I Dared 2 Hackers to Destroy My Life

Last year, after reporting on the hacks of Sony Pictures, JPMorgan Chase, Ashley Madison, and other major companies, I got curious about what it felt like to be on the victim’s side of a giant data breach, in a time when so much of our lives is contained in these giant, fragile online containers. So I decided to stage an experiment that, in hindsight, sounds like a terrible idea: I invited two of the world’s most elite hackers (neither of whom I’d ever met) to spend two weeks hacking me as deeply and thoroughly as they could, using all of the tools at their disposal.

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John McAfee on His FBI iPhone Hack Offer

Here’s one that will be of interest to anyone that cares about computer security.  Maximum PC recently spoke to John McAfee, the antivirus creator who became infamous a few years ago for his adventures in Belize, about his recent offer to help the FBI break into the iPhone owned by the San Bernadino shooter. McAfee hopes that by hacking the phone himself, Apple will no longer be compelled to create a backdoor.

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Magnolia Health- Victim of Spoofed Email Phishing Scam

Magnolia Health is the latest healthcare provider to report a data breach caused by an employee responding to an spoofed email phishing scam. The data breach affects employees of Magnolia Health Corporation as well as those employed at facilities managed by MHC subsidiaries Kaweah Manor, Inc., Merritt Manor, Inc., Porterville Convalescent Inc., Twin Oaks Assisted Living, Inc., and Twin Oaks Rehabilitation and Nursing Center Inc.

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