Flight MH370 could have fallen victim to the world’s first ‘‘cyber-hijack’’, with a British anti-terrorist expert saying a plane could be taken over using a mobile phone or USB stick. Former Home Office scientific adviser Dr Sally Leivesley said h
The NSA has used a decoy Facebook server to infect a target’s computer and exfiltrate files. The malware can covertly record audio from a computer’s microphone and take snapshots with its webcam. Been in existence since 2004 but the
Bitcoin itself may fail as a currency, but the underlying technology is beginning to suggest valuable new applications.
Canadian police are investigating the reported theft of nearly $600,000 in bitcoin loses.
The cyber weapon has been deployed most aggressively since the start of last year ahead of protests that climaxed two weeks ago with the overthrow of Viktor Yanukovich’s government.
Members of the Ukrainian parliament have had their mobile phones hacked by equipment installed in Russia-controlled Crimea, according to the nation's security services.
I got a text message today from a PR person – one I actually like – who asked me if I wanted the exclusive on two new bitcoin ATMs in Austin as well as a “roving” ATM that will, presumably, be spitting out cryptocurrency for drunk social media market
Automatic is a clever service that aims to help drivers save time and thousands of dollars in wasted gas by teaching better driving habits in real time.
The batch could be used to launch email scams and crack into online accounts, experts said
Computer science researchers have demonstrated for the first time how a digital virus can go airborne and spread via WiFi networks in populated areas at the same pace as a human diseases.
Cyber criminals have infected hundreds of thousands of computers with a virus called "Pony" to steal bitcoins and other digital currencies, in the most ambitious cyber attack on virtual money uncovered so far, according to security firm Trustwave.
Hacking is about more than mischief-making or political subversion. As Catherine Bracy describes in this spirited talk, it can be just as much a force for good as it is for evil. She spins through some inspiring civically-minded projects in Honolulu,
Update: after 3 or so hours of downtime, Whatsapp is Backapp. For now. Then it may be Whatsdownn again...
It used to be that "hacking" was just a type of crime, a computer break-in. But today, the term is also part of a growing - and perfectly legal - mainstay of the tech sector.
Senior civil servants and Merkel’s office received malware ahead of high-level talks
While much of the U.S. was coming home from work, someone out there was launching the Internet's biggest DDoS attack to date.
Kaspersky Lab has discovered a “sophisticated” computer virus called Mask that is purposed with invading the financial systems of governments and banking institutions. This software appears to have been created by “a nation state” and Kaspersky ha
BitTorrent was best known as an internet protocol that let people swap pirated movies and music at the expense of big Hollywood studios and record labels.
A second major bitcoin exchange suspended withdrawals on Tuesday, amidst widespread attacks on the vast software system that drives the digital currency.
A secret British spy unit created to mount cyber attacks on Britain’s enemies has waged war on the hacktivists of Anonymous and LulzSec, according to documents taken from the National Security Agency by Edward Snowden and obtained by NBC News.
The latest Snowden-related revelation is that Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) proactively targeted the communications infrastructure used by the online activist collective known as Anonymous.
We tend to think of graffiti as being a semi-permanent mark left by an unauthorized artist, but Dutch sand writing artist Gijs van Bon wants his work to be ephemeral, so he designed a machine that he calls Skryf that writes on the sidewalk using sand
Most people think of bitcoin as a form of money, if they think of bitcoin at all. But 19-year-old hacker Vitalik Buterin sees it as something more — much more. He sees it as a new way of building just about any internet application.
If your knowledge of engineering stops with putting batteries in a TV remote, you might try fiddling around with a littleBits kit for a day.
Google's Chrome Web browser offers voice control for touchless interface use, but a bug in this system makes it possible for websites to "eavesdrop" on you, reports Gizmodo.
Chris Granger is a computer programmer who thinks programming kinda sucks.
Is nothing sacred?
Chris Granger is a computer programmer who thinks programming kinda sucks. It’s too complicated and too esoteric and too sprawling. But he hopes that his latest invention can change all that.
In the technology age, it seems that nary a week or two passes without another sad story relating that Americans' personal information and privacy has been compromised.
Despite reports that call into question the effectiveness of the NSA's bulk surveillance of the American public, the government isn't likely to quit the snooping business anytime soon.