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For as ubiquitous as connectivity has become and how reliant we’ve grown on it, the internet is still a digital jungle where hackers easily steal sensitive information from the ill-equipped and where the iron-fisted tactics of totalitarian regimes bent on controlling what their subjects can access are common. So instead of mucking around in public networks, just avoid them. Use a VPN instead.
Remember when Anonymous threatened to destroy the entire internet? We laughed and ultimately their words were just hacker hubris. But it got us thinking — could someone actually destroy the internet?
The bug that allowed fake chargers to hack your iPhone has finally been fixed by Apple. Good! But you won’t get the software fix until iOS 7. Apple was alerted of the security hole earlier this year and the hack was demonstrated at the Black Hat hacking convention on Wednesday.
The connected house you can control from the internet or your smartphone? They might be called a smart homes, but some of them have some very dumb vulnerabilities. In fact, some of the houses made smart by a company called Insteon were insecure enough that a Forbes reporter could hack them from the comfort of her living room.
Apple revealed late yesterday that its Developer Center had been forced out of action by “an intruder”. But a researcher has provided evidence to confirm that the downtime was a result of his identification of a security vulnerability.
On Friday, the secret court that oversees cases related to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act renewed the order that enables the NSA to compel American telcos to hand over records whenever it wants. Translation: No end in sight to the NSA spying on phone records.