Last November, software developers Lenny Bakkalian and David Albert discovered two loopholes in the German McDonald’s system which allowed them to order an endless supply of free food. Recently, I met the two Hamburglars and their colleague Mats Tesch at an East Berlin McDonald’s so they could show me how they did it. McDonald’s receipts… Read More

10.6 million people who had stayed at MGM Resorts have had their personal data published on a hacking forum, it was revealed this week. It is thought that the recent breach stems from an earlier incident which occurred last year, whereby unauthorised actors were able to access MGM’s internal cloud and therefore the personal information… Read More

Samsung’s attempt to prevent attacks on Galaxy phones by modifying kernel code ended up exposing it to more security bugs, according to Google Project Zero (GPZ). Not only are smartphone makers like Samsung creating more vulnerabilities by adding downstream custom drivers for direct hardware access to Android’s Linux kernel, vendors would be better off using… Read More

UpGuard can now disclose that a repository hosted on GitHub with data from an Amazon Web Services engineer containing personal identity documents and system credentials including passwords, AWS key pairs, and private keys has been secured from public access. The data was committed to a public repository on the morning of 13 January, 2020. It… Read More

Rogue NYPD officers are using a sketchy facial-recognition software that it’s own facial recognition unit doesn’t want to touch because of concerns about security and potential for abuse, The Post has learned. Clearview AI, which has scraped millions of photos from social media and other public sources for its facial recognition program — earning a… Read More

Motherboard has obtained the report made by FTI Consulting into how Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman allegedly hacked Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’s phone. A report investigating the potential hack of Jeff Bezos’ iPhone indicates that forensic investigators found a suspicious file but no evidence of any malware on the phone. It also says that investigators… Read More