Networked freezers at grocery stores are vulnerable to hacking

Security researchers at Safety Detective revealed vulnerabilities in the temperature control systems found in freezers that could allow an attacker to hijack the devices and destroy its contents. The security hole, which stems from weak passwords, affect internet-connected thermostats manufactured by Resource Data Management (RDM). The company’s products are used by grocery stores, hospitals pharmaceutical […]

Kaspersky blew whistle on NSA hacking tool hoarder

Enlarge / NSA got a message from Kaspersky that one of its own was being very, very bad, according to a new Politico report. Harold T. Martin III, a former government contractor, is still facing trial for the alleged theft of massive amounts of National Security Agency data, including documents and tools from the NSA’s […]

Hacking inner peace

1. Science class The principal calls this a mindful school. Johane Ligondé is effusively warm but with the kind of emotional solidity you’d expect from someone who wakes each morning to manage more than 1,000 kids at the only public middle school in the village of Freeport in Long Island, New York. She is also […]

We want to believe: ‘Russian hacking’ memo REVEALS how US intel pinned leaks to Kremlin

A newly-out memo containing the Obama admin’s talking points about “Russian hacking” in the 2016 election reveals how US spy agencies attributed email leaks to Kremlin by saying it’s “consistent” with what they think Russia does. The seven-page document was contained within the 49 pages published on Friday by BuzzFeed, which obtained them through a […]

Georgia Dems accused of ‘hacking voting system’ blame Rep rival for ‘power abuse’

The Democratic Party has firmly denied attempting to hack Georgia’s voter registration system after the state’s secretary, who is running for governor, leveled the meddling charges against them just days before the midterms. The Republican Secretary of State of Georgia accused his midterm rivals of attempting to hack the state’s voter registration system just two days […]

New data shows China has “taken the gloves off” in hacking attacks on US

Enlarge / Well, that whole thing clearly worked out well, didn’t it? (credit: JASON LEE/AFP/Getty Images) Remember the good old days, when the US and China were supposedly working out new norms for the cybers, and China was going to stop all that hacking of US companies to steal intellectual property? It turns out the […]

Fitbit data used to charge 90-year-old man in gruesome hacking murder case

Enlarge / Fitbit’s Alta HR, a fitness wristband with continuous heart rate monitoring. (credit: Getty | Dave Kotinsky) San Jose, California, police charged 90-year-old Anthony (Tony) Vincent Aiello in the gruesome death of his 67-year-old stepdaughter after obtaining dramatic health data recorded by her Fitbit Alta HR device. The stepdaughter, Karen Navarra, was found dead […]