Russian Hackers Amass Over a Billion Internet Passwords
Russian crime ring has amassed the largest known collection of stolen Internet credentials, including 1.2 billion user name and password combinations and more than 500 million email addresses, security researchers say.
Finding answers to assignments and exams through Google. Downloading the .pdf files of textbooks for free and receiving previously costly services for little to no cost. Is the vast reach of the internet cutting out the amount of knowledge that we need to get by in our daily lives? Are we living in a stagnant state rather than a flourishing field?
Beautiful, Intriguing, and Illegal Ways to Map the Internet
In 2013, an anonymous hacker mapped the Internet through illegal means, and in the process exposed rampant security problems. The project, called Internet Census 2012, used 420,000 networked devices, dubbed the Carna Botnet, to ping IP addresses across the globe in 2012. Every one of the devices was either entirely unsecured with no password protection, or used the standard password "root" that comes with many off-the-shelf routers (users are supposed to change the password, but rarely do).