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Text Message Code Discovered That Will Shut Down Your iPhone

The message, revealed on Reddit late Tuesday, seems to exploit an inability of the app’s preview feature to correctly render the characters, which are not the standard alphanumerics or emoticons one typically texts. After repeated attempts, the app crashes, leaving the user unable to send or receive texts as usual.

05/27/2015

A gopher snake tastes the air with its tongue. (David McNew/Getty Images)

News Headlines Change With Google Chrome App, Replacing ‘Millennials’ With ‘Snake People’

Millennials have become a big target of Internet jabs lately, with publications calling them everything from huge narcissists to lazy, entitled workers, and finally, it looks like one of these millennials snapped. The result could change the news you see online, if you use this.

05/27/2015

An Xfinity home router interface. (CBS)

Internet Users Unknowingly Connect To Xfinity Public Wi-Fi, Become Vulnerable To Hackers

KPIX 5 ConsumerWatch reporter Julie Watts discovered that Xfinity public WiFi may automatically connect you to its public network without your knowledge, even at home.

05/11/2015

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Hackers Can Take Over That Robot Performing Your Surgery

A team of researchers successfully hacked a robot designed to carry out surgical procedures, prompting fears the devices could be taken over by hackers with malicious intent.

04/28/2015

Screenshot of Tesla's Twitter account. (CBS)

High-Tech Tesla’s Website, Twitter Account Hijacked By Angry, Ranting Hackers

High-tech automaker Tesla got hijacked Saturday when angry prankster hackers took over its website and Twitter account.

04/25/2015

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Hackers Spy On Sleeping Children With Wireless Nanny Cameras

CNET’s Tim Stevens has more on who is vulnerable and how to protect yourself.

04/07/2015

Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert

Bay Area Techies Hack Into Burning Man’s Ticket System, Jump Ahead 80,000 Waiting In Line

About 200 Silicon Valley software engineers hacked into the Burning Man ticketing system Wednesday to jump in front of 80,000 others waiting in line from all over the world.

02/23/2015

Woodland Hills, Calif. offices of Anthem Blue Cross. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Anthem Hacked: Personal Data Of Millions Of Members Possibly Exposed

The second largest health insurer in the nation is dealing with a massive data breach Wednesday night.

02/04/2015

In a photo taken on July 27, 2013 North Korean soldiers march on Kim Il-Sung square during a military parade marking the 60th anniversary of the Korean war armistice in Pyongyang. (Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)

White House: New Sanctions On North Korea Only First Part Of US Response To Sony Cyberattack

The United States imposed fresh sanctions on North Korea on Friday in its first public act of retribution for a crippling cyberattack against Sony.

01/02/2015

A picture taken on November 29, 2013 in a Parisian store shows the joystick of the new Sony Playstation 4 video game console (PS4). (JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images)

Hackers Possibly Attacked Sony’s Online PlayStation Store, Microsoft’s Xbox Site

Sony’s online PlayStation store and Microsoft’s Xbox site suffered disruptions to users on Christmas Day in the latest possible cyber-attacks on the companies.

12/26/2014

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