Hacking

Election Hacking

American Voting Systems Were Left Online

Our Kim Zetter broke the news that US voting systems, some in key swing states, are actually online and very hackable. 
Ben Makuch
3 days ago
Hacking

Security Researchers Find Several Bugs in Nest Security Cameras

Cisco Talos researchers report finding eight security vulnerabilities in the Nest Cam IQ that can allow attackers to take over the camera, prevent its use or allow code execution.
Wayne Rash
4 days ago
Hacking

Instagram Launches Bug Bounty for Apps that Steal User Data

On Wednesday, Facebook expanded beyond its bounties for third party apps stealing user data to also apply to Instagram.
Joseph Cox
8.19.19
Hacking

Hacker Releases First Public Jailbreak for Up-to-Date iPhones in Years

Apple accidentally unpatched a vulnerability it had already fixed, making current versions of iOS vulnerable to hackers.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.19.19
def con

We Asked Def Con Attendees Why People Are Still Getting Hacked

The cybersecurity industry is worth billions of dollars, and tens of thousands of people attend Black Hat and Def Con every year. So, are we getting any safer?
Samantha Cole
Lorenzo Franceshi-Bicchierai
Joseph Cox
Ben Makuch
8.16.19
Hacking

Inside Def Con: World's Biggest Hacker Gathering

Whatever this massive hacker-party-turned-industry-extravaganza has become, this week host Ben Makuch descended on Las Vegas to see what Def Con is all about in 2019.
Ben Makuch
8.16.19
Hacking

Hundreds of Thousands of People Are Using Passwords That Have Already Been Hacked, Google Says

New ‘Password Checkup’ Chrome extension found 1.5 percent of all website logins use compromised credentials, a figure that’s higher for porn websites.
Karl Bode
8.15.19
Hacking

This Hacker Made Clothes That Can Confuse Automatic License Plate Readers​

Designer Kate Rose presented her "adversarial fashion" line of clothing, which introduces garbage data into license plate reader systems, at DEF CON 27.
Samantha Cole
8.15.19
Hacking

Apple’s New Bug Bounty Is a ‘Historical Moment’ For the iPhone’s Security

Apple expanded the scope of its bug bounty, increased payouts, and promised special devices to a select group of researchers. For jailbreakers and hackers, there’s never been a better time to pwn the iPhone.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.14.19
Hacking

Google Hackers Found 10 Ways to Hack an iPhone Without Touching It

Many of the vulnerabilities relied on using iMessage to own the rest of the phone, Google's Project Zero said.
Karl Bode
8.12.19
Hacking

Hacker Discovers Way to Cheat in Zwift, the Virtual Bike Racing Exercise Game

Security researcher Brad Dixon found a way to cheat Zwift, the half-game half-cycling trainer, into thinking he's a superstar athlete.
Joseph Cox
8.12.19
Hacking

Black Hat Talk About ‘Time AI’ Causes Uproar, Is Deleted By Conference

A controversial sponsored talk at the Black Hat security conference caused an uproar among security professionals and prompted the conference to delete the talk from the internet.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Joseph Cox
8.11.19
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