UK press may face tougher regulation after hacking scandal

Nov 29, 2012
UK officials are expected to recommend a new, tougher media regulatory body following a series of phone-hacking, bribery, and data theft abuses by the country's newspapers.
Posted In: UK, hacking, news media, media

Hacking hotel keycard locks, and the secret UN meeting that could change the Internet

Nov 28, 2012
Burglaries are popping up after a hacker showed off a vulnerability in keycard locks at hotels, and a UN meeting of the International Telecommunications Union next week could change the Internet as we know it.
Posted In: hotels, hacking, burglary, UN, Internet Telecommunications Union

Avoiding hacks on Cyber Monday, and using low tech for modern space exploration

Nov 26, 2012
Cyber Monday can offer windfalls to hackers as well as shoppers, and even though our space travel ability is improving, we still use plenty of simple technologies to push it forward.
Posted In: NASA, Mars Curiosity, Cyber Monday, hacking

iPad Mini release and security breaches in Android Apps

Oct 23, 2012
European researchers say some apps on Android smartphones leave passwords, bank accounts, and other sensitive info vulnerable to theft. And, how much will the iPad Mini cost?
Posted In: apple, iPad, hacking, cybersecurity, mobile apps

Why we still can't vote online, and why that may be a good thing

Oct 15, 2012
We can support candidates with a text, participate in polls, even register to vote online, but we still can't vote that way -- which might be good news.
Posted In: Tech, online voting, voting, politics, internet politics, hacking

Reconsidering digital devices at takeoff and landing

Aug 29, 2012
Does it really matter if we turn off our Kindles and iPads before the plane takes off?
Posted In: Kindle, aviation, safety, digital devices, hacking

Computer hackers gather at Las Vegas convention

Jul 27, 2012
Computer hackers took over Las Vegas this week as part of the Black Hat conference. Black Hat is a gathering of hackers where they talk about the latest in security and security breaches.
Posted In: hackers, hacking, conventions, cybersecurity

Virus shines light on 'click fraud'

Jul 9, 2012
An estimated 45,000 people in the U.S. may have trouble getting online Monday because of a computer virus. Hackers replaced real ads with fake ones, a crime known as "click fraud."
Posted In: hacking, online advertising, cybercrime

Hacktivists outnumber regular hackers in data theft

Mar 23, 2012
A new report says hacktivist hacks now outnumber traditional for-profit cybercrime attacks. Plus, new efforts to stop cramming and gamers demand a better ending.
Posted In: Verizon, hacking, hacktivists, cramming, phones, video games

LulzSec hackers take a dive on account of a stoolie

Mar 7, 2012
G-men put online palookas in the hoosegow!
Posted In: lulzsec, anonymous, hacking, hackers, hacktivism, FBI, apps