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Cryptolocker ransomware has 'infected about 250,000 PCs'

<b>A virulent form of ransomware has now infected about quarter of a million Windows computers, according to a report by security researchers.</b><p>Cryptolocker scrambles users' data and then demands a fee to unencrypt it alongside a countdown clock.<p>Dell Secureworks said that the US and UK had been worst …

Cybersecurity

Crazy currency: The more I report on Bitcoin, the weirder it gets | Ars Technica

Op-ed: Despite a year of reporting and Bitcoin's insane rise, I'm happy not to own any.<p>The first time I ever heard the word “Bitcoin” was back in …

Apple awarded stocking full of patents, including heart monitor

US Patent and Trademark Office grants Apple 23 patents on Christmas Eve, perhaps most interestingly one for an embedded heart-rate monitor. That's for you, iWatch watchers.<p>The US Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple 23 patents, including one for an embedded heart-rate monitor that …

Christmas Eve

Jersey Fouls: The 10 greatest Fouls of 2013

Jersey Fouls remain our only regret that the lockout ever ended, as NHL arenas opened their doors to allow obvious and/or moronic wearers of befouled …

Ice Hockey

Devon Wills Becomes First Woman Selected By Major League Lacrosse Team

Major League Lacrosse is set to welcome its first female player.<p>The New York Lizards picked up female goalie Devon Wills this week after she was passed over during the 2014 Supplemental Draft. Though she wasn't given a spot on the team's roster, the goalkeeper will train with the Lizards and try …

Predator Hunting: 3 Distress Calls that Will Bring Coyotes Running

<i>Photo by Franzphoto/Alamy</i><p>There's an incredible amount of calls for attracting coyotes. But when the typical rabbit distress screams don't work, try …

Mikhail Kalashnikov: The Father of 100 Million Rifles

<i>Editor's Note: Lt. Gen. Mikhail Kalashnikov, the gunsmith credited with creating the AK-47, died on Monday in the Russian city of Izhevk. He was 94.</i> …