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Top-selling handgun safe can be remotely opened in seconds—no PIN needed

reader comments 0 Share this story One of Amazon’s top-selling electronic gun safes contains a critical vulnerability that allows it to be opened by virtually anyone, even when they don’t know the password. The Vaultek VT20i handgun safe, ranked fourth in Amazon’s gun safes and cabinets category, allows owners to electronically open the door using […]

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Uber paid off a 20-year-old Florida man to destroy hacked data

Bug bounties (where compensation is offered to hackers who find vulnerabilities) are commonplace within tech circles — everyone from Apple to Samsung utilizes them. And, while highly-publicized rewards of up to $200,000 are the norm, it’s rare that the largest sum is dispensed to any one person. Making Uber’s $100,000 silent payout an all-time record […]

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Bitcoin: $64m in cryptocurrency stolen in ‘sophisticated’ hack, exchange says

Nearly $64m in bitcoin has been stolen by hackers who broke into Slovenian-based bitcoin mining marketplace NiceHash. The marketplace suspended operations on Thursday while it investigated the breach, saying it was working with law enforcement as “a matter of urgency” while urging users to change their passwords. The hack was “a highly professional attack with […]

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The US Claims It Doesn’t Need a Court Order to Ask Tech Companies to Build Encryption Backdoors

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats. Photo: AP Federal authorities say they can request a U.S. tech company build surveillance backdoors into their products without any kind of court order, according to statements from July released this weekend, ZDNet reported. According to the documents, intelligence officials told members of the Senate Intelligence Committee that there’s […]


UK Warns Government Agencies to Avoid Kaspersky Products, Citing Russian Ties

Photo: AP Russian security software company Kaspersky Lab has been having a bad few months amid allegations its signature anti-virus software scans for and identifies files of interest to Russian cyber spies. Kaspersky publicly contends a high-profile incident in which it allegedly stole classified files from a National Security Agency contractor’s computer was due to […]