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Inside the $5.3B Scheme to Infiltrate Your Work email

Posted on 07 May 2017

Attempts at cyber wire fraud globally, via emails purporting to be from trusted business associates, surged in the last seven months of 2016, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation said in a warning to businesses. Fraudsters sought to steal $5.3 billion through schemes known as business email compromise from October 2013 through December, the FBI said in a report released Thursday by ...

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Terrifying AI learns to mimic Your Voice in under 60 Seconds

Posted on 03 May 2017

When it comes to personal privacy and overall security, we often think of passwords, fingerprints, and even our own faces as being the keys that unlock our world, but what about your voice? If someone could perfectly mimic your voice, what kind of damage could they do? If they contacted people you know, could they lie their way into gaining private information about you? Unfortunately, w ...

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This Robot Can 3D print entire Buildings

Posted on 02 May 2017

3D printing has slowly gone from a curious novelty to a totally viable option for creating all kinds of useful things, from chocolate to athletic shoes, and now MIT has invented a way to use the technology to print buildings, too. Given that most 3D printing takes place inside a sealed box, it might be a bit hard to imagine exactly how a structure could be built in such a way, but as you ...

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Science Says Time Travel is Possible

Posted on 29 April 2017

The past is the final frontier. Traveling back in time isn’t necessarily science fiction, according to a new paper published in Classical and Quantum Gravity. The paper’s title, “Traversable acausal retrograde domains in spacetime,” creates the acronym TARDIS – the name of the fictional time machine in “Doctor Who.” More On: time travel ...

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Twitter Posts its Strongest Monthly User Growth in a Year

Posted on 26 April 2017

Twitter reported its strongest growth in monthly active users in more than a year and a much better-than-expected quarterly profit, despite stiff competition from Facebook and Snapchat, sending its shares up 11 percent. The microblogging service said average monthly active users increased 6 percent to 328 million in the first quarter from a year earlier. Analysts on average had expected ...

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Companies are Paying Millions to get Hacked — on Purpose

Posted on 24 April 2017

The old sports adage, “the best defense is a good offense,” is being deployed by corporate America when it comes to cybersecurity. HackerOne, a San Francisco-based “vulnerability coordination and bug bounty platform,” reports that it has some 800 corporate customers who paid out more than $15 million in bonuses to white-hat hackers since its founding in 2012. Most of that bounty ...

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Next Time Your iPhone Breaks, Just Build a New One

Posted on 18 April 2017

Simple phone repairs, like a battery or a screen unit, are easier than people think. Thanks to guides like iFixit and the magic of eBay, information and spare parts are cheap and plentiful, and arguably more convenient than fighting your way to the Genius Bar. But building an entire phone out of replacement parts? That’s a much harder task, especially when you’re working in Shenzen an ...

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Vin Diesel’s Ride in ‘Fate of the Furious’ is a Badass, Sstreet-legal Drag Racer

Posted on 15 April 2017

It’s finally here. The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon — aka Vin Diesel’s hot ride in the new “Fate of the Furious” movie — was finally revealed this week at the New York International Auto Show. For months fans have been glued to a series of teaser videos revealing clues as to just how powerful the beast would be, including a minute-long TV spot for “Fate of the Furious” ...

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U.S. Accuses Russian Email Spammer of Vast Network of Fraud

Posted on 11 April 2017

Several years ago, federal agents traveled to Moscow to enlist the help of their Russian counterparts in arresting one of the world’s most pernicious email spammers. They were rebuffed, a former American law enforcement official who was there said. The spammer, who used the pseudonym Peter Severa, was protected, probably by the Russian government, and could not be touched.The agents ...

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Driverless cars are coming to New York roads — sort of

Posted on 06 April 2017

New York is gearing up for the brave new world of driverless cars. A measure in the new state budget will allow self-driving vehicles on public highways next year. But don’t expect the autonomous vehicles to rule the road anytime soon, as the measure only applies to tests and demonstrations. Self-driving cars are currently banned because of a decades-old law requiring drivers to keep one ha ...