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Russian Hackers Are Attacking New York Times Journalists: Report

Citing government sources, CNN is reporting that reporters at US news outlets, including The New York Times, are being targeted by Russian hackers. The FBI is currently investigating the hacks.


This Hacker Says He Stole More NSA Hacking Tools

Last week, a group of mysterious hackers dumped hacking tools from the world’s most powerful spying group, the National Security Agency, and demanded millions in dollars of bitcoins to reveal more tools it accessed. Now, a separate hacker is claiming that he has the rest of the tools.


Snowden Documents Confirm The NSA Hack Is Real

Last Friday, a mysterious group by the name of “The Shadow Brokers” dumped what appeared to be some of the National Security Agency’s hacking tools online. There was some speculation as to whether the tools were legitimate. According to The Intercept, these tools are mentioned in documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.


Two Easy Tricks To Improve Your Online Security

There’s a lot of misinformation about security online. The truth is that by taking a few simple steps you can make yourself much safer. Here are two basic, super easy ways to do it:


So, Uh, Did The NSA Get Hacked? 

Hackers say they have breached a hacking group known as the Equation Group, which is widely speculated to be an offshoot of the National Security Agency. The hackers have provided some files including what could be parts of the agency’s surveillance tools, but are demanding millions of dollars in bitcoins for the rest.


Researchers Find Another Flaw In Apple's iMessage Encryption

Cryptography researchers at John Hopkins University have found another flaw in the encryption used by Apple’s iMessage. The good news? The flaw has already been patched; you just need to update iOS.


DEF CON Researchers Hack A Dell Monitor To Show Any Pixels They Want

Why should hackers bother with complicated cross-domain hacks or redirects when they can just change the pixels on your monitor? Because it’s really hard and complicated, but not impossible, as one team at this year’s DEF CON showed.


A Hacker's Tips For Overthrowing A Government

Chris Rock, an independent security researcher, is pissed that the Director of US National Intelligence, James Clapper, is more afraid of ISIS than hackers. He’s hoping to change that by teaching hackers how to overthrow governments.


DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge Is A Glimpse Of Our Human-Free Future

What if humans didn’t have to respond to major hacks or breaches in the networks they operated, and computers could just do it automatically? That’s a question being asked by DARPA, the US military’s boldest research arm, which set up a multi-million dollar challenge to answer that question.


Hacking A Celebrity's Phone In The 1930s Was Actually Similar To Today

Myrna Loy was a huge movie star in the 1930s and 40s. She starred in classic films like The Thin Man (1934), Manhattan Melodrama (1934), and The Best Years of Our Lives (1946). Ed Sullivan crowned her “Queen of the Movies.” But celebrity always has a dark side.


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