In the computer security context, a hacker is someone who seeks and exploits weaknesses in a computer system or computer network. Hackers may be motivated by a multitude of reasons, such as profit, protest, or challenge. The subculture that has evolved around hackers is often referred to as the computer underground and is now a known community.While other uses of the word hacker exist that are not related to computer security, such as referring to someone with an advanced understanding of computers and computer networks, they are rarely used in mainstream context. They are subject to the longstanding hacker definition controversy about the term's true meaning.
Posts about Hacking
  • Exploit makes all Wi-Fi vulnerable. Is it time to panic?

    … A leading security expert recently discovered an exploit in the algorithm that keeps most Wi-Fi devices secure. The exploit, named KRACK, allows a bad actor to hijack your Wi-Fi and tunnel in to any of your Wi-Fi enabled devices. This means that your private information could be compromised or any sort of malware could be injected into your…

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  • Negative SEO Protective Measures

    … Negative SEO has been around for quite some time and it still prevails up to this day and age. It can damage your website and make you lose valuable rankings. But are there protective measures for it? Can you protect your website from these harmful attacks? Yes, you can. The release of the Penguin update only increased the effects of negative…

    SEO Hacker Blogin SEO- 11 readers -
  • Periodic Account Access Review; Add it to Your To Do List!

    … This is a guest post by Rishi Lakhani who is an Executive Director at fastfwd, a dev and creative agency based in Birmingham. Rishi has been involved in online marketing for over 20 years and is well regarded in the community as a thought leader. I have moved around a fair bit in the last 15 years, and as a result have many changing habits when…

    State of Digital- 15 readers -
  • Hacker hostage crisis at ICANN secret key ceremony! (on TV)

    … One of ICANN’s Seven Secret Key-Holders To The Internet got taken out as part of an elaborate heist or something on American TV this week. In tense scenes, a couple of secret agents or something with guns were forced to break into one of ICANN’s quarterly root zone key signing ceremonies to prevent a hacker or terrorist or something from…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 21 readers -
  • Hacked Websites Given Reconsideration by Google

    …, then you will be able to protect and grow your website well. It is worth noting that hackers and hacking itself is an art that will continue to grow over the years. Constant research on both Google and the end-users’ part is the only thing that can keep your website safe and secure. Please keep yourself up-to-date by checking out Google’s releases…

    SEO Hacker Blogin Google- 18 readers -
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  • So what exactly did the Russian hackers get from Yahoo?

    … So what exactly did the Russian hackers get from Yahoo? As was posted yesterday, the Department of Justice did indict four hackers believed to be involved with the massive data breaches that have plagued Yahoo over the past few years. The alleged hackers have been identified as Dmitry Aleksandrovich Dokuchaev, 33, Igor Anatolyevich Sushchin, 43…

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  • DOJ to charge four in Yahoo hacks

    … DOJ to charge four in Yahoo hacks It seems that the Yahoo hacks have been in the news forever. For the past few months we’ve been hearing about hack after hack after hack that exposed hundreds of millions of accounts to the masses. The data breaches were so bad not only did it cause Verizon to ask for a $350 million dollar discount…

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  • Yahoo CEO takes massive financial hit over breaches

    … Yahoo CEO takes massive financial hit over breaches Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has been penalized financially for the massive security breaches that have taken place on her watch. You can read bout some of those breaches from our blog’s archive. In an SEC filing Yahoo said that Mayer did not receive her annual bonus for 2016 because certain senior…

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  • Cloud connected child’s toy leads to personal data breach

    … Cloud connected child’s toy leads to personal data breach As seen on TV toy CloudPets is actually a pretty clever concept. By using a smart phone app a traveling parent or a relative that lives far away can leave a voice message to a child on one of the stuffed animals. Except there’s that one inherent problem that affects any device connected…

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  • Yahoo reveals that hack was worse than previously thought

    … Yahoo reveals that hack was worse than previously thought It seems that getting any kind of vital information out of tech dinosaur Yahoo is like pulling teeth, from a rabid badger. It was made public recently that Yahoo’s infamous hack that compromised 500 million accounts was worse than just stolen passwords. Now Yahoo is revealing that some…

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  • Why I’m Blaming WordPress For Its Own Security Flaws

    … Last year I wrote about a website got hacked and received a severe Google penalty. This really put website security on my radar, and I wrote a follow-up about performing basic site security scans to thwart most automated hacking scripts. Since then I’ve developed my web security offering and am helping more and more clients with implementing…

    Barry Adams/ State of Digitalin SEO Blogging- 21 readers -
  • The world’s worst passwords of 2016

    … The world’s worst passwords of 2016 The worst passwords of 2016 have been released and once again there are no surprises. Keeper Security studied the passwords of 10 million online accounts that were hacked and released the 25 most commonly used passwords in these hacked accounts. 123456 remains as the most commonly used password while the top…

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  • Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton Named Snap Inc. Chairman

    … Snapchat parent Snap Inc. reached into the Hollywood ranks to name a full-time chairman. Kim Masters of The Hollywood Reporter reported that Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton will leave the film, television and music giant in six months to become chairman at Snap Inc. When Sony was victimized by a major hacking attack in November 2014…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebook- 28 readers -
  • CNN uses video game footage to portray Russian hackers

    … CNN uses video game footage to portray Russian hackers As we’ve shown on this blog, one of the hot topics of 2016 was the tide of fake news that plagued the internet at large. What makes the fake news so acceptable these days is when cable news channels inadvertently engage in it. Recently, CNN was discussing the spate of news regarding so…

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