Spotify just got hacked, but it got lucky this time. The company reported investigating a suspicious and unauthorized intrusion into the system and internal data, revealing that one and only one user was the target of the incident.
Heartbleed, the newest hack affecting just about everything and everyone, recently got the Android once-over from security firm Lookout. Their research found that of the 100,000 users who were implementing their Heartbleed Detector, those running Android 4.1.1 were most susceptible. They also found that HTC devices were especially vulnerable.
Kickstarter has confirmed news of a hacker attack. Details of the hack were shared on the company blog this weekend, and include mention of "unauthorized access to some" customer data. As with any sort of data hack, the first step for those with a Kickstarter account should be to change your password. And to clarify, change it to a secure password that you aren't using anywhere else.
Much of the current applications of Google Glass revolve around navigation, displaying real-time data, or some form of augmented reality. But a group of rather imaginative students from UC Berkeley has just proven that the hi-tech eyewear can just be as useful inside the house, provided you choose to keep wearing it indoors.
Bad news has arrived this afternoon from the folks at Vodafone Germany. The carrier has confirmed that a hacker has stole data and account information on roughly 2 million customers. In a recent server attack in which the company says could have been an inside job, authorities are now hard at work trying to sort out all the details.
Those browsing Instagram this morning may have noticed something strange. At first glance it would appear as if some of the people you follow have turned into fruit and smoothie lovers overnight. Well, it seems there is more to this and it is actually an Instagram hack that appears to be going around.
Google Glass had a security issue that dealt with QR codes. Google has already taken care of the issue, which means those wearing Glass shouldn't be afraid of QR codes. But perhaps more important here, given Google has patched the issue means it can be further discussed. The exploit was originally discovered by Marc Rogers, a Principal Security Researcher at Lookout Mobile Security.
Two security experts have recently blown the whistle on a rather simple hack that is causing quite a stir as of late. While hacking smartphones in nothing new, this is something completely different. Research has revealed that cheap $250 range low-power cell signal-boosters called femtocells have been able to hack into mobile phones for years, and can be used to spy on calls, text messages and even photos. Scary stuff.
Google Glass is still very much in the early stages, and obviously a developer platform with tons of features we may or may not see on the final product. Now that the wearable technology is getting in the hands of thousands of developers we're learning a few more tricks. Things such as wink options to snap photos, and even an "always-on" listening mode that makes using Glass much easier.
When the folks at Mountain View released Google Glass to developers it was quickly discovered that the wearable computing glasses were extremely easy to hack. This wasn't by accident, and Google made no efforts in securing Glass, especially since they are only for developers, for now. Fast forward to today and we have an unofficial ClockworkMod Recovery up and running on Glass.