As if worrying about your PC and smartphones weren't enough, now you've got to go on the defensive when it comes to your wireless routers. According to reports from the SANS Institute's Internet Storm Center (ISC), customers out of a Wyoming ISP have reported compromised Linksys routers. The culprit? Malware known only as "TheMoon," malicious software that first compromises Linksys routers and then scans for other devices that may very well be vulnerable.
Google will once again play host to the Pwnium hacking contest to draw star hackers and crackers out of the woodwork. Prizes up to $2.7 million total will go to anyone who can hack Chrome OS so Google can better patch specific exploits and issues. If you're up to the task, there are several cash prizes at stake, which you could take home as an individual or a member of a team.
It's one thing to claw your way to the top of the lightsaber-swinging heap -- to let Yoda ride in your backpack and relentlessly crush your self-esteem the old-fashioned way. It's something else entirely, however, to cheat the system and un-balance the Force with your ill-gotten loots. The latter, BioWare claims, is the reason it can justify controversial temporary bans handed out to lower level SWTOR players who've ventured to the level 40 planet of Ilum. But is that really all there is to it?