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Long passwords won't keep you safe warn security services

Britain's security services have warned that complex passwords do little to reduce the risks of people being hacked by cyber-attackers<p>Complex passwords do little to reduce the risks of people being hacked by cyber-attackers, Britain's security services have warned as they advised businesses to …

Cisco routers found to be slaves of hackers

Hackers use rogue backdoor in Cisco routers to launch cyber attacks against four countries including India<p>Security researchers from Mandiant, which …

Information Security

Cuba's Mysterious 'Numbers Station' Is Still on the Air

Even with diplomatic relations warming, Cuba's HM01 is still broadcasting encrypted messages.<p>On August 18 at 22:00 UTC, I heard a government intelligence agency transferring encrypted messages to spies over the radio.<p>Or at least, that's the most common explanation for what I heard.<p>I dialed to the …

International Relations

Super Mario Bros. is 30 years old today and deserves our thanks

We can all argue about what game deserves the title of “best ever,” but it’s hard to debate Super Mario Bros.’s status as the most important.<p>Before its release on September 13, 1985 (30 years ago today), most games weren’t about progression. They were about getting a high score. Pay a quarter and …

Retrogaming

Hackers can now hitch a ride on car computers

As transportation evolves from mechanical to digital, hackers are following the computers into cars.<p>Just about any new car can be hacked — some even driven by remote control — as automakers depend more on software and wireless connections. Vehicle vulnerability may only grow as cars become their …

Automotive Industry