vulnerability

Internet Insecurity

People Are Freaking Out That PGP Is ‘Broken’—But You Shouldn’t Be Using It Anyway

Hackers that can intercept your encrypted emails, or steal your emails from your computer or a server, may be able to decrypt them taking advantage of new vulnerabilities found in the way some email clients treat HTML.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
5.14.18
PRIME BEEF

A $5 Billion Cryptocurrency Has Enraged Cryptographers

Leaked emails between IOTA developers and researchers have landed the cryptocurrency in hot water.
Daniel Oberhaus & Jordan Pearson
3.2.18
ethereum

Millions of Dollars In Ethereum Are Vulnerable to Hackers Right Now

Researchers discovered 34,200 buggy smart contracts on Ethereum.
Jordan Pearson
2.22.18
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
Internet Insecurity

‘Dumb’ MacOS Bug Allowed Anyone to Get Admin Privileges Without a Password

A new bug on MacOS allowed any user to log in as the full-privilege admin user “root” just by entering root as login and pressing enter.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.28.17
Postmortems

Ethereum Wallet Company Knew About Critical Flaw That Let a User Lock Up Millions

Parity released its postmortem of the incident on Wednesday.
Jordan Pearson
11.15.17
good job

Someone ‘Accidentally’ Locked Away $150M Worth of Other People's Ethereum Funds

And a hard fork is on the table.
Jordan Pearson
11.7.17
Internet Insecurity

Equifax Was Warned

Last year, a security researcher alerted Equifax that anyone could have stolen the personal data of all Americans. The company failed to heed the warning.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.26.17
security

Power Plants Are Hackable Because Employees Are Still Using Pagers

Many use the vintage gadget to send and receive unencrypted messages, leaving huge systems vulnerable to infiltration and attack.
Joseph Cox
10.25.16
News

Bug in Domino's Pizza App Allowed Hackers to Get Free Pizza for Life

Well, until they 'fessed up.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.5.16
Hacking

Wetherspoons Hacker Speaks: 'I Did It Simply Because I Could'

The hacker wouldn't specify what vulnerability led to the breach, but was “surprised that no one else has done the same up to this point.”
Joseph Cox
12.8.15
News

Google Is Fixing a Dangerous Gmail Bug That Could Let Others Impersonate You

The internet giant vowed to fix a bug in the Gmail Android app after initially underestimating the flaw.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.17.15