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Some Guy Figured Out How To Hack Into Any Facebook Profile

A white hat hacker in India says he found a way to hack into any Facebook user’s profile. Don’t freak out though! Like a good white hat, the hacker alerted Facebook to the disastrous loophole. Facebook paid him a $US15,000 bug bounty. Seems small.


Yes, Ransomware Can Affect Macs Too

A report from security firm Palo Alto Networks has the paranoid corners of the internet freaking out today: the first fully-functional ransomware has been found screwing up people’s Macs. But put down the emergency whiskey, and don’t panic just yet.


A Smartphone Can Copy A 3D Model By Just Recording The Sounds Of A 3D Printer

With an experiment that’s not going to help alleviate any concerns over 3D printing and piracy, researchers at the University of California Irvine have proven that they can copy a 3D model, with surprising accuracy, by simply recording the sounds that another 3D printer makes while it’s making it.


Former Google CEO Is Helping The Pentagon, Just As A Personal Thing, Yep, Definitely Not For Any Other Reason 

The Pentagon announced an unusual new program calling for hackers to test its digital security today, as well as a “Defence Innovation Advisory Board”. Google CEO and Alphabet Chairman Eric Schmidt will head the board — but, if you’ll believe Wall Street Journal sources, this is all for his own personal gratification, not a “company initiative”.


The Pentagon Wants People To Hack It

The Pentagon has announced that it’s seeking “vetted outside hackers” to test the security of US Defence Department websites.


Judge Confirms Carnegie Mellon University Hacked Tor And Provided Info To FBI

A rumour has been circulating for a while that researchers at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) provided information to the FBI, which led to the feds identifying Tor users linked to crimes. Details of any arrangements have been unclear, but evidence from a criminal case has confirmed a few facts.


Tim Cook: An iPhone Master Key Would Be The 'Software Equivalent Of Cancer'

Apple CEO Tim Cook told ABC World News Tonight‘s David Muir that he remains opposed to giving the FBI a skeleton key that would allow it to break into one of the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhones.


Instagram Is Finally Adding Two-Factor Authentication

If you want to not be hacked, the absolute best thing you can do is turn on two-factor authentication for all your accounts. Instagram is way behind the trend here, but it looks like tween’s second-favourite photo network is finally getting with the times.


Hacker Publishes Personal Details Of 20,000 FBI And 9000 DHS Staff

A hacker has published the personal details of 20,000 Federal Bureau of Investigation agents and 9000 Department of Homeland Security officers online.


63,000 Students Hacked At University Of Central Florida 

At least 63,000 current and former students at the University of Central Florida are getting bad news this week: Someone breached the school’s network to access their social security numbers and other sensitive personal data.


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