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Watching A USB Hack In Action Makes Me Never Want To Leave My Computer

Remember BadUSB, the pervasive and unfixable security vulnerability that turns every USB device into a vector for attacks against just about every computer? The one that’s out in the wild now? I always knew it was bad, but this video really brought it home for me, and now I want to fill my USB ports up with cement.


How Much Your Inbox Is Worth To Cybercriminals

Many of us have had the experience of receiving a spammy email from a friend or loved one, only to have a frantic follow-up note arrive a few minutes later from that person stating that his or her email account was hacked and warning us not to open or respond to any of the messages sent by the intruder. To be sure, this is an alarming situation for many users. But the scarier truth is that if your inbox (or your phone, tablet, Twitter or Instagram account, anything really) gets hijacked by modern cyberthieves, spewing spam is about the most innocuous thing that can happen to it.


The Hackers Won. Now What?

Earlier today, the five largest movie theatre chains in the country decided that they would not, in fact, show The Interview, a movie about a large scruffy man and a dazed handsome man who assassinate North Korea’s Kim Jong-un. The retreat prompted Sony Pictures to cancel the movie’s premiere altogether. And the ramifications of that choice are going to be felt for a long, long time.


Hackers: Sony Employees Can Ask Us Not To Publish Their Emails

A group of hackers claiming to be responsible for the Sony hacks has offered Sony employees a small lifeline. If the company’s staff write to them, it claims, they won’t publish their emails online.


Report: The FBI Is Warning US Businesses About Iranian Hackers

On the heels of a research paper published about a global Iranian hacking operation, Operation Cleaver, the FBI is now warning critical US businesses that they might be targets of Iran’s team of hackers.


Report: Sony Pictures Suspends Shoots Because It Can't Process Payments

The Times of London is reporting that Sony Pictures “cancelled shoots because the problems have left it unable to process payments”. The paper cites only one source in its report, but at this point nothing seems surprising in the world of SPE. The historically awful hack from a couple weeks ago just gets more awful with each passing day.


Report: Sony's Hacking Its Own Leaked Data To Stop It Being Downloaded

In an attempt to disrupt the downloading of its embarrassingly large leak of data, Sony Pictures is taking inspiration from the hackers themselves to take down torrents.


I'm A Sony Pictures Employee

I work at Sony Pictures Entertainment. Here are a few things that stand out to me about life on the lot right now.


The Sony Hacks Are Goddamn Terrifying

As more and more details from the Sony Pictures hack seep out into the internet, it’s been easy — and to be honest a little fun — to take the voyeur’s view. Dumb corporate powerpoints! Passwords in a folder literally called Password! Paul Blart 2 anything! But then you actually look at the full scope of what’s out there and holy shit.


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Do you or someone you love have ambitions to become a hacker for good? Well today you can buy a White Hat Hacker Bundle with over 40 hours of tutorials on everything from web scraping to penetration testing for just $US60. The bundle normally costs over $US600.