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There are many films that have explored the theme of computer hacking, but what did Hollywood think viruses looked like back in the ’90s? (Photo by Murray Close/Getty Images) Image: Getty Images By Bitdefender2019-06-25 00:31:13 UTC If you know how to protect your mainframe from the backdoor trojan worm that’s duplicated the virus code malware drive in the reboot server, uh, code, then this article isn’t for you. If it

The kids who hacked Apple are getting off light with some probation and hopefully a lesson well learned.Image: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images By Marcus Gilmer2019-05-27 19:44:46 UTC One sharp Australian teen caught a break this week after being caught hacking tech giant Apple.  The 17-year-old Adelaide student was one of two teens who were charged with hacking Apple twice, once in 2015 and once in 2017, and downloading a

What’s my password again, what’s my password again?Image: Getty Images By Rachel Kraus2019-04-22 21:21:58 UTC The world is awash in ’90s nostalgia — and it’s even showing up in our passwords. A new study from the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has revealed the world’s most easily hacked passwords, CNN reports. The top no-brainer passwords overall are impersonal number combinations, like 12345. But in the category of “bands,” the

Amazing.Image: Sina Ettmer  /  EyeEm / getty By Jack Morse2019-04-09 00:05:06 UTC The first thing you want to do when you pull a USB drive off someone allegedly lying their way into presidential hangout Mar-a-Lago is plug it in your computer. Oh, wait, maybe don’t do that? A woman by the name of Yujing Zhang was arrested on March 30 attempting to bluff her way into Donald Trump’s private Florida

Car heist video reminds Tesla owners that relay attacks are still a thing

Yeah, about that.Image: Stefan Gruber / getty By Jack Morse2018-10-22 22:10:59 UTC The crooks definitely haven’t forgotten.  Despite a rash of publicity last year warning Tesla owners of the risk, yet another unlucky individual appears to have fallen victim to a so-called relay attack — losing his pricey electric car in the process. In surveillance video published to YouTube (embedded below), it seems thieves can be seen amplifying the signal

Trump-themed dating app leaks users' personal data

Make America leak again.Image: screenshot / donald daters By Jack Morse2018-10-16 00:55:02 UTC It just got a little harder for all the Trump-loving singles out there to find romance.  It turns out that Donald Daters, a dating app targeted at those whose attempts at love have been stymied by their support for Donald Trump, has been leaking all kinds of user data. Security researcher Baptiste Robert discovered the vulnerability, tweeting

Apple doubles down on Chinese hardware hack denial in letter to Congress

Disclosure Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. Not budging.Image: Justin Sullivan / getty By Jack Morse2018-10-09 00:36:26 UTC Apple really wants everyone to know that it has absolutely no idea what Bloomberg is talking about. Like, not at all.  As of today, “everyone” includes our elected officials. The Cupertino-based tech giant

Cryptocurrency exchange puts $250,000 bounty on hackers

The hunter has become the hunted and so on.Image: SHUTTERSTOCK / PHANURAK RUBPOL By Jack Morse2018-03-13 00:53:22 UTC Binance is done playing nice.  The cryptocurrency exchange was the target of an attempted hack last week, and although the company claims that the attackers were largely unsuccessful in their efforts, they nevertheless still made someone at the exchange mad. So mad, in fact, that on Sunday, Binance announced the equivalent of

Turns out the Equifax hack was even more gigantic

Image: JUSTIN LANE/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock By Colin Daileda2017-10-02 22:41:49 UTC Somehow, the Equifax hack was worse than originally reported.  The company put out a press release on Monday to say the hack exposed the personal information of 145.5 million U.S. consumers, up from the original estimate of 143 million. That comes out to about 45 percent of the U.S. population.  Around 8,000 Canadians also had their information exposed, according to the new

Jared Kushner says a fake Guccifer tried to extort the Trump campaign for Bitcoin

The Kush.Image: REX/Shutterstock By Colin Daileda2017-07-25 00:13:06 UTC Jared Kushner — prince of the United States and future savior of the Middle East — wants you to know that not all computer crazies worked to help his father-in-law during the 2016 presidential campaign.  The Kush sat before investigators in Congress on Monday to talk about his meetings with Russian folk leading up to last year’s election, and he wanted the