Hacking

25 Worst Passwords You Should Never Use (But Probably Do)Seems everyday someone asks you to create a password to protect your info online. That's a good thing. The bad thing is, many of those passwords are not only common, they are absolutely no good.
Former Secret Service Agent Sentenced In Silk Road RipoffA former U.S. Secret Service agent who stole $820,000 worth of bitcoin from the Silk Road online black market while investigating has been sentenced to five years and 11 months in federal prison.
Car Owners Try to Foil Criminals Who May Be Hacking Key Fob SignalsElectronic key fobs that allow you to open your car door and start the ignition are supposed to be a big convenience. Now some car owners are seeking ways to disable the systems, or reduce or block the strength of those signals, to foil criminals who may be trying to hack their way in.
Facebook Warns Users Targeted By Dangerous State-Sponsored HacksIf your Facebook account appears to be targeted by a state or government-sponsored attack, Facebook will tell you.
Ashley Madison Hack Merely Latest In A Long Line Of High-Profile Internet Security BreachesThe data breach affecting customers of the Ashley Madison website is only the latest -- and not the biggest -- high-profile breach of customer or employee data reported in recent years.
Tesla Recruits Hackers To Find Flaws In Auto Software SystemsTesla Motors is recruiting hackers to help it refine the software that runs much of its electric cars’ systems, following recently-publicized cases of other cars getting hacked.
Accused Revenge Porn Site Operator Pleads Guilty In San Francisco Court To Email HackingA Los Angeles man accused of being an accomplice in a now-defunct website that featured stolen nude photos has pleaded guilty in San Francisco Superior Court to a charge of disrupting the computer access of a victim whose email he hacked.
FBI Says Computer Expert Claimed To Hack Into Planes, Commandeer Jet EngineA 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.
Starbucks Auto Reload Accounts Become Target For Hackers, Bank Accounts DrainedOne in six Starbucks customers now use mobile pay, many with auto-reload linked to their bank account, which automatically replenishes their Starbucks funds, when they get low. But hackers have managed to drain some customer's account balances, and worse.
Internet Users Unknowingly Connect To Xfinity Public Wi-Fi, Become Vulnerable To HackersKPIX 5 ConsumerWatch reporter Julie Watts discovered that Xfinity public WiFi may automatically connect you to its public network without your knowledge, even at home.
Hackers Spy On Sleeping Children With Wireless Nanny CamerasCNET's Tim Stevens has more on who is vulnerable and how to protect yourself.
'Revenge Porn' Website's 28-Year-Old NorCal Founder Pleads Guilty To Posting Stolen Nude PhotosThe operator of a defunct "revenge porn" website that posted stolen nude photos has pleaded guilty to federal charges in Los Angeles.

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