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Anyone Can Buy The Malware Used To Hack Sony

The Sony hack was the worst corporate cyberattack ever, and now anyone with $US30,000 in Bitcoin and the ability to use Tor can buy the type of exploit used to hack Sony on underground cyberweapon websites, according to ex-hacker Jon Miller.


Zombie Vulnerability Affects Every Version Of Windows

A team of researchers recently found a zombie vulnerability that affects every single version of Windows — including the Windows 10 preview. Microsoft is downplaying the vulnerability.


John Deere Thinks People Will Pirate Music With In-Car Computers

Did you know that in the US, it’s illegal to tinker with the code in your in-car computer? Thanks to the nuances and Stateside applications of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), you’re not even supposed to inspect the inner workings of your vehicle’s circuitry. This is absurd, which is why the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is fighting for a better policy.


China's DDoS Attacks Used Unencrypted Websites To Hijack Browsers

Over the past few weeks, China has been using its country’s internet infrastructure to attack political opponents by turning normal users’ web browsers into Denial of Service tools.


Almost All Of The World's Top Hotel Chains Use Easily Hackable Hardware

Hotel internet is so far from secure — it’s downright scary. You should know this by now. However, a new report from cyber security researchers suggests that issues with shitty security at hotels extend far beyond hackable Wi-Fi networks. Entire systems at some of the world’s top hotel chains are very, very vulnerable.


The Trick To Hacking Top-Secret Computers: Just Add Heat 

Security researchers just found a way to hack into specially secured computer systems by sending messages using blasts of air. This is another example of how even the most walled-off systems can still get hacked.


NYPD Officer Hacks NYPD In Ballsy Side-Hustle Scam

An NYPD officer has been arrested for hacking NYPD and FBI databases so he could pose as a lawyer and profit off tricking traffic victims.


That Time Hackers Changed The CIA Website To 'Central Stupidity Agency'

On September 16, 1996, Swedish hackers changed the CIA’s website to read “Central Stupidity Agency” instead of “Central Intelligence Agency”. Experts believe it to be one of the sickest burns delivered to the agency in all of 1996.


China Finally Admits It Has An Army Of Hackers For Cyberwar 

China is finally admitting what we’ve known for years: Yes, it has cyber warfare units, and plenty of them.


The NSA Is Going To Love These USB-C Charging Cables

Thanks to Apple’s new MacBook and Google’s new Chromebook Pixel, USB-C has arrived. A single flavour of cable for all your charging and connectivity needs? Hell yes. But that convenience doesn’t come without a cost; our computers will be more vulnerable than ever to malware attacks, from hackers and surveillance agencies alike.


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