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Scientists demonstrate first contagious airborne WiFi virus

Researchers at the University of Liverpool have shown for the first time that WiFi networks can be infected with a virus that can move through …

Flying hacker contraption hunts other drones, turns them into zombies

Ever wanted your own botnet of flying drones? SkyJack can help.<p>Serial hacker Samy Kamkar has released all the hardware and software specifications …

New Linux worm targets routers, cameras, “Internet of things” devices

Too many Internet-connected devices run code that's woefully out of date.<p>Researchers have discovered a Linux worm capable of infecting a wide range …

For 20 Years the Nuclear Launch Code at US Minuteman Silos Was 00000000

Today I found out that during the height of the Cold War, the US military put such an emphasis on a rapid response to an attack on American soil, …

War

Researchers Claim Apple Can Potentially Access Encrypted iMessages [Updated]

Following the revelation of government data gathering program PRISM in June, Apple released a statement on customer privacy that suggested the company was unable to access or decrypt iMessage and FaceTime conversations.<p>According to researchers who presented at the Hack the Box conference in Kuala …

Researchers uncover holes that open power stations to hacking

Hacks could cause power outages and don't need physical access to substations.<p>A pair of researchers have uncovered more than two dozen …

Advertisers could track your smartphone through its accelerometer, researchers find

There's a new way that advertisers could track you around the web, and you might be surprised about where the tracking data would come from: your device's accelerometer. According to <i>SFGate</i>, security researcher Hristo Bojinov has discovered a way to distinguish individual devices simply by looking …

NSA Leaks Prompt Rethinking of U.S. Control Over the Internet's Infrastructure

The leaders who run the internet's technical global infrastructure say the time has come to end U.S. dominance over it.<p>In response to leaks by NSA …

New malware enables attackers to take money directly from ATMs

Skimmers were once thought to be the bane of the ATM compromising world, but the trends may end up shifting now that security researchers have …

U.S. indicts 13 alleged members of Anonymous in DDoS attacks

A federal grand jury has indicted 13 alleged members of the hacktivist collective Anonymous in connection with online attacks targeting financial institutions, trade groups, and government entities.<p>The 28-page indictment, unsealed Thursday in a U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Va., charge the …

Judiciary

Security Firm: New iPhone Software Has A Bug That Allows Hackers To Steal Data

Berlin's Security Research Labs, known as SRL, said on Thursday that the vulnerability could potentially give criminals time to break into the Apple Inc phones, gain complete control of data, access email accounts and then potentially take over the user's bank accounts.<p>The research firm also said …

Fake Facebook Site Stealing Financial Information

TrendMicro alerting about a new phishing attack that is targeting Facebook mobile users and aims to steal credit cards information. Scammers have …

13 Alleged Anonymous Hackers Indicted

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Nordstrom Finds Cash Register Skimmers — Krebs on Security

Scam artists who deploy credit and debit card skimmers most often target ATMs, yet thieves can also use inexpensive, store-bought skimming devices to …