Telecomix is a hacktivist group of loosely connected individuals who are primarily known for bringing clean lines of communication to war torn areas where information is suppressed. In their own parlance, the group's guiding principle is "datalove," meaning they want to spread information far and wide while actively preventing it from being needlessly repressed.
Just because the Square Reader is new doesn't mean it isn't susceptible to the same scams as old school ATMs and credit card readers.
Three recent Boston University graduates are preparing to publicly present research that demonstrates how to hack Square's mobile payments hardware. The research is set to be shown off at the The Black Hat Security conference in Las Vegas this week.
The company that makes car radios that friendly hackers exploited to take control of a Jeep Cherokee says its other infotainment systems don't have the same security flaw.
Harman International CEO Dinesh Paliwal said Tuesday that the hackers used a cellular connection to get to the radio, which they used to control critical functions such as brakes and steering.
Popcorn Time, the Netflix-like website for pirated movie content, may be vulnerable to a hack attack, TorrentFreak reports. This is according to a Greek security researcher named Antonios Chariton who published a blog post this past weekend.
Using a series of techniques, Chariton wrote that he demonstrated how “someone can get complete control of a computer assuming they have a Man In The Middle position in the network.”
Batteries have become a new security risk for smartphone users, with a group of security researchers saying they are able to transmit personal data to hackers.
Lukasz Olejnik, Gunes Acar, Claude Castelluccia and Claudia Diaz have written a paper outlining the risks, saying a piece of software used in the HTML5 web language transmits data such as how much power is still left in a battery so websites using the code can save power while browsing.