databases

Hacking

A Vigilante Is Warning Admins of Open Databases Before They Get Hacked

Maybe this is the hero we need right now.
Joseph Cox
1.24.17
News

Copycat Hackers Are Holding More Than 1,000 Databases for Ransom

Hackers have found yet another way to monetize the shitty security of internet users.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
1.6.17
Quick, Draw

'Quick, Draw' is a Computer Judging Your Bad Pig Pictures

Playing 'Quick, Draw' allows you to have some very weird interactions with a neural network. And come to terms with your farm animal drawing skills.
Cameron Kunzelman
11.16.16
News

Someone Left The Data of 2.9 Million Louisiana Voters Online For No Reason

Another day, another database left online for no apparent reason.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.23.16
News

Whoops! Hotel Left Thousand of Customers' Credit Cards Online For All To See

The hotel left full credit card data, trip details, and much more in an unprotected database.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
8.30.16
Power

The ZeroDB Database Hides Your Data Even From Itself

Even the server it's stored on can't see what's stashed in a ZeroBD database.
Michael Byrne
2.28.16
security

How Databases with Personal Info Get Accidentally Left Open on the Public Web

After the MacKeeper leak, it turns out at least 34,000 databases suffer from similar problems.
Joseph Cox
12.15.15
Internet

Must-Read: 'The DIY Guide to Feminist Cybersecurity'

It’s not just for girls.
Heidi Harrington-Johnson
11.14.15
Features

Microsoft Invented Google Earth in the 90s Then Totally Blew It

A long-forgotten Microsoft project from the late 1990s revolutionized how we saw the Earth and became the underpinning technology of Google Maps and Google Earth.
Jason Koebler
11.13.15
News

Will the Press Force the Government to Finally Count the Number of Police Killings in America?

Media organizations like the "Washington Post" and the "Guardian" are trying to answer what should be a simple question: How many people are killed by the cops?
Mike Pearl
6.2.15
security

This Database Gathers the Resumes of 27,000 Intelligence Workers

Maybe don't list secret codewords in your public LinkedIn profile.
Joseph Cox
5.7.15
News

Are White-Collar Crime Registries the Key to Preventing Another Financial Crisis?

On Wednesday, the Utah State Legislature created a sex-offender-style registry for warning the public about Utah's Gordon Gekkos. The idea might just catch on.
Mike Pearl
3.13.15
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