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Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

An Anonymous YouTube Video Has Started a Battle in the Secretive Secure Phone Industry

"Secure phone" companies are fighting with each other after someone posted a video claiming to hack one of the devices.
Joseph Cox
1.24.18
hacks
hacks

Electrum Bitcoin Wallets Were Vulnerable to Hackers for Two Years

Developers left the vulnerability unpatched for months after being alerted.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.8.18
hacks
hacks

Hackers Hijacked an Internet Provider to Mine Cryptocurrency with Laptops In Starbucks

This is an evolution of a popular scheme.
Jordan Pearson
12.14.17
hacks
hacks

An Alleged Ethereum Hacker Gave Back $3 Million and Nobody Knows Why

This is unheard of.
Jordan Pearson
9.21.17
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

Researchers Link CCleaner Hack to Cyberespionage Group

Experts believe a state-sponsored hacker was behind the attack, which affected 2.2 million people.
Lucian Constantin
9.21.17
retaliatory measures
retaliatory measures

Email Provider ProtonMail Says It Hacked Back, Then Walks Claim Back

There’s plenty of appetite for "hacking back," but in many contexts it’s likely illegal for companies to retaliate against cybercriminals.
Joseph Cox
8.16.17
The Internet of Things
The Internet of Things

Hack That Turns Amazon Echo Into a Spying Device Can’t Be Fixed By Software Patch

The physical vulnerability affects devices from 2015 and 2016.
Louise Matsakis
8.1.17
def con
def con

Car Wash Hack Can Strike Vehicle, Trap Passengers, Douse Them With Water

"We believe this to be the first exploit of a connected device that causes the device to physically attack someone," researchers presenting the proof-of-concept say.
Kim Zetter
7.26.17
hoverboards
hoverboards

Heads Up, Hoverboarders: Hackers Could've Hijacked Your Deck Mid-Hover

Researchers gained remote access to a rider's Segway via the official app.
Ben Sullivan
7.19.17
Maximalfunktion
Maximalfunktion

Hidden Features and Third Party Programs That Make Spotify Work for You

It's not Spotify. It's you.
Johannes Hausen
7.11.17
hack the planet
hack the planet

Al Jazeera Says It’s Under a Massive 'Cyber Attack'

The attacks on the Qatar-based media outlet came just days after reports that rival state-owned Qatar News Agency (QNA) was also hacked, sparking an international crisis.
Joseph Cox
6.8.17
Firefixed
Firefixed

Mozilla: The Firefox Attacks Wikileaks Gave to Us Were Already Fixed

Turns out three potential Firefox vulnerabilities found in a cache of alleged CIA files were dealt with in 2012 and 2014.
Joseph Cox
4.20.17