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This Hacker's Account Of How He Infiltrated Hacking Team Says A Lot About Digital Security

You may remember that last year, a hacker exposed the inner workings of Hacking Team, a company that makes spyware for governments. Now that the dust has settled down, someone claiming to be the hacker has posted all the details on how he did it.


Panama Papers Come From An External Hack, Claims Firm

The Panama law firm Mossack Fonseca has spoken out about the huge data leak it’s suffered, claiming it’s been the victim of an external hack.


Hacker Turns On His Car With Amazon Echo

Amazon Echo is good for a lot of things, but until recently, remote-starting a car wasn’t one of them.


It Takes These Brazen Thieves Just Seconds To Install An Invisible Card Skimmer

This unsettling video, released by Miami Beach Police in Florida, shows just how little time is needed for thieves to install a card skimmer on an ATM or debit machine.


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.


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