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Watch America's Internet Get Wiped Out By A Massive DDoS Attack

Today a massive DDoS attack took out a major piece of Internet infrastructure, causing huge outages across the United States and Europe. Watch it spread like a disease across the States.

Today's Brutal DDoS Attack Is The Beginning Of A Bleak Future

This morning a ton of websites and services, including Spotify and Twitter, were unreachable because of a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on Dyn, a major DNS provider. Details of how any the attack happened remain vague, but one thing seems certain. Our internet is frightfully fragile in the face of increasingly sophisticated hacks.

The Feds Already Have Your Face In A Database

Look to your left. Look to your right. Do you see two people? Congrats on being social today. One of those two people is probably included in the FBI’s massive facial recognition database. A new Georgetown report says there are 117 million Americans in the database. That’s about 50 per cent of the US population.

How To Make Sure You Never Get Locked Out Of Your Facebook Account

Whether someone’s stolen your credentials or you really can’t remember your password, if you’re ever locked out of your Facebook account, there are a number of routes you can take to get back in. One of the most effective needs to be set up in advance: telling Facebook who you trust the most.

Watch A Drone-Hunting Quadcopter Attack Its Prey

Now that everyone with a few hundred bucks to burn can become an amateur drone pilot, we’re seeing quadcopters buzzing all over the place, including places they’re not supposed to fly. That’s where the drone-hunting Airspace comes in. Like a bird of prey, it hunts down other flying drones and knocks them out of the air.

Security Company Uses Tasteless Hurricane Matthew Pitch To Sell Software

FireEye is a huge security company with high profile clients like Sony Pictures. But the company’s success hasn’t stopped it from doing dumb things to grab attention. For instance, sending out a sales pitch that likens the deadly Hurricane Matthew with a cyber attack is a dumb thing to do.

Google's AI Plans Are A Privacy Nightmare

Google CEO Sundar Pichai thinks we are now living in an “artificial intelligence-first world”. He’s probably right. Artificial intelligence is all the rage in Silicon Valley these days, as technology companies race to build the first killer app that utilises machine learning and image recognition. Today, Google announced an AI-powered assistant built into its new Pixel phones. But there’s a pivotal downside to the company’s latest creation: Because of the very nature of artificial intelligence, our data is less secure than ever before, and technology companies are now collecting even more personal information about each one of us.

The Quickest Way To Find Out If You've Been Hacked

It’s easy to become desensitised to the never-ending procession of data hacks in news headlines, but once someone starts stealing your identity or taking control of your social media accounts, you’ll probably give it your full attention. If you ever want to find out if one of your accounts has been compromised, there are some simple-to-use tools that can help.

Hackers Angry That People Don't Want To Pay For The NSA Tools They Stole

Since August, “TheShadowBrokers” have been claiming that they had acquired NSA hacking tools through a breach of the Equation Group, which is believed to be an offshoot of the NSA. After offering what appears to be proof of the tools’ legitimacy, they announced that they wanted a million dollars for the rest of their information. They now seem to be pissed that no one wants to pony up.

How Yahoo Totally Blew It On Security

A new report by The New York Times reveals the extent to which Yahoo didn’t really care about its user’s security, instead focusing on products and new features.

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