App-makers get a choice: Open up voluntarily or we'll pass laws forcing you to
The European Commission will push for backdoor access to end-to-end encrypted internet apps in June, according to EU Justice Commissioner Věra Jourová.…
The seven-armed octopus has been spotted only three times in the last 27 years by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. A new paper reveals that its tentacles were full of an unusual prey.
Russian puzzler soothes brain after traumatic events
Playing a game of Tetris in the aftermath of a traumatic event can help alleviate the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.…
Commentary: An unlocked Samsung phone might be the better choice.
Security researchers propose old-school gear as a covert command & control conduit
Cybercriminals managed to infect a PC in the design department of Contoso Ltd through a cleverly crafted spear-phishing campaign. Now they need a way to communicate with the compromised machine in secret.…
Nokia Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent pack away the sueball gun
After years of lobbying by computer science luminaries, Bell Labs and Alcatel-Lucent (both owned by Nokia) have relented and will allow non-commercial study of the source code for Unix Research Editions 8, 9, and 10.…
Cards Against Humanity creator Max Temkin warns against crowdfunding the purchase of Congress browsing data -- he intends to buy it and make it freely available.
Do you really want to leave this malware-serving page? No/No
Its comeback flagship phone looks and feels awesome, but Samsung will have to work out its new digital assistant's kinks.
There are many reasons to love Samsung's new phone. But these three things might make you think twice before upgrading.
Supo: Espionage rising, attacks on infrastructure falling
The Finnish Security Intelligence Service Supo is complaining that nation-state-level attackers aren’t even bothering to hide themselves from prying eyes.…
Hey FCC, when you're not busy screwing our privacy, how about those SS7 cell network security flaws, huh?
No one else seems to care, sniff politicians
US Democrats have written to America's communications watchdog the FCC complaining the mobile industry needs a kick up the backside to fix serious flaws in its networks.…
It's all just for attention at MWC. Buuuuuuurrrrrnnnnnn
While the 5G enthusiasts often hit the headlines with visions of AI-driven robots and virtual reality, many operators remain sceptical of the new business models 5G will drive, at least in the short term. Vasyl Latsanych, CMO at Russia's largest telco, MTS, echoed the sentiments Wireless Watch hears from many of its MNO research contacts – that 5G, for now, remains a series of what-ifs, with no clear answers.…
Donald Trump's FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is rolling back rules that help subsidize broadband service for the poor.
All the more reason to reject new_position_offer.docx
Recruiters are known to be a bit of a pain in the ASCII in the tech world – but how about these ones: bogus headhunters attempting to infect GitHub-using software developers.…
Rural businesses will be living the dream in 2018
nbn™, the entity building and operating Australia's national broadband network (NBN), has announced it will launch a 100Mbps fixed wireless service in 2018.…
Reborn flagship is at ease finding its own way to modern luxury.
Samsung just unveiled two new phones and a slew of accessories. Here's everything we know.
An indie filmmaker spent the past year making a Doctor Doom origin story fan film, and he's given us a very detailed look into his process.
Open-source developers who use Github are in the cross-hairs of advanced malware that can steal passwords, download sensitive files, take screenshots, and self-destruct when necessary.
Dimnie, as the reconnaissance and espionage trojan is known, has largely flown under the radar for the past three years. It mostly targeted Russians until early this year, when a new campaign took aim at multiple owners of Github repositories. One commenter in this thread reported the initial infection e-mail was sent to an address that was used solely for Github, and researchers with Palo Alto Networks, the firm that reported the campaign on Tuesday, told Ars they have no evidence it targeted anyone other than Github developers.
"Both messages appearing to be hand-crafted, and the reference to today's data in the attachment file name IMHO hint at a focused campaign explicitly targeting targets perceived as 'high return investments,' such as developers (possibly working on popular/open-source projects,)" someone who received two separate infection e-mails reported in the thread.