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Operation Bayonet: Inside the Sting That Hijacked an Entire Dark Web Drug Market

For anyone who has watched the last few years of cat-and-mouse games on the dark web's black markets, the pattern is familiar: A contraband bazaar …

Here's everything you need to know about blockchains, the ground-breaking tech that could be as disruptive as the internet

From a 'castle' full of bitcoin millionaires to the initial coin offering (ICO) craze, it's hard to escape the chatter about how some people are building their fortunes off the new world of cryptocurrencies. But behind those cryptocurrencies sits a technology called blockchains, which some people …

Blockchain

There's a dark secret at the heart of artificial intelligence: no one really understands how it works

Last year, a strange self-driving car was released onto the quiet roads of Monmouth County, New Jersey. The experimental vehicle, developed by researchers at the chip maker Nvidia, didn't look different from other autonomous cars, but it was unlike anything demonstrated by Google, Tesla, or General …

Machine Learning

Google's DeepMind AI learns like a human to overcome 'catastrophic forgetting'

Forgetfulness is a major flaw in artificial intelligence, but researchers have just had a breakthrough in getting 'thinking' computer systems to remember.<p>Taking inspiration from neuroscience-based theories, Google’s DeepMind researchers have developed an AI that learns like a human.<p>Deep neural …

Artificial Intelligence

Can you solve the chess problem which holds key to human consciousness?

It might look like a simple chess problem, but this puzzle could finally help scientists uncover what makes the human mind so unique, and why it may never be matched by a computer.<p>75 years after Bletchley Park sought codebreakers in the Second World War by placing a crossword in The Telegraph, …

Artificial Intelligence

How AI and Deep Learning Help Explain Human Fear

<b>Researchers are breaking down the barrier between people and machines by teaching computers to recognize fear.</b>On the 4th floor of the pristine Media …

Artificial Intelligence

The rise of robots: forget evil AI – the real risk is far more insidious

It’s far more likely that robots would inadvertently harm or frustrate humans while carrying out our orders than they would rise up against us<p>When we look at the rise of artificial intelligence, it’s easy to get carried away with dystopian visions of sentient machines that rebel against their human …

Artificial Intelligence

The Internet crisis coming January 1, 2016 is way worse than Y2K

Those of us who remember the days leading up to the year 2000 remember that basically all anyone could talk about was Y2K, and how this Millennium …

A Series Of Unfortunate Tech Predictions - Artificial Intelligence and IOT are inseparable

We’ve been thinking about the Internet of Things all wrong.<p>Big data analytics for IOT software revenues will experience strong growth, reaching $81 billion by 2022 says Strategy Analytics<br>• Smart Cities will use 1.6 billion connected things in 2016 says Gartner<br>• By 2025 IOT will be a $1.6 trillion …

Artificial Intelligence

How ISIS Terrorists May Have Used PlayStation 4 To Discuss And Plan Attacks [Updated]

<i>Correction: It has not been confirmed, as originally written, that a console was found as a result of specific Belgian terror raids. Minister Jambon was speaking about tactics he knows ISIS to be using generally.</i><p>Following Friday night’s terrorist attacks in Paris which killed at least 127 people …

Call of Duty (Video Game)

ProtonMail: encrypted email provider held ransom by hackers

Email provider based in Switzerland has internet connection cut off by hackers who did not cease attack even after $6,000 ransom was paid<p>ProtonMail, a Switzerland-based encrypted email provider, was forced offline on Thursday after hackers held the company’s internet connection for ransom by using …

A Swiss email firm gives the green light for hackers to hold the Web to ransom

Today, Swiss secure email firm Protonmail paid hackers nearly $6,000 to stop them crippling its sites, reports the BBC.<p>The site, which provides a free Web based encrypted email service was sent a threatening message demanding 15 Bitcoins in exchange for holding off on a distributed denial of …

This Secure Operating System Can Protect You Even if You Get Hacked

Hackers, Government Agencies and sophisticated malware, are collecting every piece of Digital data that we transmit through our Computers, …

Hackers Compromise T-Mobile Customer Data, Steal 15 Million Records

Experian, a vendor T-Mobile used for credit checks, was hacked in a data breach that leaked the records of about 15 million people.<p>Hackers have targeted Experian, the credit agency that reviews T-Mobile’s credit applications, potentially compromising the personal information of 15 million people. …

Apple CEO Tim Cook on guns, drugs and strong encryption

NPR’s Robert Siegel put Tim Cook on spot Thursday in interview for <i>All Things Considered</i>.<p>What if, Siegel asked, a government agency came to him with …

Wfuzz - The Web Application Bruteforcer

Wfuzz is a tool designed for bruteforcing Web Applications, it can be used for finding resources not linked (directories, servlets, scripts, etc), …

.Onion Gets a Boost From IETF, IANA: Now It's a Special-Use Domain

An anonymous reader writes: <i>As tweeted by Jacob Appelbaum, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority today listed .onion as a special-use domain, and</i> …

A violência vai mudar: como os crimes irão partir do ambiente virtual para o real

Aconteceu em janeiro deste ano, em Houston, nos Estados Unidos. A babá Ashley Stanley cuidava de Samantha, um bebê de 1 ano, quando ouviu uma voz de …

Why Kevin Mitnick, the World's Most Notorious Hacker, Is Still Breaking Into Computers

Once the Internet's most-wanted hacker, Kevin Mitnick is paid big bucks to do exactly what landed him in prison 20 years ago.<p>Look no further than Kevin Mitnick’s business card to see how some things never change.<p>Cut from stainless steel, the card includes breakaway pieces of a fully functional …

Researchers Get Trolled by Chinese, Pre-Malwartized Xiaomi Mi4 was Duplicate

Recently a mobile-security firm Bluebox claimed that the brand new Xiaomi Mi4 LTE comes pre-installed with spyware/adware and a "<i>forked</i>" vulnerable …

'FREAK' — New SSL/TLS Vulnerability Explained

Another new widespread and disastrous SSL/TLS vulnerability has been uncovered that for over a decade left <b>Millions of users of Apple and Android</b> …

What the FREAK? Huge SSL security flaw stems from US government backdoor

Seven hours is all it takes to crack the encryption that is in place on some supposedly secure websites. Security experts blame the US government's …

Apple and Google 'FREAK attack' leaves millions of users vulnerable to hackers

Millions of people may have been left vulnerable to hackers while surfing the web on Apple and Google devices, thanks to a newly discovered security flaw known as “FREAK attack.”<p>There’s no evidence so far that any hackers have exploited the weakness, which companies are now moving to repair. …

Information Security