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Computer Hacking

'The God's Eye View,' A Conversation with Barry Eisler

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 02.02.2016 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Photo: Barry Eisler Barry Eisler, known to millions of readers for his edge-of-your-seat thriller novels, which include his bestselling John Rain and...

Hacking Team, Maker Of Government Surveillance Software, Targeted In Attack

Reuters | Eric Auchard | Posted 07.06.2016 | Technology

Italy's Hacking Team, which makes surveillance software used by governments to police the web, appeared to be the victim of hacking on a grand scale itself on Monday.

Should We Require Computer Science Classes?

Rajat Bhageria | Posted 03.07.2015 | Technology
Rajat Bhageria

it is precisely because we live in this modern world that this recent subject is so incredibly important; everything around us was in some sense affected by code, and yet most of us cannot even write a simple program that calculates how much gas we use in a year.

New Year's Resolutions Redux

Rob Taub | Posted 03.02.2015 | Comedy
Rob Taub

Hey -- we're not falling for the same hamster wheel trap again, where yet again another new year rolls around and one's guilty conscience from the long slide across the Thanksgiving table down to the last sip of bubbly forces us into the same New Year's resolutions yet again.

What Small Business Owners Need to Know About an IT Security Breach

Ashley Massis | Posted 12.30.2014 | Business
Ashley Massis

If you are the owner of a business or a freelancer like I am, a lot of your work and information is kept through a variety of internet platforms. Additionally, a lot of your transactions are internet based.

A Wake-up Call on Government Security?

Rebecca Abrahams | Posted 06.02.2014 | Technology
Rebecca Abrahams

Co-authored by Dr. Stephen Bryen, Chairman, Ziklag Systems Rachel King and Danny Yardon of the Wall Street Journal have done some excellent reporti...

Big Moves in Hackathon World: Intel Acquires Hacker League

Amy S. Chen | Posted 02.05.2014 | Technology
Amy S. Chen

The hackathon realm is buzzing with the news of Intel's acquisition of Hacker League, the internet hub of many hackathons.

Your Computer Could Be Hacked Using Only Sound

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

Is your computer audio-enabled? That might be enough to get it hacked, according to recent findings from German researchers with the Fraunhofer Instit...

New Hacker Threat -- Targeting You Through Your Kids

David Kennedy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
David Kennedy

It's important for parents to realize that just because you have parental controls on your computer, that doesn't mean your child is safe from online criminals. There are dozens of ways your kids could be targeted online, but here are the ones most likely to happen in your home.

How I Took My Hobby To The Next Level

Arlan Jaska | Posted 12.02.2013 | Teen
Arlan Jaska

Getting hands-on experience in what we were interested in could be seen as immoral, and perhaps more importantly, illegal. But how can you learn to secure a system if you don't understand how it can be attacked?

Is It Ever OK to Break Into Your Colleague's Computer?

Karen Firestone | Posted 11.23.2013 | Business
Karen Firestone

The digital age offers us immense opportunities to hone our detective skills, to observe our colleagues in an entirely new, not necessarily flattering light, and also presents tremendous challenges in terms of how we use that information.

Will the NSA Revelations Harm US-China Relations?

Donald Gross | Posted 08.18.2013 | World
Donald Gross

We now know the reality that both countries engage in extensive cyber-hacking and are each victims of the other's attacks. The good news is that it has now become possible for the U.S. and China to develop a frank, realistic and shared analysis of the threat posed by cyberespionage

Cyber Wars and Your Divorce

Henry Gornbein | Posted 07.31.2013 | Divorce
Henry Gornbein

Spouses will not only read your emails, but can even write false emails from your account, pretending to be you.

So What's It Like? Participating in the Windward Code War

David Thielen | Posted 01.27.2013 | College
David Thielen

The championship is decided by the total score of 10 runs of the game. You're up, then down, then up again. You've never been so on edge in your life.

Three Tips to Avoid Being Hacked on Facebook

Donna Estes Antebi | Posted 11.10.2012 | Technology
Donna Estes Antebi

After a lengthy stint in hacker hell, I am happy to say that I'm up and running with my original "Donna Antebi" Facebook account, and no longer blasting out promotions for knock-off Nike shoes.

Is It Possible for Hackers to Access My Computer's Webcam?

Quora | Posted 07.07.2012 | Technology

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Feross Aboukhadijeh, Stanford undergraduate, computer security enthusiast, and blogger Yes, bad guys...

Student Allegedly Hacks Computers To Change Grades

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 04.23.2012 | Education

An unnamed student at Pelham High School in Pelham, N.H., may have taken the 80's film "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" a little too seriously, as he allege...

Change Your Email Password Now (for Your Financial Security)

Mark W. Schleisner | Posted 05.15.2012 | Technology
Mark W. Schleisner

Chances are that your current email password is useless (and even dangerous to your financial health). Fortunately, you can protect yourself by changing your email password now! Here's how.

On Becoming A Hacker

Zainab Oni | Posted 04.02.2012 | Home
Zainab Oni

Hacking doesn't only happen with computers -- you can hack clothes, games, decorations, styles, etc. I learned that hacking isn't always illegal and you can hack for good sometimes.

Charities Working To Return Donations From $1 Million 'Anonymous' Hacking Scandal

Posted 12.28.2011 | Impact

Some of the charities that benefitted from a recent $1 million hacking scam are working to return the misappropriated funds, reports....

Gerry Smith

Report Outlines Massive Global Cyberspying Operation | Gerry Smith | Posted 10.03.2011 | Technology

More than 70 companies, governments and non-profit organizations around the world were attacked by hackers in a massive cyberspying operation that exp...

Gerry Smith

Hacker Arrests Not Likely To Slow Anonymous, Experts Say | Gerry Smith | Posted 09.19.2011 | Technology

The arrests of 14 suspected members of the hacker group Anonymous on Tuesday could help authorities make inroads in the shadowy hacker collective, but...

Regulators Warns Banks Of 'Effective And Malicious' Hacker Attacks

Posted 08.28.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON - Bank regulators warned banks to be on guard against increasingly clever computer hacking on Tuesday, indicating heightened alert against ...

A Whole New Generation of Revolutionaries: WikiLeaks and Julian Assange

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

WikiLeaks raises some of the most poignant questions of our time about the power of cyber warfare, the role of hackers, and the future of the Internet...

Could A Single Hacker Crash A Country's Network? | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Harassing a handful of Web sites is one thing, but does one hacker have the technological wherewithal to bring down an entire country's network? In a ...