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Internet of things

A huge new hacking threat was just discovered

April 14th, 2021

“You have the watches,” goes a famous quote with different variations throughout history but most recently attributed to a captured Taliban commander, “but we have the time.” That quote is a perfect summation of the asynchronous nature of guerilla warfare, but lately, it’s also seemed to me to be just as relevant to the modern …

US vs China

China has reportedly stolen personal data from 80% of Americans

February 2nd, 2021

The ongoing conflict dynamic between the US vs China has continued to intensify during the coronavirus pandemic. President Trump’s antagonistic stance toward China deepened the hostile sentiment between the two countries. Now comes a report that Chinese hackers may have stolen personal data from as many as 80% of Americans. Even before but especially during …

connected car hacks

Researchers worry that hackers could turn connected cars into roadblocks

July 30th, 2019

As carmakers continue to pack their newest models with all manner of “smart” technology, researchers are concerned that connected vehicles will become an increasingly irresistible target for hackers. A new study by scientists with the Georgia Institute of Technology and Multiscale Systems, Inc., suggests that if hackers find serious vulnerabilities in internet-connected cars they could …

weather channel hacked

Someone hacked The Weather Channel

April 18th, 2019

We live in an age where companies suffer data breaches and hacks of various types on a disturbingly regular basis. Credit card companies, social networks, and online retailers are the usual targets, and sometimes the thieves make off with payment information, personal details, and other data they shouldn’t have access to. It happens. Now, it’s …

Hacking threat

Watch these researchers show how easy it is to hack construction cranes

January 15th, 2019

It might sound like something out of a Hollywood blockbuster — hackers getting into position behind a control panel and taking over a construction site, using the equipment there to wreak large-scale havoc. Unfortunately, in a new paper published today by researchers Federico Maggi and Marco Balduzzi, it’s not as far-fetched as it sounds. Indeed, …

Dunkin' Donuts Hackers

Dunkin’ Donuts warns that its DD Perks program may have been hacked

November 29th, 2018

Despite the vast amount of resources companies typically spend on thwarting hacking, it seems that we can’t even go a few weeks without a new company issuing a statement about some sort of security breach. The latest victim in this regard appears to be Dunkin’ Donuts, with the nationwide chain issuing a statement earlier today …

iPhone Hacking

Rogue ‘legal’ hacker tried to sell iPhone malware for $50 million

July 5th, 2018

Nearly two years ago, security researchers unearthed what was, at the time, arguably the most advanced piece of mobile hacking software the world had ever seen. The tool in question was called Pegasus and was the brainchild of an Israeli-based security company called the NSO Group. As is often the case, the NSO Group’s business model …

GrayBox iPhone hacking 2018 how to break

There’s a new type of iPhone cracker available, and cops are dying to buy it

April 14th, 2018

In 2016, the FBI’s legal quest to force Apple to unlock the iPhone 5c of the San Bernadino shooter brought the issue of phone encryption fully into the public conciousness. Although people generally knew that smartphones were secure, it wasn’t until the highly public court case that people realized even the country’s top law-enforcement agency …