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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.


US State Department Has Shut Off Part Of Its Email System Due To Hackers

The fallout from Hillary Clinton’s homebrew email dust up is getting weird. The Department of State just shut down part of its unclassified email system in an attempt to eradicate malware they just found from Russian hackers. But State’s spokespeople say everything is OK. Probably.


US Authorities Charge Spammers With The Biggest Data Breach In History

The only thing that sucks more than spam are the greedy people who send it to you. That’s why the US Department of Justice charging three spam kingpins responsible for one of the largest data breaches in history is so exciting. Finally, authorities are taking down the spam kingpins — or at least trying.


What's The Most Convincing Phishing Scam You've Ever Seen?

Phishing scams are often obvious. For example, a hacker bot just emailed some Gizmodo writers with the subject line: “Send your full contact informations for a do na ti on claims.” LOL not a chance. But dangerously convincing phishing scams definitely exist.


The US Doesn't Like It When China Wants To Build Encryption Backdoors

The NSA and US tech giants have come to blows over government backdoors in encryption products lately, with the government arguing that backdoors are vital to national security, and the likes of Yahoo claiming it will make encryption pointless. Well, it looks the party line on backdoors changes pretty sharpish when China is involved.


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