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Android Coders Claim "Back Door" Enables Remote Access to Samsung Galaxy Phones

The developer of the Replicant custom Android ROM claims to have uncovered what amounts to a classic "back door" computer hack within Samsung's Galaxy series of smartphones, suggesting that Samsung's modem tools have certain communication protocols in them that could allow outsiders to "access the phone's file system." Read More >>

hacking
Anonymous #MillionMaskMarch Protests in London Lead to Arrests

A protest in Central London last night, spearheaded by the hacking collective Anonymous, has resulted in a number of arrests. Read More >>

security
An Iranian Oil Tanker Hacked Its Own Tracking System to Avoid Detection

Lately, we've seen how hackers can cause havoc on the high seas, but the shenanigans have been limited to security researchers for the most part. They wanted to prove that it was possible to do things like take over a ship's navigation system so that it doesn't happen in real life. Welp, too late for that now. Read More >>

facebook
A Guy Hacked Zuck's Wall After Facebook Ignored His Bug Report

Khalil, a Palestinian white hat hacker, submitted bug reports to Facebook about a vulnerability that allowed him to post on anyone's wall. But Facebook's security team didn't do anything. So Khalil wrote on Mark Zuckerberg’s wall about it and was generally a legend. Read More >>

headphones
A £7 Hack Fixes One of Apple’s Most Annoying Product Design Missteps

Apple's stock headphones aren't exactly the most-loved product in the company's oeuvre, even after Jony Ive's team revamped them last year. Yet they're free (with purchase) and produced by the millions. So Sprng, an inexpensive little plastic do-dad that makes them useful, is worth paying attention to. Read More >>

security
Microsoft Admits to Hacks Based on Findings in Googler's Report

Nobody likes to shoulder blame — and it appears that's particularly true of Microsoft. Ballmer and co have admitted that a series of targeted attacks have been carried out, clearly based on findings published in a Google researcher's recent report. Read More >>

security
Sky's Apps Have Been Hacked and Are Off Google Play

The British Sky Broadcasting Group has removed its Android apps (Sky News, Sky Go, Sky+ and Sky Wi-Fi) from Google Play because of concerns that the Syrian Electronic Army has hacked the apps. Hackers posing as Sky even advised users to delete the apps on Twitter. Read More >>

twitter
Watch Out: Infected PCs Spreading Malware Through Hacked Tweets

Those clever hackers have come up with a new way to exploit Twitter, with a browser-based exploit launched from malware infected PCs, helping spread links of shame in the form of tweets that appear to be sent from the user's account. Read More >>

how to
Blag Yourself Six Months of Free Microsoft Office With This Quick Hack

Microsoft's Office suite is a necessary evil for many of us. While we'd love to say we never need Word, PowerPoint, or sodding Excel, chances are you do, and quite often. Now a handy little hack lets you bag Office 365 free for a whole six months. Read More >>

xbox
Microsoft Confirms Xbox Live Hack, But Says it Was "Socially Engineered"

Microsoft has agreed with reports that claimed a hacking team managed to take control of some high-profile box Live accounts, but says that came about through stealing credit card and login information rather than breaking into the servers and doing it the hard way. Read More >>

apple
Not Only Has Apple Killed the Evasi0n Jailbreak, It's Failed to Secure Your iPhone Too

Apple's release of iOS 6.1.3 might have killed the Evasi0n jailbreak, but at least we thought it would bring an end to the lockscreen bypass issues. Unfortunately, no. Apple still has a glaring hole in its iPhone security, and this one, dare I say it, seems even easier. Not good. Read More >>

gadgets
Jawbone Accounts Compromised

If you use a Jambox, now might be a real good time to change your MyTalk password: Jawbone's servers have been hacked, and a swathe of users have had their details swiped. Read More >>

sony
Looks Like the PS3 Has Been Hacked Again, and This Time It's a Doozy

I'd hate to be a Sony employee and then find out that a new PSN-enabled custom firmware has been released to hacked consoles, and then finding out that there's widespread publication of the console's LV0 decryption keys, which apparently, "blows the system wide open." Because that's what happened to Sony. And it looks mighty tricky for the Japanese manufacturer. Read More >>

apple
Free In-App Purchases Hack Will Be Dead in iOS 6

Late last week, Apple told developers that they'd have to use a workaround in their apps to prevent the in-app purchasing hack—which lets users avoid paying for in-app purchases— but that the same solution would also be rolled in iOS 6 as standard. Now, Alexey Borodin, the Russian behind the discovery, claims the workaround is impossible to hack. Read More >>

security
Hackers Grab 1Million Logins From Android Forum

Phandroid has announced that a hacker has recently accessed its user database, making off with usernames, email addresses and hashed passwords—and the problem looks like it could affect all of its one million-plus users. Read More >>

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