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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 …

Mr. Robot Gets Hacking Right. Here’s How

If you have an interest in cybersecurity and popular culture, do yourself a favor now: go watch Mr. Robot, USA Network’s latest original series. It’s …

Web Security Dojo 2.0 – Self-Contained Web Hacking Training

Web Security Dojo is a free open-source self-contained web hacking training environment for Web Application Security penetration testing. Tools + …

Android Phones Are Leaking Valuable Information, Here's How To Stop Them

In a Reddit post a user called Gooz announces his new Android app. Its goal is simple: to stop Google's Android leaking information to anyone who cares to probe for it. Gooz’s real name is Bram Bonné and he’s given a TEDx talk about the problems with Android giving over data that enables almost …

From OM To OMG: Science, Your Brain, And The Productive Powers Of Meditation

Using fMRI scans, we can now see what meditation does to the brain. The author suggests it can lead to a happier, more productive, and creative life. And even two minutes a day can do wonders.<p>Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this …

The Masked Avengers

How Anonymous incited online vigilantism from Tunisia to Ferguson.<p>In the mid-nineteen-seventies, when Christopher Doyon was a child in rural Maine, he spent hours chatting with strangers on CB radio. His handle was Big Red, for his hair. Transmitters lined the walls of his bedroom, and he persuaded …

Stealthy, Razor Thin ATM Insert Skimmers — Krebs on Security

An increasing number of ATM skimmers targeting banks and consumers appear to be of the razor-thin insert variety. These card-skimming devices are …

Renowned Security Expert Kevin Mitnick Can Steal Your Identity In Three Minutes

Last weekend, thousands of hackers joined security experts, federal agents, and general enthusiasts for the annual DEF CON conference in Las Vegas. They came to attend talks on hacking methods and compete with other hackers in contests, as well to get free mohawk haircuts and enjoy late-night …

U.S defense giants are hiring the best hackers they can find (with a few caveats)

Las Vegas — If you’re a hacker, a really good one, you now have even more career choices awaiting you — assuming you’re not a convicted felon.<p>At the Black Hat hacker conference last week, noted cyber security guru Mikko Hypponen spoke about how big changes in the cyber threat landscape had prompted …

Forensic Expert Questions Covert 'Backdoor' Services Included in iOS by Apple

As part of a recent Hackers On Planet Earth (HOPE/X) conference presentation, forensic scientist and iPhone jailbreak expert Jonathan Zdziarski detailed several backdoor security mechanisms that are secretly included in iOS by Apple. These mechanisms make covert data collection easier for Apple and …

Meet Raptor, The New Running Robot That Will Smother Your Soul In Fear

Another day, another bipedal robot that will eventually run you down and crush you! This new robot, called the Raptor, can run 26 miles an hour without falling over and even jump over obstacles.<p>The robot, created by the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, has a balancing tail and …

3 Misconceptions About Crowdfunding

<i>Thijs Suijten and Menno Luiten are the co-founder and developer for Famatic.</i><p>Every startup needs money. How to get that initial investment is where there is a choice: find a suitable investor, bootstrap, or use the power of the crowd to get that ball rolling.<p>We loved the idea of the latter; not only …

The Newest Consumer Drone Is Basically a Flying HD Camera

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>One of the newest commercial drones soon to be available on the market is more of a flying camera …

SpiderOak offers unlimited cloud storage for US$125/year

<b>For a very limited time, SpiderOak is offering unlimited cloud storage on unlimited devices for just US$125 per year — but you'll need to be …

Judge Strikes Down FAA's Ban On Commercial Drones

The first major victory in domestic drone court.<p>In the above video, a drone piloted by Austrian Raphael "Trappy" Pirker flew over, and filmed, the University of Virginia's medical school campus. Pirker sold the video to an advertising company, which prompted the Federal Aviation Administration to …

How to Measure the ROI from Your Ongoing SEO Efforts

A conversion can be a completed sign up to your email newsletter, which is considered a goal completion in Google Analytics, that will lead to revenue in the future or a purchase directly from your website.<p>The Multi-Channel Funnels report in Google Analytics is extremely helpful at visualizing …