Tag Archive: Hack


Cellebrite probably wasn’t the brains behind FBI’s iPhone hack

The FBI signed a $ 15,000 contract with Israeli-tech firm Cellebrite to crack the iPhone 5c at the heart of the San Bernardino shooting investigation. However, according to a new report, Cellebrite may not have been the ones who successfully hacked the smartphone, after all. Instead, the Feds reportedly broke into the iPhone 5c with the aid of […]

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The feds still want Apple to help it hack an iPhone in New York

The FBI dropped its case against Apple to hack the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone, but the Department of Justice filed a new letter today demanding Apple help it unlock a different iPhone. The iPhone in question belonged to a meth deal Jun Feng in New York. Federal authorities believe the device may contain critical evidence […]

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Get certified to hack for the good guys [Deals]

With more and more personal and professional life running on the Internet, the war is heating up between those who hack these systems to exploit them and those who do it to improve them. You can join the right side of this struggle by learning “white hat” hacking and penetration testing skills, and this bundle […]

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FBI teams up with Israeli firm to hack San Bernardino iPhone

The mysterious party that is assisting the FBI in its quest to unlock the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone 5c may have finally been revealed today, and contrary to previous theories, it’s not the NSA. Cellebrite, an Israeli tech firm specializing in mobile forensic software, has reportedly offered to help the FBI unlock the iPhone. Citing […]

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Learn to hack for the light side for whatever you’re willing to pay [Deals]

The term ‘hacker’ has been hijacked by popular culture to be synonymous shady, nefarious people using their mastery of computers to wreak havoc. Obviously that’s not true, and hacking — which really boils down to the act of taking something apart to see how it works and how it might work better — operates on […]

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The first guy to hack the iPhone built a self-driving car by himself

George Hotz made a name for himself at 17 years-old as the first person to hack the iPhone, but his next project could be headed on a collision course with Apple’s self-driving car. Using affordable electronics that any nerd on the street can purchase, Hotz revealed that he hacked an Acura ILX to become a […]

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3D Touch comes to iPad Pro thanks to clever Apple Pencil hack

The iPad Pro is the most impressive tablet Apple’s ever created, but it’s missing one killer feature: 3D Touch. Developer Hamza Sood has found a clever workout around though that brings Peek and Pop features to the iPad Pro, and it’s all made possible thanks to the pressure sensitive features of the Apple Pencil. Check […]

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This Amazon Hack Will Make Online Shopping So Much Easier

Let’s face it: Online shopping is amazing. Given the choice of shopping from home while relaxing in their PJs or fighting crowds and dodging overbearing salespeople, we bet most people will choose to shop online. But shopping online has some drawbacks as well. Mainly, those drawbacks come in the form of having to sift through […]

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Incredible hack could give Apple Watch ability to detect objects you touch

Apple Watch is great at interacting with other smart devices, but a cheap hack allows it to recognize everyday (dumb) objects based on their invisible electromagnetic signals. All it takes is a $ 10 chip that can be installed on any smartwatch. Check out the demo below: Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s Human-Computer Interaction Institute and […]

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