A Stanford computer science student named Feross Aboukhadijeh has uncovered a pretty major security hole in Adobe Flash, in which somebody could turn on your Mac's webcam and mic and save that video for whatever nefarious purposes. Oh good.
Human ingenuity just built this crazy combat bot. A semi-autonomous robot that can run for 18 hours and survive deadly explosions? Totally cool, but after the machines take over... how are we going to stop it?
Is it just me or have Captchas gotten insanely freaking impossible these days? I mean, I can't even make out if I'm supposed to type in a letter, a number or a hieroglyphic. Annoying! We need a new Captcha method. What about drawing a shape?
The iPhone 4S's Siri is sassy and she's everybody's new favorite toy, but it turns out she's leaving the door open for strangers to access of information on your phone even when it's locked. Siri! How could you?
I have pretty secure passwords, as much to keep would-be miscreants at bay as to keep my friends and family from finding out just how horrible a life I'm living. But according to a study, a full 11 percent of Brits plan to leave their passwords in their will.
Bum-bag technology has been stagnant for the past few decades. With the new iSafe personal alarm Waist Pack hitting the market soon, the official bag of summer trips to Branson Missouri is back on the fast track.
HTC's not taking that security vulnerability lightly, owners of their Android phones will be pleased to hear. The company has "concluded that while this HTC software itself does no harm to customers' data, there is a vulnerability that could potentially be exploited by a malicious third-party application."
From today on, every link you click in Facebook will be scanned, in realtime, for viruses, phishing, botnets, and other nefarious internet badness. This is the best news ever for your hapless friends that are constantly duped.
Last week Mark Zukerberg showed off the new Facebook Timeline during the company's f8 keynote. Announced as a new way of presenting yourself on Facebook, the Timeline is an autobiography of your Facebook-shared life. But how Facebook is securing that life could surprise you.
Despite no official confirmation by the Pentagon, it's a very safe assumption that the US created the Stuxnet worm (with Israel's help) to take Iran's nuclear reactors offline. But when it was first discovered, it seemed too sophisticated for Earthlings.