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US Authorities Think Hacking Silk Road With No Warrant Was Perfectly OK

Here’s some not-so-surprising news for you: US prosecutors apparently think it’s perfectly fine to hack into American citizens’ computers without first obtaining a warrant. After all, that’s how they caught Silk Road kingpin Ross Ulbricht.


The Clever Chunks Of Code That Steal Millions Of Credit Card Numbers

The United States is almost ready to join the rest of the world in the chip-and-pin credit card future. But in the meantime hackers have been stealing numbers left and right. Wired took a deep dive into the software that lets it happen, and the process is both clever and simple.


A Beginner's Guide To Cyberwarfare

Simply put, cyberwarfare is the use of hacking to conduct attacks on a target’s strategic or tactical resources for the purposes of espionage or sabotage.


Study Shows Most Serious Cyberattacks Are Coming From Inside The US

When we think about where hackers come from, China is probably the first country that comes to mind — for good reason too. Russia’s maybe next in line. But a controlled experiment by cyber security researchers shows that the vast majority of attacks actually come from a very familiar place: the United States.


You Wish You Could Hack Like This

This Sunday, Network Ten will be broadcasting a new hit TV show: Scorpion. It’s about hackers and geniuses and hacking and the genius hacks that they hack. Which means, of course, that even in the first ever episode, there’s a particularly brilliant moment in computer science.


Apple Won't Turn Over Your IPhone's Data To Police If You're Using IOS 8

Here’s a new feature of iOS 8 that we weren’t expecting: Apple announced tonight that the new software makes it impossible for Apple to turn over the data on an iOS 8-equipped iPhone or iPad to U.S. law enforcement, even in the presence of a search warrant. Chalk one up for privacy.


Apple Watch Will Lock Up Your Payment Info When You Take It Off

One of the Apple Watch’s nifty features will be its Apple Pay integration, letting you tap-to-pay right from your wrist. Yes, that means the sensor-laden smartwatch will be connected to your credit card — but there’s a nifty trick to prevent would-be thieves from stealing your credit card if they nick your watch.


Hospital Hacks Are Skyrocketing Because Hospitals Are Super-Easy To Hack

According to a fresh report from cybersecurity experts, hospitals are hackers’ new favourite playground. That’s unsettling news for anyone who’s ever visited a hospital (read: everyone) but it also offers a curious window into how we guard our most important data. Put bluntly, we do a pretty piss poor job of it.


Software That Could Have Been Used To Hack Celebs Is Available To Anyone

By now you’ve heard about the massive cache of nude photos that internet scumbags stole from a number of female celebrities. Now, researchers are learning more about how the perv-hackers may have done it: using a password-cracking software designed for police, but available online to anyone who seeks it.


The iCloud Flaw That Could Have Caused The Nude Celeb Leaks

Over the weekend, there’s been a slew of images released showing celebrities in varying states of undress. Now, it appears that a flaw in iCloud could be responsible for the images making their way online.


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