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.
Modern cars are getting more and more computerized, and that's a good thing, since they can now interconnect with all of our mobile devices and the Internet. But this also leaves them more vulnerable to hacking, even by something as simple as playing music on the stereo.
Hacker extraordinaire, George Hotz recently made huge waves in the gaming world by hacking the PlayStation 3 to run homebrew and allow pirated games is in a pickle. After having his hard drive seized, a U.S. judge has now granted Sony access to looking inside of it for hacking information. Boo, Sony, you're a meanie.
The good news? Turns out a lot of "A-List" type folk have picked up the iPad. Why, everyone from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel to Diane Sawyer of ABC News are confirmed iPad owners. The bad news? All of their email addresses and some 114,000 others are in the hands of hackers, thanks to a vulnerability present in the iPad.
Well, this doesn't sound good. In a report titled "Experimental Security Analysis of a Modern Automobile," researchers found that the electronic control units (or ECUs) found in cars such as GMC's Yukon hybrid are susceptible to tampering. So vulnerable, in...