Kaspersky Customer Database Exposed
Fox news says you can hack a computer wirelessly. I believe a trusted news source way more than a nerd like you.
Ok so this is flame bait, but really, you can hack computers wirelessly :(
And its on OS X :( Doh.
All that involves is getting someone to connect to an access point. Of course no one would ever connect to an unsecured access point called linksys, and it's not like your computer won't auto connect to previously used AP.
This is an example and obviously fixed, however I'd be willing to bet that other bugs that work in a similar manner on all OS's exist (or will exist shortly.)
Murdoch's Hacker Speaks Out
Well figuring that there are 17 million xbox 360's in the world (give or take I believe) lets say 1% of them install a modchip, assuming it costs 50$ to manufacture them (this is most likely ridiculously high) I bet you can charge 100$ for the chip that runs the program he writes if it lets you play on live guaranteed forever (current chips run 60$ and you have a solid chance of being banned).
Which is what I assume this quote is referring to. Additionally keep in mind that every app pen test researcher out there working for a consulting company gets 200-250$/hr even if they are 1 week out of college. So that 100k only pays for 10 weeks of work, nothing on a project of this scope.
Ok so for the 100k the company gets a cheap they can sell at a profit margin of 50$ for 170k customers. Which gets them 8.5 million dollars (I think this is a conservative number but what do I know.).
I would agree with his decision.