Hacking

Uber Vehicle

Uber Quickly Shuts Down Hack That Showed Secret Passenger Rating

Uber quickly shut down a hack Sunday night that allowed Uber passengers to find out how drivers secretly rated them.

07/28/2014

A man tries out Google Glass.

Researchers Warn Google Glass Users Could Steal Passwords From Afar

Researchers at University of Massachusetts Lowell recently discovered a way would-be hackers could use video from wearable tech products like Google Glass to detect passwords typed onto a tablet from 10 feet away.

06/24/2014

(TweetDeck)

TweetDeck Security Flaw Allows Coded Tweet To Hijack Twitter Accounts

User accounts of Twitter platform Tweetdeck were hacked Wednesday morning by an unidentified third party source which allowed it to post comments remotely.

06/11/2014

The Facebook website is displayed on a laptop computer. (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Iranian Hackers Created Fake Social Network Profiles To Spy On US

The firm iSight Partners uncovered an espionage campaign which targeted more than 2,000 U.S. military and political leaders.

05/30/2014

eBay headquarters in San Jose, California.  (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Jose-Based EBay Asks Users To Change Password Following Cyberattack

The company says a database was compromised in late February or early March, though there is no evidence financial or credit card information were accessed.

05/21/2014

(Clockwise from top) Chinese military officials Wang Dong, Sun Kailiang, Wen Xinyu, Gu Chunhui, and Heang Zhenyu have been indicted by the United States government for allegedly hacking into U.S. companies. (FBI)

US Indicts Chinese Military Officials With Hacking After Report From Cybersecurity Firm With Bay Area Ties

Never before has the U.S. Government publicly accused another country of a cyber-espionage. But that’s essentially what happened Monday morning when grand jury in Pennsylvania indicted five Chinese military hackers, following a report from a Bay Area cybersecurity firm.

05/19/2014

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Bay Area Security Firm That Revealed Target Breach Details Changing Tactics For Cybercriminals

Crooks have already used the HeartBleed bug to break into a major corporation’s network system. While it’s unclear whether the bad guys stole anything, statistics show cybercrime is on the rise, the crooks are changing tactics, and the playing field has exploded.

04/23/2014

A label for the Microsoft Windows XP operating system is seen on a laptop at a CompUSA store March 22, 2006 in San Francisco, California. Microsoft, the world's largest software company, announced today that it will delay the much anticipated launch of its Vista operating system scheduled to be released to consumers mid year. Vista is expected to release January 2007 to consumers and November 2006 to business customers. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

End Of Microsoft Support For Windows XP Spells Trouble For Some

Microsoft ends support for the persistently popular Windows XP on Tuesday, and the move could put everything from the operations of heavy industry to the identities of everyday people in danger.

04/08/2014

A screen image of a spam-filled Pinterest board. (@hermioneway/Pinterest)

Pinterest Accounts Hacked By Spam Showing Women’s Butts, Diet Ads

Multiple accounts of the social networking and media sharing site Pinterest were apparently hacked by a spammer with a fixation on women’s rear ends.

03/28/2014

Stella Miranda of San Pablo got a FedEx delivery with this check. (CBS)

Mysterious Checks From Stanford May Be Linked To Hacking

People in the Bay Area and beyond are getting random checks for thousands of dollars which appear to come from Stanford University, but nobody at the institution seems to know how it’s happening.

03/14/2014

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