German missiles taken over by hackers

German-owned Patriot missiles stationed in Turkey were briefly taken over by hackers, according to media reports on Tuesday.

The attack took place on anti-aircraft ‘Patriot’ missiles on the Syrian border. The American-made weapons had been stationed there by the Bundeswehr … Read the rest

Hacker implants chip to exploit Android phones

Plenty of people these days are prepared to augment their bodies with face furniture, piercings, rings and tattoos.

But would you implant a chip in your hand to show how easy it is to exploit an Android phone?

That’s what … Read the rest

Have hackers made passwords obsolete?

Heather Adkins
Google manager of information security Heather Adkins

New startups looking for ways to keep their users secure should know one thing, a top Google security executive said Tuesday: “Passwords are dead.”

Speaking on a TechCrunch Disrupt panel called “Spies Like … Read the rest

Hackers block Swedish govt. and CB websites

Fictional Swedish hacker Lisbeth Salander has some real-life imitators

Websites operated by Sweden’s central bank, parliament as well the security service were Friday offline or reported disturbances, the day after hackers had threatened to target them.

Hackers believed to be … Read the rest

Hackers publish German military secrets

Hackers from the group Anonymous said Wednesday they had accessed classified German files and posted them online, revealing details of the country’s military operations in Afghanistan.

Anonymous said it obtained the data from a server at the Bundestag or German … Read the rest