Tag: Cracked

Controversial Anonabox Tor Router Returns

Anonabox, the controversial project that raised over $600,000 on Kickstarter, has made a return – this time on Indiegogo. The project was suspended from Kickstarter in the midst of the questions regarding the originality of the device. The Anonabox project was removed from Kickstarter after industry experts found that the device was not custom made […]

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Smart Meters Can Be Hacked To Under-Report Power Use

Previously, there was a report highlighting the vulnerability of traffic lights to hacking. It indicated that privacy and security are key issues for critical infrastructure and the energy sector. Now a new story has unfolded: millions of smart meters (network-connected electricity meters) used in Spain can be hacked due to lack of essential security implementations. […]

Are You Taking All Precautions For Online Banking?

The Trojan Tinba Banker has started making headlines all over again. It has affected a large number of banks in the US. Although it is very light (just 20 KB), it possesses network sniffing and ‘man-in-the-browser’ capabilities. Meanwhile in the UK, banking fraud has increased although banks have rolled out complex encryption systems. Banks are well aware […]

Playstation and Xbox Twitch.tv Accounts Caught by Gamescom Troll

Gamescom is always a tense time for the big game publishers and the companies who support their content, and as streaming services like Twitch.tv (of former Jusin.tv fame) continue to grow end over end in popularity, many of those same players in the industry are turning to the website to promote their latest content online. […]


Blackphone Rooted at Annual DefCon

At this year’s Defcon hacker conference, security researchers at the engineering group TeamAndIRC proved that the Blackphone, developed by SGP Technologies, could be rooted and cracked in less than five minutes by exploiting a crack in the Android Debugger Kit’s code. *updated below You’ll remember several months ago when we first reported on the development […]


New Internet of Things Lightbulb Cracked in Latest Attack

According to a blog post published by Context Security over the weekend, the LIFX smartphone-controlled lightbulb contains a system-breaking vulnerability, one which enables an attacker to freely roam the Wi-Fi network they’re connected to, as well as track any mobile devices which may have been used as a control center while the exploit was active. […]


2 Decade Old Bug Found in Android Phones, Curiosity Rover

This past weekend, the original creator and coder of the Lempel-Ziv-Oberhumer data compression algorithm Markus Oberhumer revealed that his 20-year old coding project would be receiving a long-awaited update to version 2.07. The reason for Oberhumer’s sudden announcement is unclear, although he was quick to note a recent discovery of corrupted code within the algorithm […]

AOL Breach Worse Than Previously Thought — 500,000 Accounts Affected

Today it was confirmed by a report from Reuters that the AOL password breach is faring far worse than previously thought. Of AOL’s 26 million users, around 2 percent of them had been successfully hijacked from their owners control in order to spam the inboxes of customers on Gmail, Yahoo, and Hotmail. The competing services […]

Syrian Electronic Army Pulls 1 Million Credentials From Forbes

This Monday it was revealed that the Syrian Electronic Army, known primarily around the web as SEA, had infiltrated the username/password database of the online magazine Forbes. In total they were able to snag just over one million accounts, and although the stolen passwords are encrypted, users should still be wary as their details could […]

1.1 Million Credit Card Details Swiped in Neiman Marcus Breach

US-based luxury retailer Neiman Marcus has admitted that much like Target in December, their payment systems and processing software had been cracked over the course of several months in 2013, by an as-of-yet unknown criminal organization based somewhere out of Russia. Since the breach, around 2,400 cards have had fraudulent purchases appear on their monthly […]

OpenSSL Safe From NSA’s Grubby Mitts

Fear not, faithful privacy warriors, your secret’s safe with OpenSSL. Due to an accidental bug in the programming, OpenSSL does not rely on the same flawed random number generator Dual EC DRBG that the NSA and its intelligence counterparts had already cracked for a good ten years running now. Yesterday Steve Marquess of the OpenSSL Software […]

Firefox Update Blocks Java by Default

Just as reports surfaced that Java had taken the crown for “most exploits per update” last week, the team behind Firefox has made the decision to block the plugin entirely, effectively shutting off the opportunity to find a backdoor at the gate. In the newest version of the popular web browser, unceremoniously dubbed Firefox 26, […]

NSA Infiltrates World of Warcraft and Xbox Live in Search of Terrorists

Okay now it’s just getting goofy. Not content with the ability to read our emails, listen to our phone calls, track our internet traffic, the NSA has officially cracked the online continent of Azeroth with their own Horde of undercover Mages, Warlocks, and virtual Warriors. According to documents released by the New York Times, ProPublica, […]

Apple’s iMessage Service Cracked

Despite all of Apple’s ramblings last year about iMessage being the only “hack-proof” method of digital communication that was widely available to the public, it turns out their service is just as susceptible to the same issues that others have been having with applications like Microsoft’s Skype, and Google’s Gchat and G+ messenger. The Cupertino-based […]