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VTech hack: man held in Berkshire after probe into toy firm database breach

A 21-year-old man has been arrested as part of a cybercrime investigation into computer hacking at children’s electronic toymaker VTech. The suspect was detained in Bracknell, Berkshire, on Tuesday morning, the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (Serocu) said in a statement.<p>He was held on …

Computer Hacking

That Wearable Device Under Your Tree Is A Prime Target For Hackers

Wearables are atop gift lists this year as Fitbit continues to grow and Apple is expected to sell six million Watches in the next month alone. Wearable-renting company Lumoid says it receives at least one new wearable device each week saying they “sometimes can’t keep up, especially now with the …

Wearable Tech

Dell is fixing the security flaw that made it easy to steal data

PC maker Dell has announced a fix for a major security flaw found in computers that the company shipped this year. Some of its systems came preinstalled with a self-signed root certificate that makes it easy for attackers to exploit all affected systems.<p>Programmer Joe Nord found that a couple of …

Information Security

NASA Rocket Launch May Dazzle East Coast With Colored Clouds

A launch being conducted Wednesday night to test multiple new technologies being developed at NASA should make for a colorful sky, as the rocket releases harmless vapors into the air that will form blue-green clouds. Scheduled for launch from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia sometime …

Space Exploration

Roomba 980 robot smarter, yet still dumb enough to bash into walls

One of the most popular consumer robots on the market these days is the Roomba, with over 14 million units sold in the past decade. iRobot’s …