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Home Depot Was Hit By the Same Hack as Target

David Smothers September 8, 2014

Remember how Target was struck by malware that caused it to give up details of 40 million credit and debit cards? Well, turns out that Home Depot’s recent security lapse was a result of the exact same hack. Krebs on Security reports that last week’s Home Depot. hack was “aided in part by a new… Continue Reading »

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Apple Now Warns You If Your iCloud Is Accessed from the Web

David Smothers September 8, 2014

Following last week’s celeb-photo-hacking-scandal, Apple has started sending email notifications that warn people that their iCloud accounts have been accessed from web. This is the first step to what we’ve been told will be a more secure iCloud future. Now when you login to your account from a web browser—or when somebody else does—you’ll get… Continue Reading »

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Apple Is Investigating the Celeb Nude Leaks

David Smothers September 2, 2014

Apple is investigating several iCloud account violations that may have resulted in hackers spreading leaked photos of naked female celebrities online. “We take user privacy very seriously and are actively investigating this report,” an Apple spokesperson told Recode. Apple has not commented on how exactly hackers got their pathetic, pervy hands on the private photos… Continue Reading »

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Hackers Just Proved That Secret Isn’t Really Secret

David Smothers August 22, 2014

It’s the worst fear of narcissists around the globe: Those confessions, those private things, those secrets you’ve been sharing on the popular app Secret aren’t actually secret. Well, narcissists of the globe, your worst fear has come true. Secret isn’t really secret. A duo of security researchers—Benjamin Caudill and Bryan Seely—recently discovered a hack that… Continue Reading »

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Hackers behind iPhone Ransom Attacks Arrested in Russia

David Smothers June 11, 2014

Russian authorities arrested a man and a teenaged boy from Moscow under suspicion that they compromised Apple ID accounts and used Apple’s Find My iPhone service to hold iOS devices for ransom. Find My Phone is an Apple iCloud feature that allows iPhone, iPad and Mac owners to remotely lock and track their devices if… Continue Reading »

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Hackers Can Force ATMs to Spit Out Money With a Text Message

David Smothers March 25, 2014

It’s getting remarkably easy to hack ATMs these days, and security researchers say that Microsoft’s aging Windows XP is making the problem worse. This week, security analysts at Symantec blogged about a new technique popping up in Mexico that uses text messages to give hackers access. It’s as wild as it sounds. The method does… Continue Reading »

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The State Department’s Cybersecurity Office Sounds Like an Awful Mess

David Smothers July 23, 2013

There are government that finish projects on time, use technology to improve performance and protect Americans from imminent harm. Then there’s the State Department’s cybersecurity office. It seems to have a hard time just keeping the lights on. A damning new report by the State Department’s inspector general casts this anti-hacking office in a pretty… Continue Reading »

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VIDEO: Watch a Chinese Hacker Launch an Invasion in Real Time

David Smothers February 19, 2013

Are the Chinese after us? According to a new report, yes. Security firm Mandiant has detailed the exploits of a Chinese cyber espionage group it calls APT1. Mandiant claims to have evidence that APT1 has stolen “hundreds of terabytes of data” from 141 American organizations. Evidence that includes this video of an elite Chinese hacker in action. In… Continue Reading »

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Report: This Is the Site Hacking All Those Companies

David Smothers February 19, 2013

This might be a clue about the hacking going on the past week or so. According the All Things D, a site called iPhonedevSdk (do not visit this site; it’s malicious), is responsible for the hacks of Facebook and Apple. The site reportedly used a Java vulnerability, using code built into the HTML of the site…. Continue Reading »

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