With modern cars becoming more connected, with smarter features, hacking is a real danger. It's rare, but it's already happening. We're not in the "stop your engine" world yet, but it's easy to break into a car with keyless entry and steal everything inside without the owner ever knowing the car was unlocked.
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Palantir Technologies, the Peter Thiel-founded company known for its air of mystery and beer pong-friendly culture, has filed a lawsuit against early investor Marc Abramowitz, claiming he stole company secrets for his own gain and deceived company executives.
Earlier this month, Leoni AG, one of the world's largest manufacturers of wires and electrical cables, informed investors that the German company lost almost 40 million euros (or about $59.3 million) to online scammers. Today, we finally know how: According to investigators, the thieves simply spoofed emails to look like official payment requests, a tactic known as "CEO fraud".
The Internal Revenue Service suspect that Russian hackers are the culprits who stole the tax records of at least 100,000 people this year, and — yep, you read that right. Russian hackers! If you're getting déjà vu, that's because this marks the third time in very recent history that US government websites have been preyed upon for their shitty security by "Russian hackers".
It took Apple seven years to learn one hard lesson: The right security features can deter thieves from stealing your devices. Unfortunately, the lesson hasn't transferred to Apple's new wearable.
With massive security hacks now coming on what feels like a weekly basis, two-factor authentication has become a modern necessity. But, leave the country and getting that access code can become a lot more difficult than just waiting for a text. Here's what you need to know and do before your next trip.
Good news, honest law-abiding citizens: Police in NYC, San Francisco, and London all report that after years of rising smartphone thefts, the trend is finally starting to reverse. For the first time, reported iPhone thefts are dropping. See? Those security features do work.
The likes of Apple, Google, Microsoft and other major figures in the smartphone industry have signed a pledge that will make it harder to steal mobile phones — from July 2015, at least. The pledge sees the companies promise to enable every smartphone user with the ability to remotely brick and wipe their phones when they're stolen.
When you die, don't forget to include your Apple ID in your will. Because, if happen to bequeath any Apple devices to friends and family, they will be useless hunks of metal and glass without the secret word. At least, that's what we're left believing after a standoff between Apple and a dead mother's sons.
This past Friday, Bloomberg TV anchor Matt Miller took an on-air opportunity to give the gift of Bitcoin to two of his fellow anchors during his "12 Days of Bitcoin" segment. And in a beautiful twist of karmic juistice for running such and absurd segment in the first place, every last digitally-invested cent was stolen immediately.
Kim Williams is the now outgoing chief executive officer (CEO) of News Corp Australia. As the head of Australia's biggest content creator, Williams is no fan of piracy, and gave a speech last year asking legislators to invent tougher anti-piracy laws while damning the NBN as a piece of infrastructure that will enable the fastest theft of content in our nation's history. He resigned today, effective pretty much immediately, and as such its a good time to remind you of his legacy.
Every sci-fi movie about inventions rising up to take over the world is built upon one unchangeable seed crystal: the moment when the technology does something its inventors never predicted. As The Verge reports, that's exactly what happened to Google engineers in 2010, with a truth-and-justice twist — Google's AdWords software exposed a Chinese car theft scam.
You could use measuring tape to steal a can of Coke from a vending machine, but if you're a genius, why not just invent a freaking robot to do the dirty work for you? This guy did just that. He inserts his robot inside the vending machine and controls it to grab as many soft drink cans as possible. Awesome.