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Stolen nude photos and hacked defibrillators: is this the future of ransomware?

Hackers behind attacks such as WannaCry might not have become hugely rich, but that doesn’t mean they are going to give up any time soon<p>The destructive potential of ransomware, the malicious software that is used to extort money from victims, is huge: in the first half of 2017, two major outbreaks, …

Cybersecurity

A Massive Ransomware 'Explosion' Is Hitting Targets All Over the World

Targets include a Spanish telco, and recent disruption of UK hospitals may be connected too.<p>On Friday, multiple organizations, including hospitals and telecommunications companies, reported falling victim to ransomware, and researchers said a worldwide campaign of attacks was ongoing. However, the …

Your 'Anonymous' Browsing Data Isn't Actually Anonymous

Researchers said it was "trivial" to identify users and view their browsing habits in purchased 'anonymous' browsing data.<p>In August 2016, a data broker received a phone call from a woman named Anna Rosenberg, who worked for a small startup in Tel Aviv. Rosenberg claimed she was training a neural …

Need a new password? Don't choose one of these 306 million

Troy Hunt, the security expert behind Have I Been Pwned (HIBP), has released 306 million previously-pwned passwords in a bid to help individuals and companies ramp up their online security. The passwords have been mined from dozens of data breaches, and now anyone can download them for free.<p>HIBP …

Cybersecurity

This strange spot in the Atlantic is resisting global warming. Scientists think they know why.

A mysterious “warming hole” in the North Atlantic Ocean, an anomalous zone of <b></b>cooling temperatures which has fascinated and puzzled scientists for the past few years, may be evidence of more troubling <b></b>processes at work.<p>A new study, just out in the journal Nature Climate Change, has joined a growing …

Larsen C ice shelf that set free huge iceberg in Antarctic is still changing and could destabilise even more, scientists say

The huge iceberg that detached from the Larsen C ice shelf is travelling away from it, according to scientists that are tracking it.<p>And ice shelf is …

Global Warming

Focus is a muscle: Connor O'Leary at TEDxUIUC

Unwavering Focus | Dandapani | TEDxReno

YouTube

Scientists Have Used CRISPR to Edit a Human Embryo in The US For The First Time

Humanity just took a big step forward.<p>Researchers in Portland, Oregon have, for the first time, edited a human embryo in the US.<p>This work adds to the …

'Major scale' malware targets your Mac through email scams

Mac users are increasingly being targeted by malware after years of being relatively safe, and that means they're facing attacks that other users have unfortunately come to expect for a while. Check Point researchers have discovered Dok, the first "major scale" trojan that targets macOS through an …

Phishing

What goes on inside the brain of a psychopath?

It is well known that psychopaths can commit violent, and often criminal, acts. But the precise neural mechanisms that underlie this behavior have …

Neuroscience

A Woman Is On Track To Become The First Female Navy SEAL

It's been over 18 months since the Pentagon announced women can serve in front-line combat positions. And although she has a long road of intense …

How Microsoft's "divide and conquer" AI mastered Ms. Pac-Man

Artificial intelligence researchers have long used games to train their machine learning algorithms. A team of researchers at Microsoft has recently …

A Team of Scientists Just Made Food From Electricity — and it Could be the Solution to World Hunger

The Electric Bioreactor Farm<p>Finnish researchers have created a batch of single-cell protein that is nutritious enough to serve for dinner using a …

The data that transformed AI research—and possibly the world

In 2006, Fei-Fei Li started ruminating on an idea.<p>Li, a newly-minted computer science professor at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, saw her colleagues across academia and the AI industry hammering away at the same concept: a better algorithm would make better decisions, regardless of the …

Deep Learning

Why there’s no such thing as a gifted child

When Maryam Mirzakhani died at the tragically early age of 40 this month, the news stories talked of her as a genius. The only woman to win the Fields Medal – the mathematical equivalent of a Nobel prize – and a Stanford professor since the age of 31, this Iranian-born academic had been on a roll …

Education

The IMF cuts its U.S. growth forecast, citing Trump’s unfulfilled promises

The International Monetary Fund has decreased its estimate of how fast the U.S. economy will grow in coming years, a change the organization said reflects doubts about President Trump's ability to deliver on his planned agenda of tax cuts and new infrastructure spending.<p>The IMF now projects the …

Decades-Old Network Protocol Puts Companies At Risk And Refuses To Die

Twenty-five years is a very long time in the world of technology. Just look at how much computers have changed since 1992, the year when Microsoft proudly launched Windows 3.1 on a 1.44MB floppy disk. Yet, some things have lingered from those early days of the internet and now put the systems we …

Information Security

Do Smart Machines Make Better People?

<i>Humans do two things very well. What happens when we supercharge both?</i><p>Most human achievements come from two things: spotting patterns and sharing …

Here's the route of a US RQ-4 Global Hawk drone on a surveillance mission over Ukraine and Eastern Europe

U.S. RQ-4 Global Hawk UASs (Unmanned Aerial Systems) belonging to the 9th Operations Group/Detachment 4th of the U.S. Air Force deployed to Sigonella from Beale Air Force Base, California, have been flying ISR (Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance) missions in support of EUCOM, AFRICOM and …

Alleged Dark Web Kingpin Doxed Himself With His Personal Hotmail Address

Feds say alleged AlphaBay operator Alexandre Cazes welcomed users to the dark web drug market with a message that included the email address "Pimp_Alex_91@hotmail.com."<p>On Thursday, US authorities announced the seizure of the largest dark web marketplace AlphaBay. Europol and Dutch police also …

Intel lets you stick an AI brain into your USB port

Want to give your PC an IQ boost? Intel's $80 Movidius Neural Compute Stick lets you plug some computing brains into your laptop's USB port.<p>The device, geared for tinkerers and programmers, can crank out 100 billion mathematical calculations per second while consuming a paltry 1 watt of power. …

Machine Learning

Boffins start work on data centre to analyse UK infrastructure

£8m facility to help government identify and fix weaknessesThe UK has kicked off development of an £8m data analytics facility for national …

The Healthcare Industry Is in for a Rude Cybersecurity Awakening

Cybersecurity has become a primary concern for small startups and large corporations alike. Whether it’s a global ransomware attack or a minor DDoS …

Hackers are using hotel Wi-Fi to spy on guests, steal data

The DarkHotel hacking group has returned -- but this time they're focusing on a different target, using a new strain of Inexsmar malware.<p>An advanced …

This MIT neural network translates pictures of food into recipes

Take a pic, get a recipe<p>Researchers from the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed a neural network that can, in theory, “look” at an image and find the recipe for the food that’s depicted. It’s the latest addition to an increasing list of similar …

Europol Head Tells Us About its Dark Web Market Sting

“This is a massive hit—two of the top three."<p>The dark web is really shaken up. On Thursday, US authorities confirmed they had identified the alleged administrator of AlphaBay, the world's largest dark web marketplace. And European law enforcement agencies announced they had secretly taken over …

Scientists reverse brain damage in a two-year-old girl after drowning

Using a combination of oxygen therapies, doctors have been able to successfully treat a toddler who was left in water for 15 minutes<p>US scientists …

AI Is Inventing Languages Humans Can’t Understand. Should We Stop It?

Researchers at Facebook realized their bots were chattering in a new language. Then they stopped it.<p>Bob: “I can can I I everything else.”<p>Alice: “Balls have zero to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to.”<p>To you and I, that passage looks like nonsense. But what if I told you this nonsense …