08/18/2011, Is Facebook really that hack-proof? Apparently, a student hacker was said to have successfully “penetrated” Facebook after performing repeated attempts to illegally access the social networking site’s programmes – at least according to a court heard that was held yesterday. The ruling that comes out from this case will definitely set a precedent since this is one of the first cases of its kind in Britain, where Glenn Steven Mangham, […]
08/15/2011, Most of us use Facebook to keep in touch with our family and friends, posting up our thoughts and daily goings-on without giving much thought after that. Well, Iain Wood has other plans with Facebook, having spent up to 18 hours each day online, where he works out passwords from personal information that are posted on social networking sites by his acquaintances and friends. In fact, Iain targeted folks who […]
08/12/2011, It seems that being a hacker is the “in” thing these days – and the latest victim reported in the news would be the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), where their computer was hacked and rigged with malicious software, resulting in the potential exposure of up to 75,000 names and Social Security numbers that will comprise of the student, faculty and staff population there. Here’s a temporary respite though – UWM […]
08/10/2011, It is not everyday that we get military-class devices hitting the market for us civilians, but sometimes, military hardware can be an inspiration for civilian law enforcement equipment. Check out this DIY launchable camera which was part of the show at this year’s Defcon. Hackers Vlad Gostom and Joshua Marpet came up with this camera that has been modeled after an Israeli surveillance device, where it’s function is to resemble […]
08/10/2011, Researchers are rather stoked to show off their skills and technical know-how in breaking the encryption which was actually put in place to protect information sent over the General Packet Radio Service (GPRS). GPRS is the standard which is commonly used to send data to and from mobile devices, as well as from other devices including smart meters. The potential fallout from such a breach makes it possible to listen […]
08/08/2011, Rich Decibels (this is just a handle of a real person) has a healthy interest in the subject and science of brainwave entrainment, and decided that there is no better way to learn more about it than to built such an entrainment device he can call his own. Just what is the “brainwave entrainment theory” all about? It involves the thought that low-frequency light and sound can be used to […]
08/08/2011, You are never too young to hack – and that applies to CyFi, the handle for a 10-year-old hacker who graced DefCon 19 by revealing a zero-day exploit in games which are available on both iOS and Android-powered devices, and independent researchers have stepped forward to confirm this as a new class of vulnerability. CyFi looks like an ordinary 10-year old girl from California, but underneath those dark glasses lie […]
08/08/2011, You know how everything strives to be smarter and smarter these days? Well, our regular home appliances are the same – moving in the general direction of the smartphone industry, although I would go out on a limb and say that smartphones evolve far more than your washing machine. After all, you don’t replace your washing machine once every two years, do you? Micha decided that his washing machine’s inaccurate […]
08/04/2011, Security experts could be part of what they deem to be the largest coordinated attack launched to date by hackers, and to make matters more grave, this has been happening for at least five years – where said hackers have wormed their way into computer networks of thousands of companies, organizations and governments, carting away digital intellectual property, military information and state secrets in the process.
08/02/2011, If you are a DIY enthusiast, then chances are you might fall in love with this USB-powered Illuminator that does come in handy whenever you are in a tight spot, and in a jiffy, of course. For folks who have exhausted all ways of recycling their collection of ancient compact discs (or even DVDs), then this is the DIY project for you. You will need a single 3.5v bright LED, […]
08/01/2011, With Google rooting for NFC to be a standard to be used as payment services in the US, what with the launch of Google Wallet, it seems that certain Android devices (along with upcoming Blackberry devices) will be able to enjoy those services as they are NFC enabled, leaving iPhone users to watch their friends utilize NFC technology with envy.
08/01/2011, Who would have thought that with some technical know how and an interest in DIY projects, this particular duo of an airplane hobby shop owners as well as an ex-Air Force official managed to conjure a flying drone which is smart enough to crack into Wi-Fi and cell phones. Mike Tassey and Richard Perkins, the dynamic duo, are the brains and hands behind the Wireless Aerial Surveillance Platform (WASP for […]
07/28/2011, Update: The police might have been tricked into apprehending the wrong person – it seems that website LulzSecurityExposed claims Topiary is a 23-year-old Swede. The UK authorities did not comment on the situation as to whether they bagged the right person or not, so we look forward to an update as well. A 19-year old man was picked up by the long arm of the law in the UK, where […]
07/26/2011, Watched Mall Cop and loved every single minute of it? Well, getting around on Segways in a large mall makes perfect sense since such buildings are massive, especially for those suffering from joint pains. Well, purchasing a Segway outright might prove to be too much for your wallet to handle, but what happens when you fuse both passion and technical know-how? You get the DIY Segway, of course! Petter Forsberg […]