Hacking

Hacking news, information, and how-to advice

Aaron Swartz
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For Android, adware is the threat, not malware

Security alarmists have grossly exaggerated the risk of mobile devices -- and the cost of security breaches

Researchers: IoT devices are not designed with security in mind

Lack of encryption and other security issues were found in home automation hubs that could facilitate burglary, stalking, and spying

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Smart home hacking is easier than you think

Scary stories of hacking Internet of Things devices are emerging, but how realistic is the threat?

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6 reasons why heat-based attacks won't happen

Oh, those security researchers, always coming up with exotic new ways to penetrate systems -- but the BitWhisper attack on air-gapped systems is especially far-fetched

Slack hacked, compromising users' profile data

After suffering a hack last month, the company has added two-factor authentication

Zero day, Web browser vulnerabilities spike in 2014

The good news: More than 83 percent of vulnerabilities had patches ready when the flaws became public

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Hardware exploits may be a sign of threats to come

Hardware exploits like Rowhammer are rare, so companies don't take them seriously, but they should -- because more are looming

All major browsers hacked at Pwn2Own contest

Adobe Reader and Flash Player fell to security researchers as well

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Smart home or dumb security risk?

Internet-connected devices are flooding into homes, but with convenience comes vulnerability

Flaw in popular Web analytics plug-in exposes WordPress sites to hacking

Attackers can easily crack cryptographic keys used by the WP-Slimstat plug-in and use them to read information from a site's database

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You’ve been hacked. Now what?

6 key things to do after a security breach

Researcher releases 10 million usernames, passwords from data breaches

The data is already public but has been cleaned up to enable better analysis

Oracle to fix 167 vulnerabilities, including serious backdoor-like flaw in E-Business Suite

The E-Business Suite vulnerability can give attackers complete control over databases that store sensitive business information

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The best computer security advice you'll get

The world is awash in bad security advice that distracts from addressing the real threats. Here's what you really need to know

Vulnerabilities in several Corel programs allow attackers to execute malicious code

Malicious DLLs will be executed if stored in the same directory as media files opened with the affected programs, researchers said

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Obama proposes new 30-day data breach notification law

The president previewed a new data breach notification law today in a speech to the Federal Trade Commission

Obama revives call for immunity to companies sharing threat data

The president is expected to announce the liability protection and a measure to increase penalties for computer crimes on Tuesday

Obama calls for data breach notification law, privacy bill of rights

The White House will push Congress to pass new laws addressing data privacy and ID theft, the president says

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