By now you’ve probably heard about a disturbing terrorist attack in London yesterday: two Islamic extremists murdered a British soldier by hacking him to death with knives and then ranting to passersby wielding camera phones that the murder was in retaliation for Muslim lives lost. But many terrible stories have a hero inside them: Ingrid [...]
An NYPD detective was arrested this morning by federal agents for allegedly using his work computer to hack into the email accounts and cell phones of former and current officers. According to the FBI, 42-year-old Edwin Vargas paid $4,050...Show More Summary
The New York Times' Gretchen Morgenson asks the following question this morning: is it a coincidence that the attorney who approved tracking the Associated Press's phone calls was also involved in hacking David Einhorn's phones eight...Show More Summary
The week of May 17th, 2013 pits IRS scandals with phone hacking, Kanye West, stem cells, and David Beckham, leaving shocking news for every type of person.
It happens all the time. People forget their password, accounts get hacked, or Facebook decides they have violated the Terms of Service and bans them. And when they try to recover their account, they realize that phone numbers or email addresses they once provided for a potential security check are long out of date. Show More Summary
If you want “pure Android” on your smartphone, you usually have a couple of options. You can either buy a Nexus device, or you can hack a non-Google device and install a custom ROM like Cyanogenmod. But for one of the biggest phones of the year, you'll soon have a third option. Show More Summary
It must get confusing in the IT department at the Associated Press: Are you talking about the hackers who hacked our Twitter account or the Justice Department hackers who hacked our phones? Monday, the Associated Press reported that the Justice Department had secretly obtained two months of records of phone conversations by its reporters. Show More Summary
I’m not sure what’s more surprising – that Bloomberg reporters have been using Bloomberg terminals to snoop on customers, or the fact it was The New York Post that broke the story. Given its reporting on the Boston Marathon bombing, I half expected it would later come to light the Post was wrong – not that it...
When we wrote last year about a Dutch idea to give police there the power to break into computers -- even those located abroad -- we and many others pointed out a number of deep flaws with the plan. Undeterred, the Dutch government seems...Show More Summary
David Johnson will be charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice for allegedly concealing evidence from police about the former News International CEO. read more
Facebook's Chat Heads feature taken to the next level with the Halo mod For many folks, half the fun of having an Android phone or tablet is hacking the daylights out of it. For the average user, that means installing custom tweaks and ROMs. Show More Summary
In India there is a growing demand to recruit hackers to break into the smartphones of the political competition. But beware if you have the same idea here in the U.S. This is an arena where there is a lot of risk.
co-authored by Dr. Stephen Bryen According to the Times of India, politicians in that country are hacking the smartphones and tablets of their competitors in...
In the Times, David Aaronovitch says the media's promotion of the MMR scare was "a crime worse than phone hacking." This poses a question: did this happen because of the nature of the media, or despite it? What I mean...
If you use Gmail, then you're on it every day; at work, at home and on your phone. That's why you should make sure you get the most out of it. In this week's installment of Hack Tricks, you'll get to know Google's email service a bit better SEE ALSO: How Gmail Has Evolved Over the Years We've all made the dreaded email faux pas. Show More Summary
Though Google Glass runs Android, it's not exactly as wide open as your typical Android phone. And given its spot as the most futuristic tech available right now, you know hackers want to tinker with Google's specs. Legendary hacker Jay Freeman, famously known as Saurik who created the Cydia app store for iOS jailbreak phones, did just that. Show More Summary
Think real hard. If you were Mark Sanford, would you want to hack off even more people? Okay, Sanford took out that full page ad explaining why he violated a court order. In that ad, he published his cell phone number for people to call...Show More Summary
Barring any last minute changes, it seems as if Google's upcoming Glass tech will be hacker and modder friendly, just like Mountain View's Nexus indigenously designed phone and tablets. read more
Not only are anti-foie activists targeting restaurants, they are targeting individuals. Activists hacked the website of respected foie producer Hudson Valley Foie Gras and distributed many of the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of their customers to...
Botnets that try to hack into your online accounts are moving onto mobile phones, according to Solve Media, the company that makes those "captcha" word problems users must type-in to prove they're human.In Q1 2013, 29% of mobile traffic acted "suspiciously," of which 14% was confirmed as bots, Solve Media tells us. Show More Summary