According to a congressional commission report to be released next month, on four separate occasions between 2007 and 2008, hackers (who may or may not have been affiliated with the Chinese government) were able to take complete control of two U.S. satellite systems, Landsat-7 and Terra (EOS AM-1), for up to 12 minutes at a time.
What if you could highjack someone else's video chat in real time and essentially steal their face? That's the idea one creative coder had when concocting this real-time video chat masking hack, and the effect is amazing.
A 10-year-old hacker who goes by the handle CyFi has an "important lesson" that mobile phone app makers can "learn from a Girl Scout." She's found a way to cheat Android and iOS games on smartphones and tablets using a common console and PC video game exploit: the clock.
The LulzSec hackers claim they're a team of six. If the arrest of a 19-year-old suspect who goes by "Topiary" on Twitter is considered a win for the U.K.'s Metropolitan police's e-crime unit, then the hacking group is now down to five members.
That feeling of smug you get with your sleek Macbook and its integrated battery may not be worth it anymore, as a security researcher has shown that Apple batteries are vulnerable to hacking. It's possible to brick the battery completely, or even worse, infect it with malicious code that not even a complete OS re-install can fix.
After getting banned from Google's new Google+ social network, the hacker collective known as Anonymous went and built their own social network: AnonPlus. That was two days ago! In an ironic twist, the hackers who have been hacking everybody and everything, well, got hacked themselves.
Just when you thought the hacker group Lulzsec had gone into retirement, it appears that the low hanging fruit of NewsCorp's recent phone hacking scandal was simply too juicy to resist.
Terrorist hopefuls looking for instructions on how to make things go boom may only find recipes for sugar bombs, thanks to a cyber attack by MI6 and SIGINT, both British intelligence agencies. Welcome to "Operation Cupcake."
Apparently someone really has it in for Sony, because just as Sir Howard Stringer was probably kicking back thinking that the Playstation Network hacking nightmare was finally behind them, a group called LulzSec has hacked into the Sony Pictures website, stealing personal information for about 1 million users in the process.
It's not a great idea to try to hack into the US government infrastructure. For one, it's illegal. And now, there's the whole threat-of-being-bombed thing.