Dropbox Passwords: What to Do After The Leak

Almost 7 million Dropbox passwords are online, but the company claims there was no Dropbox hack. Gil C / Shutterstock.com

There is no Dropbox hack according to the company, but a new leaked list of 400+ Dropbox passwords and usernames is just a small part of what hackers claim is over 7 million Dropbox passwords and usernames. If you use Dropbox this is the perfect time to take two actions to make sure your files are […]

More Credit Card Breaches Expected to Come, Says FBI

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The big story over the past couple of weeks has been the huge credit card hack on Target and Neiman Marcus, both of which suffered a breach where millions and millions of credit card numbers were stolen from the stores’ payment systems, but the FBI says that we’re just getting started. According to Reuters, the FBI […]

How to Stop Hackers From Playing Peek-a-Boo With MacBook Webcams


In a startling discovery, it appears that the webcams on Apple’s iMac desktops and MacBook laptops could be remotely activated without the knowledge of the user. To assuage privacy concerns, many notebook manufacturers–including Apple–place a recording indicator light next to the camera lens to alert users that the webcam is activated. However, despite these efforts, […]

iPhone 5s Touch ID Now Hacked…With a Picture of a Fingerprint


The Touch ID fingerprint security system on the iPhone 5s, which has only been available to consumers to purchase since Friday, has now been hacked. Security researchers in Europe discovered that all that was needed to fool the Touch ID system in registering a fingerprint and unlocking the iPhone 5s is a high resolution picture […]

Apple Hack Could Delay iOS 7 Beta 4 Release, Slow App Updates

The iOS 7 beta 4 release could see a small delay as Apple recovers from a hack.

Apple revealed that a hack is behind the company’s reason to take the Apple Developer portal offline last Thursday. The downtime may push the iOS 7 beta 4 release back. This may not stop iPhone app updates, but could slow down new app releases for some developers. The Apple Developer portal went offline on Thursday […]

Why an iOS 7 Jailbreak Still Matters for Consumers


Some may argue that an iOS 7 jailbreak, which was recently announced to be possible, may be superfluous as iOS 7 brings with it more features and allows for even more customization already, negating the need to hack Apple’s mobile OS. Others may argue that jailbreaking is too much work for the average consumer and […]

Another Reason Why iPhone Owners Should Avoid Cheap Chargers: Hardware Hacking


Aside from catching fire and melting, cheap Lightning charging accessories for the iPhone 5, iPad with Retina Display, iPod Touch, and iPad mini may cause even more harm. Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology will be showing a new proof-of-concept Lightning charger at the Black Hat security conference next month that could be used to […]

Facial Recognition Hack Makes Google Glass Useful in Medical Settings


While we’re still not quite sure how exactly will Google Glass be used in the future as it’s still an entirely new mobile form factor and there are still not that many applications designed for the wearable computing platform, Glass will definitely be a beneficial tool to doctors and medical staff as demonstrated with the […]

Security Flaw in Google Glass Could Expose Users to Big Brother Surveillance


iPhone jailbreak hacker Jay Freeman has recently discovered a potential security flaw on Google Glass that may expose users to unintended surveillance if malware makes its way onto the wearable computing device. In the Google Glass Explorer Edition that’s being shipped out right now from Google to developers, Freeman found that a lack of a […]

HTC One Hack Turns Logo Into a Menu Button

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The HTC One doesn’t feature a menu button, but a new hack turns the HTC logo on the phone into a menu button. HTC ships the HTC One without a menu button, which means there is a large menu button on the screen in some apps. With a new HTC One hack, users can wake […]

Facebook Home for iOS a Closer Reality Thanks to Jailbreak Tweak


While Facebook brought the essence of its new Facebook Home UI and app launcher experience from Android to iOS through a Facebook app update that brought the Chat Heads messaging GUI to iPhone and iPad users within the Facebook app, all remaining traces of Home are left behind once users exit the iOS app. Now, […]

T-Mobile Quietly Embraces Nexus 4 Owners on New LTE Network


After having launched its new 4G LTE network in a few select markets in the U.S., Google’s Nexus 4 owners are finding lots of love from T-Mobile as the carrier is now quietly supporting the unlocked Android handset on its nascent LTE network. When the Nexus 4 launch, there were lots of debate and speculation […]

The 1 Reason Why I Decided to Jailbreak My iPhone 5


The evasi0n jailbreak tool released early Monday morning, there’s been a lot of news about jailbreaking recent iOS hardware. There are arguments for and against jailbreaking, and with iOS 6. With iOS 6, the need for me to jailbreak has been mostly diminished as Apple had brought many of the features to the mobile platform that […]

HTC HD2 Hacked to Run Windows RT, Becomes a Microsoft Phablet


The long in the tooth HTC HD2 is one of those aging handsets that keeps getting new life breathed into it via hackers and developers. Released originally as a Microsoft Windows Mobile device, the HTC HD2 was considered a stop gap for HTC and Microsoft in a bid to stay competitive with the iPhone as […]

Ubuntu Gets Hacked On Google’s Nexus 7 By Canonical


Maker of the Linux-based Ubuntu operating system has created a way to install the operating system on to the Google-branded Asus-made Nexus 7, which is shipped and sold with the Android operating system. To get started, users will need to unlock the bootloader on the Nexus 7. The installation process to get Ubuntu to run on […]

Hacker Unlocks Bootloader on Latest Motorola Android Smartphones


Developer drjbliss on XDA-Developers has managed to exploit a root method on Motorola’s GSM-based Atrix HD smartphone and says that the root should work on recent Motorola Android phones, including the Droid RAZR M, the Droid RAZR HD, the Photon Q (Sprint), and the RAZR i (Intel Atom-powered smartphone) to unlock those devices’ bootloaders. For instructions […]

1-Click Solution Now Available to Unlock Bootloader on Verizon Galaxy S III


We had reported that consumers and developers alike can purchase the consumer edition of the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S III rather than the unsubsidized developer edition of the same LTE smartphone and hack on an unsecured bootloader to enable further modification and hacking to the phone. Now, it seems, that the lengthy solution proposed is […]

Unlocked Bootloader Hacked Onto Verizon Galaxy S III


While Verizon Wireless and Samsung had secured the bootloader on that carrier’s variant of the Samsung Galaxy S III–Samsung subsequently made an unlocked version of the Galaxy S III with an open bootloader available as a developer-only option–it appears that hackers now have been able to unlock the bootloader on the Galaxy S III sold […]