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Scientists create computer virus that transfers stolen data using inaudible sounds

Computer scientists from Germany have developed a new form of malware that can transmit data from hacked computers using an audio signal inaudible to …

Music Production

The NSA's elite hackers can hijack your Wi-Fi from 8 miles away

Attendees at the Chaos Communications Congress in Hamburg this weekend got a surprising rundown of the NSA's surveillance capabilities, courtesy of security researcher Jacob Appelbaum. Appelbaum, who co-wrote the <i>Der Spiegel</i> article that first revealed the NSA catalog, went into further detail …

NSA’s backdoor catalog exposed: Targets include Juniper, Cisco, Samsung, Huawei

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Blazej Lyjak<p>An internal NSA catalog offers spies backdoors into a wide range of equipment from major …

SD Cards Aren’t As Secure As We Think

The hardware hacker Bunnie Huang gave a talk at the Chaos Compute Club Congress where he offered some good news and some bad news. The good news? SD cards contain powerful, handy micro controllers that are useful to hackers and hobbyists. The bad news? SD cards are woefully insecure.<p>In a detailed …

Cash machines raided with infected USB sticks

<b>Researchers have revealed how cyber-thieves sliced into cash machines in order to infect them with malware earlier this year.</b><p>The criminals cut the holes in order to plug in USB drives that installed their code onto the ATMs.<p>Details of the attacks on an unnamed European bank's cash dispensers were …

The NSA's catalog of spy gear shows how it hacks computers

Over the New Year’s holiday the German newspaper Spiegel has published details about the gadgets the NSA uses to spy on people and companies. According to the newspaper the NSA has a special secret unit, called ANT, which specializes in creating tech related devices for eavesdropping and installing …

Surveillance

NSA working on quantum computer to break any encryption

The National Security Agency has a vast toolkit for getting access any kind of electronics equipment, but it pales compared to a quantum computer, which could break the strongest encryption in much less time than conventional, transistor-based computers.<p>According to report in The Washington Post …

Quantum Computing

NSA alleges 'BIOS plot to destroy PCs'

Senior National Security Agency (NSA) officials have told US news magazine program “60 Minutes” that a foreign nation tried to infect computers with …

Australian feds end 8000-person unauthorised Foxtel network

The AFP has arrested a man who was allegedly using smartcards and decoders to hack into Foxtel's pay-TV service and provide it illegitimately to …

Pay-TV

The Pirate Bay’s censor-free browser hits 100,000 downloads in three days

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit:<p>Within three days of its launch, infamous torrent website the Pirate Bay’s new censor-free browser has already been …