United Continental Holdings Inc has awarded millions of frequent flier miles to hackers who have uncovered gaps in the carrier's web security, in a first for the U.S. airline industry.
United confirmed with Reuters that it has paid out two awards worth 1 million miles each, worth dozens of free domestic flights on the airline. United did not confirm tweets from individuals who say they have been paid smaller awards as well.
The FBI communicated with Hacking Team over the possible use of surveillance tools to track down a Tor-using target, emails reveal.
As discovered by Hacker News, the cache of emails belonging to Hacker Team but now hosted on Wikileaks reveals a number of interesting conversations allegedly between the FBI and surveillance company.
The FBI has announced the shutdown of what it calls "a major computer hacker forum" that went by the name of Darkode.
Criminal charges were filed against 12 of the hackers in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Louisiana and Washington, D.C.
According to the FBI, the hacker forum was an invite-only space for hackers to exchange skills designed to infect computers around the world, with the goal being to later take control of those computers.
Almost a third of the world's encrypted Web connections can be cracked using an exploit that's growing increasingly practical, computer scientists warned Wednesday. They said the attack technique on a cryptographic cipher known as RC4 can also be used to break into wireless networks protected by the Wi-Fi Protected Access Temporal Key Integrity Protocol.
If you’re an avid video gamer, chances are that you know of Epic Games.
They’re the developers of popular games such as Infinity Blade, Gears of War, Unreal Tournament… and – if you’re as old as me – you might even remember their founder Tim Sweeney’s classic DOS era shareware game ZZT.
In other words, they’re great at making video games. But if you visit the forum of Epic Games right now, this is what you’ll see…