A URL Trick Let You Use Someone Else's Delta Boarding Pass

A BuzzFeed intern and NYU senior recently claimed to have hacked Delta's paperless boarding pass system by changing just one digit in a URL. "On Delta, you can change the URL of your boarding pass and get someone else's boarding pass," Dani Grant wrote in a Medium post. "Even if they're on a different airline." This… » 12/16/14 1:40pm 12/16/14 1:40pm

Researcher Can Hack Airplanes Through In-Flight Entertainment Systems

If you're about to get on an airplane, you might want to wait until you land before you read this post. Because cyber security whiz Ruben Santamarta says he has devised a method that can give hackers access to a passenger jet's satellite communications equipment through the passenger Wi-Fi and in-flight entertainment… » 8/04/14 12:32pm 8/04/14 12:32pm

Here Are MegaUpload's Kim Schmitz's Cars Being Seized

Yesterday the feds shut down MegaUpload. They've also seized an awful lot of the founders' possessions, including Kim "Dotcom" Schmitz's rather expensive car collection. Here's what towing away his millions of dollars of cars looks like. » 1/20/12 8:05am 1/20/12 8:05am

MegaUpload Founder Claims He's 'Evil,' 'Guilty,' And 'God' On His…

Sharing site MegaUpload was shut down by the feds earlier today and its founder Kim "Dotcom" Schmitz was arrested over allegations that his site hosted pirated media. Schmitz also had over $6 million in luxury cars seized. Cars with extremely conspicuous plates proclaiming him, among other things, a "God." Or "The"… » 1/19/12 9:50pm 1/19/12 9:50pm

Siri hacked to start a car

Last week we showed you how a developer had hacked Siri to operate his internet-connected thermostat. But that's not cool. Starting your car using Siri, now that's cool. » 11/28/11 10:30am 11/28/11 10:30am

Hackers are not your car's biggest threat

According to a report by U.S. computer security software-maker McAfee, increasingly computer-dependent cars could soon become a hacker target. But software-selling fear-mongering only masks the real threat: It's you. » 9/07/11 8:45am 9/07/11 8:45am

How hackers robbed $23,000 from a Kansas car dealership

Car dealers, like other businesses, are now a target of overseas hackers looking to make quick money. Why? They're easy prey. » 8/15/11 12:30pm 8/15/11 12:30pm

Home-built electronics + Jeep Wrangler = The Jeeputer

As automakers stuff more electronics into vehicles, they're also created opportunities for do-it-yourself programmers to swap factory controls for more impressive devices. That's what Ed Zarick has done with the homebuilt setup he calls the Jeeputer. » 3/09/11 10:00am 3/09/11 10:00am

How Hackers Can Use Smart Keys To Steal Cars

Modern smart keys use radio frequencies to let drivers unlock and start a vehicle without fumbling with a key fob. Now European researchers have found such systems can be hacked, letting thieves easily steal your car. » 1/18/11 1:30pm 1/18/11 1:30pm

Hackers Wirelessly Crash Car's Computer At Highway Speeds

A team of university researchers has been able to hack into a car's warning systems via wireless sensors, sending fake tire pressure messages at highway speeds and eventually frying an onboard computer. The dawn of the carhacker approaches. » 8/11/10 2:00pm 8/11/10 2:00pm

CarShark Software Lets You Hack Into, Control And Kill Any Car

CarShark's a computer program that'll let someone hack into a car's onboard computer system to kill the brakes, disable the engine, blast music and otherwise wreak electronic havoc. It's both clever and absolutely frightening. Here's how it works. » 5/14/10 1:00pm 5/14/10 1:00pm

Sign Hackers At It Again, What's A "F*** Taco?"

We've repeatedly told you not to hack road signs, but you people never listen. Only this time you're professing your love for stuff like a "f**k taco," "b**l sack," and "mudkipz." Whatever those are. » 6/19/09 1:30pm 6/19/09 1:30pm

Hackers Using Parking Tickets As Trojan Horses

Hackers in Grand Forks, North Dakota of all places have hit on a clever Trojan Horse: using a fraudulent parking ticket to direct unsuspecting motorists to their virus laden websites. » 2/06/09 4:30pm 2/06/09 4:30pm

Hackers Get Free Ride On California FasTrak Toll System

Security researcher Nate Lawson has found that the California Bay Area's FasTrak toll transponders have some significant privacy problems. The RFID devices are designed to receive and transmit data to allow for stop-free tollways, but Lawson's research found that someone with the right know-how and an RFID reader… » 8/07/08 1:20pm 8/07/08 1:20pm