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The Big Password Mistake That Hackers Are Hoping You'll Make

Jeff Fox | Posted 10.16.2014 | Technology
Jeff Fox

Can you tell how strong a password is?

Culture Hacking 101

Maya Zuckerman | Posted 11.02.2014 | Impact
Maya Zuckerman

I am a 'culture hacker'. It's a curious term that is often confused with computer hackers and other technologists whose activities oftentimes invite suspicion.

What the Hacker Scandal Means for Society

Katrina Sands | Posted 11.02.2014 | Entertainment
Katrina Sands

Why do we normalize forced and involuntary pornography of women? Why do we consistently participate in the exploitation of women, and why do we turn the ownership of the female body into a spectator sport?

No Security: HOPE X Is (Not So) Decadent and Depraved -- Day 3

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 09.26.2014 | Technology
Michael Nirenberg

I had a great epiphany on the train last week which was that I'm beginning to see hacking not merely as cracking codes, or as Richard Stallman says "playful cleverness", but as man's will to deconstruct things in order to rebuild them into something better.

America's New Wealthy Have so Little to Offer Society

Sean McElwee | Posted 08.10.2014 | Politics
Sean McElwee

Today, instead, we have a wealthy class with the culture of new money and innovativeness of old money (i.e., rather little of either). This new rentier class, with little to offer society, subsists largely on legalized grift or, in economic terms, rent.

eBay Wants You To Change Your Password After Huge Hack

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 05.21.2014 | Technology

On Wednesday morning, eBay told its users to change their passwords. The online auction house and retailer announced in a press release that it had be...

Hacker Hymn

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 05.04.2014 | Style
Jasmina Tesanovic

hacker hymn Mine eyes have seen the misery of the coming cyber wars my heart had felt the sorrow of young lives yet to fall my mind has been corr...

Who's Your Spirit Hacker?

Alexandra Berke | Posted 04.29.2014 | Huffpost Code
Alexandra Berke

Use our scientific algorithm to determine your inner hacker.

Raising a Hacker: Cool Tools to Help Kids Learn to Code

Common Sense Media | Posted 03.26.2014 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Some forecasters are calling coding the new literacy because of what kids learn in the process. Coding helps kids develop essential skills such as problem solving and critical thinking. Plus, it encourages them to become creators, not just consumers, of the technology they use.

SIC Shingerview: Pablos Holman, Futurist, Inventor, Hacker

David Shing | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
David Shing

Pablos Holman focuses on the world's bigger problems, inventing things that enrich the human experience. He is currently working on a bunch of awesome projects -- including a malaria-eradicating device that can shoot mosquitoes out of the sky with lasers.

Is DIY Neuroscience the Future of Education?

Maude Standish | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Maude Standish

Though online courses have existed for some time, recently they have become more broadly accepted by students as a reputable way to learn.

Suspected NASA Hacker Being Sent To The U.S.

AP | By GARY PEACH | Posted 10.06.2013 | Technology

RIGA, Latvia (AP) — Latvia's government on Tuesday approved the extradition of a man accused by the United States of helping create a virus that aff...

Hacker Forces Powell To Deny Affair: Report

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 08.02.2013 | Politics

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell denied allegations of an affair with a Romanian diplomat, The Smoking Gun reported on Thursday. The denial c...

'Hacktivist' Takes Aim At WBC

Posted 05.23.2013 | Technology

Did a hacker just pwn a hatemonger? On Tuesday, Fred Phelps Jr., the son of Westboro Baptist Church minister Fred Phelps, linked the devastation fr...

Comedian TJ Miller on Changing His Appearance for Mike Judge's Silicon Valley HBO Pilot

Shira Lazar | Posted 05.19.2013 | TV
Shira Lazar

Comedian TJ Miller stops by the What's Trending studio to talk about HBO's Silicon Valley, The Warner Sound's "Gorburger" show and react to some of pop culture's finest actors turned singers.

In Defense of Algebra

Linda Rosen | Posted 09.30.2012 | Education
Linda Rosen

Let's not throw the baby out with the bath water. Instead, let's ensure that all students master algebraic thinking and problem-solving, the essence of algebra, regardless of their eventual career goals.

How to Speak 'Hacker'

Michael Gregg | Posted 09.22.2012 | Technology
Michael Gregg

In 1997, when influential annual hacking conference Black Hat was founded, the average person could be excused for not paying attention to what was happening in the hacker underground. But today it's time for everyone to learn about hacking threats.

Hacker Given 3-Year Sentence For Helping Thousands Steal Internet Service

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 06.29.2012 | Technology

Internet service providers are increasingly looking for ways to charge customers more money for faster speeds and access to more data. For years, h...

Bianca Bosker

Lawyers' New Mandate: Think Like Hackers

HuffingtonPost.com | Bianca Bosker | Posted 04.17.2012 | Technology

Don’t just follow the law. Hack it. That was Jonathan Askin’s challenge to an auditorium of law students, lawyers and entrepreneurs at the firs...

Author: The Subject Of My Book Wants Me Dead

Cole Stryker | Posted 11.14.2011 | Books
Cole Stryker

When I first posted a link to my new book's Amazon page on 4chan, the first response was, "Kindly kill yourself immediately." The discussion descended into unprintable threats and accusations from there.

Hackers Targeting Smartphones

AP | By JORDAN ROBERTSON | Posted 10.07.2011 | Technology

LAS VEGAS -- Hackers are out to stymie your smartphone. Last week, security researchers uncovered yet another strain of malicious software aimed at s...

North Korean Hackers Hired To Attack South Korea Game Network

Reuters | Jack Kim | Posted 10.04.2011 | Technology

More than 30 North Korean hackers were hired to work in China by a South Korean crime ring to steal the personal data of South Korean gamers, and chan...

Meet The 19-Year-Old Who Keeps Outsmarting Apple

Forbes | Posted 10.01.2011 | Technology

Nicholas Allegra lives with his parents in Chappaqua, New York. The tall, shaggy-haired and bespectacled 19-year old has been on leave from Brown Univ...

Alleged Lulzsec Hacker Released From Prison

Guardian | Posted 10.01.2011 | Home

Jake Davis, an 18-year-old from the Shetland Islands, was released on bail on Monday after being charged with five offences relating to computer attac...

Florida Hacker Steals Nude Photos Of Women And Posts Them On Their Facebook Page

Posted 09.21.2011 | Crime

Joseph Bernard Campbell has agreed to plead guilty to federal charges of cyberstalking and unauthorized access to a computer after he stole naked pict...