I’ve always wondered what the underlying system is behind those massive fancy interactive store guides you get in shopping centres like Westfield. Seems some enterprising hackers had a look and found you could get one to view any website, including a porn site.
26-year-old Glenn Mangham, who admitted hacking Facebook from within his bedroom at his parents' house in York, has been jailed for eight months. At least it now means he's moved out of mum & dad's house.
The Anonymous hacking collective has been pretty busy of late protesting against copyright acts like ACTA. Recently it seems the group has been concentrating its firepower on Fridays in what it’s calling #FFF.
Foxconn has more to worry about. As well as struggling to deal with allegations of exploitative working conditions in its factories, it's now had the bad fortune of being hacked, having login and password information spread across the web.
The security PIN system that Google Wallet users have to enter to verify transactions has been compromised. Thankfully, the chances of your wallet being used against you is relatively low — assuming you haven't rooted your phone, that is.
According to email transcripts posted to Pastebin yesterday, and confirmed by the company, a group of hackers attempted to extort £30,000 from Symantec in exchange for not releasing its stolen PCAnywhere and Norton Antivirus source code.
The banking industry often employs two-step security measures—similar to Google Authenticator—as an added layer of protection against password theft and fraud. Unfortunately, those systems have just been rendered moot by a highly-advanced hack.
I can’t believe it’s quite this easy, but apparently Scotland Yard and the FBI converse over those crappy call-in conferencing systems, which let Anonymous log-on to check-out what they were yakking about.
A new attack by the Anonymous crusaders has targeted neo-Nazi groups in the US, leaking their private emails online. It turns out one of the racist groups is in love with our wonky-faced racist leader Nick Griffin.
The only person you can rely on to keep your password secure is yourself. And let me tell you, you're probably not doing enough to keep number one safe. The reason: Your special lump of letters, numbers, and symbols are likely spread over too many sites, are not long enough, and are probably too personal. Most of our passwords suck. And it's kind of a big problem.
The rage of the recent American SOPA protesters saw an unusual spike in traffic for the Scottish Organic Producers Association, which began receiving threatening emails demanding it stops doing what it's doing.