An Interactive Map Showing Global Cyberattacks In Real Time

Security firm Kaspersky Lab has launched an interactive cyberthreat map that visualizes cyber security incidents occurring worldwide in real time. A quick glance shows that the world is a pretty scary place. » 4/11/14 4:00pm 4/11/14 4:00pm

Athlete Struck By Potentially Hacked Aerial Drone

An athlete competing at an Australian triathlon was sent to hospital after an aerial camera drone suddenly swooped down and smashed into her. The operator of the UAV claims someone nearby "channel hopped" the device — wresting control away from him. » 4/08/14 8:40am 4/08/14 8:40am

Read this intense, pre-apocalyptic hacker story by Tobias Buckell

We've got an incredible short story for you to read, called "System Reset," written by Arctic Rising author Tobias Buckell. It's taken from the pre-apocalypse anthology The End is Nigh, edited by John Joseph Adams and Hugh Howey. It's a smart thriller about hacker bounty hunters on a world-ending job. » 3/13/14 7:00pm 3/13/14 7:00pm

Relive Jurassic Park's Iconic Hacking Scene Right From Your Browser

For the most part, Jurassic Park isn't the kind of movie you'd want a chance to live out, what with the mortal danger and velociraptors and all that. But thanks to the amazing Jurassic Systems website, you can experience of of Jurassic Park's safer thrills first-hand: getting hacked by Dennis Nedry. » 3/03/14 2:46pm 3/03/14 2:46pm

Watch the subversive version of spy tech conference RSA

Right now, downtown San Francisco is teeming with people attending RSA, the world's biggest conference devoted to "cybersecurity." But up the street, there's another tech conference. It's full of computer security analysts who want to stop the surveillance state. It's called Trustycon, and you can watch it here, live. » 2/27/14 9:20am 2/27/14 9:20am

Hacked fridge sends out malicious emails in unprecedented cyber attack

You know how virtually everything these days is connected to the internet? And how tech companies don't give a crap about security? Well, as a recent Internet of Things cyber attack has shown, our appliances are being made to turn against us. » 1/17/14 1:40pm 1/17/14 1:40pm

Did Neal Stephenson predict the NSA spying on World of Warcraft?

New leaked documents from Edward Snowden reveal that the NSA and British intelligence have been spying on people in World of Warcraft and other online games. And Neal Stephenson's epic spy novel REAMDE predicted this whole mess back in 2011. » 12/10/13 6:28pm 12/10/13 6:28pm

Want to be safe from the NSA's prying eyes? Here are some tips.

Every day, we get new revelations from the Snowden Files that suggest the NSA has been spying on pretty much everybody's activities online. Now computer security expert Bruce Schneier has written up a few tips on how to make sure you're not one of the people they're watching. » 9/05/13 3:35pm 9/05/13 3:35pm

Meet Ming Mecca, 2014's Weirdest Video Game System

If a Nintendo Entertainment System and a recording studio mixing board had a baby, it would look a lot like Ming Mecca, which is very likely the weirdest piece of new video game hardware announced this year. Or maybe any year. This trailer teases a new console/game creation tool that uses discrete analog inputs to… » 5/03/13 1:30pm 5/03/13 1:30pm

The 1970s Version of 4Chan Relied on Telephones for Their Pranks

Journalist and hacker historian Phil Lapsley has just published an incredible book about the early days of phone phreaking, Exploding the Phone. In the late 1960s and early 70s, people like Steve Wozniak were running around doing things to telephones that today people would do to the internet. We've got a great excerpt … » 3/25/13 4:15pm 3/25/13 4:15pm

A totally rad satire of computer hacker movies — in space!

CodeHackerz has everything you want from a hacker movie: crazy slo-mo scenes in blue light of two guys hacking, an asteroid headed straight for Earth (which can only be stopped by hacking), jokes about ARM processors and the Android OS, and random pictures of Bill Gates looking sexy. » 2/18/13 7:20am 2/18/13 7:20am

An anthropologist explains how hackers are changing the definition of…

Coding Freedom: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Hacking, by E. Gabriella Coleman, dives into the ocean of software hacking: its culture, personalities, and craft. But it's also a legal history of hacking (modifying code) and cracking (illegally modifying code). Working an anthropologist, she haunted cons, chat rooms, and … » 1/25/13 12:44pm 1/25/13 12:44pm

I can't stop watching these private feeds from insecure webcams

Over a year ago, computer security experts revealed that a popular webcam manufactured by TRENDnet wasn't exactly secure. Because these cams are controlled via the web, it's relatively easy to track down their IP addresses and peek through them. Though TRENDnet released a patch that was supposed to fix the problem,… » 1/22/13 11:14am 1/22/13 11:14am

Your Biggest Genetic Secrets Can Now Be Hacked, Stolen, and Used for…

Few things in this world are more personal than your DNA. For this reason, databases like the Human Genome Project have always respected the privacy of their participants. By separating individuals' identities from their donated DNA samples, researchers have upheld a standard of "genomic anonymity." Those days are now… » 1/17/13 12:38pm 1/17/13 12:38pm