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A 10-year-old Finnish boy named Jani discovered a flaw in Instagram, allowing him to delete comments at will. He informed Facebook of the issue and received $10,000 from the company.
Jani also says ' I hacked President Obama's phone but it's just a bunch of boring emails and "launch codes" and nothing about the next Avengers movie so who even cares.' Read More ....
Could you believe this?
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The people over at Google's labs cook up some pretty insane things — billions of dollars at their disposal will let you do that. And this latest invention can certainly be classified in the insane category.
Google filed a patent application for a computer that is injected into the lens capsule of an eye via some sort of fluid, as first reported by Forbes. The computer would have storage, sensors, radio, battery and an electronic lens, and would be powered wirelessly through a “energy harvesting antenna.”
The explicit purpose of this eye chip would be to help focus light on the eye's retina, but who knows, maybe this will be the future of Google Glass without having to put those weird spectacles on? Read More ...
Drones may soon have the capability to save thousands of lives each year by detecting terrorists’ improvised explosive devices and active land mines from long-ago wars thanks to innovative technology developed at UW-Madison.
The proven detection technology that also can detect chemical and nuclear weapons and drugs was successfully miniaturized and designed to fly on small unmanned aircraft by Fusion Technology Lab graduate students about five months ago, according to Jerry Kulcinski, an emeritus professor of nuclear engineering and the lab’s director.
“They did something that has never been done before,” Kulcinski said. Continue Reading ...
Good news for Kenya Power haters:- New Technology Can Potentialy Make Batteries Last 400 Times Longer
A new technology of battery-making may potentially enable these energy sources to last 400 times longer than usual, a new study has found.
The technology makes use of a nanowire-based material that can be recharged for thousands of times, paving the way for the possibility that battery replacement may not be required anymore.
Nanowires are very tiny conductors that have long been a subject of battery-making production. This is because of their extremely thin structure, high conductivity and big surface area for the transmission and storage of electrons.
The main hindrances to nanowire-based batteries are the issues of fragility and inability to endure periodic recharging, discharging and cycling. When these nanowires are placed in ordinary lithium-ion batteries, they spread and become frail, resulting in cracks.
Ransomware attacks on businesses and individuals have risen dramatically in recent years. But what is ransomware?
Ransomware is a type of malicious software designed to block access to a computer system until a sum of money is paid.
Grayson Barnes had just started working at his father’s law firm in Tulsa, Oklahoma when a note popped-up on one of the computer screens. It informed him that all the files on the firm’s digital network had been encrypted and were being held ransom. If he ever wanted to access them again, he had to pay $500, in the Internet currency Bitcoin, within five days. If he didn’t, the note concluded, everything would be destroyed.“It wasn’t just a day’s worth of work,” Barnes told TIME. “It was the entire library of documents, all the Word documents, all the Excel.” Read More ...
Aleksandr Andreevich Panin, 27, from
Russia, was sentenced to nine and a half years in prison, and Hamza
Bendelladj, 27, from Algeria, was sentenced to 15 years in prison in
federal court in Atlanta, Georgia. Read More...
Learn more good habits that will make your safer online.
However, there are times when a company stops supporting a program, which means no more security updates. In other words, you have a ticking time bomb on your system just waiting for a clever hacker to trigger it. And that's exactly what's happening right now with a popular program you might have installed on your computer a long time ago. If so, you need to get rid of it right now. READ MORE ....
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