08/05/2013, Last year, we talked about Satis, a new luxury toilet (only in Japan!) that can be controlled by a smartphone app. Well, considering how smartphone apps are not well known for their security capabilities and does not have a particularly strong and secure background, it is not surprising to hear that the Satis luxury toilet which boasts of automatic flushing functionality, a bidet spray, as well as music and fragrance […]
08/02/2013, Do you think that with the massive jumps that technology has made over the past years, we seem to live in a world where there is less and less privacy? So much so that anything that comes with a built-in camera could possibly be exploited in a manner where it could be recording whatever it sees without you commanding it to. Similar to smartphones, Smart TVs can also be hacked […]
08/01/2013, The Magic 8 Ball has been a fair number of things in the past, where among them include a flash prank that we talked about a couple of years back, a rather rectangular version which sullies the namesake of the device, and one with an internal OLED display thanks to a hack. The avid DIY enthusiast might want to check out this unique Magic 8 Ball that has been specially […]
07/31/2013, Apple has stepped forward to say that they have managed to solve and fix an obscure security flaw which could result in hackers gaining access to data on an iOS device, where this flaw would require the use of a specially-designed custom USB device which resembles a charger, although in reality, it will carry a minuscule Linux-powered computer that was specially designed to insert malware. This particular fix can already […]
07/31/2013, Earlier this year you might have heard of how this developer hacked Donkey Kong so that his daughter could play as a female character, a pretty cool move as far as we’re concerned, but it seems that Mike Mika has hacked and modified more than one game during his time and in a recent interview with Wired, Mika recounted how he modified the code in a video game he helped […]
07/30/2013, Well, well, it seems that you might want to upgrade your navigational systems on your multi-million dollar yacht after hearing this news – researchers from the University of Texas claimed to have succeeded in generating fake GPS signals, and this effort was not done through a computer program performing a brute force hacking, but it required several years of work and mistakes before the team managed to spoof GPS (Global […]
07/29/2013, Remember James Bond who used a Sony Ericsson handset to control his BMW 750iL in Tomorrow Never Dies? Well, that was clearly something only the MI6 is capable of coming up with in the movies, but what about real life? I guess life is not all that glamorous, where a couple of security experts who happen to work for DARPA have managed to find a way to control a vehicle […]
07/24/2013, It seems that the Android master key which is said to be able to open up a whole new world for those with the technical know how as well as malicious intent, has been exploited. Symantec shared this bit of information concerning the exploit that has affected a couple of Chinese health apps. While Google did roll out a patch to manufacturers a couple of weeks ago in order to […]
07/22/2013, Earlier this evening, we brought you word that a Turkish security researcher claimed credit for hacking into Apple’s Developer portal, a story that we covered yesterday, where it proved to be a far more serious event compared to other hacking incidents in the past. Well, Apple has since issued an update to the situation, where the gist of the update can be seen in the screenshot above. Basically, Apple asks […]
07/21/2013, It seems that Apple’s developer website was hacked, resulting in some significant downtime along the way throughout the past week. I am quite sure that there was some suspicion of that among those who used the website, but nothing official was shared – at least not until today, when Apple shared with the world in an email to registered developers (you can view the screenshot as seen above), touting that […]
07/21/2013, I am quite sure that many of us value our privacy a great deal, and to hear that there is this PRISM program that has been going on for quite some time is definitely not something that everyone would greet with open arms. Well, apart from the government being just about capable of reading your emails and dropping in on your conversations if you happen to be a high profile […]
07/18/2013, With great power comes great responsibility, and I am quite sure that you do know that by now. Sure, not everyone is able to afford a pair of Google Glass, but there are some who do and have done some pretty zany things with it. Case in point, a hack by a certain Stephen Balaban has added more “powers” to his Google Glass. Balaban shared, “Essentially what I am building […]
07/15/2013, Fancy controlling your microwave remotely using a Raspberry Pi-powered device? That is now possible with a hack.
06/10/2013, Ben Heck has created a handheld game console with the Raspberry Pi running at its core.