hackers

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
4 days ago
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
4 days ago
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

These Legit-Looking iPhone Lightning Cables Will Hijack Your Computer

It looks like an Apple lightning cable. It works like an Apple lightning cable. But it will give an attacker a way to remotely tap into your computer.
Joseph Cox
8.10.19
Apple

Apple Will Give You $1 Million to Hack an iPhone

It's the biggest prize Apple has ever offered, and a sign of how much the iPhone's software vulnerabilities are worth on the black market.
David Gilbert
8.9.19
cybersecurity

We Talked to Phone Farmers Who Use Ad Fraud to Earn Beer Money

The inside story of the sketchy, gray market world of zombie phone armies making money simulating trailer views.
Ben Makuch
8.5.19
food news

86-Year-Old Wanted a Free Panera Birthday Bagel, Got Sextortion Emails Instead

"I said this is the most bizarre thing I've ever seen, and I have to go tell all my water aerobics buddies about this letter."
Jelisa Castrodale
8.2.19
Hacking

Clothing Resale Marketplace Poshmark Announces Data Breach

"We recently discovered that data from some Poshmark users was acquired by an unauthorized third party."
Joseph Cox
8.1.19
Hacking

Capital One Is the One to Blame for Exposing Your Data

Multiple experts have drawn issue with Capital One’s explanations for its data breach of records on over 100 million people.
Joseph Cox
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.30.19
Hacking

MalwareTech, the Security Researcher Who Stopped WannaCry Ransomware, Gets No Prison Time for Hacking Crimes

Marcus Hutchins, the 25-year-old researcher who helped stop the dangerous malware WannaCry on its tracks, gets a sentence of served time and will not go to prison.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.26.19
Hacking

Vigilante Hacker ‘Phineas Fisher’ Denies Working for the Russian Government

In a new book, a veteran cybersecurity reporter wrote that the infamous hacker who embarrassed surveillance vendors FinFisher and Hacking Team may be a Russian government agent. We caught up with Phineas Fisher and broke down the evidence.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.23.19
Hacking

No, You Don’t Need a Burner Phone at a Hacking Conference

Every year, infosec Twitter debates whether people should bring a burner phone to conferences like Def Con or Black Hat. Here’s why we think you don’t need to worry about that.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.18.19
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