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A second hacker group is targeting SWIFT bank system users with malware, Symantec warns

A second hacker group is targeting SWIFT bank system users with malware, Symantec warns / Boing Boing Cybersecurity firm Symantec said today a second hacking group has been trying to rob banks with phony SWIFT messages. That same method nabbed $81 million in a high-profile attack on the central bank of Bangladesh earlier this year. Jim Finkle at Reuters reports: Symantec said that …

Why an unhackable mobile phone is a complete marketing myth

The mobile security market is taking flight due to high-profile hackings, but is there such a thing as an unhackable phone? Especially one that costs as much as $14,000? Consider this: The smartphone in your pocket is 10 times more powerful than the fastest multi-million dollar supercomputers of just 20 years ago. There are tens of millions of lines of software in that phone of …

UK to extradite hacker with autism to US to face trial for breaking into state computers

Lauri Love (L) reacts as he leaves after his extradition hearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London, Sep. 16, 2016. REUTERS Today a court in London okayed the extradition of a British hacker with autism to the United States, where he will face trial for breaking into high-security U.S. government computers. Lauri LoveREUTERS/Peter Nicholls Lauri Love, 31, who is described in the …

How To Be At War Forever

If you were the government and wanted to maintain a state of perpetual war, how would you go about it? First, you’d need an enemy, of course, but that part would be pretty straightforward. After all, if the US government could convince the citizenry that Iraq was the 9/11 enemy but that Saudi Arabia was our friend when nineteen out of the twenty 9/11 …

Was NSA Hacked? Leak from 'Shadow Brokers' suggests so, Russian intelligence suspected

GARY CAMERON/REUTERS As our Cory Doctorow reported previously, a previously unheard of hacker group calling themselves The Shadow Brokers announced this week it had stolen a trove of ready-to-use cyber weapons from The Equation Group (previously), an advanced cyberweapons dealer believed to be operating on behalf of, or within, the NSA. The Shadow Brokers are auctioning the weaponized malware off to the …

How to hack that nutty electronic Chewbacca mask

Remember that video showing the overwhelming glee of the woman enjoying her new Chewbacca mask? Our hyper talented maker pal John Park recorded this instructional video on hacking the Chewbacca Electronic Mask so you can upload any sounds you want, including the crazed laughter of the woman in that wonderful video! You can still find the mask for sale but, predictably, the third …