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Three Things Apple Can Do to Fix iCloud’s Awful Security

Three Things Apple Can Do to Fix iCloud’s Awful SecurityApple’s reality distortion field makes for epic product launches. But it doesn’t keep sext-snatching hackers out of your iCloud account. As the glow of Apple’s new iPhones and watch announcements fades, the company has yet to fix the security issues that resulted in a highly public violation of its users’ privacy: the leak of dozens […]  read more »

Feds Threatened to Fine Yahoo $250K Daily for Not Complying With PRISM

Feds Threatened to Fine Yahoo $250K Daily for Not Complying With PRISMA secret and scrappy court battle that Yahoo launched to resist the NSA’s PRISM spy program came to an end in 2008 after the Feds threatened the internet giant with a massive $250,000 a day fine if it didn’t comply and a court ruled that Yahoo’s arguments for resisting had no merit. The detail of […]  read more »

How Online Black Markets Have Evolved Since Silk Road’s Downfall

How Online Black Markets Have Evolved Since Silk Road’s DownfallWhen the FBI tore down the billion-dollar drugs-and-contraband website Silk Road last October, its death made room for a new generation of black-market bazaars—many with better defenses against the Feds. Nearly a year later, more drugs are sold online than when the Silk Road ruled the dark web, according to a study by the Digital Citizens Alliance.  read more »

How to Protect Yourself From Big Bank-Card Hacks

How to Protect Yourself From Big Bank-Card HacksWith hackers stealing credit and debit card numbers with seeming impunity, it might seem like there's nothing the average consumer can do to protect themselves. But with a couple of precautions, you can dramatically reduce hassle and expense of a bank card breach. Though you can't guard against every scenario, a little op sec goes a long way.  read more »

Hacked Celeb Pics Made Reddit Enough Cash to Run Its Servers for a Month

Hacked Celeb Pics Made Reddit Enough Cash to Run Its Servers for a MonthIf you saw Kate Upton or Jennifer Lawrence naked last week, there’s a good chance you saw them on the social news site Reddit. The self-proclaimed “front page of the Internet” was one of the main outlets linking to the celebrity nude photographs hacked from Apple’s iCloud accounts and leaked across the web. Over the […]  read more »

FBI’s Story of Finding Silk Road’s Server Sounds a Lot Like Hacking

FBI’s Story of Finding Silk Road’s Server Sounds a Lot Like HackingTo hear the FBI tell it, tracking down the secret server behind the billion-dollar drug market known as the Silk Road was as easy as knocking on a door. The bureau’s latest court filing in the case describes how the hidden site accidentally revealed its location to anyone who visited its login page, thanks to […]  read more »

The FBI Finally Says How It ‘Legally’ Pinpointed Silk Road’s Server

The FBI Finally Says How It ‘Legally’ Pinpointed Silk Road’s ServerThe prosecuting attorneys in Ulbricht's case argue, means that no illegal spying techniques were needed to pinpoint the world's largest anonymous bazaar for narcotics. In fact, they write, the evidence revealing its physical location was left in plain sight.  read more »