Archive for Hacking

Leona Lewis loses to hackers

Posted in Music with tags , , on August 20, 2009 by The Quintessential Geek

[via The London Evening Standard]

“Tens of thousands of people have downloaded copies of unreleased Leona Lewis songs after hackers stole them from computers belonging to Simon Cowell’s record label.”

Text messaging paves way for hacking

Posted in News with tags , , on August 14, 2009 by The Quintessential Geek

[via Enterprise Security Today]

Because they have a stranglehold on what comes in and out of their networks, carriers can stop malicious traffic from ever hitting a user’s cell phone by filtering out types of traffic that attackers shouldn’t be able to send. Hackers are able to game the system when they’re allowed to push commands that only the carrier should be allowed to send.”