Ambient bus arrival monitor from hacked Linksys WRT54GL.
Transport for London has a wonderful service called Countdown
that can give live bus arrival times. For example, here's a page showing live buses passing No. 10 Downing St
. Underlying this is a simple JSON API that, while not public, seems to be usable by the average programmer. So with its details deciphered (hardly hard since the web site uses the API) John Graham-Cumming set about building an ambient bus monitor into a model London bus. The idea is to glance at the model bus and see the times of the next two real buses you're likely to want to catch, and know when to leave the house.
posted by netbros
on Mar 20, 2012 -
A blogger for information security firm Imperva reports the discovery
of a hacker site
offering root access on US & foreign government, military & educational sites for sale for prices ranging from $55 to $499, or just database records for the reasonable price of $20/1000. Besides US sites the hacker(s) also offer government servers in India, Taiwan & Italy. The hacker(s) also provide what they claim is proof
of their access for the skeptical or cautious buyer. No credit card offers, please - the only currency they accept is Liberty Reserve
posted by scalefree
on Jan 21, 2011 -
(you may have heard of it) has been hacked. At 01:26am EST the DNS records were changed and Twitter is offline, replaced by a message from the Iranian Cyber Army... [more inside]
posted by sycophant
on Dec 17, 2009 -
[O]ne muggy day in mid-August , [Diebold consultant Chris] Hood was surprised to see the president of Diebold's election unit, Bob Urosevich, arrive in Georgia from his headquarters in Texas. With the primaries looming, Urosevich was personally distributing a "patch," a little piece of software designed to correct glitches in the computer program. "We were told that it was intended to fix the clock in the system, which it didn't do," Hood says. "The curious thing is the very swift, covert way this was done. . . . It was an unauthorized patch, and they were trying to keep it secret from the state," Hood told me. "We were told not to talk to county personnel about it. I received instructions directly from Urosevich. It was very unusual that a president of the company would give an order like that and be involved at that level."
- Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Will the Next Election be Hacked?
posted by Saucy Intruder
on Sep 22, 2006 -
"Then we realized that somehow an insane god had taken control of our world and was out to kill us all."
Subscribers of the multiplayer online game "Shadowbane" were in for a shock Tuesday evening when they realized the game system had been hacked, and the rules fundamentally altered, and not in a good way (unless you happen to like mayhem). While this ended up being a "no harm, no foul" scenario, as everything was eventually set right, it was breaking new ground in terms of the uses of hacking. In a world where characters in these games are sold via EBay, and nearly half a million people subscribe to Everquest, how long before legitimate (non "fun and games") version of what just happened occurs?
posted by jonson
on Jun 1, 2003 -
Hacked Palestinian Sites Play Long Flash Movie of Pro-Israel Images
Alnakba.com, a political site, is here.
It and alquds.com, a newspaper's site, are hosted by Intertech
, a PA ISP. I've also found at least one other Intertech site that has been defaced (1
). The Flash file includes a list of names of Israeli citizens killed by Palestinians. At the end, the author has placed a link to his e-mail, "firstname.lastname@example.org." In the source, the hacker identifies as "Hacked By shmaya / Israeli Operation Force. email- email@example.com."
The movie is displayed though a single frame whose source is here
. That site points to a message board
. A mirror of Alquds is here
posted by rschram
on Apr 15, 2002 -
Bravenet Hacked - Damned hackers
I think I found why my page wasn't loading right. They even have a question about it making pages load wrong. Mine was loading like molasses.
Sigh. I need to go find a new counter.
posted by Dome-O-Rama
on Mar 5, 2002 -
keeps looping back to our own machines at work. At home, it comes up non-existant yet it's showed up in my server logs. network solutions has a listing for it. Anyone else getting bizarre results with this domain?
posted by Zebulun
on Sep 13, 2001 -
(In)famous anti-gay site hacked
) - The defacement says, in part, "nothin against 'First Amendment hosting' we support u just not some of ur sites
". So if I understand correctly, they support the first amendment as long as they agree with what is being said? Doesn't this seem a poor form of protest?
posted by revbrian
on Jul 24, 2001 -
Win XP's Product Activation as a breeze to hack.
Provided that RC1 still ships as is and you keep your RAM locked at a fixed number of sticks, it's simply a matter of keeping a backup of a DBL file. For all the ballyhoo, it's amazing that something this obvious slipped under the cracks. With WPA this sloppy, is this the only half-hearted facet of Windows XP?
posted by ed
on Jul 17, 2001 -
VSA Partners hacked?
VSA Partners, designers of MarchFirst's website (among others) appears to have a hacked link in their portfolio. Can't include a direct link (thanks Flash), but click on Work / Portfolio, then on the, uh, 3rd box from the right on the bottom row. The link in your status bar should read "at kearney". I get the feeling it's been up for awhile, and I doubt they even know it's there. Serves them right for having this ridiculous abstract navigation.
posted by robbie01
on Apr 29, 2001 -
A new era in movie piracy
. These guys managed to hack Microsoft's MPEG 4 codec, and have provided a means of ripping DVD movies to this new format (check the readme file). The little program they have on their site will "update" your Windows Media Player to be able to play the new divx format.
The compression is comparable to current .avi and .mpg formats, but the image quality is near-DVD. Wow. I just watched "Disturbing Behaviour" in this new format and I must say I'm very impressed. No ugly chunky blocks like with MPEG. I dunno if I'd ever pay to see movies in the theatre again. Heh, sure sounds familiar eh? (*cough* MP3 *cough*) Looks like there might be some big new players joining the RIAA real soon. :)
posted by PWA_BadBoy
on May 8, 2000 -
So the DVD copy protection was cracked,
and it's interesting to hear the comments from the industry. The DVD Forum's release makes the hackers sound awful. The DVD folks feel like they've been ripped off. Can't these motion picture and DVD industry folks see this as a good thing? A couple hackers decrypted what was supposed to be a secure format and they're horrified? They should be horrified at the idiots that created the weak 'protection' in the first place. These hackers just did the industry a great service. They found a gaping security hole before good recordable DVDs ever came out! I'm surprised hackers are vilified instead of being offered lucrative positions as security experts.
posted by mathowie
on Nov 3, 1999 -