Hacking

Hacking news, information, and how-to advice

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Facebook bug hunter stumbles on backdoor left by hackers

The backdoor script stole Facebook employee credentials from a corporate server

The FBI paid more than $1 million to hack the San Bernardino iPhone

We still don't know anything about where the hack came from or how it works, but we now know it was expensive

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Hacker: This is how I broke into Hacking Team

Account of the breach of surveillance vendor Hacking Team highlights lessons for all companies

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Behold the glorious future -- with the same old security

From delivery drones to implanted medical monitors, technology is about to become more incredible -- but not more secure

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FBI will help US agencies with tools to unlock encrypted devices

The FBI did not commit on using the method tried on the San Bernardino iPhone

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The FBI's 10 most wanted cyber criminals

The Internet has impacted the world in numerous ways, but it isn't always positive

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U.S. government accuses 7 Iranians of hacking banks, New York dam

The DOJ says the campaign that included DDoS attacks was carried out on behalf of the Iranian government

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Vehicles 'increasingly vulnerable' to hacking, FBI warns

With the rising use of computers in vehicles, software vulnerabilities in networked vehicle systems could create new risks

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8 horrifying Hollywood computing cliches

We've all rolled our eyes at ridiculous misinterpretations of computer technology on TV or in the movies. These eight seem to pop up again and again

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The ultimate hackathon survival guide

Name a city, pick a date, and you’ll likely find a nearby hackathon, whether you’re in Des Moines, Iowa, or Yerevan, Armenia.

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DOD to invite security experts to Hack the Pentagon

The cyber bug bounty program is a first for the federal government, but you'll need to undergo a background check to enter

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Companies detect breaches sooner, but attackers have gotten nastier

Organizations are getting better at spotting breaches -- nearly 30 percent sooner, according to a new report from Mandiant

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UC Berkeley makes third data breach disclosure in past 15 months

The institution prides itself on cutting-edge cyber security research

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IRS: Actually, that breach last year was way worse than we thought

The 'Get Transcript' cyber attack is now thought to have affected roughly seven times more taxpayers than originally estimated

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Attackers can turn Microsoft's exploit defense tool EMET against itself

Exploits can trigger a specific function in EMET that disables all protections it enforces for other applications

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Sony attackers thought to be behind multiple large attacks

Security researchers have found similarities in malware and attack methods and now know what digital breadcrumbs to follow

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Critical VPN key exchange flaw exposes Cisco security appliances to remote hacking

Firewalls running Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) software can be compromised remotely with malformed UDP packets

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5 tips to protect your admin credentials

Credentials are the main battlefront in our ongoing computer security war. Deploy everything you have to keep them safe

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