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Wanna hack your car? Macchina is a plug-and-vroom solution

 You can hack your IKEA furniture to be more awesome. You can hack video games to make your fellow gamers hate your guts. And with the help of Macchina — now on Kickstarter — you can teach your car a few new tricks, too. What could possibly go wrong? Read More

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Haje Jan Kamps

March 21st

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Superintelligent AI explains Softbank’s push to raise a $100BN Vision Fund

masayoshi son Anyone who’s seen Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son give a keynote speech will know he rarely sticks to the standard industry conference playbook. And his turn on the stage at Mobile World Congress this morning was no different, with Son making like Eldon Tyrell and telling delegates about his personal belief in a looming computing Singularity… Read More

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Natasha Lomas

February 27th

Gadgets

A Scary New Kind of Malware Is Invading Banks All Over the World

Few terms in the security world instill more fear than Stuxnet. But seven years after the infamous computer worm that targeted Iran’s nuclear facilities was discovered, an ugly descendant of the software is showing up in banks and other organizations around the globe.

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Adam Clark Estes

February 8th

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Los Angeles college reportedly pays hackers $28K ransom

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A Los Angeles college reportedly paid hackers a $28,000 ransom after a cyberattack kept students and faculty locked out of their accounts.

The Valley Star, the Los Angeles Valley College school newspaper, reported Friday that hackers locked students and staff out of files, emails and messaging systems and threatened to delete everything if the ransom wasn’t paid within a week. The school eventually paid the fee in bitcoins after it determined that was the cheaper alternative than to remove the hackers’ ransomware virus.

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FoxNews.com

January 12th

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Donald Trump Promises Hacking Surprise on ‘Tuesday or Wednesday’

This is the reality that we live in now, and we all just have to sit in it. Our President-elect likes to put on a show and tease the news, so let’s get used to it. According to Donald Trump, on Tuesday, Tuesday, Tuesday!!! (or Wednesday) we’ll find out some stuff about hacking that we did not know.

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Rhett Jones

January 1st

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Obama Fires Back at Election Hacks by Politely Asking Russian Guys to Leave

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Some say revenge is a dish best served cold. When it comes to alleged electoral interference by Russia, the White House apparently thinks it’s also best served largely symbolically.

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Hudson Hongo

December 29th

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Teen hacker claims breach of Russian Visa Center’s systems

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A hacker claims to have breached the systems of an organization that helps Americans obtain Russian visas.

The Russian Visa Center, which has five locations in the U.S., was allegedly hacked by a hacker who spoke with The Daily Caller. He claimed to have obtained the information of around 3,000 individuals. The hacker, a 17-year-old known as Kapustkiy, told the news site, “I used [a] simple SQL Injection to get access to [their] site. I have reported the vulnerable [sic] already by the administrator and CERT.”

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FoxNews.com

December 28th

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FBI Now Agrees That Russia Hacked the Election

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation is supporting a CIA assessment that Russia intervened in United States elections with the goal of electing Donald Trump, according to a Washington Post report quoting anonymous US officials.

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William Turton

December 16th

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CIA Report Concludes That Russia Tried to Help Trump Win

Following President Obama’s order for a full report on “cyber attacks and foreign intervention into the 2016 election,” multiple sources aretelling multiple publications that Russia used hacking as a tool to benefit the election of Donald Trump and harm his opponent, Hillary Clinton. A flurry of information has led to accusations of partisanship harming national security.

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Rhett Jones

December 10th

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The FBI Just Got Disturbing New Hacking Powers

At midnight, the U.S. government quietly gained expansive new surveillance abilities after a last-ditch effort to stop changes to the federal code of criminal procedure died on the Senate floor.

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Hudson Hongo

December 1st

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