Browsing Category: Hacks

In news that seems like it could be lifted from an old 24 or Prison Break plotline, authorities are concerned by new research that claims hackers could remotely open the cell doors of federal prisons.In addition to staging a jailbreak, hackers could sabotage a prison’s intercom system and closed-circuit television system to cause further nightmares for federal authorities.

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Categories: Hacks, Mobile Security

Security researcher Charlie Miller of Accuvant discovered a vulnerability in the Apple iOS software that enables him to use an app he placed in the iTunes App Store to download unsigned code from a remote Web server and run it on any iOS device. In this video, he demonstrates the app and the way that the bug works. Apple has now pulled the app from the store.

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Categories: Hacks, Mobile Security

There is a bug in Apple iOS that enables an attacker to run unsigned code on a user’s device, circumventing the company’s checks on apps in the iTunes App Store. The bug, which researcher Charlie Miller identified, can be exploited by an app to take actions on the device without the user’s knowledge.

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Categories: Government, Hacks

It was a busy weekend for the shadowy collective of Internet hackers and activists that calls itself Anonymous, with claims by the group to have launched attacks that took down the Web pages of both government- and private sector Web sites as well as public- and Internet personalities, including Judge William Adams, the subject of a viral video that shows him reportedly beating his daughter with a belt.

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