Posts Tagged ‘hack’

Malware Disguised as Night Vision Camera App Empties Your Wallet

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With 98% of mobile malware being directed towards the Android operating system, it’s no surprise that the Google Play Store contains more than a few insidious applications that intend to do you harm.

The most recent of these to make headlines is an app uncovered by AVAST, which hides behind the thin facade of a night vision camera app and does its best to empty out your wallet. Read more…

Malicious Malware Uses Photos of Sunsets and Cats to Steal Banking Credentials

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It’s a sad day for the Internet… according to Trend Micro’s security analysts, it’s been discovered that photographs of both sunsets and — even more heartbreaking — cats being shared across the web contain malware capable of getting into your bank accounts. Read more…

Huge Snapchat Info Leak: 4.6M Usernames and Phone Numbers Released

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Uh-oh… this isn’t good. Just as Snapchat’s star seemed like it would continue rising indefinitely, the company has suffered a massive setback in the form of an information leak of massive proportions. Taking advantage of a recently-revealed vulnerability, hackers were able to pull 4.6 million usernames and phone numbers from the service and publish them online for the whole world to see. Read more…

DIY Adapter Allows GoPro Cameras to Use Interchangeable Lenses

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GoPro cameras may be ready to migrate from helmets to film schools thanks to the Ribcage, an in-development assembly that allows the tiny action cams to be outfitted with interchangeable lenses. Read more…

Nikon Hacker Unlocks Manual Control in LiveView for D5100 Users

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Canon owners certainly boast the most advanced custom firmware with Magic Lantern, but Nikon Hacker is making some progress. Case in point: with the release of a new hack, Nikon D5100 owners can now use manual controls while shooting in LiveView. Read more…

Popular Instagram-Related App Scammed 100,000+ Users Out of Their Passwords

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A popular iOS and Android app that promised to generate torrents of Instagram likes and followers for its users also swiped thousands of passwords for the service, and is now being called a massive scam. Read more…

UPstagram: A Camera-Equipped Version of the House from ‘Up’ Takes Flight Over Paris

The weekend is coming up, and while many of us will spend it watching football, napping and otherwise lazing about, some people seem to make much more productive use of their free time. Take the hacker group Hackerloop, for example.

They recently equipped a miniature version of the house from the Pixar movie “Up” with a camera, hacked Instagram so it could automatically upload shots, and then sent it flying over Paris attached to 90 helium balloons… now that is a weekend well spent. Read more…

Did You Know: Your Xbox Headset Can Work as a Camera Remote

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From the Dept. of “I Wonder What Will Happen If I Shove This Into There” Research comes news of handy substitute for a dedicated remote camera trigger.
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Raspberry Pi Introduces the NoIR Infrared Camera Module for Low Light Photography

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DIY camera geeks have a new low-light option with the debut of the Raspberry Pi NoIR, a version of the popular camera module add-on for the single-board-computer that ditches the infrared filter on the image sensor. Read more…

Hacking an Old Polaroid Big Shot So That It Syncs with Modern Day Flashes

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A lot of people love the “vintage look” in photography these days.

Of course, it’s one thing is to capture it with the plethora of software readily available — or by applying “vintage filters” (like the ones on Instagram) to a digital image — and it’s another thing entirely to get old technology to work for us today and create photographs just like we would have done 30, 40 or even 100 years ago. Read more…