privacy
If Your Vibrator Is Hacked, Is It a Sex Crime?

On a recent trip to Berlin, Alex Lomas’ acquaintance posed him a challenge: Can you find a Bluetooth-enabled butt plug in the wild, and can you turn it on without its owner’s help? Lomas, a penetration tester with the British cybersecurity firm Pen Test Partners, pulled out his phone, consulted the detection app LightBlue, and quickly identified a Lovense Hush, purportedly “the most powerful vibrating buttplug on the market,” that Lomas says was nestled in the rear end of a stranger. What’s more, that Hush was vulnerable, open to hacking by anyone who knew how. Read More >>

drugs
The FBI Struggles to Hire Hackers Who Don’t Smoke Weed

The FBI has a problem. The agency needs to hire hackers to build out its cyber crime division, but it also will not hire anyone who's smoked weed in the past three years. And guess what? A lot of hackers like to smoke weed. Read More >>

hacker
security
It’s Easy to Hack Britain and We’re Losing the E-War

A committee of MPs has taken a rather doom-laden stance on the UK's security position, claiming we're one of the world's top target for e-crime and we need to spend much, much more money on reporting and defending against it. Read More >>

war
UK Government “Ramping Up Cyber Defences” to Stem Digital Attacks

Foreign Secretary William Hague has spoken out on the digital threats facing the UK, claiming the government is "trying to prevent an arms race in cyber space" by upping its spending on preventing digital attacks. Read More >>