Larry Wanget

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Girls’ Generation Saves Pop With New Singles “Holiday” and “All Night”

<b> Girls' Generation Announces 'Holiday Night'</b> Girls' Generation will celebrate their 10th anniversary by dropping a new album. MORE >><b>Little Mix</b> and</b> …

This is why you should steal shampoo from hotels

Most of us have probably swiped more than our fair share of toiletries from the hotel bathroom.<p>And many of us have probably felt guilty about it.<p>But …

The hacked San Francisco public transport is a reminder our systems aren’t perfect

In an incident that feels like an episode of Mr. Robot, hackers managed to gain access to parts of San Francisco’s MUNI transportation system.<p>Last Friday, attackers managed to get into 2,112 computers and infect them with a variant of the HDDCryptor malware that encrypted all data. Screens across …

San Francisco

Linux exploit gives any user full access in five seconds

If you need another reason to be paranoid about network security, a serious exploit that attacks a nine-year-old Linux kernel flaw is now in the wild. The researcher who found it, Phil Oester, told <i>V3</i> that the attack is "trivial to execute, never fails and has probably been around for years." …

Linux

Exclusive: Probe of leaked U.S. NSA hacking tools examines operative's 'mistake'

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. investigation into a leak of hacking tools used by the National Security Agency is focusing on a theory that one of its operatives carelessly left them available on a remote computer and Russian hackers found them, four people with direct knowledge of the …

Security writer recovers from massive revenge cyberattack

Journalists are no stranger to making enemies bent on retaliation. However, it's becoming increasingly difficult to survive that retaliation in the internet era... just ask security writer Brian Krebs. An unknown party knocked his website offline last week with a massive distributed denial of …

Los Angeles police use a robot to take away a murder suspect's gun

Robots have been used for everything from greeting bank customers to grabbing a slice of pizza — and now they seem to be venturing further into law …

Alibaba fires 4 employees for hacking system and hoarding mooncakes

It's the Mid-Autumn Festival and people are taking their mooncakes really, really seriously.<p>Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba said it fired four …

How a high school student hacked his way to free, unlimited 4G

Unlimited, free data is basically the dream, right? Jacob Ajit, a 17-year high school student from Virginia, hacked his way to just that.<p>It all started with boredom, as Ajit explained in a post on Medium:<p>I had a T-Mobile prepaid SIM on a spare phone with no active service, so I came up with a fun …

Google Street View's beefed-up privacy blurs cow's face

Google admitted their software had been udderly ‘overzealous’, but didn’t begrudge cow for milking its newfound fame<p>We are used to faces and number plates being obscured by Google to protect privacy for images on Street View, but animals don’t often suffer the same fate – except for this Cambridge …

Apple Security Update: Why You Need To Update Your Mac Right Now

A recent bug in iPhone devices left users vulnerable to a hacking software—called “Pegasus”—that would turn devices into a mobile surveillance gadget …

Cisco And Fortinet Confirm Flaws Exposed By Self-Proclaimed NSA Hackers

American firewall providers Cisco and Fortinet have issued warnings and fixes for bugs exposed by the Shadow Brokers, who claimed this weekend to have breached the Equation Group, believed to be an NSA operation.<p>Cisco and Fortinet had initially determined there was little of concern in the leak, …

Fabric is a magical journal that automatically keeps track of your life

<i>The story of your life that writes itself.</i><p>That’s the exciting tagline of Fabric, a new iOS app by ex-Facebook engineers Arun Vijayvergiya and Nikolay Valtchanov. Before leaving the company, they were amongst the people working on the product that’s now known as the Timeline everyone has on their …

Oh Good: A New Hack Can Unlock 100 Million Volkswagens

Author: Andy Greenberg. Andy Greenberg Security<p>Date of Publication: 08.10.16.<p>Time of Publication: 4:29 pm. 4:29 pm<p>In 2013, when University of …

Visit this site before you pay hackers a ransom for your files

The use of ransomware has been on the rise in recent times. Earlier this year, a hospital in Hollywood paid $17,000 in Bitcoin to hackers who’d encrypted its files so they’d unlock them; a Canadian university paid $20,000 to attackers for the same reason just last month.<p>And no, individuals aren’t …

Edward Snowden co-designs an iPhone case that alerts user to surveillance activity

Whistleblower Edward Snowden has co-designed a new iPhone case that would show when the device is transmitting information.<p>Mr Snowden and co-designer Andrew “Bunnie” Huang, a well known hardware hacker who holds a PhD in electrical engineering from MIT, have presented the mock up of the case via …

'Dots & Co' blends the familiar 'Dots' action with striking visuals and soundtrack

Make a square. Make another square. Draw a line between many brightly colored points. Sink some anchors.<p>If all these actions give you a calm …

Dangerous new Mac malware fully compromises OS X

Apple’s Mac systems have been exposed to a dangerous new piece of malware that allows attackers to take full control of OS X.<p>The new malware, dubbed Backdoor.MAC.Eleanor by security researchers, provides attackers with a backdoor into OS X systems by embedding a script into a fake file converter …

MacBook

How to tell if your Android phone has the HummingBad malware

Bad news: a malicious app has taken hold of about 10 million Android phones around the world, and it's creepy.<p>Security specialist Check Point says the software, called HummingBad, can take root in your phone, collecting your personal data and making it act like you've clicked on ads that you …

Pokémon Go is launching on iOS and Android today

Surprise! It looks like Pokémon Go, the much-anticipated augmented reality game backed by Nintendo, is coming to Android and iOS devices near you today.<p>The game was released in beta in the U.S. back in May, and it appears to be rolling out to iOS and Android users in many other countries today. …

A startup that's full of former spies from the CIA and MI6 just raised $65 million

The company, which announced the funding on Wednesday, was also backed by existing investor Summit Partners and new investors TenEleven Ventures and SoftBank.<p>TechCrunch reports that Darktrace raised the Series C funding round at a valuation of more than $400 million.<p>Founded in 2013, Darktrace has …

Venture Capital

Shazam For Beauty: Rimmel's New Augmented Reality App Lets Users Nab Real Life Make-Up Looks

Now there’s a headline: Shazam for beauty. But it’s almost true.<p>Coty-owned brand, Rimmel London, has introduced a new app based on its Get The Look technology, which allows users to try out the make-up styles of everyone from friends in real life through to celebrities in magazine images.<p>The …

Say Goodbye to Facebook Paper

First reported by The Verge, the app has been removed from the App Store and will cease to function all together after Friday, July 29.<p>“Our goal with …

Disney LOL Brings Family Friendly Short Form Content to Your iOS Device

You are using an <b>outdated</b> browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.<p>App-dicted<p>Just in time for the long holiday weekend, at …

Hyper, the Mic-owned app for curated videos, comes to iPhones

Hyper founder and CEO Markus Gilles said he has a simple goal — to create “the single best video app.”<p>We covered the company last August when it launched its first app on the iPad. Since then, it’s been acquired by millennial-focused publisher Mic, but it’s still going after that big goal — and …

Apps

Hackers are making $500k off mobile trojans they deployed, research shows

According to the Cheetah Mobile Security Research Lab, Chinese hackers are making a whopping $500,000 a day from a group of smartphone trojans dubbed “Hummer.” In just the first half of 2016, Hummer was being installed on 1.4 million devices <i>a day</i>. In China alone there were around 63,000 being …

Leet debuts a simple app for sharing your best gameplay highlights

Services like YouTube Gaming and Twitch are great for watching videos and live streams from your favorite gamers, but a new app called Leet, launching now, has a slightly different take. Instead of focusing on live-streamed gameplay and real-time chat, Leet lets gamers share short highlights from …

Apps

New Russian app uses AI to 'repaint' your photos in the style of Van Gogh, Picasso, and more

An iOS app has gone viral in post-Soviet states this past week, racking up over 650,000 downloads and the top spot in app stores around the region. Russian internet giant Mail.Ru even announced an investment into the product yesterday -- a 10 percent stake that reportedly amounts to $2 million.<p>The …

Social Stream is an Easy, Elegant Way to View Your Newsfeed

You are using an <b>outdated</b> browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.<p>View and post across multiple networks with a smooth …

Relax and Enjoy a Mystery, iDoyle From iClassics Has Arrived

You are using an <b>outdated</b> browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.<p>The adventures of Sherlock Holmes begin<p>iOS Reading<p>Just …