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Researchers Accuse China Of Over 10 Years Of Cyber Espionage And Attack

China recently admitted that it has an array of cyber warfare units. Now, a team of researchers accuses the country — or at least residents of it — of conducting cyber espionage and attack operations for the last decade.


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.


Yelp Vigilantes Are Organising Against Businesses In The Name Of Justice

After the owner of a pizzeria said last week that he wouldn’t cater a gay wedding, a group of Yelpers took action, using their reviews to bring down the business. Not customers unhappy with the service, but social justice protesters reviewing the business based on ideology. And it’s not just an isolated case.


Stolen Uber Accounts Are On Sale For A Dollar On A Darknet Market  

Anyone with a spare dollar can buy access to stolen, active Uber account information. Vendors on the new darknet market AlphaBay are peddling Uber user details.


Somebody Found The Most Appropriate Use For The Nintendo Virtual Boy

Remember the Virtual Boy, Nintendo’s early, failed foray into virtual reality gaming? Twenty years after its release, somebody’s finally figured out the best use for the unwieldy console: Giving all of your friends a handlebar moustache.


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.


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.


This Cute Computer Could Cultivate Children's Coding Capabilities

In the early ’80s, the state-sponsored British Broadcasting Corporation decided that computers were going to be kind of a big deal, and created the BBC Micro desktop PC to promote computer literacy. Now, they’re doing it again — this spring, one million UK schoolkids will receive a free Micro Bit.


Hunting For Random: The Quest To Find Numbers That Keep Your Data Safe

You indirectly use random numbers online every day — to establish secure connections, to encrypt data, perhaps even to satisfy your gambling problem. But their ubiquity belies the fact that they’re actually incredibly difficult to find. This is the story of where they come from.