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iPhone hacker loses Apple internship because he forgot to reply to an email

October 19th, 2012

Former iPhone hacker extraordinaire Nicholas Allegra, better known as “Comex,” is no longer an Apple (AAPL) intern. After leaving the jailbreak scene a year ago to pursue an internship at Apple, Allegra tweeted on Thursday: “As of last week, after about a year, I’m no longer associated with Apple.” Allegra told Forbes his internship with …

Hurt Locker producers file suit against 2,514 BitTorrent users

April 23rd, 2012

Voltage Pictures, the production studio behind the Oscar-winning film The Hurt Locker, has filed a new lawsuit in a federal court in Florida, according to TorrentFreak. The studio’s latest complaint targets at least 2,514 alleged BitTorrent users, whom Voltage Pictures claims pirated the film and cost the studio millions. The company last year filed a …

‘Anonymous’ plans bigger and more serious attacks on Chinese government

April 9th, 2012

The hacker group “Anonymous operations” plans to launch further attacks on Chinese government-run websites to protest what it believes to be strict and unfair laws. The loosely knit group launched various cyberattacks on China’s goverment last week and warned that further attacks were on the horizon. “First we want to alert the Chinese government that …

Selling used Android phones poses huge identity theft risk, expert says

March 30th, 2012

Android users who are looking to sell their old devices should be wary of the possible consequences. McAfee identity theft researcher Robert Siciliano warned that personal data from Android devices is not completely removed after a user activates the built-in wipe option, The Los Angeles Times reported on Friday. “What’s really scary is even if …

Google Wallet hacked again; new exploit doesn’t need root access [video]

February 10th, 2012

A new exploit has been discovered that allows unauthorized access to a user’s Google Wallet account with a simple hack that can be performed by anyone in a matter of minutes. A security firm recently exposed a Google Wallet vulnerability that allowed hackers to bypass PIN protection, but the vulnerability is only present on rooted …

Kindle Fire’s Silk browser hacked to run on other Android devices

January 4th, 2012

Amazon’s Silk Web browser has received mixed reviews from the media and from consumers. In our review of the Amazon Kindle Fire, we noted that loading Web pages in the cloud-assisted browser on the tablet seemed to stall at first but once content finally began downloading, it indeed seemed to move very quickly. Other reviews …

All GSM phones vulnerable to major security flaw, hacker says

December 27th, 2011

All GSM phones, such as those that run on T-Mobile and AT&T in the United States, are vulnerable to a major security flaw that could allow hackers to send text messages or place phone calls remotely using a new security flaw, one hacker said recently. Speaking to Reuters ahead of a hacking convention in Berlin, …

Skype security flaw leaves user locations vulnerable

December 8th, 2011

New York University’s Polytechnic Institute has discovered a Skype security flaw that leaves Skype users’ locations and P2P sharing activity accessible to hackers. The security hole was discovered while NYU scientists monitored 10,000 Skype users and 20 volunteers during a two-week period. “A hacker anywhere in the world could easily track the whereabouts and file-sharing habits …