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How the Heartbleed bug works, and what passwords you need to change

Internet security experts are scrambling to patch an alarming encryption vulnerability that has exposed millions of passwords and personal information, including credit-card numbers, email accounts and a wide range of online commerce.<p><b>Latest news</b><p>The Canada Revenue Agency says about 900 customers had …

Information Security

How to protect yourself from the 'Heartbleed' bug

A major new security vulnerability dubbed Heartbleed was disclosed Monday night with severe implications for the entire Web. The bug can scrape a server's memory, where sensitive user data is stored, including private data such as usernames, passwords, and credit card numbers.<p>It's an extremely …

BlackBerry is willing to stop making phones if they keep losing money

BlackBerry CEO John Chen has long made it obvious that he wants to turn a profit by 2016, but it's now clear that nothing will stand in the way of that goal -- not even his company's smartphones. While devices are still part of the plan, Chen tells <i>Bloomberg</i> and <i>Reuters</i> that he wants to avoid …

Your Twitter Password Was Safe From Heartbleed. Other Social Sites? TBD.

This is going to get worse before it gets better.<p>News of “Heartbleed,” one of the most catastrophic security vulnerabilities the Web has ever seen, broke earlier this week. In a nutshell, it’ll soon be time to change almost every website password you have.<p>Almost, but not all.<p>If you’ve got a Twitter …

Japan told to halt Antarctic whaling by international court

The international court of justice (ICJ) has ordered a temporary halt to Japan’s annual slaughter of whales in the Southern Ocean after concluding that the hunts are not, as Japan claims, conducted for scientific research.<p>The UN court’s decision, by a 12-4 majority among a panel of judges, casts …

Report: N. Korea fires on South during North's military drills; South responds

North and South Korean artillery batteries exchanged hundreds of shells across their western sea border Monday, a day after North Korea warned it was preparing to test another nuclear device.<p>About 100 of the 500 shells North Korea fired into the Yellow Sea strayed across the line separating the two …

A 'Highly Unusual' Triple Threat of Storms Over North America

Climate Change Is Here Now, Says UN Report

It's not the future: It's here now.<p>Lower Manhattan underwater from rising seas during hurricane Sandy; wildfires - many more of them like the one in …

Did Google just doom the lot of small-scale cloud providers?

About a year ago, I wrote a post comparing cloud computing providers to fast-food chains. I called Amazon(s amzn) Web Services the McDonald’s of the …

Muslim Council Forbids Wildlife Crime in Religious Call to Action

In a landmark decision, Indonesia’s most influential Muslim Council has issued the first-ever edict, or <i>fatwa</i>, to protect endangered wildlife. The …

10 Surprising Ways to Teach Kids to Love Nature

As the weather starts to improve, it's the perfect time to get kids out and about and show them the joy of nature. It doesn't have to be a structured thing--in fact, unstructured is almost always better when it comes to kids and nature.<p>If you're looking for a little inspiration, here's a list of …

Never push a loyal person to the point where they no longer care

No!<p>It’s a simple fact that you can never be productive if you take on too many commitments — you simply spread yourself too thin and will not be able …

Neurosurgeons successfully implant 3D printed skull

A 22-year-old woman from the Netherlands who suffers from a chronic bone disorder -- which has increased the thickness of her skull from 1.5cm to …

Google launches price war in the cloud

The online storage wars got more intense last week when Google Drive GOOG, -0.92% slashed prices for people who want to store their videos, photos …

Who Buried the $10 Million in Coins Found by a California Couple—and Why?

What they found, where it's from—and what are the odds?<p>The dream of discovering buried treasure came true for a California couple who found a real pot of gold while walking their dog. The largest such hoard ever found in the U.S. is comprised of 1,411 gold coins, minted between 1847 and 1894, worth …

Copy of Mein Kampf signed by Hitler sells for $65,000

<b>An autographed two-volume set of Adolf Hitler's Nazi manifesto Mein Kampf has sold at auction in Los Angeles for $64,850 (£38,700).</b><p>The books date from 1925 and 1926 and were purchased by an anonymous US buyer, auctioneer Nate Sanders said.<p>Hitler inscribed the cloth-bound volumes, one a first …

If Bitcoin Is So Secure, Why Have There Been Dozens of Bitcoin Bank Robberies And Millions In Losses?

Bitcoin.org, the semi-official voice of the Bitcoin community, says "the whole system is protected by heavily peer-reviewed cryptographic algorithms like those used for online banking. No organization or individual can control Bitcoin, and the network remains secure even if not all of its users can …

Tracked Since Birth: The Rise Of Extreme Baby Monitoring

Does tracking a baby’s every movement, cry, and wet diaper mean happier parents and healthier infants, or are we turning our kids into Tamagotchis for no reason?<p>Elle Lucero has been tracked since birth.<p>For the first 10 months of her life, her mother, Yasmin, kept detailed records of Elle’s sleep …

The Science Behind NASA's Next Mars Mission

4 Pilots Who Say They've Seen UFOs

More than 3,500 documented sightings of “Unidentified Aerial Phenomena” by pilots have been recorded by the National Aviation Reporting Center on …

3 Fictional Stories That Later Came True—Details Eerily Similar

1. Edgar Allan Poe Seems to Foretell Death of Richard Parker by Cannibalism<p><i>Edgar Allan Poe (U.S. Library of Congress)</i><p>In the 19th century, Edgar Allan …

Typhoon Haiyan in Pictures

International Space Station: Malware Taken to International Space Station Via USB Drive

<b>International Space Station malware is apparently a problem due to Russian cosmonauts infecting it via USB drives. After returning from the</b> …

Space Exploration

Typhoon spared center of Philippines' economy

Typhoon's impact in the Philippines could reach $14 billion, according to early estimates.<p>While Typhoon Haiyan undoubtedly killed many thousands of people, the storm's path may have spared the Philippines from an even worse economic catastrophe.<p>The storm took an estimated $14 billion toll on its …

New Hammerhead Shark Discovered Off South Carolina Coast

A new hammerhead shark species was discovered off the coast of South Carolina.<p>The new species, Sphyrna gilberti, looks extremely similar to the …

Apache2 Ubuntu Default Page: It works

Zombies roam the animal kingdom — and some of them may be after us

The zombies in "World War Z" are just actors — but in the animal world, zombies are a fact of life. Evolution can come up with some fiendish twists: For example, there are some species that bend other creatures to their will to keep their bizarre life cycles going. Or just to feast on their …