Hacking

Hacking a 30-year-old Russian VFD – Hackaday

Reddit user [InThePartsBin] found some VFDs (Vacuum Fluorescent Displays) on an old PCB on eBay. The Russian boards date from 1987 and have a bunch of through-hole resistors, transistors and a some mystery ICs, plastic wraps around the legs and the top of the tube is held steady by a …

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Despite Uber debacle, HackerOne's CEO argues why every company should work with hackers – TechCrunch

In November, Uber disclosed that a year earlier, in 2016, hackers stole 57 million driver and rider accounts and that it paid them a $100,000 ransom to delete the information. The breach was reportedly part of Uber’s bug bounty program, wherein it pays hackers to test its software for vulnerabilities. …

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Mueller eyes charges against Russians who stole, spread Democrats' emails – NBCNews.com

WASHINGTON — Special counsel Robert Mueller is assembling a case for criminal charges against Russians who carried out the hacking and leaking of private information designed to hurt Democrats in the 2016 election, multiple current and former government officials familiar with the matter tell NBC News. Much like the indictment …

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Russian-Linked Hackers Target Foreign Ministries – PCMag

A group of hackers behind the Democratic National Committee breach may have a new target: foreign ministries across the world. On Wednesday, the security firm Palo Alto Networks said it sourced the hacking attempts to Fancy Bear, a shadowy group that’s widely believed to work for the Russian government. The …

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Russia-linked hacking group targeting North Americans and European diplomats: Report – Washington Times

Washington Times Russia-linked hacking group targeting North Americans and European diplomats: ReportWashington TimesThe same suspected state-sponsored hacking group linked to meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential race is actively targeting foreign affairs agencies and ministries in North America and Europe, security researchers warned Wednesday. Known by names … and more » …

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We Are Still a Sitting Duck for Russian Hacking – The American Prospect

AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan, File Voters fill out forms as they prepare to vote at a polling station in Brooklyn, New York, on Election Day 2016 When Vladimir Putin decided to use front organizations to leak confidential emails from the Hillary Clinton campaign and deploy bots and troll farms to …

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An Anarchist Explains How Hackers Could Cause Global Chaos – NPR

Artists and criminals are often the first to push the boundaries of technology. Barrett Brown is a criminal who has actually helped inspire art — the TV show Mr. Robot. Its protagonist is a hacktivist — a hacker who breaks into computer systems to promote a cause. Brown was connected …

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Europe Regulator Proposes Hacking, Geo-Awareness Protections for Drones – Insurance Journal

Europe’s aviation safety authority has proposed anti-hacking measures and geo-awareness technology for small drones to avoid collisions with aircraft or people, taking an important step toward Europe-wide regulation. The reworked proposal published by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) on Thursday [Feb. 22], which will be the basis for the …

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US Officials Say Russia Hacked Pyeongchang Olympics, Tried to Pin It on North Korea – Gizmodo

Photo: AP US officials, albeit ones speaking under the cover of anonymity, are accusing the Russian military of participating in a cyber attack on the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and then attempting to blame it on North Korea, the Washington Post reported. While Russia was already …

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