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 ...

Hack Your Cheap Telescope for a Better Viewing Experience

In anticipation of a family camping trip later this month, I have ordered a cheap “starter” telescope for my son. He’s been learning about the planets and stars and is ridiculously excited.Since the telescope is primarily a toy for him, I didn’t spend a whole lot on it, but ...

Got an account on a site like Github? Hackers may know your e-mail address

If you have an account on Github, StackExchange, or any one of countless other sites, there's a good chance hackers can identify the e-mail address you used to register it. That's because Gravatar, a behind-the-scenes service that says it works with millions of sites, broadcasts the information using ...

Iran hacks US utilities

In an effort to prove that it can be almost as menacing as China, Iran has apparently hacked a bunch of US energy companies. 

Reporters threatened after revealing security hole

Telecoms companies involved in a US government scheme to provide an affordable phone service to the poor, have threatened reporters who found a security hole in their Lifeline phone system with charges under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

Germany gears up for cyber war

The German Army held its first cyber warfare military exercise open to the public earlier this week and a select core of tech hacks were there to see what it was all about.

Google building hacked

An ex Google employee has found that his former employer had some serious security holes at its new office in Sydney, Australia.

Pentagon accuses Chinese government of hacking and hacking again

In the Pentagon's annual report to Congress, it has accused China, yet again, of hacking US establishments in an effort to gain industrial and defence secrets.

Chinese break into US dam database

Chinese hackers have cracked a US Army database that contains information about the vulnerabilities of thousands of US dams.

LulzSec man arrested

Australian cops,  along with troopers, have fingered the collar of the cobber they believe was the top dingo in the International hacker outfit LulzSec.

Chinese government behind cyber espionage

According to a Verizon RISK report, hackers affiliated with the Chinese government accounted for some of the most brazen and successful cyber espionage plots last year.

Cops call for Tor to be switched off

Japanese authorities are approaching ISPs in a bid to get them to switch off the Tor network.

Wi-Fi routers are easy to break into

Security experts have warned that home wi-fi routers are easy to hack and the only way to secure them is completely out of users' hands.

Pirate Bay man arraigned

After holding him for six months without trial, a Swedish court indicted Gottfrid "anakata" Svartholm Warg on hacking charges.

Android phones can hijack planes

Anyone who thought that airport security would allow smartphone use on a plane in the future might be a little worried to know that it is possible to hijack a plane with one.

British hacker admits he's guilty as sin

A UK-based computer hacker who worked under the LulzSec banner has admitted attacking Sony, Nintendo, Rupert Murdoch's News International and the Arizona State Police.

Obama spends more on cyber defense

US president Barack Obama has promised to increase spending to protect US computer networks from internet based attacks.

Dotcom upsets the Kiwi applecart

Sheepish Kiwi spooks are seriously regretting their antics over spying on such a high profile case as Megaupload boss Kim Dotcom.

US considers annihalating hackers

The US military is wondering if it is OK to kill hackers who are using their skills to bring down important infrastructure.

Vatican dismisses Batman hack

Fears that the Vatican's Twitter and website might have been hacked after a somewhat strange story about Batman was posted have been infallibly dismissed.