Cockroaches are some of the most resilient creatures on earth. They can live for 45 minutes without air and over a month without food. Cutting their heads off won’t even kill them—at least not immediately. Their bodies can live on for several days without their heads.
The Tesla Model S is essentially a computer on wheels, and as such, it has become the target of a hacking contest at the SyScan 360 security conference in Beijing. One of the contestants, Qihoo 360 Technology Co. apparently succeeded and were able to take over several of the car’s systems. While the car was in motion, the car’s locks, horn, headlights and skylight were all remotely operated by the contestants.
Edward Snowden made an impassioned call on Saturday for hackers and technologists to help would-be whistleblowers spill more government secrets.
Speaking via remote Google Hangouts video feed from Russia, Snowden addressed his comments to an audience at this weekend's Hackers on Planet Earth (HOPE) conference at the Pennsylvania Hotel in New York.
Have you ever been curious as to what information the government has stored about you and your travel records? A Passenger Name Record (PNR) is a computerized travel record created by airlines or travel agencies for both domestic and international flights, as well as hotel bookings, car rentals, cruises, and train trips. Your PNR, which is given to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) if you travel internationally, can include details like your unredacted credit card number or IP addresses.
BigBoss, one of the biggest and most popular Cydia repositories, has allegedly been hacked. Attackers “Kim Jong-Cracks” claim to have gained access to all packages — including paid titles — and made them available for free via their own repo. Cydia users are advised to steer well clear of it, however.