hacking

Should We Think Of Hackers As The Internet's Immune System?

Digital freedom fighters or computer-based criminals, hackers garner mixed reactions depending on what they do and why they’re doing it. But in this video Keren Elazari suggests that we should perhaps think of all hackers as the internet’s immune system.


How To Hack A Car And Control It From 2400km Away

Imagine this: You’re cruising along when the car suddenly brakes. The doors lock. It starts accelerating backward. A hacker thousands of kilometres away has taken control of your car over the cellular network. This is how it happens, as explained by a video from the good folks at Motherboard.


How Did Apple's Australian iCloud Hack Happen?

Apple users were rightly mystified this week by some iPads, iPhones and Macs being compromised, remotely locked and held to ransom. Security experts have weighed in on the possible cause, and their recommended solutions.


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.