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Major Security Flaw Lets Hackers Take Over Android Phones With A Single Text Message

A major security flaw on Android phones let’s hackers break in with a single text. You don’t even have to open the message to get hacked.

07/28/2015

The grille of a 2005 Jeep Liberty (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Hackers Take Remote Control Of Jeep As Journalist Drives At 70 MPH Down St. Louis Road

Two hackers were able to take remote control of a Jeep as a journalist drove at 70 mph on a St. Louis road, and Chrysler has quietly issued a software patch to fix the security flaw.

07/21/2015

Cheating website Ashley Madison hacked. (CBS News)

Website For Cheating Spouses Hacked, 37M Users’ Data At Risk

Ashley Madison, a controversial online social network that gears itself towards married people seeking to have affairs, has been hacked, and the company that owns it is being threatened with exposure of users’ personal information.

07/20/2015

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

Adult Friend Finder

Hackers Hit Online Hookup Site AdultFriendFinder; Post Sexual Preferences Of Millions

A British TV station reports that hackers got into the data of online hookup site AdultFriendFinder, and posted the personal details and sexual interests of nearly four million users in a hackers forum.

05/22/2015

An airplane lands at nightfall. (CBS)

FBI Says Computer Expert Claimed To Hack Into Planes, Commandeer Jet Engine

A computer expert who allegedly hacked into the in-flight systems of airplanes to expose security flaws could face prosecution. The FBI claims he also hacked into a jet and commandeered a flight.

05/18/2015

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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

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Weekend Magazine: Future Crimes, Scavenger Hunt, Movies & Music & Food!

You can listen to the broadcast of Weekend Magazine with KCBS Public Affairs Director Liz Saint John every Sunday morning from 3:00am-4:00am and again from 5:00am-6:00am on KCBS All News 740 AM and 106.9 FM. […]

03/04/2015

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Signal App Boosts Text Message Encryption Between Smartphones

Open Whisper Systems, an app developer, has updated Signal, with the latest version making sure that your text messages are encrypted and kept clear from prying eyes.

03/03/2015

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

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