How to hack your air conditioner thermostat to make a wall explode

Sponsored by the game Watch Dogs, the folks at RatedRR explain how you can hack into anything in real life—from cameras to AC units to smart power outlets to wireless LED lights—to use those home devices as remote bomb detonators. And of course, their demonstration includes actual bombs and explosions for your cheering … » 4/01/14 2:55pm 4/01/14 2:55pm

​The World's Biggest Digital Comics Retailer Got Hacked

Comixology—the digital comics storefront that pushes hundreds of thousands of comics to millions of readers all over the world—just informed users that they suffered a security breach. Okay, True Believers, you should know the drill by now: time to pick a new password. » 3/06/14 11:30am 3/06/14 11:30am

Hacker Claims League of Legends Maker Buried a Finished Card Game…

Someone has claimed to hack the Twitter account of the president and co-founder of Riot Games, the makers of League of Legends, using it to publish images and templates from a completed-but-unreleased League of Legends card-based game. "Riot doesn't want you to play this game," said "Jason," the hacker. » 10/13/13 6:00pm 10/13/13 6:00pm

PS Vita Is Finally Getting PS1 Compatibility, And Possibly Some New…

The PS Vita will be getting a firmware update soon which will allow for a bunch of new features, including the long-awaited PS1 game compatibility. However, by opening the doors to older classics, Sony could potentially be exposing or creating new security holes to hackers who would eagerly exploit them.

The new… » 8/16/12 7:00am 8/16/12 7:00am

Foxconn Hacked

A hacker collective named SwaggSec claims to have hacked Foxconn, the world's largest electronic components maker. Foxconn assembles hardware for Apple as well as game consoles, such as the PS3, the Xbox 360, and the Wii. According to SwaggSec's open letter, the hack appears to be retaliation for Foxconn's notorious… » 2/09/12 7:00am 2/09/12 7:00am