A UK judge has turned down the National Crime Agency's (NCA) request to force an alleged hacker to decrypt passwords from data involved in a US hacking case. Hacktivist Lauri Love, who was accused of hacking into Nasa, the US Federal Reserve and the US army, is currently fighting extradition to the US, where he faces the possibility of serving up to 99 years in prison, if found guilty.
Security firm Symantec has reported that South Korea has been affected by targeted attacks that exploited an Internet Explorer zero-day vulnerability.
According to a post on the company's blog, attackers were able to use an exploit -- dubbed Microsoft Internet Explorer Scripting Engine Remote Memory Corruption Vulnerability CVE-2016-0189 -- to execute an arbitrary code.
The rising tide of ransomware attacks worldwide has claimed a victim at Capitol Hill, and the House’s IT desk is having none of it.
Gizmodo reports that the support team issued a notification to all House staff at the end of April, explaining that it has noticed a marked increase in such attempts to lock users out of their files through Web-based email services like Yahoo Mail. As a result, it’s blocked access to it until further notice.
In addition to its number of venomous animals per capita, sunny beaches and an interminable fascination with cricket, Australia puts the world to shame when it comes to piracy. Despite a relatively small population, our fair island state leads the world in "Game of Thrones" piracy (three years running, no less).
But it's totally not our fault, says a new study conducted by Monash University. Or, at least, it explains why we don't feel so guilty about doing it.
Most app-based museum tours work like this: Stop at an artwork, tap in a number, wait for the commentary. But SFMOMA’s app was designed to keep your phone in your pocket and your eyes on the art. Codeveloped with a company called Detour, it uses your phone’s location-sensing tech to precisely triangulate your position in the museum based on a hi-res virtual map created for the museum by Apple. That way it knows exactly where you are and where you’re going—and adjusts its audio accordingly.