If they are going v-e-r-y slowly
A team of engineers have developed algorithms that reconstruct images of objects hiding around corners or behind walls, and believe it could be used to help make self-driving cars safer one day - albeit very slow ones at present.…
Less a messaging app, more an indispensible part of life in China and it's likely to keep growing.
Commentary: In a note from a Piper Jaffray analyst, many say they're happy with their current phones.
'It was a mistake,' says exec in understatement of the decade
Facebook has apologized for sending out a survey to find out how the social network should respond when adult men ask teenaged girls for sexually explicit images.…
Elon Musk's space company is shooting for its 50th Falcon 9 launch in under eight years. Several of its rockets made multiple trips -- and history.
A breakthrough in materials technology could see fast-charging supercapacitors rival lithium-ion batteries.
Watch out for the glass at Apple Park: One caller describes injuries needing stitches, while another calls his accident silly.
Details of an age verification tool developed by a major porn website owner are announced.
After accusing the $100 billion entertainment industry of purveying violence that contributes to real-world crime, President Trump will meet with its leaders this week.
Memcached attacks are going to be this year's thing
Last week, the code repository GitHub was taken off air in a 1.3Tbps denial of service attack. We predicted then that there would be more such attacks and it seems we were right.…
In a letter to Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer, 27 representatives from various public interest groups urge a retooling of this self-driving car act.
McIntyre going to Redmond as non-compete case wraps up
Microsoft and IBM have settled a lawsuit over the former hiring away the latter's chief diversity officer.…
The site removed hundreds of suspect accounts and found that thousands of redditors unwittingly spread links from just one source of propaganda.
A mysterious, long-missing mushroom-munching "fairy lantern" shows us just how bizarre the plant world can be.
Uber engaged in "outrageous corporate misconduct" when it waited more than a year to disclose a massive hack, the attorney general says.
There have been lots of reasons to be concerned about how easily someone with the right tools and knowledge could do very bad things with cellular communications networks. And while none of them have necessarily been to the level of some of the fictional stunts pulled off on television (see Mr. Robot), new research shows that things are even worse than they appear—and in many cases, that’s because of how carriers have implemented cellular standards.
As ZDNet’s Zack Whittaker reports, researchers at Purdue University and the University of Iowa conducting tests of 4G LTE networks have uncovered 10 new types of attacks. They made this discovery as part of their evaluation of a proof-of-concept 4G LTE penetration testing toolset, called LTEInspector. Combined with nine previously known attack methods that Syed Hussain, Omar Chowdhury, Shagufta Mehnaz, and Elisa Bertino also identified as still being usable against many carrier networks, the collection of exploits could be used to track device owners, eavesdrop on texts and other sensitive data, and even pose as them on cellular networks and spoof location and other data. An attacker could even spoof warning messages like those used by government agencies and weather services—such as the false missile warning sent out by a Hawaii government employee.
The security of 4G LTE networks is largely based on obscurity—many of the implementations are proprietary “black boxes,” as the Purdue and Iowa researchers put it, which makes performing true security evaluations difficult. And because of the large range of sub-components that must be configured, along with the need to be able to handle devices configured primarily for another carrier, there is a lot of slush in LTE implementations and not a lot of transparency about network security. Recent IEEE-published research found that implementations of the “control plane” for various LTE networks varied widely—problems found on one network didn’t occur on others.
An alliance called NICE hopes to make cameras smarter and let you expand what they can do as easily as adding apps to your smartphone.
Pennsylvania’s attorney general filed a lawsuit against the ride-hailing giant Monday for failing to disclose a massive hack for more than a year—and it might not be the last.
Commentary: In an ad campaign featuring Sia, John Legend, his wife Chrissy Teigen and NBA star Kevin Durant, Google hypes its key feature.
Major tech companies are backing a diverse event to compete with the RSA Conference.