Would you report a crime via an app? Well the option is out there. iPhone app Red Handed allows you to film and post videos of any crimes you witness. Instead of an app centered around a social network, this one is more focused on social awareness. Everyone’s always filming the ridiculous things they witness around them, and uploading them to YouTube, this app is just taking advantage of existing behavior and putting it to good use.
This statement by an online hacktivist pretty much sums up the ethos of many, who take it as their responsibility to protect the online world from the encroachment of government and big business. It’s what spurs and motivates many hacktivist groups to carry out high profile attacks aimed at embarrassing those in authority and mocking those who claim the Internet as their commercial playground.
Valentine’s Day has hackers rubbing their hands in metaphorical glee.
They know the chance of fooling people into clicking on suspicious links or downloading something they shouldn’t, increases by several orders of magnitude as vast numbers head online to make purchases.
Hackers claiming to belong to LulzSec have hacked into a number of university networks and in gloating terms disparaged the universities’ security. The move is something of a surprise given that LulzSec ‘officially’ disbanded in June 2011.
Either LulzSec is back in business or it was other hackers using the infamous LulzSec name. Details of the universities hack was posted on pastebin.com including a large number of internal network addresses connected to the establishments.
Yahoo, the world’s second largest email service, has revealed an attempted hack on customer’s email accounts. The company hasn’t said how many accounts have been hacked but it has said it is contacting those who have been affected.
Yahoo is believed to have about 273 million accounts worldwide, including 81 million in the US. If you’ve got a Yahoo account, and haven’t received a notification from the company, it’s worth changing your password anyway, just to be on the safe side.