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FBI And TSA Warn Airlines To Watch Out For Wi-Fi Hacks

Following concerns about the plausibility and dangers of passengers hacking aeroplane Wi-Fi networks, the FBI and TSA have issued a joint alert warning airlines to be increasingly vigilant about monitoring for such attacks.


FBI Accosts Security Researcher Over Fear That He Hacked His Flight

When airport security researcher Chris Roberts tweeted about his ability to hack the in-cabin control systems aboard his Boeing 747 flight, he probably wasn’t anticipating the quip would get him detained by the Feds. But some jokes, the FBI doesn’t find very funny.


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.


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