Dude hacked Lottery Computers

Who needs psychics to reveal future lottery numbers when you can hack into the state lottery association and tamper with it? That apparently was the reasoning of Eddie Raymond Tipton, 51.Prosecutors believe Tipton inserted a thumb drive into a computer—the one that spits out random numbers for the lottery, says an article in the Des Moines Register, according to a report at arstechnica.com....more

5 reasons you should watch CSI:Cyber (the Best Worst Show on TV)

Yes, I know this show is terrible. It’s probably the worst thing I’ve ever seen on TV. But, God help me, I also love it. It gives me the same self-indulgent feeling as getting stuck into a bag of BBQ chips, if chips had the power to make me laugh hysterically at their poor construction. So really, this show is infinitely better than a bag of chips...which might just be the highest praise I’ve ever bestowed upon anything. So without further ado, here are the top 5 reasons that you, too, should indulge in CSI:Cyber. ...more

Hacking 2015 and Beyond

2015 brings us no closer to putting the lid on hackers as any other year has. The crime of Criminal hacking will prove to be as big as ever in the new year. Here’s what we have to look forward too:Bank Card Breaches ...more

Goodguy Hacker Selling Bad Guy hacks

Makes you wonder what these guys would have accomplished had they been born during the Renaissance…case in point: Kevin Mitnick, whose genius was so impressive as a cyber criminal (he hacked into IBM, Motorola, Sun Microsystems and other big-name outfits), that after serving prison time, he was hired as a good guy to help security teams develop penetration-proof systems....more

Protect Online Data When Traveling Abroad: Lesson Learned!

Last summer, my mom’s high school (for their reunion) sponsored a trip to China. It was an amazing experience for her – she got to see the Great Wall and some of the sites of the 2008 Olympics , she got to learn about other cultures and even picked up a few words in Mandarin, and she also got to find out first-hand about some of the hassles of traveling to a high-risk location!...more
polyestherbunny Thank you! It's all based on a horrible experience, so I hope these tips do ...more

Stop Hacking Your Life: Shortcuts Only Hurt You

Hack Your Way to Better Productivity. To a Better Body. To a Sharper Memory.These kinds of blog titles are all over the Internet. Everyone wants to help you hack your way to a better life. It’s become a hot buzzword. And a personal pet peeve....more
I love this so much! It's really refreshing to see someone advocating for a slower, and in my ...more

11 Ways to prevent your email from getting hacked

#1. Whenever possible, configure your Internet connection to always use HTTPS. This is the “https” that appears before the “www” in a Web address, and the https is preceded by a padlock icon.For Gmail, this works by clicking Settings in the top right; select the General tab, then hit Always use HTTPS, then save this setting. This option is not available for those who access email via Hotmail....more

MAKESPACE in Vancouver - 3D printer for all?

I want a 3D printer - no real reason except they are cool. But the lack of a reason makes me think that I'd get a very expensive toy that I'd use a few times - but still would be awesome. If I just had a lot of spare cash... See below for some cool things that could be done.But now I have a chance to use a 3D printer if one of my workspaces gets a grant for a MAKESPACE. Their goal is to create a MAKESPACE Fabrication Laboratory that will provide the tools to design and build anything you can dream. The lab would be open to the community and will hopefully become a hub of dialogue and creativity. Doesn't that sound great? If you are willing to help, please vote for the project!So, what can you do with a 3D printer? (just one of the things that will be in the proposed Makespace)...more
3D printing is so amazing to me. Who knows, maybe every home will have a 3D printer someday and ...more

Save Your Sanity – and Your Kid’s – By Building Systems

 The original title of this post was “How to Hack Your Kids,” but that seemed a tad sensational – even for me....more