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A Hacker's-Eye View of the Internet of Things

A study of six consumer-grade smart household devices raises big security questions.<p>Ever wonder what hackers think about the Internet of Things? Consider for a moment what someone with criminal intent might do with secret access to your Internet-connected garage door opener and it doesn’t take long …

Internet of Things

Chrome Remote Desktop available as its own Chrome app

Being able to remotely manage another device is a valuable feature on any platform. Whether it is for file management or support, plenty of people …

Samsung is working to make 128GB of storage a reality even for mid-range phones

Samsung late on Wednesday made an announcement that can be both very exciting and somewhat annoying for smartphone and tablet fans. The company seems …

White House hires 'impressive' Facebook engineer as IT head

The White House on Thursday announced a new addition to its growing team of in-house techies: Facebook Engineering Director David Recordon.<p>Recordon …

This Fake Phone Charger Is Actually Recording Every Key You Type

“Whose phone charger is that sticking out of the wall? Oh. It must be Ben’s. Ben always leaves his charger at work. Classic Ben!”<p>Alas, it’s not Ben’s charger. Hell, it’s not a charger at all. It’s actually a little spy device <i>disguised</i> as a phone charger, capable of sniffing out every key you type …

Google's bug-hunting hacker team is infuriating Microsoft and Apple

"Project Zero," which is made up of an all-star team of security researchers, has been running since July 2014. But the effort has become more of a hot button issue recently after Google revealed at least two high-profile security bugs in Microsoft's Windows, prompting an aggravated response from …

Information Security