AP returns to Twitter after hack — but where are its 2 million followers?

  SUMMARY:The Twitter account of the Associated Press has been restored nearly 20 hours after it was suspended following a hacking incident. But, as of Wednesday morning, 95 percent of its followers are missing. The Associated Press is back on Twitter after yesterday’s hacking incident, which roiled financial markets with a fake tweet about explosions at ...

A beginner’s guide to building botnets—with little assembly required

This was originally posted on Arstechnica. For a few hundred dollars, you can get tools and 24/7 support for Internet crime. Enlarge Original photo by Michael Kappel / Remixed by Aurich Lawson Have a plan to steal millions from banks and their customers but can’t write a line of code? Want to get rich quick ...

Yes, “design flaw” in 1Password is a problem, just not for end users

This was originally posted on Arstechnica. It may very well be time for a new and improved hashing function. Over the past 48 hours, Internet security forums have buzzed with news about a newly discovered technique that allows crackers to make an impressive 3 million guesses per second when trying to find the passcode that ...