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New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

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The NYU Center for Cybersecurity is a collaboration among NYU School of Law, NYU Tandon School of Engineering, the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, and other NYU schools and departments. Maxwell Aliapoulios, a PhD student and researcher at the center, received advance access to GabLeaks and briefly reviewed the data. (Photo by Nina Schifano, Alana Beyer and Jake Capriotti. Staff Illustration by Alex Tran)

Transparency collective publishes 70 gigabytes of data hacked from right-wing social media network

NYU researchers believe that GabLeaks data will reveal insights into right-wing, fascist and white supremacist politics and organizing but are concerned about the ethics of using hacked private information.
Trace Miller, News Editor March 8, 2021

The nonprofit transparency collective Distributed Denial of Secrets (DDoS) released 70 gigabytes of hacked user accounts, passwords, direct messages and public and private posts...

The advancement of technology is accelerating exponentially. The NYU Alliance for Public Interest Technology was launched this week. (Staff Photo by Euan Prentis)

NYU Sophomores Stumble Upon IT Hack

Herman Lee, Staff Writer May 1, 2017
Two Tandon students have discovered a vulnerability in the NYU Print Service software that allows hackers to take full control of any computer as long as they are on the same WiFi network as their victims.
To encourage NYU students to enter the world of cyber security, Tandon created a scholarship.

This Tandon Scholarship Wants You to Hack It Up

Htoo Min, Contributing Writer November 15, 2016
Tandon created a new full-ride scholarship for aspiring hackers.
NYU Hack Worrisome

NYU Hack Worrisome

WSN Editorial Board October 7, 2016
The recent hack on NYU reflects a serious widespread problem the university needs to immediately address.
Yahoo Hacking Scandal is a Wake-Up Call

Yahoo Hacking Scandal is a Wake-Up Call

Jack Campbell, Contributing Writer October 6, 2016
Both people and the websites they visit must be willing to take action in the interest of online security.
Steinhardt senior Kaitlin Gu was one of the two NYU students who helped start the project.

Watch Out, Tech World — NYU Students Launch All-Women Hackathon

Polina Buchak, Video Editor April 20, 2016
NYU students organized the Flawless Hacks hackathon to support women coders.
A malicious program built into mobile devices can rapidly deteriorate the hardware, potentially rendering the device useless.

NYU study investigates phone-killing ‘disease’

Alice Zhang, Staff Writer October 26, 2015
NYU scientists published a paper looking at how attackers can infect your smartphone with a "digital disease" designed to rapidly age and wear out the device's insides.

Campus-wide WiFi outage wreaks havoc among students

Alex Bazeley, News Editor September 23, 2015
NYU internet went dark on Monday night with outages lasting through Tuesday morning.
Hacking event  capitalizes  on Bitcoin

Hacking event capitalizes on Bitcoin

Alex Bazeley, Deputy News Editor November 17, 2014
Students worked for 24 hours to create innovative platforms incorporating Bitcoin.
Students gather at Poly to develop hacks for Ebola aid.

Hackers build tools to combat Ebola

Alex Bazeley, Deputy News Editor November 3, 2014
NYU hosts 24-hour Ebola themed hackathon.
HackNY winner Dan Cadden, a junior at Temple University, presents his hack, CalClash.

NYU hosts 24-hour hacking marathon

Valentina Duque Bojanini, News Editor October 20, 2014
Coverage of the annual NYU Hackathon hosted by the NYU Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences.