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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 …

DDoS Attack

Meet the company whose webcams shut down the Internet last Friday

October 24th, 2016

Last Friday, hackers successfully managed to unleash an absolutely massive DDoS attack that swiftly knocked a number of popular websites offline, including Twitter, Spotify and even Amazon. DDoS attacks are of course nothing new, but last Friday’s attack was unique insofar as it was incredibly massive and was carried out with a botnet not comprised …

DDOS Attack

Yesterday’s massive Internet outage was caused by hijacked DVRs, webcams and more

October 22nd, 2016

Hackers yesterday attacked Dyn, a major DNS service, with an absolutely massive DDoS attack that swiftly took a number of popular services, including Twitter, PayPal and Spotify, offline. While DDoS attacks are nothing new in and of themselves, there are two aspects to yesterday’s widespread assault on the Internet that are particularly intriguing. One, the scale …

Baby Monitor Security Flaws Search

Baby monitor security is so bad that there’s a chance someone is watching your sleeping kid

January 25th, 2016

This is disturbing news for anyone who has a web-connected baby monitor. Ars Technica brings us word of search engine called Shodan whose main purpose is to give you access to live web camera streams. Among other things, the search engine reveals live feeds for “marijuana plantations, back rooms of banks, children, kitchens, living rooms, garages, front gardens, back gardens, …

Internet Of Things Microbot Push

Meet Microbot Push, a home automation gadget lazy people will love

November 5th, 2015

A South Korean startup called Naran has come up with an incredibly clever way for users to control and automate any type of switch-oriented task you can think of. By attaching low-energy Bluetooth devices called “Microbot Push” (or wireless robotic fingers, to be precise) to manual switches, users can rely on an accompanying smartphone app to …

Samsung Smart Fridge Hack

Have a Samsung smart fridge? Your Gmail credentials might be at risk

August 25th, 2015

With each passing year, more and more everyday objects are being outfitted with network connectivity. This type of futuristic world — dubbed The Internet of Things — promises to make our lives a whole lot easier in ways we never imagined possible even just a few years ago. Of course, with every great technological advancement …

Internet of Things Market Value

‘Internet of Things’ will be worth more than the national debt

February 26th, 2014

The “Internet of Things” was a major focus at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, with virtually every company introducing more connected devices. This is for good reason, as a report from last December said the Internet of Things industry would be worth $309 billion by 2020. That’s just the tip of the iceberg, though, according …