11/29/2011, So as far as the general public is concerned, our printers pretty much do one thing which is to print our documents, so it would never really occur to the layman that hackers could actually hack into our printers for malicious purposes, at least until now thanks to a group of researchers at Columbia University who discovered that a security flaw that affected printers.
11/10/2011, Earlier this week, Steam’s forums were hacked and they were taken offline in the guise of being under maintenance. However, it turns out that the hackers did more than just breach the forums. According to a statement from Gabe Newell, co-founder of Valve, the hackers had managed to gain access to a database with encrypted information.
11/10/2011, Not too long ago the Stuxnet worm was discovered, and it seems that according to security analysts, if not dealt with quickly the Stuxnet worm could be exploited by hackers and allow them to remotely open the doors of maximum security prison.
10/24/2011, Unlike Sesame Street’s YouTube channel which was hacked recently and saw pornography uploaded which could potentially scar the minds of little ones for years to come, Microsoft’s experience is far less risque. In fact, while Microsoft reported that their YouTube channel was recently hacked, nothing of Sesame Street’s sort happened – just that the archived content were removed, while all their videos were replaced by two entries that requested for […]
10/17/2011, Do you own the Sony Reader PRS-T1? As you may be aware, it’s running on a heavily modified version of Android, much like how Amazon’s Kindle Fire will be like, but what that means is that by right you should be able to run Android apps on it, and that’s what an enterprising hacker has attempted to do, and while progress has been slow, he has been somewhat successful.
10/17/2011, I knew that Big Bird was more than just an innocent moniker – and someone else thought the same, too, with Sesame Street’s YouTube channel being hacked yesterday – where the standard issue of family-friendly content was removed, while pornographic content took center place. I guess parents as well as kids who stumbled upon it during the 22 minute ordeal were shocked to say the least. YouTube representatives did not […]
10/05/2011, Do you happen to be in possession of some rather nifty hacking knowledge, and also a £30 graphics card lying around the basement somewhere? If you answered “Yes” on both accounts, then good – chances are you are already equipped to be able to crack passwords in just a dozen seconds. This was what business hosting firm UKFast revealed as part of Cyber Security Awareness Month, where they laid claim […]
09/22/2011, Brace yourselves for a new slew of cyber attacks from hacktivist group Anonymous as they have just announced in a press release that the collective and “other cyber liberation groups” will “peacefully yet forcefully” protest all over the United States of America. Touting September 24 to be a nationwide “Day Of Vengence” (no idea on whether they will be wearing Guy Fawkes masks while behind a computer screen), this particular […]
09/01/2011, Great news for folks who are keen on using the Microsoft Xbox 360 for homebrew purposes. Last week, some hackers announced that they’ve been able to bypass the Xbox 360 security system to inject and execute their own code. The hackers even released a video clip on YouTube demonstrating the hack in action. And what makes this attack different from previous ones is that it is supposedly unblockable by future […]
08/25/2011, Not too long after Apple hired Peter Hajas, it looks like the company is on the hunt for more iOS developers/hackers again. This time, a hacker who goes by the name of Comex (real name Nicholas Allegra), has been selected to be an intern at the Cupertino company. Comex, a member of the iPhone Dev Team who is known for some high-profile jailbreak exploits like the recent web-based JailbreakMe, will […]
08/25/2011, Remember the diabetic hacker, Jay Radcliffe, who exposed the security vulnerabilities of the insulin pump at the recent Black Hat computer security conference earlier this month? Well, Radcliffe thought he’d do the public a favor by informing the manufacturers of the insulin pump about the issue, but it looks like his advice wasn’t taken very seriously, if taken at all. According to the hacker who recently updated the Associated Press […]
08/24/2011, Who says hacking can’t be used for good? A prime example would be in the case of Glenn who is an electrical engineer, who hacked Amazon’s eReader, Kindle, and modified it in such a way that made it easier for his little sister to use, who happens to be suffering from cerebral palsy.
08/22/2011, Another day another hack, and this time it’s the world’s largest mobile phone manufacturer: Nokia, on the receiving end. A hacker who goes by the name of mrNRG recently broke into the Nokia Developer forum, and defaced it by redirecting anyone who visited it to another page with the following message: LOL, Worlds number 1 mobile company but not spending a dime for a server security! FFS patch your security […]