Hackers

Hacker Accesses Ring Camera In Little Girl’s Bedroom To Tell Her He’s Santa

A family in Memphis, Tennessee says that a man hacked into their Amazon Ring security camera, which the family bought for Black Friday, to talk to an 8-year-old girl in her bedroom.
Related topics: Computer Security, Amazon, Black Friday

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Us Cybersecurity Firm Accuses Dprk Hackers Of Partnering With ‘russian Botnet Operation’

A new cybersecurity report asserts that North Korea-based hackers belonging to Lazarus Group have recently teamed up with the “most resourceful Russian botnet operation on the landscape.”
Related topics: Botnet, North Korea

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Hacking Into A Sustainable Energy Future

During the third weekend in November, students from MIT and colleges across the globe convened on MIT’s campus to hack real-world challenges in the energy industry at the 2019 MIT EnergyHack. Hackers arrived at the Stata Center that Friday evening...

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Google's Chrome Browser Will Now Alert You If You Enter A Password That Hackers Have Already Stolen...

Google Chrome will now warn people if their passwords have been stolen as soon as they type them in. The new feature works by checking people's passwords against a database of compromised login credentials from past hacks and data breaches. Hackers...
Related topics: Google, Chrome, Computer Security, Databases

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Smart Lock Has A Security Vulnerability That Leaves Homes Open For Attacks - Cnet

The lock isn't able to receive updates, which means the flaw allowing hackers to break in will always be present.
Related topics: Computer Security

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Hackers Can Mess With Voltages To Steal Intel Chips' Secrets

A new attack called Plundervolt gives attackers access to the sensitive data stored in a processor's secure enclave.
Related topics: Computer Security, Intel

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Forever Offline: Whatsapp To Stop Working On Millions Of Phones In 2020

It seems there is only one person that would welcome this news – Pavel Durov, the creator of the Telegram messaging app, who in November called on users to delete WhatsApp citing its vulnerability to hackers.
Related topics: WhatsApp, Computer Security

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Hackers Can Jack Shapeshift’s Crypto Wallets In 15 Minutes, Kraken Warns

Cybersecurity researchers have disclosed a glaring vulnerability in the KeepKey cryptocurrency hardware wallet that allows physical attackers to steal funds in just 15 minutes. Kraken Security Labs’ latest blog details a “voltage glitching”...
Related topics: Computer Security

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Bitcoin-hungry Hackers Broke Their Own Decryption Tool, Analysts Warn

Cybersecurity researchers warn that paying Bitcoin to retrieve files locked by the prolific Ryuk ransomware may still result in data loss. This means that Ryuk‘s latest victims are stuck between a rock and a hard place. If they refuse to send...
Related topics: Bitcoin, Computer Security

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Ad Network Ransomware Crook To Flog £5k Rolex After Court Confiscates £270k In Ill-gotten Gains

Next thing she's wearing my Casio A jailed hacker who profited from the Angler Exploit Kit has been ordered to sell his £5,000 Rolex watch after the National Crime Agency (NCA) applied to confiscate £270,000 of criminal proceeds from him.…

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Metasploit For Drones? Best Of Luck With That, Muses Veteran Tinkerer

Been down this path and it ain't that easy, says man who knows Black Hat Europe  A veteran drone hacker reckons the recent release of the Dronesploit framework won't go down quite as its inventors hope.…
Related topics: Drones

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The Man Behind The Right Wing’s Favorite Conspiracy Theories

No one is sure where President Trump got the idea that the Democratic National Committee’s hacked server was hidden in Ukraine. As the impeachment saga unfolds, even the president’s most ardent defenders, from Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana...
Related topics: Conspiracy Theories, Ukraine

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Former Republican Congressman Admits He ‘can’t Explain’ Ted Cruz: ‘you’d Think He’d...

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) appeared on “Meet the Press” Sunday to perpetuate the false narrative that Ukraine hacked the 2016 election, a fact that has been disproven by all of the U.S. intelligence agencies. When asked to explain what Cruz...
Related topics: Ukraine

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Hackers Targeted Bmw, Hyundai In Hunt For Trade Secrets

Two of the world's larger car makers were the victims of a sophisticated (but still not very successful) hacking campaign. Bayerricscher Rundfunk has learned that intruders from the hacking group OceanLotus slipped into the networks of BMW and...
Related topics: Computer Security, Hyundai (tech)

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Inkjet Printing On The Cheap With A Continuous Ink System

Inkjet printers are cheap to buy, but expensive to run. Replacement cartridges can easily cost double the price of the hardware itself, leading many to decry the technology entirely. However, the hackers of the world have the problem licked –...
Related topics: Printers, Computer Security

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Us Sanctions 'evil Corp' Over $100 Million Hack

On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Garland Nixon and Lee Stranahan discuss the sanctions announced by the US Treasury Department on 'Evil Corp' which hacked more than $100 million from banks.

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Newly Discovered Mac Malware Uses “fileless” Technique To Remain Stealthy

Enlarge (credit: iphonedigital) Hackers believed to be working for the North Korean government have upped their game with a recently discovered Mac trojan that uses in-memory execution to remain stealthy. In-memory execution, also known as...
Related topics: Malware, Computer Security, Trojan Horses

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David Williams Is “fpga-curious”

If you hadn’t noticed, we had a bit of an FPGA theme running at this year’s Superconference. Why? Because the open-source FPGA toolchain is ripening, and because many of the problems that hackers (and academics) are tackling these days...
Related topics: Open Source Software, Computer Security

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Your Smart Tv Could Give Hackers A Window On Your World

Cybercriminals have discovered ways to compromise smart TVs, including hacking them, the Portland office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation recently warned. Smart TV owners should do their due diligence to secure the devices, the bureau urged....
Related topics: Computer Security

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Vcs Find Exciting New Way To Blow $1m: Wire It Directly To Hackers After Getting Spoofed

Who needs an elevator pitch when you have man-in-the-middle attack? A group of hackers used a compromised email account to steal a start-up's $1m venture capital payment.…

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