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FBI Hacking Americans History Tools

The FBI has quietly been hacking Americans for 20 years

May 16th, 2016

Countless Snowden leaks have detailed the highly sophisticated tools used by the NSA to collect data in bulk from unsuspecting people, including American citizens. But the NSA isn’t the only agency conducting spying operations. The FBI has been spying on US citizens as part of ongoing investigations for two decades, yet many details about its …

Bangladesh Bank Heist Hackers

Thrifty bank’s $10 routers lead to $81 million heist

April 22nd, 2016

This past February, some clever hackers pulled off a daring bank heist that was aided by a Bangladeshi bank’s decision to buy cheap second-hand $10 routers. In fact, the cheap routers let hackers get away with $81 million by giving them access to the secure computers that handle SWIFT monetary transactions and helping them hide their tracks.

60 Minutes Congressman Phone Hack Video

It was shockingly easy for ’60 Minutes’ to hack a congressman’s iPhone

April 18th, 2016

Mobile security is obviously a major topic these days but it seems very few of us know just how vulnerable our phones are to hacking. 60 Minutes this week decided to give a new iPhone to Representative Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) and then challenge researchers at Security Research Labs to hack it. It goes without saying that the hackers …

Should I Put Tape On My Laptop Camera

So, who else puts tape over their laptop’s webcam?

April 12th, 2016

I admit it: I put tape over my computer’s webcam. This is a paranoid thing to do. That said, I spend so much time in front of my computer that if a hacker managed to infiltrate my webcam and record everything I do, I’m sure they’d get lots of footage of me doing something embarrassing …

Credit Card Skimmer Installation Video

Watch a hacker install a credit card skimmer in under 3 seconds

March 16th, 2016

One way that hackers steal unsuspecting consumers’ financial data is by installing skimmer devices on ATMs and payment terminals that record and store all credit card information for the hackers to use at a later date. A video released by the Miami Beach Police this week shows just how shockingly easy it is to install such a device …

Worst Passwords 2016

These are the worst passwords in the world – do you use any of them?

January 19th, 2016

Each year, security solutions provider SplashData releases a list of what it has determined to be the most commonly used passwords on the Internet. In other words, these passwords are the worst possible options you can choose to safeguard your accounts, because they’re all ridiculously common and are likely among the first options people with …

Russian Hackers Dow Jones Hack

Russian hackers break into Dow Jones, swipe secret trading information

October 16th, 2015

In what can only be described as a major security lapse, it seems some hackers from Russia successfully broke into the servers of Dow Jones, Inc. and swiped some key secret trading data before it was made public. Bloomberg reports that the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Secret Service and the Securities and Exchange Commission have been leading an …