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Why 30-Year-Old Computer Hacking Methods Still Work

A system is only as secure as the end user, as any grey-haired sysadmin will happily tell you. As a result, all the alphanumeric passwords in the world can’t protect a system if a user is tricked into running malware, something against which there’s very little defence — or so people think.


Latest Hack Like 'Stealing A Master Key To Get Into Any Government Building' In America

Juniper Networks, a US government subcontractor, has been compromised in a hack that could have exposed countless classified communications over the past three years.


Man Arrested In UK Suspected Of Horrible VTech Hack

A 21-year-old man has been arrested in the UK on suspicion of “unauthorised access” to a computer over the VTech hack, which saw the personal information of nearly 6.4 million children stolen from servers.


China Says It Arrested Hackers That Attacked The US, I Want To See The Receipts! 

It smells like bullshit in China’s PR shop. Yesterday, China’s state-run news agency said that criminals — not the government — stole data from the US Office of Personnel Management. Meanwhile, the Washington Post reported that China claims to have arrested those criminal hackers back in September.


The Horrifying Vtech Hack Let Someone Download Thousands Of Photos Of Children

The latest details about a recent security breach at a kids’ toy company are in, and they are disturbing. A couple weeks ago, hackers successfully broke into the servers of connected toy maker Vtech and stole the personal information of nearly 5 million parents and over 200,000 kids. What we didn’t know until now: The hackers stole pictures of kids, too.


The Next Big War Will Be Digital -- And We're Not Ready For It

In the 21st century the familiar form of warfare in which physical damage is meted out against the opponent’s military forces and infrastructure has become only one form of attack. Instead, states are increasingly launching non-lethal attacks against an enemy’s information systems — this is the rise of information warfare.


Anonymous Is Really Screwing Up Its War On ISIS

This should not come as a surprise, but Anonymous is probable not going rid the world of terror with its myriad “ops.” In fact, the latest reports indicate that the leaderless pack of hacktivists is not only incapable of disrupting ISIS, it seems like Anonymous is totally f**king this one up.


Someone Made A Rube Goldberg Machine For Techno Beats And It's Magical 

Video: Hacking records is old hat in the music world. But have you ever wondered what happens when you hack everything you can find into a whirling tower of techno-making mechanical marvels?


Carnegie Mellon University Denies Being Paid $1M To Hack Tor

Last week, it was suggested that a research group from Carnegie Mellon University had been paid $US1 million by the FBI to hack Tor. Now, CMU has issued a statement denying that money changed hands — but seems to suggest it was forced to hand over data to the authorities.


A British 'Elite Cyber Offensive Force' Will Join The Digital War On ISIS

Yesterday, Anonymous declared digital war on ISIS. Now, Britain seems to be joining the fight, with an elite cyber offensive force that plans to strike Islamic State fighters.


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