crime
Canadian Teen is the First Arrested for Stealing Data With Heartbleed

In what's sure to be the first of many to come, a 19-year-old Canadian man was arrested for exploiting the Heartbleed bug to lift taxpayer data from a government website, making this the first official Heartbleed-related arrest. Read More >>

gaming
Adorable Five-Year-Old Discovers Bonehead Xbox Vulnerability

Five-year-old Kristoffer Von Hassel's parents didn't want him getting into the grown-up games on the family's Xbox, so they put the gory stuff behind a password. But Kristoffer's an inquisitive little guy, and he blew right past the parental safeguard—and discovered a pretty silly Xbox security flaw in the process. Read More >>

hacking
Hackers Can Now Create Fake Traffic Jams

A couple of Israeli students figured out a way to create fake traffic jams using the popular, Google-owned Waze GPS app. While it sounds silly at first, these kinds of infrastructure hacks could have serious consequences as we depend more and more on data to help us get around town. Read More >>

bitcoin
MtGox Was Still Trading After Having Lost Most of its Bitcoins

It looks like the situation surrounding MtGox just keeps getting worse and worse. It turns out that despite not having enough Bitcoins to return to its customers, MtGox continued trading anyway. Read More >>

internet
The New Kind of DDoS That Could Cripple the Internet

If you're a regular on the internet, you probably know how a DDoS can choke your favourite site with garbage traffic. Well get used to it because they're not going away; they're actually getting worse. Read More >>

security
Europol Warns Users to Stop Using Public Wi-Fi Hotspots for Sensitive Tasks

The pure joy of connecting a working and fully free hotspot could be leaving you open to attack, according to advice from Europol's cybercrime chief, who suggests steering clear of both secure and insecure public Wi-Fi unless you want hackers stealing your identity, data and dignity. Read More >>

money
Hackers Claim Mt. Gox Still Has Investors' Bitcoins

The Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox filed for bankruptcy protection last week admitting to an outstanding debt of around $63.6 million (£38 million). Now, a team of hackers claims that the company still has investors' bitcoins. Read More >>

hacking
Hackers Can Use the Labels on Your Snail Mail to Mess You Up Online

Think hacking starts and ends online? Think again. Forbes took a look at the damage an identity thief can do using just the address label on the magazines you subscribe to, and the answer ain't pretty. Read More >>

google
Eric Schmidt Claims Google's Data is Safe From NSA's Prying Eyes

Google has been very outspoken about the issue of the NSA having access to its private servers, but Google Chairman, Eric Schmidt, has made it clear that the information the tech giant has is safe from everyone -- including the US Government. Read More >>

hacking
Relive Jurassic Park's Iconic Hacking Scene Right From Your Browser

For the most part, Jurassic Park isn't the kind of movie you'd want a chance to live out, what with the mortal danger and velociraptors and all that. But thanks to the amazing Jurassic Systems website, you can experience of of Jurassic Park's safer thrills first-hand: getting hacked by Dennis Nedry. Read More >>

hacking
A Contagious Computer Virus That Spreads Through Wi-Fi

It's nearly your worst nightmare: a computer virus as contagious as the common cold that avoids detection and infects every computer on a given Wi-Fi network. You just pop into your local cafe for a latte and a little internet surfing, and you leave with a virus. This is scary! Read More >>

apple
Why Apple's Huge Security Flaw is So Scary

On Friday, Apple quietly released iOS 7.0.6, explaining in a brief release note that it fixed a bug in which "an attacker with a privileged network position may capture or modify data in sessions protected by SSL/TLS." That's the understated version. Another way to put it? Update your iPhone right now. Read More >>

hacking
Why Hollywood Hacking is So Hilariously Horrible

The hacking scenes in House of Cards are wildly unrealistic. They're everything from infuriating to hilarious, but they are definitely not surprising. It turns out, though, that this long tradition of portraying hacking horribly, horribly wrong in TV and film is often intentional. Read More >>

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The House of Cards Hacker is the Best Worst Thing About Season 2

Season two of House of Cards has been available to stream on Netflix since Friday, meaning you've probably gorged on all thirteen episodes already. (WARNING: Some [non-critical] spoilers lie ahead.) The best worst part? An Anonymous-style hacker and his faithful sidekick, Cashew the guinea pig—every single second of which was absolutely, phenomenally over-the-top ridiculous. Read More >>

security
This Crazy-Advanced Malware Has Been Infecting Governments Since 2007

Kaspersky security researchers just revealed their discovery of a cyberespionage threat they say could be the most advanced in the world. Immensely powerful and hard to detect, it's been active since at least 2007, targeting governments, embassies, and energy companies. And nobody knows where it came from. Read More >>

hacking
Hacker Swipes PayPal CEO's Credit Card Info and Goes on Shopping Spree

When you own a company specialising in online payments, the constant threat of hackers and phishing schemes is an inescapable part of the job description. So it's hard not to experience schadenfreude in the fact that PayPal CEO David Marcus's credit card information got swiped recently and taken on a bit of a shopping spree. Oh, sweet irony. Read More >>

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