In December of 1967 the Silver Bridge collapsed into the Ohio River, killing 46 people. The cause was determined to be a single 2.5 millimeter defect in a single steel bar—some credit the Mothman for the disaster, but to most it was an avoidable engineering failure and a rebuttal to the design philosophy of substituting high-strength non-redundant building materials for lower-strength albeit layered and redundant materials. A partial failure is much better than a complete failure.
A team of three researchers went so far as to search and discover a PHP zero-day so they could hack PornHub as part of its official bug bounty program.
The path the three took to hack PornHub is something not usually seen in regular security research. Because PornHub servers were somewhat secure from common attack vectors, the researchers were forced to get creative with their attack routine.
The media is delving into the digital life of the teenage shooter who opened fire at McDonald’s in Munich Germany’s Olympia Mall. Nine people were killed and 27 others were injured in the tragic rampage. In the end, he killed himself. So far, it’s been reported that he hacked Facebook to lure victims, bought a gun on the ‘dark net’ and played the ‘violent’ video game Counter-Strike.
Love it or hate it, Uber has helped transform many people's lives and the way they travel in urban areas. At its core, Uber is not a taxi company; it's a technology service, and one of its primary assets is user information.
Uber recently closed a high-impact flaw in its platform that could potentially have put user information at risk.
Mobile devices have without a doubt brought convenience to the masses, but that benefit comes at a high price for journalists, activists, and human rights workers who work in war-torn regions or other high-risk environments. Now, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has designed an iPhone accessory that could one day be used to prevent the devices from leaking their whereabouts.