Latest Hacker Stories

2013-08-06 23:24:21

The two biggest hacker conferences of the year roared at full pitch last week in Las Vegas, DEF CON 21 and Black Hat, and if there was one theme on display that should re-energize the fear factor concerning cyber security, it’s this; “The more we allow our everyday lives to interface with and rely on technology, the more at risk to outside forces we inevitably become, especially where yesterday’s technologies meet today’s threats,” says Bob Knudsen, Northeast Regional Manager for...

Hackers Gain Control Of Some Car Functions Using A Laptop
2013-07-29 04:24:49

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Two computer hackers who have successfully managed to hack into and manipulate a pair of widely-owned automobiles will present their findings at the Def Con hacking conference in Las Vegas this week, various media outlets are reporting. According to FoxNews.com, veteran hackers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek have discovered a way to remotely force a 2010 Toyota Prius to stop suddenly at high speeds or accelerate without the...

Hacker Barnaby Jack Dies Unexpectedly
2013-07-26 19:36:10

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Barnaby Jack, a famous hacker who demonstrated in 2010 how ATM machines can be forced to dish out pay dirt, died in San Francisco on Thursday. The hacker was in his mid-30s and was due to appear at the Black Hat hacking convention in Las Vegas next week. He was going to be demonstrating techniques for remotely hacking implanted heart devices; a technique that he said you could use to kill a man from 30 feet away. Jack was most...

Five Arrested In Massive Hacking Bust
2013-07-26 19:23:26

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online This week, four Russian nationals and a Ukrainian national have been arrested and charged with running an alleged hacking organization. This sophisticated operation reportedly penetrated the networks of more than a dozen major American and international corporations over a seven-year period. In that time, the group is believed to have stolen and sold at least 160 million credit and debit card numbers, which resulted in losses of...

Emergency Alert System Vulnerability Confirmation, Updates By Monroe Electronics
2013-07-26 04:20:34

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Earlier this month news circulated that the United States Emergency Alert System (EAS), which can interrupt TV and radio programming with critical information about national emergencies, could have a critical flaw that would allow hackers to take control of the system. The service, which has long been trusted to deliver information during a crisis, reportedly had a vulnerability that could allow hackers to break into the system and even...

2013-07-18 23:21:25

Many businesses simply don't realize, or refuse to accept, just how stacked against them the deck really is on digital frontier, but a recent New York Times article shines some light into those dark corners of the digital landscape that no one wants to imagine are even there. Exposing new weaknesses, or zero day attacks, is big business in the hacker underworld, "and the ripple effect can have devastating consequences for any business, institution or agency out there," says...

Google Glass Security Vulnerability
2013-07-17 12:13:35

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Glass is designed to allow light in and for people to see through, but in the case of Google Glass it may have opened the door to a security vulnerability as well. The service is not even set for an official launch until the end of this year, but researchers at the mobile security firm Lookout reported that they have uncovered a vulnerability that could allow hackers to take control of the device using QR codes. Though still in...

2013-07-15 23:19:33

With McAfee releasing its report on Operation Troy and the Dark Seoul cyber attacks last week, the spotlight once again falls on the spear phishing threats businesses face every day. Global Digital Forensics founder and CEO/CTO, Joe Caruso, talks about the mechanics of a spear phishing campaign and some steps that can be taken to combat the threat. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 15, 2013 McAfee released a report last week called Dissecting Operation Troy: Cyberespionage in South Korea, and it...

2013-07-15 23:18:03

Offers advice to maintain security with remote access users. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) July 15, 2013 David Boone, CEO of Paranet, the preferred provider of IT services, CRM solutions and IT outsourcing services, cautions companies on the dangers of public Wi-Fi to private company and customer data. Today, 65 percent of companies allow at least some employees to work remotely. More than half of U.S. businesses use cloud computing. According to Boone, this combination is creating a perfect opening...

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