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Nov 04
2013

Danger: Wireless Toilets Next on Hackers’ List

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Hackers

Robert Siciliano

Just about anything wireless is hackable today. Everything—from PCs to mobiles to tablets to home automation devices to pacemakers to insulin dispensers and even cars—are hackable.

May 12
2013

Are you Hackable or Uncrackable? “Password Day” is Today!

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Hackers

Robert Siciliano

Yes, such a day exists and it’s today, May 7th 2013. Intel and McAfee are working to make sure consumers increase their security awareness and front line of digital protection by asking everyone to change their passwords today.

Apr 22
2013

How Hackers Use Our Information Against Us

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Hackers

Robert Siciliano

We hear an awful lot about hackers breaking into systems and taking down networks or stealing millions of data records. The general understanding we have for hacking is bad guys want to disrupt things to make a point or to make money. But how do they really use our personal information against us?

Nov 29
2012

Many Die in World of WarCraft Hack

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Hackers

Robert Siciliano

In a war like event thousands of players avatars dropped dead for no apparent reason. Hackers, or players using some form of exploit hacked the game and something went wrong. World of WarCraft is a massive multiplayer online game (MMO)where people from all over the world can ply online.

Oct 11
2012

What Security Benefits Does Contactless Technology Offer?

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Hackers

Robert Siciliano

Contactless technology offers many benefits, including faster and easier transactions, versatility to be incorporated into various personal devices including mobile phones, and improved data security over the magnetic stripe technology.

Sep 25
2012

Malicious Websites – The Web is a Dangerous Place

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Hackers

Robert Siciliano

McAfee’s latest Threats Report shows a growth in malicious websites replacing botnets as the primary infection mechanism. This means that by just simply visiting a website you could be exposed to malicious things that can do harm to your computer, mobile device, finances or identity.

Jul 28
2012

Dutch Hacker Extradited From Romania, Charged With Credit Card Fraud

Posted by Robert Siciliano in Hackers

Robert Siciliano

A 21-year-old Dutch hacker known within the online hacking community as “Fortezza” was arrested in Romania in March, and extradited to the United Statesin June.


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