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Hackers Have The Power To Remotely Hijack Half A Million Chrysler Cars

An ongoing investigation into the security of Chrysler vehicles bears some pretty startling conclusions. In a couple of weeks, security researchers will reveal the details of a zero-day exploit that affects some 471,000 cars. Put bluntly: Hackers can take complete control of the cars from thousands of kilometres away.


AshleyMadison Confirms Hack, Purges Leaked Info From Internet

AshleyMadison, noted online home of serial adulterers, has confirmed that yes, someone did rummage through its 37 million-strong blackmail database. But the company also denies that it was swindling customers over the ‘paid-delete’ option, and has managed to take down any information leaked thus far.


Hackers Threaten To Expose 40 Million Cheating AshleyMadison Users

AshleyMadison — tagline “Life Is Short. Have An Affair” — is an online site that facilitates cheating among its 37 million users. It’s a service founded on confidentiality and privacy, which now seems to have all of its data in the hands of hackers. They’re demanding the company take down the site, or they’re going to out a lot of adulterers.


Tour De France Cyclist Computers Hacked By Doping Critics

If doping is a relatively modern problem for the sports world, the Tour de France 2015 sees it colliding headfirst with a modern technological concern, as race leaders Team Sky have accused rivals of hacking their computers.


The Aussie Kid Who Allegedly Hacked The Gaming Industry Wants To Give Up His Citizenship Over 'Police State' Laws

Dylan Wheeler, the 20-year old security prodigy who allegedly hacked the big names in gaming is renouncing his Australian citizenship. Between laws like data retention, site blocking and alleged human rights abuses, Wheeler has had enough, and has told us of his plans to abandon his home nation.


FBI Investigating Attacks On Physical Internet Infrastructure

Squads of Chinese hackers aren’t the only threat to internet infrastructure in the US, it would seem: the FBI is reportedly investigating “at least 11″ physical attacks on high-capacity internet cables in the Bay Area dating back a year.


This Palm-Sized Bug Wirelessly Steals Laptop Crypto Keys

This self-contained snooping device can steal data from laptops within 19 inches of it, sniffing out information based on the radio waves that leak from processors as a result of their variations in power use. And, as its designers point out, it’s small enough to fit inside a pita.


Hackers May Have Personal Data Of 18 Million US Government Workers

The data breach that siphoned off the private information of over four million US government employees may actually be far larger, with some estimating that it actually affected 18 million people. CNN has an exclusive report on what is shaping up to be the biggest digital crime against the US government ever.


Am I An Idiot For Still Using A Password Manager? 

Hackers broke into popular password manager LastPass this week, which raises some obvious questions: If the service you use to protect your passwords from getting compromised gets compromised, should you still use it? Is it really wise to store all our passwords in the cloud?


Foxconn Played An Unwitting Role In The Hack On The Iran Nuclear Talks

The story of Israel using a sophisticated cyberweapon to spy on the United States and others attending nuclear talks is getting weirder. According to Kaspersky, the attackers not only used a Stuxnet-like weapon — they also used a stolen security certificate from Foxconn to sign the malware.