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Hackers Ground Planes After Hijacking An Airline's Flight Plan System

A cyber attack on Polish airline LOT left 10 flights cancelled this Sunday, stranding around 1400 people at Warsaw’s Chopin airport. The attack hit the airline’s ground computer system, which is used to make flight plans.


Hey Android Users: You Should Avoid These Insecure Apps

Here’s some bad news for Android users. Security researchers have discovered 100+ more apps that fail to encrypt your login data properly, making it frightfully easy for hackers to steal your password. What’s worse: the vast majority of the app makers aren’t doing anything about it.


How Do You Keep Your Stuff Safe Online?

Hacks are writ large in the headlines, most recently the news that millions of U.S. government files with personal employee info were stolen, and LastPass’s embarrassing breach. So how do you secure yourself in the wilds of the internet?


AP: Hackers Stole Documents About Spies Taking Drugs And Going Bankrupt

This is a bad week to be a federal employee, and it just got worse. The AP is reporting a second brutal cyberattack on the US federal government, carried out by the same hackers who reportedly accessed the records of every single federal employee. This second hack focused on grabbing extremely personal dossiers from intelligence and military personnel.


Hackers Could Cause Fatal Overdoses By Hijacking Hospital Drug Pumps

Not that anyone needed another reason to fear hospitals, but here’s a good one: Security researcher Brian Rios has discovered vulnerabilities in popular hospital drug pumps that allow hackers to remotely change drug dosages.


Chinese Hackers Accused Of Two More Huge Security Breaches In The States

Remember when hackers accessed files from US health insurance firms Anthem and Premera last year? According to the New York Times, it was the same Chinese hackers suspected of breaching the US Office of Personnel Management’s files.


You Can Hack A Children's Toy To Open Random Garage Doors

Do you value what’s in your garage? Then you’d better make sure your garage door opener uses a secure wireless system, because it is frightfully easy to hack the more basic ones. Security researcher Samy Kamkar just proved as much when he turned an old Mattel toy into a scary universal garage door opener.


Looks Like Russian Hackers Stole 100,000 Americans' Tax Returns Online

The Internal Revenue Service suspect that Russian hackers are the culprits who stole the tax records of at least 100,000 people this year, and — yep, you read that right. Russian hackers! If you’re getting déjà vu, that’s because this marks the third time in very recent history that US government websites have been preyed upon for their shitty security by “Russian hackers”.


AdultFriendFinder Hack Might Expose Your Sexual Orientation

When a company or website you trust gets hacked, it can be pretty unnerving. Particularly if you trusted that company with your credit card or medical information. But what if the hackers had knowledge of your sex life instead? That could be a reality: AdultFriendFinder has just suffered a massive data breach.


Hackers Are Using The Starbucks App To Skim Bank Accounts

Good passwords are obviously important for banking apps and sensitive email accounts, but a new scam highlights why you should never, ever use a crappy password, even if you’re just signing up for a mediocre franchise coffee house rewards card. Starbucks app users are getting their bank accounts drained by password-guessing thieves.


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