Weapon System (LaWS) that’s already been designated as an “operational asset” in the Persian Gulf. More →

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FBI on Sony Pictures Hack

FBI: Sony hack so sophisticated it can penetrate 90% of net defenses, challenge government sites

By on December 12, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

FBI: Sony hack so sophisticated it can penetrate 90% of net defenses, challenge government sites

The Sony Pictures hack saga is far from over, as more and more details come to light about the massive data breach the company suffered a few weeks ago. Unknown hackers identifying themselves online as Guardians of Peace (GOP) managed to steal some 100 terabytes of data containing very sensitive information, including digital versions of unreleased Sony movies, and personal details about employees, celebrities, and current and future business plans. More →

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Sony Hack: Leaked Downloads

Sony counterhacks its stolen digital goods to prevent illegal downloads

By on December 11, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Sony counterhacks its stolen digital goods to prevent illegal downloads

Sony Pictures has been the victim of an elaborate cyber attack, with hackers having been able to steal 100 terabytes of data from the company’s Internet-connected computer network. However, in addition to investigating the data breach, Sony is not afraid to fight back, Re/code has learned, as the company is using certain weapons to try to prevent others from downloading its digital goods. More →

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Sony Pictures Hack Email Leak

Sony’s hacking nightmare just got even more disastrous

By on December 10, 2014 at 2:50 PM.

Sony’s hacking nightmare just got even more disastrous

Surprise! It turns out Hollywood really is filled with back-stabbing, self-serving egomaniacs! Gawker has a magnificent rundown of some leaked emails that were sent back and forth between Sony Pictures executives and they paint a picture of the film industry that’s just as toxic as we’ve always imagined. More →

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Sony vs. North Korea: FBI

FBI says North Korea not behind devastating Sony hack

By on December 10, 2014 at 6:45 AM.

FBI says North Korea not behind devastating Sony hack

Even though many fingers were unofficially pointing to North Korea, as the origin of the massive Sony Pictures hack operation, the country denied at least at couple of times any involvement, but praised the hackers behind the devastating cyber attack. Furthermore, Reuters reports that the FBI has also issued an official comment on the matter, saying that North Korea is not behind the attack, according to information available at this time. The publication also revealed that the hack may end up costing the company as much as $100 million. More →

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iTunes Two-Factor iTunes Authentication

Apple’s two-factor authentication on iTunes can easily turn into your worst nightmare

By on December 9, 2014 at 10:25 AM.

Apple’s two-factor authentication on iTunes can easily turn into your worst nightmare

Apple this year has worked to improve the privacy and security features that protect iOS, OS X and iCloud users, particularly following the embarrassing nude celebrity hacks from September, which were possible thanks to phishing attacks that managed to steal the Apple IDs and passwords of the victims. Apple insisted at the time that users enable its two-factor authentication iTunes security feature to better protect their accounts, but The Next Web reveals that the feature is so secure that it can turn into your worst nightmare in an instant. More →

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GOP Hackers vs. The Interview

Hackers ask Sony to pull ‘The Interview’ from theaters

By on December 9, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

Hackers ask Sony to pull ‘The Interview’ from theaters

Hacker group Guardians of Peace (GOP), which attacked Sony Pictures stealing more than 100 terabytes of information, and revealing some of it online, have asked the company to pull a controversial comedy from theaters, Variety reports. More →

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Sony PlayStation Network Hack

Sony’s PlayStation Network temporarily falls prey to hackers, but service has resumed

By on December 8, 2014 at 8:15 PM.

Sony’s PlayStation Network temporarily falls prey to hackers, but service has resumed

Following the massive cyber attack that hit Sony Pictures, Sony confirmed that some hackers also targeted its PlayStation Network store,  which was on Monday down for more than to hours, from 8:52 a.m. to 11:18 a.m. Tokyo time, Reuters reports. More →

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Sony Pictures Data Hack

Hackers threaten Sony employees in wake of ’unprecedented’ cyber attack

By on December 8, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

Hackers threaten Sony employees in wake of ’unprecedented’ cyber attack

The investigation of Sony Pictures’ massive data hack continues, as the company is yet to draw final conclusions, but Re/code has obtained an internal email sent to employees by CEO Michael Lynton containing a security note from Kevin Mandia, head of security firm Mandiant, which is helping Sony throughout this crisis. More →

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Sony Pictures Hack: Passwords and SSNs

The latest big leak in the Sony hack is a huge file directory for passwords… called ‘Password’

By on December 5, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

The latest big leak in the Sony hack is a huge file directory for passwords… called ‘Password’

Sony Pictures recent data breach might be the biggest yet even though it might not affect as many people as recent credit and debit card thefts, as hackers stole a huge number of files related to the company’s business — from unreleased movies and future plans to personal data belonging to employees and internal files — exposing many of them online.

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NSA Auroragold Cellphone Encryption

Of course the NSA spied on people who were working on better phone encryption

By on December 4, 2014 at 8:00 PM.

Of course the NSA spied on people who were working on better phone encryption

The NSA’s far-reaching powers have been further detailed in an extensive report from The Intercept, which reveals that the agency has conducted an advanced spying operation for years in an effort to spy on mobile operators working on phone encryption. The operation reportedly also targeted bodies that oversee telecom standards, in order to stay updated on new security protocols and identify or even insert vulnerabilities into those communication networks it wanted access to. More →

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Sony Pictures vs. North Korea

Sony is convinced North Korea was behind massive hack, but DPRK denies

By on December 4, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

Sony is convinced North Korea was behind massive hack, but DPRK denies

Sony Pictures has been the victim of a massive cyber attack a few days ago, with hackers having stolen as much as 100 terabytes of data including various unreleased Sony movies, and plenty of business and personnel data. After investigating the matter, Sony appears to be convinced that North Korea was behind the attack, but the country has denied any involvement after previously refusing to flat-out deny such allegations. More →

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