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Ambulance crew receive angry note on vehicle because they left it in a residential parking space on 999 call out

An ambulance crew were allegedly abused by a resident who left angry note on their emergency response vehicle saying “I don’t give a s*** if the whole street collapsed” - after they parked it in a residential bay/<p>Paramedics were left stunned after finding a note demanding they moved their ambulance …

Sociology

China’s great leap forward in science

Chinese investment is paying off with serious advances in biotech, computing and space. Are they edging ahead of the west?<p>I first met Xiaogang Peng in the summer of 1992 at Jilin University in Changchun, in the remote north-east of China, where he was a postgraduate student in the department of …

China

Google Discloses Microsoft Edge Security Feature Bypass

Google has gone public with details about a Microsoft Edge vulnerability that attackers could abuse and bypass one of the browser's security features …

Information Security

Ethereum founder warns cryptocurrencies 'could drop to near zero at any time'

The founder of Ethereum, the second most valuable cryptocurrency in the world, has warned that cryptocurrencies "could drop to near zero at any time."<p>To those interested in investing, 24-year-old Russian-Canadian programmer and writer Vitalik Buterin also suggested: "Don't put in more money than …

Cryptocurrency

Google Pixel 2 users report warming phones and shortened battery life

If you've noticed your Pixel 2 running warm lately or found its battery life to suddenly be shortened, you're not alone. As <i>9to5Google</i> points out, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL users are reporting on Reddit and Google's Pixel User Community that their phones are having some issues since they installed …

Google Pixel

030: Apple Park pains, Subaru’s CarPlay, and Apple Watch impact | 9to5Mac Daily

Today we’ve got a fun story out of Apple Park, the latest new CarPlay option, HP pushing Apple products, and a stunning story about Apple Watch.<p>9to5Mac Daily is available on iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Overcast and other …

Apple Park

Hackers are using Google Play Store apps to secretly mine cryptocurrency on your Android phone

Sophos identified 19 apps in the Google Play Store that mine the cryptocurrency Monero<p>19 Android apps that secretly mine the cryptocurrency Monero …

Google Play

How cryptocurrency is holding us back from finding life on another planet

Crypto miners are snatching up all the GPUs, which astronomical researchers need to grok their data.<p>Building a slide deck, pitch, or presentation? …

Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency mining GPU demand hampers scientific research

Researchers, alongside gamers, are becoming frustrated due to the hardware shortages.<p>Scientists involved in projects which need advanced computer …

Computer Science

Authorities deactivate transit pass implanted in biohacker's hand

Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow-Meow couldn't just toss away his New South Wales transit pass even after he found out that it got deactivated while he was on a trip to the US. See, Meow-Meow (yes, that is his legal name) cut the chip out of the travel card, encased it in biocompatible plastic and had it …

New South Wales

10 Free Must-Read Machine Learning E-Books For Data Scientists AI Engineers

Introduction<p>So you love reading but can’t afford to splurge too much money on books? Quite a lot of the data science and machine learning books out …

Machine Learning

Windows 10 security: Google exposes how malicious sites can exploit Microsoft Edge

Microsoft misses Google's 90-day deadline, so Google has published details of an exploit mitigation bypass.<p><i>Video: Job-offer malware linked to North</i> …

Cybersecurity

AndroRAT: New Android malware strain can hijack older phones

Latest version of AndroRAT adds ability to steal browsing history, take front facing photos, screenshots and more -- and millions of older devices …

Information Security

Price of Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple surges as European Central Bank dismisses cryptocurrency ban fears

The price of Bitcoin and other major cryptocurrencies is on the climb today after the European Central Bank dismissed fears of an imminent ban.<p>Last …

Cryptocurrency

Google’s Chrome ad blocking arrives tomorrow and this is how it works

Google is enabling its built-in ad blocker for Chrome tomorrow (February 15th). Chrome’s ad filtering is designed to weed out some of the web’s most annoying ads, and push website owners to stop using them. Google is not planning to wipe out all ads from Chrome, just ones that are considered bad …

Digital Advertising

Don’t use Huawei phones, say heads of FBI, CIA, and NSA

The US intelligence community is still worried about Chinese tech giants’ government ties<p>The heads of six major US intelligence agencies have warned that American citizens shouldn’t use products and services made by Chinese tech giants Huawei and ZTE. According to a report from <i>CNBC</i>, the …

Huawei

Hackers exploit zero-day flaw in Telegram to mine cryptocurrency

Cyber thugs have been exploiting a zero-day flaw in the Telegram Messenger desktop app in order to mine for cryptocurrencies or to install a backdoor …

Kaspersky Lab

Shock horror! Telegram messaging app proves insecure yet again!

Telegram has fixed a security flaw in its desktop app that hackers spent several months exploiting to install remote-control malware and …

Information Security

Skype bug could allow malicious attacker ‘system’ level access, Microsoft says fix is ‘too much work’

A nasty Skype bug could allow a malicious attacker to gain “system” level access, if exploited. The bug is applicable on both macOS and Windows desktop platforms.<p>However, Microsoft says that fixing the bug will take “too much work”, stating that it would require a full rewrite of the application to …

Information Security

Update fail causes Uconnect to experience endless reboots

Oh, you actually wanted to *use* that backup camera? Whoopsie!<p>Over-the-air updates are convenient, because you can receive updates to your car's hardware without visiting the dealer. They can also be horrifically inconvenient, as evidenced by a recent Fiat Chrysler screw-up.<p>This week, Fiat Chrysler …

Windows password decryption possible from dump files, mounting offline partitions

An attacker could extract your windows password without even having write access to a computer, provided they have this new tool.<p>Building a slide …

Linux

Telegram zero-day let hackers spread backdoor and cryptocurrency-mining malware

Attacks first took place in March 2017 and are being carried out by Russian cybercrime gangs, says Kaspersky Lab.<p>A zero-day vulnerability in Telegram …

Kaspersky Lab

Skype can't fix a nasty security bug without a massive code rewrite

The bug grants a low-level user access to every corner of the operating system.<p>A security flaw in Skype's updater process can allow an attacker to …

Information Security

LoopX pulls exit scam, walks away with $4.5m in investor cryptocurrency

The startup's last ICO was the finale of a scammer's performance.<p>LoopX has pulled an exit scam after launching a series of Initial Coin Offerings …

Cryptocurrency

What’s new in Windows 10 security features: The anti-ransomware edition

With the new era of Windows as a service, Microsoft is rolling out changes to the operating system twice a year. Many of those changes will allow you …

Security

A student failed an assignment because her professor believed Australia 'is not a country'

A professor at Southern New Hampshire University failed one of her student's assignments because the professor incorrectly thought Australia "is not a country," according to a report in BuzzFeed News.<p>Australia is, in fact, a country.<p>The student, Ashley Arnold, is working towards an online sociology …

Australia

Wish you could log into someone's Netgear box without a password? Summon a &genie=1

Get patching – there's this auth bypass and loads of other bugsIf you're using a Netgear router at home, it's time to get patching. The networking …

Information Security

Bitcoin May Evolve Into What Everyone Fears, Mathematicians Say

Prices of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin may never stabilize, and digital tokens risk simply ending up being a bubble.<p>Using mathematical modeling …

Cryptocurrency

Apple Watch detects diabetes with 85% accuracy

Figuring out if you have diabetes could soon be as easy as strapping on an Apple Watch.<p>A new study from Cardiogram shows that by using heart rate monitors on wearables like the Apple Watch, neural networks can now detect whether the wearer has early signs of diabetes with astonishing …

Diabetes

Here's How Much it Costs to Mine 1 Bitcoin in the U.S.

While still profitable, bitcoin mining margins are plunging in the U.S. of late.<p>Cryptocurrencies may have hit their first real hiccup in more than a …

Cryptocurrency