Ever wonder if it's really a good idea for there to be “terrorism watch lists” created by for-profit businesses, with no accountability to the privacy rights of ordinary citizens like you and me?
The best-known of these, Thomson Reuters' “World-Check,” recently leaked to the so-called dark web. The database is compiled from public sources, and is sold by Thomson Reuters to vetted clients in government, intelligence agencies, banks, law firms, and the like.
A man the U.S. says is a hacker aligned with the government of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad will appear in a federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, on Tuesday. An unnamed source with U.S. law enforcement told reporters today that the accused hacker, 36 year old Peter Romar, was extradited to the US and flown from Germany to Dulles International Airport on Monday.
There's been an awful lot of talk about “cyber pathogens” and “cyber bombs” lately from the mouths of American officials discussing terrorism, and how we will vanquish it. President Obama mentioned “cyber ops” against Islamic State terrorists in one recent address. Today, we know a little more about what was behind last week's cyber-hawkish hacking headlines.
Federal investigators have discovered major security vulnerabilities in the state health insurance websites for California, Kentucky and Vermont that could allow criminals to access sensitive personal data for hundreds of thousands of people.
Businesses around the world have lost billions of dollars over the past few years to an increasingly popular internet scam in which criminals pose as company executives, and send faked emails to their staff ordering subordinates to transfer money into financial accounts controlled by the scammers. That's all according to an FBI alert issued this week.
Sensitive electronic files from America’s biggest police union were posted online this week after a hacker breached the Fraternal Order of Police website. The ill-gotten dump includes officers' names and addresses, message board posts bashing Barack Obama, and details of eyebrow-raising contracts made between the union and city authorities.
In 2007, 17-year-old George Hotz became the first person to carrier-unlock an iPhone. Two years later, he was the first person to break the security on the Sony Playstation. This year, Hotz unveiled a self-driving car that he built in his garage. In this video, Hotz demos it to Bloomberg's Ashlee Vance. Read the rest
Practice the digital dark arts for the good guys, and make more than an honest living as a White Hat Hacker. Information Security and related I.T. career fields can pay upwards of six figures within the first few years of employment, and this bundle will teach you the techniques to get you there. Learn to think like a hacker in order to stop attacks before they hit--saving the day one penetration test at a time.
With this bundle, you can master penetration testing in 7 courses (60+ hrs) that dig into Hacking Node.js Apps, Windows OS, Wi-Fi devices, and more.
How this “pay what you want” deal works: Simply beat the average price to unlock over 60+ hours of content in the White Hat Hacker Bundle.
Here's everything included in the bundle:1
The Complete Hacking Course: Go from Beginner to Advanced!
2Learn Wi-Fi Hacking/Penetration Testing From Scratch$199 Value 3Windows Exploit Development Megaprimer$99 Value 4Intensive Ethical Hacking Series$69 Value 5Ultimate Wi-Fi Hacking & Security Series$69 Value 6Node.js Security: Pentesting & Exploitation$65 Value 7Cross Site Scripting (XSS) Attacks for Pentesters$65 Value
In a major policy change that sounds like a Very Good Idea, the U.S. Army announced today that dog tags will no longer include the Social Security numbers of the soldier wearing them. SSNs have been part of this identification system for over 40 years.
At the Black Hat hacker convention in 2013, Former NSA director Keith Alexander asked hackers to help the NSA come up with ways to protect Americans' privacy and civil liberties.
"How do we start this discussion on defending our nation and protecting our civil liberties and privacy?" Alexander asked the Las Vegas crowd. "The reason I'm here is because you may have some ideas of how we can do it better. We need to hear those ideas."
Self-proclaimed Ashley Madison hackers the Impact Team today released what looks like another 20 gigabytes of ill-gotten data. The just-dropped “other shoe” includes emails from the cheater-dating website's CEO.