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Thousands of computers open to eavesdropping and hijacking

Thousands of computers open to eavesdropping and hijacking

Many, many people and businesses are running a remote access tool, Virtual Network Computing, without a password. The tool lets people see everything we do online or reach through and take over our systems. The list of exposed sites is astonishing: everything from power stations to pharmacies to people watching porn.

Triathlon camera drone falls out of the sky, owner claims it was hacked

Triathlon camera drone falls out of the sky, owner claims it was hacked

A drone that was supposed to be filming an Australian triathlon fell out of the air and struck a triathlete in the head, sending her to hospital on Sunday. The drone's operator is suggesting hacking via wireless channel-hopping, while others are questioning why the drone was put into use in the race after it had already acted out earlier that day.

Her website was hacked away; here's how she got it back

Her website was hacked away; here's how she got it back

"Pfft! What's all the fuss about site hijacking? Just send a few emails and get it fixed!" Well, that's what Jordan Reid thought before her domain got held for ransom. She's since changed her tune, after her own site got whisked away and put on the auction block. Here's how she got it back.

Use Instagram on your iPhone? Your account can be hijacked, claims security researcher

Instagram vulnerability

A security researcher has published a proof-of-concept attack on Instagram for iOS that would allow malicious users to remotely hijack victims' accounts, delete or download photos, and tinker with profile details.

Facebook hacking and godawful gold lamé sneakers

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How "devious cyberjerks" locked one user out, hijacked her account, spammed her friends, stole her mail, compromised her bank account, cashed credit card-linked checks, and tried to pawn off some (to her taste) truly godawful gold lamé sneakers.

Facebook page hijacking locks out original admins [VIDEO]

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It's easier to hijack a Facebook page than you would expect, because of sloppy security from the social network.

Watch our video and find out how.