How the US government inadvertently created Wikileaks

I was in Germany for Chaos Congress 2009, a hacker conference, and after attending a series of talks I was headed back to my hotel when I spotted Julian Assange. This predated my working as a project manager at DARPA as a hacker-in-residence, if you will. It was ...

Intel's NUC gets a Haswell makeover and a Bay Trail rumor

Intel has expanded its lineup of NUC mini-PCs with a new model boasting a Core i5 Haswell processor (1.3 GHz dual-core chip), HD 5000 graphics and support for ultra HD displays.

How to build a game in 24 hours

This is a simple game made in 24 hours for the Microsoft Hack-a-Thon. The project uses an Arduino, Bluetooth module and Android phone. The project won first place in the hardware division and first overall. Check it out, it's pretty cool what these guys pulled off.

Magic Lantern: Keyboard Recorder of the FBI

Rumors of Magic Lantern first hit the internet airwaves when Bob Sullivan, a prominent journalist and co-founder of MSNBC network, accused the FBI for using powerful keylogger software to aid in its investigations of extortion and harassment. The Bureau denied the allegations until official FBI documents produced in court proved that the FBI had developed the tool, in 2002 . This high-tech keyboard Recorder was capable of remote installation unlike previous keyloggers which had to be physically installed in a target computer. The documents further stated that the use of ...

Argentine teenage 'superhacker' held

Police in Argentina have arrested a 19 year-old man accused of heading a gang of hackers who targeted international money transfer and gambling websites. Dubbed "the superhacker", the teenager was making $50,000 (£31,500) a month, working from his bedroom in Buenos Aires, police say. The arrest operation shut ...

FBI Admits It Controlled Tor Servers Behind Mass Malware Attack

It wasn’t ever seriously in doubt, but the FBI yesterday acknowledged that it secretly took control of Freedom Hosting last July, days before the servers of the largest provider of ultra-anonymous hosting were found to be serving custom malware designed to identify visitors.Freedom Hosting’s operator, Eric Eoin Marques, had rented the servers from an unnamed commercial hosting provider in France, and paid for them from a bank account in Las Vegas. It’s not clear how the FBI took over the servers in late July, but the bureau was temporarily thwarted ...

Google's Chromebooks are going (Intel) Haswell

Google has confirmed that its next-gen lineup of upcoming Chromebooks will be powered by Intel Haswell processors - boasting extended battery life and improved performance compared to earlier models.  

The Evolution of the iPhone

So unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 6 years, you’ve been aware of (if not obsessed with) the constant evolution and improvements Apple has made to their groundbreaking mobile phones. But let’s break down the specific differences between each phone, and ooh and ahh over how grown up our little smartphone is today.

New Passive Vulnerability Scanner (PVS) 4.0 Released

The Passive Vulnerability Scanner (PVS) version 4.0 was released today and is available to the public. It features a brand-new HTML5 web-based interface and a standalone version, allowing users to track and review vulnerabilities discovered from sniffing network traffic.View a two-minute video by Tenable Technical Product Manager Jack ...

Intel launches its latest family of low-power SoCs, codenamed "Bay Trail"

The "Bay Trail" family is based on Intel's "Silvermont" architecture announced in May 2013. The Atom Z3000 Processor Series ("Bay Trail-T") is the company's first mobile multi-core SoC. Other variants include new Pentium and Celeron processors ("Bay Trail"-M and -D) that targets the laptop and desktop market.

How do the iPhone 5S and 5C stack up against the competition

After today's launch of the iPhone 5S and 5C we have tabulated the specs and compare the new phones to the old iPhone 5, Galaxy Note 3, Moto X, Samsung Galaxy S4, and LG G2. Does it really all boil down to a handful of colors, and fingerprint scanners versus NFC?

[Live Update] Apple's iPhone 5 launch and more - as it happens

Fingerprint scanner build into the Home button; slow motion, 120 fps, camera; A7 processor; fitness monitoring coprocessor; lots of colors, and plastic, plastic, plastic; OpenGL, and more. Live updates from the Apple launch, last in, first out: The iPhone 5S TouchID fingerprint detection will be built into the home button, with a small metal ring around it. http://t.co/QsPTr1esSI  

IOActive Labs Research: Vulnerability bureaucracy: Unchanged after 12 years

One of my tasks at IOActive Labs is to deal with vulnerabilities; report them, try to get them fixed, publish advisories, etc. This isn\\'t new to me. I started to report vulnerabilities something like 12 years ago and over that time I have reported hundreds of vulnerabilities - many of them found by me and by other people too. It\\'s really sad to tell that, as of right now, 12 years later, I continue to see most (if not all) of the same problems. Not only that, but some organizations ...

Microsoft's Xbox Music wants to be a contender

If you are bound to Windows platforms, Xbox Music has the best of Spotify, Pandora, iTunes and your personal CD collection in it. If you're not so Windows lovin' Microsoft wants you, too. So, with iTunes Radio and the culmination of a couple of weeks of mobile device madness leading up to the iPhone 5 launch tomorrow, Microsoft is taking the former Zune Pass onto iOS and Android devices.

iOS 7 is nearly here; it looks very Android-ish

PC Mag got a first pre-release look at iOS 7 and we have the video. It doesn't look like Apple is leading here. Instead, it looks like they are catching up to Android. And don't get us started on the flat design versus skeuomorphic crap. Things just look duller in a flat world.

Microduino: small size, great power

For hobbyists and professionals, the electronic prototyping platform Arduino from Italy has been one of their best friends out there for developing quick projects. Its drawback? It is too expensive and not small or flexible enough for certain projects.

The DRM market is rapidly evolving

‚ÄčThe digital rights management (DRM) market will grow at a rate of 12% annually to become a $1.2 billion market by 2018, while the related conditional access (CAS) market will decline slightly to dip below $1.5 billion annually.

Nokia and Microsoft is too late, too much, and too yesterday

So, your brand barely floats in mobile and you need to find a way to refresh it, or reinvent it. So, you decide to buy another brand that finds itself in the same situation, mostly due to siding with you. Microsoft acquiring Nokia is like geezers marrying each other because they could use the company.

Freaking out ScamWare scum

Apparently, the practice of manipulating people with fear into doing things that are not in their best interests is not illegal but the people who perpetrate this stuff are lower forms of life. Check out this video and score one for the human race.

Panasonic Toughpad 4K tablet weighs in at $6000

Panasonic is preparing to launch a massive 20-inch tablet equipped with a 3840 x 2560 pixel display. Dubbed the Toughpad 4K UT-MB50, the device also features a fiberglass case, Windows 8 Pro software and support for writing or drawing with a pressure-sensitive digital pen.