Syrian Electronic Army hacks Skype

How is it that the SEA is soooo good at this hacking thing? And why are they trying to help Steve Ballmer find a new job?

Adobe hack update: Not 3 million. Not 38 million. 130 million accounts.

You remember that story about Adobe getting a security breach that resulted in 3 million accounts being compromised? Well, it is actually 130 million accounts. And, if that wasn't bad enough, it appears that someone has published a Top 100 Adobe Passwords hit list. 123456 is the winner. Yes, 123456. No, we are sure. 123456 is the most used password in Adobe accounts that were recently hacked.

Adobe announces horrendous security breach

Over 2.9 million customers have their credit card and data compromised. That's a nice way of saying, stolen.  It looks like the breach has far reaching consequences because the attack went through Adobe's Coldfusion and there may be inherent weaknesses in the code. Coldfusion is widely used by many sites as a web application development platform and server.   

Stripping Kindle DRM with Lego

Consider a book sitting on a shelf. You can lend it out to a friend, you don’t need a special device to read it, and if you are so inclined, you can photocopy it. This isn’t true with Kindle eBooks.

Bow tie kindly suggests that you back off

Everyone’s had their “personal space bubble” burst. You just wanted a friendly conversation, but now some overzealous blockhead is standing on your shoes and breathing in your face, making you guess what he had for lunch. Fortunately, [Grissini] has created this sylish bowtie solution. Stand too close (within ...

The Angel Health Monitor Is A Fitbit For Hackers

The Angel Health monitor, besides having a fairly morbid name (you rarely see angels unless you’re sailing down the river Styx), is actually quite cool. Designed to be a “developer’s” health monitoring system, the Angel senses motion and acceleration, skin temperature, blood oxygen saturation, and heart rate. Created ...

Report: Viber Android app exploit allows lock-screen bypass

Viber can best be described as an Android messaging app designed to compete with Skype.

Kindle hack turns reader into a wireless Raspberry Pi terminal

We've seen some really cool hacks for the Amazon Kindle family of digital readers over the years.

NATO's Tallinn Manual outlines rules for cyber-warfare

A number of prominent military officials believe cyber warfare is one of biggest threats  the United States is facing today.

Old-school Donkey Kong mod puts Pauline front and center

Never underestimate the power of love and video games.

Colin Powell's Facebook page defaced

Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell has had a few juicy things to say about ex-president George Bush over the last couple of days - or the person using his Facebook account has, at any rate.

Jailed cybercriminal hacks own prison's computer

A British hacker jailed for computetr fraud managed to hack into his own prison's computer system during an IT lesson.

Android ClockworkMod Superuser app goes live

Android enthusiasts who routinely root their devices will undoubtedly be pleased to read about a new app from veteran dev Koushik Doutta known as Superuser.

Evernote admits hack, fails to take its own advice

Cloud-based note-taking service Evernote has admitted it's been hacked, threatening the personal information of its 50 million users.

Microsoft is latest victim of Java hack

Microsoft's admitted that it, too, was recently hit by hackers using the same techniques as recent attacks on Facebook and Apple, but says that no customer data has been compromised. In an announcement slipped out late on Friday night, the company says it chose not to reveal the breach until it had investigated fully.

Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest users hit by data breach

Data on an unknown number of Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest users is at risk after customer service software provider Zendesk was hacked.

Chinese military unit identified as source of major hacks

Security company Mandiant says it's found clear evidence that a Chinese military unit is behind hacking attacks on more than 140 organizations over the last seven years.

Burger King hacked, not sold to McDonald's

No, Burger King hasn't been sold to McDonald's, although Burger King's Twitter profile was hijacked earlier by hackers who spoofed a McDonald's logo and photo.

'Trick' allows access to locked iPhones

Apple's promising to fix a flaw, revealed in a YouTube video, that allows anyone with physical access to a device running iOS 6.1 to bypass the lock screen, which requires a four-digit PIN, and gain partial control.

Pandigital eReader hacks create a $38 tablet

The Pandigital Novel is one of the cheaper digital readers on the market today with an  Amazon price point of only $38.