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Australian Police, Government: Change Your Apple ID Password ASAP

In the wake of some Apple IDs being compromised and users’ iPhones and iPads being held to ransom, Stay Smart Online and NSW Police have some advice: change your Apple ID password as soon as possible, and avoid any possible headaches in the future.


Aussie iPhones, iPads And Macs Hijacked, Held To Ransom

Some iPhone, iPad and Mac users are reporting their devices have been compromised, with a message appearing that locks owners out and demands a US$100 ransom be sent to the hackers over PayPal. While the cause of the vulnerability hasn’t yet been established, there’s one common factor: it looks like every hacked device was sold in Australia.


Hacker Turned FBI Informant Sabu Will Be Sentenced Next Week

Wired reports that Hector Xavier Monsegur, aka “Sabu”, the LulzSec hacker who became an FBI informant and helped take down numerous other hackers, will be sentenced on Tuesday, May 27. The government will seek a sentence of just seven months, citing time served and his immense cooperation with the government.


Here's The Email eBay Is Sending Everyone Who Was Hacked

As everyone knows by now, eBay was hacked — the official line is that the event was “a cyberattack that compromised a database containing encrypted passwords and other non-financial data”. After staying quiet on the topic for too long, eBay is sending all its users an email advising that they — yes, that’s you — change passwords immediately.


Australian Federal Police Arrest Two Alleged Anonymous Hackers

The Australian Federal Police is out to teach alleged hackers a lesson, and after a lengthy investigation, it has arrested what it claims are two members of Anonymous.


Please Stop Calling Everything A 'Hack'

We have a problem. Be you blogger, journalist, tech writer or commenter, it’s time to stop with the gratuitous overuse of “hacking”. Existence itself is not a hack.


Australia Now Officially Has A Cyber Army

Briefly: the Australian Defence Force’s recently revised Information Activities doctrine shows how the Navy, Army and Air Force will engage in digital warfare during covert and overt military operations. The ADF and the Australian Signals Directorate have the capability to run various “computer network operations”, including hacking and online propaganda.


This Simple Siri Hack Lets You Control Anything With Your iPhone

Voice control is a super convenient way to control stuff with your phone, at least when your AI isn’t just shouting error messages at other computers. Googolplex makes it even better by unlocking Siri to let her control your stereo, your thermostat; honestly, just about anything.


Adorable Five-Year-Old Discovers Bonehead Xbox Vulnerability

Five-year-old Kristoffer Von Hassel’s parents didn’t want him getting into the grown-up games on the family’s Xbox, so they put the gory stuff behind a password. But Kristoffer’s an inquisitive little guy, and he blew right past the parental safeguard — and discovered a pretty silly Xbox security flaw in the process.


Queensland Guy Charged After Hacking 'US Gaming Network'

Queensland Police, in conjunction with the FBI, have this morning charged a Queensland guy with hacking offences after he breached an as-yet-undisclosed US gaming network.