A security researcher has discovered a simple bug in Facebook that could let somebody delete a photo from anyone account without detection. It’s led to a bounty well above Facebook’s usual payouts.
When Twitter announced its two-factor authentications system — a security system which requires users to enter both their password and a passcode — in May there was a collective sigh of relief from press Twitter accounts everywhere. But there was one problem: it used a cumbersome SMS-based method, drastically slowing down the process of sending an 140-character message on the go.
Japanese researchers have developed a system that can make a reflection look like it’s either smiling or frowning.
The summer of 2013 is turning out to be a rough one for the NSA and other government security entities: highly classified cybersecurity programs made their way into the public sphere after former NSA contractor Edward Snowden leaked the information to the British newspaper, The Guardian. Further, at a congressional inquiry, the Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, said the NSA and the federal government wasn’t collecting information on U.S. citizens. That claim turned out to be false, thanks further revelations made by Snowden.
One of the most secretive spook agencies in the world, the National Security Agency (NSA), has been doing a poor job of late. The agency has been thrust under the public’s eye after former NSA agent Edward Snowden, currently on the lam in Hong Kong, leaked a series of spy programs which trawl massive collections of digital communications for analysis.
Using 3D printing technology, two men from opposite sides from the globe have created a prosthetic hand for people without fingers.
As Stephen King wrote in Firestarter,“No one likes to see a government folder with his name on it.” Good news, now that most agencies have at least gone partially paperless, you won’t see a physical folder with your name, but that doesn’t mean that in the bowels of the NSA there isn’t digital data with your name and information on it. That seems to be the gist of all of the headlines over the past few days. The US and UK governments have been collecting data on us for several years and yes it is disturbing.
Google Glass has been out for less than a month, but newfound owners are already wondering how they can break it, hack it, and make it work in ways that, perhaps, don’t fulfill Google’s vision for Glass. Enter Jay Freeman, who hacked and rooted his Glass while he ate dinner with friends.
Either it’s right on time or two hacks too late. Twitter is reportedly testing its two-factor authentication system before releasing it — incrementally according to Wired — to users.
Lookout Mobile Security, a security research firm, has discovered a new Android-based malware family dubbed — in what must be considered one of the more apt names for more malware — “BadNews.” And it is, truly, bad news: the affected applications, according to Lookout, have been downloaded 2,000,000 to 9,000,000 times from the Google Play store.
NPR’s web publishing system, along with its social media accounts, were compromised late Monday night by a group supporting embattled Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad. The group, calling itself the “Syrian Electronic Army,” claimed credit for incident which resulted in several headlines being rewritten as “Syrian Electronic Army Was Here.” The headlines popped up across the public news provider’s main and affiliate websites.
Matthew Keys, the now-suspended Reuters deputy social media editor accused of assisting the hacking conglomerate known as “Anonymous,” has gotten himself two lawyers and a defense.
Matthew Keys, 26, former web producer and current social media editor for Reuters, has been charged by the Department of Justice with assisting the hacker collective “anonymous” with defacing the Los Angeles Times website in December 2010. Keys faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted on all three charges. He also faces a fine of $250,000 for each charge.