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Hackers made a Detroit interstate billboard play a porn scene

Hackers made a Detroit interstate billboard play a porn scene

Unlike previous billboard shockers, this was definitely not a paid-for stunt. Auburn Hills Police Department has since released a photograph and video of two men suspected of breaking into the billboard's control room and hacking its computer. If found, the pair could face a possible penalty of 90 days in jail, and/or a $500 fine…
Hackers Can Break Into an iPhone Just by Sending a Text

Hackers Can Break Into an iPhone Just by Sending a Text

When you think about how hackers could break into your smartphone, you probably start with clicking a malicious link in a text, downloading a fraudulent app, or some other way you accidentally let them in. It turns out that's not necessarily so—not even on the iPhone, where simply receiving an iMessage could be enough to…
Iranian Hackers Launch a New US-Targeted Campaign as Tensions Mount

Iranian Hackers Launch a New US-Targeted Campaign as Tensions Mount

Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps.Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty ImagesWhen two countries begin to threaten war in 2019, it's a safe bet that they've already been hacking each other's networks. Right on schedule, three different cybersecurity firms now say they've watched Iran's hackers try to gain access to a wide array of US organizations over the last few weeks,…
Zoom security flaw lets hackers access Mac webcams

Zoom security flaw lets hackers access Mac webcams

If you have a Mac and you have ever used Zoom video conferencing, you might have a problem. On Monday, security researcher Jonathan Leitschuh publicly disclosed a vulnerability in the video-conferencing program Zoom that apparently would allow someone to turn on your Mac’s webcam and force you to join a Zoom call without your permission.…
Zoom makes it too easy for hackers to access webcams. Here’s what to do

Zoom makes it too easy for hackers to access webcams. Here’s what to do

GOT TAPE? — Read this before clicking on that Web link in your bathrobe. Dan Goodin - Jul 9, 2019 10:33 pm UTC Enlarge / Artist's impression of wireless hackers in your computer.Update 7:23pm ET: As this post was being reported, Zoom developers reversed their previous position and issued an update that changes the contested…
How Hackers Turn Microsoft Excel’s Own Features Against It

How Hackers Turn Microsoft Excel’s Own Features Against It

Elena Lacey; Getty ImagesYou probably think of Microsoft's classic spreadsheet program Excel as mostly boring. Sure, it can wrangle data, but it's not exactly Apex Legends. For hackers, though, it's a lot of fun. Like the rest of the Office 365 suite, attackers often manipulate Excel to launch their digital strikes. And two recent findings…
Hackers Stole a Border Agency Database of Traveler Photos

Hackers Stole a Border Agency Database of Traveler Photos

Katherine Frey/Getty ImagesIn its rush to gather biometric data from travelers in the US, Customs and Border Protection has apparently neglected basic safeguards to protect it. One of its subcontractors was recently breached, leaving photos of travelers and license plates in the hands of hackers.The Washington Post first reported the incident, whose full scope remains…
Hackers, farmers, and doctors unite! Support for Right to Repair laws slowly grows

Hackers, farmers, and doctors unite! Support for Right to Repair laws slowly grows

Enlarge / Manufacturers would prefer it if iFixit guides (like the one pictured on a Motorola Xoom from 2011) didn't exist.Kelsea Weber is apologetic for being hard to get ahold of. “We were all busy tearing down the iPhone XS,” she says. A few minutes’ conversation with Kelsea is enough to convince you that she…
Hackers Could Steal a Tesla Model S by Cloning Its Key Fob—Again

Hackers Could Steal a Tesla Model S by Cloning Its Key Fob—Again

Almost exactly a year ago, security researchers figured out how to clone a Tesla Model S key fob. And now they've done it again.Toru Hanai/Bloomberg/Getty ImagesTwo weeks shy of a year ago, researchers revealed a serious flaw in the security of Tesla's vehicles. With little more than some standard radio equipment, they were able to…
Hackers make jailbreaking iPhones a thing again

Hackers make jailbreaking iPhones a thing again

According to Vice, iOS 12.4, the latest version, reintroduced a bug that was fixed in iOS 12.3. Several iPhone users took to Twitter, claiming they used the Pwn20wnd jailbreak on their phones.Unfortunately, the bug also makes it easier to hack iPhones. So, until iOS 12.4.1 comes out, many iPhones are at risk. One security researcher…

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Ravelry bans support of Donald Trump and his administration

Sunday, June 23rd 2019 We are banning support of Donald Trump and his administration on Ravelry. This includes support in the form of forum posts, projects, patterns, profiles, and all other content. Note that your project data will never be deleted. We will never delete your Ravelry project data for any reason and if a…

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