Hackers

New 109 Kwh Battery Pack Could Give Tesla’s Model S 400-plus Miles Of Range

The electric car segment's range champion is about to extend its lead over its rivals, according to a hacker.
Related topics: Tesla, Computer Security

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Slickwraps Appears To Have Suffered A Massive Data Breach (updated)

Ummm, if you are a Slickwraps customer, you might see an email arrive this morning that claims the company has been hacked. The email might not be lying to you either, as this does not appear to be a promotion or some sort of fun exercise. This may...

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Hackers Are Taking Advantage Of Coronavirus Fears To Spread Malware

Whenever a tragedy strikes, it doesn't take long for scammers to come crawling out of the woodwork with some type of enterprising scheme designed to prey on the emotions of well-meaning individuals. Over the past few months alone, for example, we've...
Related topics: Computer Security, Malware

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Trump’s Praise For Dana Rohrabacher Comes Back To Haunt Him After Ex-congressman Confirms...

Former Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher of California confirmed a shocking revelation to Yahoo News on Thursday — that he had offered a pardon to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in 2017 if he publicly disputed the notion that Russia had hacked...
Related topics: Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Russia

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Samsung Find My Mobile “1” Alert Was A Galaxy Goof Phone-maker Admits

If you woke up to find a weird “1 1” notification from Samsung on your Galaxy smartphone this morning, don’t be alarmed: Samsung says it was a glitch of its own, and not a sign that your device was hacked. The weird message showed...
Related topics: Samsung, Mobile Technology

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Keen To Check For 'abnormal' User Behaviours? Microsoft Talks Insider Risk, Aws Imports And...

Before you remove the mote from thy hacker's eye, remove the beam from the eyes of your, er, Teams RSA  As IBM's crew cancels their hotel rooms, Microsoft's infosec staffers are still set to attend the decades-old RSA conference and pulled the...
Related topics: Microsoft, Computer Security, IBM

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Gru Won't Believe It: Uk And Us Call Out Russia For Cyber-attacks On Georgia Last Year

It's APT28 again! Public attribution names and shames state-backed crew The same Russian state hackers who unleashed NotPetya on the world's computers were behind destructive cyberattacks on Georgia during 2019, the governments of Britain and the US...
Related topics: United Kingdom, Russia

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Watch Hackers Manipulate A Tesla On Autopilot Into Accelerating To 85 Mph

A group of researchers from McAfee recently demonstrated how manipulating a speed limit sign can cause a Tesla in Autopilot mode to behave erratically. Specifically, researchers placed a tiny sticker on a 35 MPH speed limit sign and, as a result,...
Related topics: Tesla

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Assange Lawyer: Trump Offered Wikileaker A Pardon In Exchange For Denying Russia Hacked Democrats'...

America wanted a cover-up of Kremlin ties to DNC intrusion, court told Julian Assange was offered a pardon by the White House only if he publicly said Russia did not hack the Democratic National Committee, according to the WikiLeaks supremo's...
Related topics: Julian Assange, Russia, Kremlin, White House, Wikileaks

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Some Teslas Have Been Tricked Into Speeding By Tape Stuck On Road Signs

Hackers have tricked Tesla cars into autonomously speeding just by sticking two inches of tape on a speed limit sign. McAfee security researchers placed the slither of black electrical tape over part of a 35mph speed limit sign to slightly...
Related topics: Computer Security, Tesla

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Hacked Prosthesis Leads To Mind-controlled Electronic Music

As amazing as prosthetic limbs have become, and as life-changing as they can be for the wearer, they’re still far from perfect. Prosthetic hands, for instance, often lack the precise control needed for fine tasks. That’s a problem...

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Foxie Clock Works In Two Ways

Nixie tubes are a hacker favorite for their warm glow and elegant, mid-century numerals. They’re also a pain to drive, demand high voltages, and aren’t exactly cheap and easy to come by. Never mind, for there are other ways to go –...
Related topics: Computer Security

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Indian Income Tax Agency Patched A Security Flaw That Would’ve Allowed Hackers To Take Over Its...

India’s income tax department patched a bug on its website last week, that allowed attackers to gain control of the site. Thankfully, there was no loss of data. Security researcher Dhiraj Mishra discovered the vulnerability, and informed CERT-In,...
Related topics: Taxes, India

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Hackers May Have Found A Way To Ground America's Air Force

David Axe Technology, Americas The F-15 was found to be at risk, are others? Key point: Hackers are exploiting vulnerabilities that we don't know exist. A team of hackers in early August 2019 gained access to an F-15 fighter in an eye-opening...

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Driver Stranded After 'smart' Rental Car Can't Phone Home

If there's one recurring theme for the internet-connected era, it's that smart technology increasingly isn't all that smart. Your smart locks bleed personal data and can be easily hacked. Your "smart" refrigerator can leak your Gmail credentials....
Related topics: Gmail

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Hackers Exploit Critical Vulnerability Found In ~100,000 Wordpress Sites

(credit: Pixy) Hackers are actively exploiting a critical WordPress plugin vulnerability that allows them to completely wipe all website databases and, in some cases, seize complete control of affected sites. The flaw is in the ThemeGrill Demo...
Related topics: Computer Security, WordPress, Databases

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This Could Be Microsoft's Most Important Product In 2020. If It Works - Cnet

ElectionGuard isn't designed to make voting machines safe from hackers. It's meant to make hacking them pointless.
Related topics: Microsoft, Computer Security

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Our Cyborg Future

The only way to beat the AIs is to join with them. Our cyborg future is well illustrated in this video from Bertolt Meyer who has an artificial arm that he has hacked to control other devices. I am in the process of building a device (the...
Related topics: Tech Videos

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Hackers Could Shut Down Satellites — Or Turn Them Into Weapons

SpaceX and other companies are rushing to put thousands of small, inexpensive satellites in orbit, but pressure to keep costs low and a lack of regulation leave those satellites vulnerable to hackers.
Related topics: Satellites, Space, SpaceX

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‘empire Of Hackers’: China Calls Us World’s Biggest Cyberspy Amid Technology Theft Battle

Last week, media revealed that US and West German intelligence secretly owned the world’s leading private manufacturer of encryption devices during the Cold War, with the CIA and NSA having direct access to the secrets of over 120 countries....
Related topics: China, CIA, NSA

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