Islamic State Sucks at Hacking

A band of vandals is taking credit for doxxing some 1,400 American military and government personnel. Identifying themselves as the Islamic State’s “hacking division,” the group is telling its followers to “act and kill” the infidels. That threat rings somewhat hollow—because IS is bad at hacking. Read More >>

Zombie Vulnerability Affects Every Version of Windows

A team of researchers recently found a zombie vulnerability that affects every single version of Windows — including the Windows 10 preview. Microsoft is downplaying the vulnerability. Read More >>

Almost All of the World’s Top Hotel Chains Use Easily Hackable Hardware

Hotel internet is so far from secure—it's downright scary. You should know this by now. However, a new report from cyber security researchers suggests that issues with crappy security at hotels extend far beyond hackable Wi-Fi networks. Entire systems at some of the world's top hotel chains are very, very vulnerable. Read More >>

What’s the Most Convincing Phishing Scam You’ve Ever Seen?

Phishing scams are often obvious. For example, a hacker bot just emailed some Gizmodo writers with the subject line: "Send your full contact informations for a do na ti on claims." LOL not a chance. But dangerously convincing phishing scams definitely exist. Read More >>

Tor Doesn’t Want to Depend on US Government Money Anymore

Tor is transforming. The online-anonymity service is making a concerted effort to find funding sources other than the United States government, a problematic sugar daddy that's bankrolled Tor for years. Read More >>

Some Guy Figured Out How to Delete Every Photo on Facebook

A security researcher recently made seriously startling discovery. With just four lines of code, he could delete any photo album on Facebook. Zuck's wedding photos? Zap. Jessica Alba's profile pics? Gone. Your graduation album? Lost forever. Lucky for you, he decided to report the bug to Facebook, which promptly cut him a check. Read More >>

Report Finds Anti-Hacking Car Security “Inconsistent and Haphazard”

US politician recently asked major car companies for information about how they protect drivers' security and privacy in cars with wireless internet technology. The answers were not good. Read More >>

Beware: Porn-Based Malware is Sweeping Across Facebook

Don't click any porn links on Facebook. Just don't. It's a good rule of thumb, but there's an extra good reason right now. There's a troubling type of porn-based malware that's apparently infected over 110,000 Facebook users in two days. And you could get the same Click Transmitted Disease. Read More >>

New Malware Can Bring Down Drones Mid-Flight

It's easy to forget that drones are essentially flying computers. And as autonomous flight features become the new standard, drones are quickly becoming computers that think for themselves—which is exactly why Maldrone is such scary software. Read More >>