Last Thursday, veteran hacker Chris Roberts made a huge mistake. He was enjoying the in-flight WiFi on a United Airlines flight from his home base in Denver to Syracuse, New York when he noticed that certain things were visible to him. Here’s the tweet heard ’round the world:
Readers may be surprised to read that there are still websites that use the deprecated, insecure HTTP protocol to authenticate user access. As reported here, the dating website Match.com is one of them. But an even bigger userbase than that is Ning, the site that allows anyone to create a social network.
The definition of hacking in Florida might get a whole lot broader if Domanik Green is found guilty, now that the Pasco County, Florida prosecutors have apparently not yet decided to drop hacking charges against the 8th grader.The Serious Crime of Changing a Desktop Background
To be clear from the outset, all this boy did was change a desktop background of a teacher that him and his fellow students disliked. This is not unlike writing on the blackboard behind the teacher’s back, a crime punished with detention. But the Pasco County Sheriffs believe that Green violated Chapter 815 of the Florida law, specifically chapter 06 thereof, which classifies the boy’s [...]
The web services of TV5Monde (TV5World) was attacked on the evening of April 9th in a very thorough way. The attack was claimed by ISIS-linked hacking group CyberCaliphate and affected all arms of the organization – broadcasting, websites, and social media accounts.