Introducing the Gawker Media SecureDrop

Gawker Media runs on tips and leaks from people with information to share. To make that sharing as private as possible, we are announcing our newest, most secure method for sending things to our reporters and editors: the Gawker Media SecureDrop. » 3/11/15 10:11am 3/11/15 10:11am

9 Facts About Computer Security That Experts Wish You Knew

Every day, you hear about security flaws, viruses, and evil hacker gangs that could leave you destitute — or, worse, bring your country to its knees. But what's the truth about these digital dangers? We asked computer security experts to separate the myths from the facts. Here's what they said. » 3/04/15 2:05pm 3/04/15 2:05pm

Lenovo Joins the Malevolent Side of the Online Advertising Industry

On Wednesday evening, the news began to break on Twitter. Computer security analysts had discovered something nefarious about a piece of advertising software called Superfish, which comes pre-installed on cheap Lenovo laptops like the Yoga 2. Superfish was leaving the laptops wide open to takeover by malicious… » 2/20/15 2:10pm 2/20/15 2:10pm

Report: Lieutenant Called "The Cleaner" Also Steelers Security Chief 

ESPN's Outside The Lines is reporting today that the head of security for the Pittsburgh Steelers since 2001 has at the same time continued working as a high-ranking law enforcement officer in the Allegheny County Sheriff's Office. This sure looks like a potential conflict of interest, and ESPN's Steve Fainaru and » 1/22/15 9:08pm 1/22/15 9:08pm

Hackers Are Attacking PSN and Xbox Because Christmas Spirit Is Dead

Since late last night, it looks like a bunch of hackers have been attacking the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live online gaming services. Merry Christmas 2014, everyone! » 12/25/14 2:14pm 12/25/14 2:14pm

5 Million Online Passwords Leaked, Check Yours Now [Updated]

According to the Daily Dot, nearly 5 million usernames and passwords associated with Gmail accounts have been leaked on a Russian Bitcoin forum. Here's what you should know. » 9/10/14 8:55am 9/10/14 8:55am

In Sochi, Every Single Phone and Laptop Is Definitely Getting Hacked

Say you're going to Sochi for the Winter Olympics. You've magically found a hotel that's actually complete and not full of trash and construction equipment. Crisis averted, right? Not quite—because as NBC Nightly News' experiment shows, your computer or smartphone could be hacked in seconds in Sochi. Hackers will be… » 2/05/14 1:05pm 2/05/14 1:05pm

Good Thing This Oakland A's Security Guard Wore A Helmet

Because he doesn't move out of the way. He barely flinches. And he calmly acts like that baseball didn't just carom off the side of his head. » 6/13/13 11:36am 6/13/13 11:36am

Chargers Games May Have Been Staffed With Illegal Child Labor

The Department of Labor is investigating whether the staffing company contracted to work Chargers games has been using unpaid high schoolers as security, ticket takers, and head coach. » 12/07/12 10:40am 12/07/12 10:40am

This Looks Like A Fortified Sniper's Nest At The Super Bowl

Some photos with no backstory are making the rounds, showing what appears to be an Indianapolis police sniper checking out his post in the rafters of Lucas Oil Stadium in the hours or days before the Super Bowl, a post that would be manned when the game began. Yes, we know there's nothing surprising about trained… » 2/07/12 7:35pm 2/07/12 7:35pm

Some Cop Left Security Plans For The 2012 Olympics On A London Commuter…

After being found on Jan. 5, the secret dossier was given to The Sun newspaper, which gave it back to the police. » 1/17/12 12:35pm 1/17/12 12:35pm

Boise State Calls Mississippi State's Misspelling And Raises Em A…

Your morning roundup for Sept. 17, a day we pour one out for the late Jeffrey Jarrett. Got any stories or photos for us? Tip your editors. » 9/17/11 9:15am 9/17/11 9:15am

Yankees Accidentally Leak Personal Info Of 20,000 Season Ticket Holders

The New York Yankees accidentally distributed a file containing information on more than 20,000 season ticket accounts. The spreadsheet contains account numbers, names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses, and was mistakenly sent to thousands of current clients. » 4/27/11 6:07pm 4/27/11 6:07pm