Tag Archives: Hack

WanaCry Ransomwear Attack

A Ransomware attack by a worm named WannaCry, exploiting an NSA hack, has taken down many NHS sites, FedEx, and a couple of Spanish and Portuguese telecoms, among others. This is a place to discuss it. Continue reading

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Truly Braindead “smart” TV Spec and Hack

To to hack a really “smart” TV via a broadcast transmitter without being physically in the same space as the TV, and have the hack be persistent through “factory resets” and other attempts to clear it. Cost? About $200 US and a bit of time. Drone optional, and extra… Continue reading

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Android Phone Hack via Text Message

The “stagefright” hack goes live August 1 and at that point 95% or so of all Android phones are wide open to hacking. Enjoy your wait…. Continue reading

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Dear Gutless Media Companies

It is exactly wrong and completely stupid to cave to the blackmail of cyberattack and pull movies. Do not reward them, make it a failure for them; or you get a whole lot more of it. Continue reading

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