security

Kickstarter has been hacked. Here’s what you need to know.

The popular crowd-funding site lost control over users' mailing addresses, phone numbers, and other data.

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • Feb 15, 2014

This malware is frighteningly sophisticated, and we don’t know who created it

Malware was probably created by a state intelligence agency, but we don't know which one.

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • Feb 10, 2014

Worried about the Yahoo malware outbreak? If you’re in U.S., you’re probably safe.

Hundreds of thousands of users got hit by malware. But if Americans and Mac users weren't affected.

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • Jan 6, 2014

Thousands of visitors to yahoo.com hit with malware attack, researchers say

Someone hijacked Yahoo's ad servers to infect users' computers with malicious software.

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • Jan 5, 2014

No, Bitcoin isn’t broken

Two Cornell researchers say Bitcoin is fundamentally broken. Here's why they're wrong.

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • Nov 7, 2013

Losing its reputation for secrecy could be good for Bitcoin

The bust undermines Bitcoin's reputation for secrecy, but that may not be a bad thing

Now selling insecure devices can get you in hot water with regulators

A baby monitoring product exposed hundreds of customers to snooping by hackers. The manufacturer has now settled with the FTC.

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • Sep 4, 2013

The New York Times Web site was taken down by DNS hijacking. Here’s what that means.

A hacker group took down the New York Times website by hijacking its domain. Here's how they did it.

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • Aug 28, 2013

Want to take down a Web site? This service will do it for just $10.

Services called "booters" will flood the target of your choice with traffic. Prices start at $10.

  • Timothy B. Lee
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  • Aug 26, 2013

Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook page was hacked by an unemployed Web developer

Khalil Shreateh, a white hat or non-malicious hacker, says he was just trying to bring a security bug to Zuck's attention.

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