When was the last time you saw a good documentary about the origins of computer hacking? Well, Code 2600, a new documentary film from a young filmmaker named Jeremy Zerechak comes really close to being both accurate and entertaining while at the same time scaring the pants off anyone who doesn't yet know that computer data is eternal and can be stolen by the wrong people if we're not careful. So it is fitting that the documentary, which is only available in limited release right now, will be shown next Friday at DefCon, the world's largest hacker conference and this year also celebrating its 20th anniversary.Read More
For over a decade, Nortel Networks Ltd. was compromised by individuals using a Chinese IP address. With just seven passwords, copies of business plans, reports and emails wound their way overseas. Now the concern is that the malware used to access the company's secrets may have spread to other players in the telecommunications industry.Read More
German researchers recently discovered how easy it is for someone to jailbreak your iPhone and reveal your passwords in six minutes. This type of hack doesn’t require the use of the phone’s passcode, mainly because the cryptographic key on current iOS devices operates independently from it.
The attack works based on existing vulnerabilities on Apple’s iPhone that enable access to the operating file system. Many of the passwords available to the attacker range from Google or Microsoft Exchange email accounts to VPN and WiFi access and more.Read More
For the years to come, security of the smart device economy will become a vital topic for consumers and the device manufacturers. While right now, security may not be on everyone's minds, the issue of data thieves and hackers is growing in the smart device marketplace.Read More
A North Carolina University researcher warns consumers that the Google Android 2.3 mobile device software has a major security flaw, which could enable hackers to access their personal information via the microSD card. Released just in December, the latest release of Android Gingerbread introduced several new improvements (one of which supposedly addressed its microSD vulnerability issue). However, Android Gingerbread isn’t perfect.
AOL Engadget warns readers that,Read More