Instagram hackers are selling user emails and phone numbers

Instagram alerted verified users earlier this week about a security flaw that could give hackers access to their personal information. It told the users that it had fixed the issue.But it appears the bug was exploited before Instagram’s fix, and affected more than the most high-profile accounts. On Friday, Instagram CTO Mike Krieger published a blog post alerting all users to the security flaw. […]

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Tips on protecting devices from hackers

Billions of fitness trackers, medical implants, surveillance cameras, home appliances, thermostats, baby monitors and computers in automobiles now are connected as part of a rapidly expanding “internet of things.” But many such devices were developed without security considerations. As a result, they are prime targets for hackers. Tips to protect your devices: HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE AN […]

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Officials Are Scrambling to Protect the Election From Hackers

As the United States barrels toward November elections, officials are still looking for last-minute fixes to ensure that the patchwork of voting technology used around the country can fend off the increasingly troubling prospect of hacker attacks. And in the latest of those efforts, Georgia representative Hank Johnson is set to introduce two bills today designed to shore up that […]

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How to protect your Facebook and Twitter accounts from hackers

Everyone gets hacked. Well, not really, but it feels like that these days. The Twitter accounts for the NFL, Drake, Tenacious D, Lana Del Rey, Beatles guitarist George Harrison, Chelsea Handler, and many more have been taken over by miscreants in the past few days. The exact reason isn’t clear, but there are a few possible culprits—not including the hackers themselves: […]

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‘Anonymous’ Hackers Declare War on ISIS in Video Message

The hacker group Anonymous has apparently responded to the attacks on Paris by posting a video declaration of war against ISIS. In the as-yet-unverified video, posted on YouTube, a spokesperson wearing the group’s signature Guy Fawkes mask said the group of hackers would use its expertise to wage “war” on the militant group. “Expect massive cyber attacks. War is declared. […]

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Why hackers are always faster than the companies they attack

Despite what Hollywood tells you, most hackers don’t need to be geniuses. Instead, many of the hackers besieging companies around the world in a rising tide of cyberattacks rely on an overwhelming speed advantage to sneak into systems before the companies can respond. A new report from Kenna Security examining 50,000 organizations and more than 1.2 billion successful exploits this […]

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Uber Hires Hackers to Secure Its Vehicles

They’ll work in the company’s self-driving car and robotics research lab Remember those hackers who remotely took over a Jeep Cherokee from miles away last month? Uber just hired them. Computer security engineers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek will work in Uber’s Pittsburgh offices, home to the company’s self-driving car and robotics research lab, the New York Times reports. They’ll […]

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Hackers Allegedly Stole Insider Info To Make Big Trades

The group made millions, officials say A group of financial fraudsters worked with foreign hackers to access unpublished press releases and trade on the information therein, federal authorities said Tuesday. The U.S.-based traders worked with Eastern European computer hackers to target press release distribution companies in a scheme that netted over $100 million in ill-gotten gains. Nine people have been […]

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