Hacker Hits Vodafone in Germany

Suspect identified, stole data on two million customers.


Barnaby Jack, Famous Hacker, Dies

He was 36 years old.


Yes, It’s Possible to Be Confident About Mobile Security

By 2014, mobile computing will be more secure than traditional desktops.

LivingSocial Hack Update: Investigation Ongoing, While Emails Out to 50 Million Users

On the bright side … actually, there is no bright side.


Slacker Hacker Hack (Comic)

Here is the latest comic from our Joy of Tech friends at Geek Culture, Nitrozac and Snaggy. Joy of Tech appears three times a week in the Voices section of this site.


Lawyers Get Vigilant on Cybersecurity

As hackers step up attacks on law firms, attorneys are being forced to master a subject few of them studied in law school: Cybersecurity.


FBI’s “Sabu” Hacker Was a Model Informant

As soon as he was caught, an influential computer hacker agreed to become a government informant and “literally worked around the clock” to help federal agents nab an elusive collective of alleged cyber criminals who have launched online attacks against companies, governments and individuals.

Exclusive: Randi Zuckerberg Leaves Facebook to Start New Social Media Firm (Resignation Letter)

Randi Zuckerberg, who is director of marketing at Facebook and also the sister of CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg — is leaving the company. IMHO, Facebook just got 100 percent less fun.

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Sued Playstation Hacker and iPhone Unlocker Joins Facebook

George Hotz, the young hacker who unlocked the iPhone and jailbroke the Sony PlayStation 3, has taken a job at Facebook, reports iPhone Download Blog. Known as “GeoHot,” Hotz was sued by Sony for copyright infringement and violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and settled with the PS3 maker in March.

Gawkergate Password Mess Was Two Years in the Making

The weaknesses of Gawker’s password system were pointed out clearly in 2008, although nothing was ever done about it. You know how that turned out.

The Gawker Hack Ripple Hits LinkedIn

It’s a Botnet Party Vietnam

eBay Bids to Fix a Security Hole