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If you just returned from an isolated island vacation (or perhaps you live under a particularly sweet and naïve rock structure), you may not have heard that notorious "dating service" Ashley Madison was hacked. The controversial site is billed as a social network and dating service for marrie...

August 19th 2015 at 6:26pm 0 Comments
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Manufacturers of smart home devices using the ZigBee standard are aiming for convenience at the expense of security, according to researchers from the Austrian security firm Cognosec. By making it easier to have smart home devices talk to each other, many companies also open up a major vulnerabili...

August 7th 2015 at 1:20pm 0 Comments
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In the run up to this year's DEF CON, major car hacks seem to be a recurring theme. A few weeks ago we saw how hackers were able to remotely take control and shut down Chrysler vehicles -- now Tesla's Model S is the latest target. Researchers have figured out a way to digitally "hot wire" a Model...

August 6th 2015 at 2:16pm 0 Comments
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It's the Fourth of July and while that light show in the sky honors US independence, why not shine a little light on our DIY perseverance? To help celebrate this holiday, we've put together a collection of (even more) ingenious hacks that incorporate party essentials: lights, nighttime, fireworks,...

July 4th 2015 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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China isn't taking accusations that it's connected to the recent hack of US government employee data lying down. "We have noticed that the US is still investigating, but feels that China is responsible," Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said at a recent general briefing. "This is absurd...

June 26th 2015 at 10:29am 0 Comments
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People can be crazy, yo. But where there's a will, there's a way that can lead to all sorts of fantastic oddities in the gadget world. Today's community of hackers, makers and DIY fanatics oftentimes work together to find solutions to problems we didn't know we had. They develop innovative product...

May 30th 2015 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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No matter how serious you are, you're going to draw a lot of attention if you hack the US military -- and one Brit may be learning this the hard way. The UK's National Crime Agency has arrested an unnamed young man over allegations that he breached the Department of Defense's network last June. He...

March 8th 2015 at 3:55am 0 Comments
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The Blackshades spying hack group may have come crashing down with a bang last year, but its alleged leader is going considerably more quietly. Alex Yucel has pleaded guilty to charges that he distributed Blackshades' remote control tool, which let creeps eavesdrop on webcams, track keyboard strok...

February 18th 2015 at 6:28pm 0 Comments
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Good news, Raptr users! Your personal information has been compromised! Wait, did that read "good news"? It's bad. It's pretty bad. Yes, in yet another hack of personal information of online services Raptr wound up being hacked, resulting in a stolen names, hashed passwords, and email addresse...

February 2nd 2015 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Want a PS4 and an Xbox One, but don't have the space in your entertainment center? Enter the PlayBox. The laptop-style console mod, created by serial tinkerer Eddie Zarick, crams both systems into a single design, complete with a 22-inch, 1080p display. It's not sleek, but seems perfectly playable...

January 14th 2015 at 9:03pm 0 Comments
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The digital war over Ukraine isn't about to cool down any time soon. A group of pro-Russian hackers calling itself CyberBerkut is taking credit for cyberattacks that brought down German government websites, including those for Chancellor Angela Merkel, the foreign ministry and the lower parliament...

January 7th 2015 at 11:28pm 0 Comments