• News tagged "hack"

Monday, 27 Jul 2015

Chrysler is recalling 1.4 million vehicles after video shows a Jeep Cherokee being hacked

Chrysler is recalling 1.4 million vehicles after video shows a Jeep Cherokee being hacked

Chrysler has just announced that it is recalling about 1.4 million vehicles after two hackers show that they could remote control a Jeep Cherokee via its Internet-connected entertainment system.

Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015

Online cheating website Ashley Madison hacked, over 37 million users compromised

Online cheating website Ashley Madison hacked, over 37 million users compromised

Controversial online cheating website Ashley Madison has been hacked and the data of its 37 million or so users are potentially compromised.

Thursday, 23 Apr 2015

Your iOS 8 devices might not be as safe as you think

Your iOS 8 devices might not be as safe as you think

Devices on iOS 8 might not be as secure as you expect. The discovery of a new exploit means hackers can potentially render them useless with very little effort.

Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014

Replace all your passwords with images using Passage

Replace all your passwords with images using Passage

Tired of remembering and resetting passwords? Passage is the app you might be looking for. It's not yet in its final form, but it could shape up to be an interesting contender for managing those pesky passwords.

Thursday, 22 May 2014

PSA: eBay Database Compromised, All Users Requested to Change Passwords

PSA: eBay Database Compromised, All Users Requested to Change Passwords

Popular online auction and sales site eBay has just announced that one of its database has been compromised in a cyberattack, and urged all users to change their passwords.

Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014

Samsung Galaxy S5 Fingerprint Scanner Susceptible to Spoofing Hack

Samsung Galaxy S5 Fingerprint Scanner Susceptible to Spoofing Hack

The fingerprint scanner security feature of the newly launched Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone can be bypassed with a spoofing hack. The hack was demonstrated by researchers from Germany-based Security Research Labs.

Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014

If Your Password is in this List, Change it Now!

If Your Password is in this List, Change it Now!

Security firm Splashdata just unveiled its annual list of the 25 most commonly used passwords. If you are setting a new password, make sure it is not from this list.

Wednesday, 2 Oct 2013

Internet Explorer Exploit Code Publicly Released

Internet Explorer Exploit Code Publicly Released

Metasploit has released an exploit framework that targets a critical vulnerability in Internet Explorer into the public domain. Users are advised to install Microsoft's Fix It patch to keep themselves protected.

Monday, 23 Apr 2012

Internet-enabled Smart TVs at Risk of Hack Attacks

Internet-enabled Smart TVs at Risk of Hack Attacks

Researchers fiddling around with their Internet-enabled Smart TVs have found out that these devices may be susceptible to denial-of-service attacks.

Tuesday, 6 Dec 2011

Man Hacks Siri To Voice Control His House

Man Hacks Siri To Voice Control His House

Marcus Schappi, an Australian software developer, has revealed how he used a few relatively inexpensive components to hack the iPhone 4S voice recognition app Siri, enabling him to use voice commands to turn his house lights on and off and open web pages on his computer.

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