IPhone glitter cases recalled over reports of burns

IPhone glitter cases recalled over reports of burns

Image copyright MixBin Image caption The recall affects a range of different iPhone case designs, which were made by MixBin Electronics A range of liquid-filled iPhone cases is being recalled after reports of skin irritation and chemical burns associated with the products. The cases, some of which carry the Victoria’s Secret brand, contain glitter floating […]

Game of Thrones unseen episode spoilers leaked

Game of Thrones unseen episode spoilers leaked

Image copyright PA Image caption Scripts and copies of unseen episodes are believed to be in the material placed online A summary of an unseen Games of Thrones episode and copies of other HBO shows have been put online by a hacker group that breached the firm’s network. The hackers uploaded a text file of […]

Amazon Echo turned into covert microphone

Amazon Echo turned into covert microphone

Image copyright Amazon Image caption The original Amazon Echo speaker first went on limited release in November 2014 Amazon’s Echo smart speaker can be hacked to send the audio stream of everything it hears to an attacker, says a researcher. Mark Barnes said the attack on some versions of the Echo let him do almost […]

Dark web markets boom after AlphaBay and Hansa busts

Dark web markets boom after AlphaBay and Hansa busts

Image copyright Cyberint Image caption TradeRoute has seen its illegal listings rise following the demise of AlphaBay Trade on several of the dark web’s illegal markets has boomed since two major players were shut by the authorities last month, according to research carried out for the BBC. The US and Dutch authorities forced AlphaBay and […]

The ‘creepy Facebook AI’ story that captivated the media

The ‘creepy Facebook AI’ story that captivated the media

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Facebook has been experimenting with AIs that negotiate with each other The newspapers have a scoop today – it seems that artificial intelligence (AI) could be out to get us. “‘Robot intelligence is dangerous’: Expert’s warning after Facebook AI ‘develop their own language’”, says the Mirror. Similar stories have […]

How White House officials were ‘fooled by email prankster’

How White House officials were ‘fooled by email prankster’

Image copyright Twitter Image caption The hacker shared emails on Twitter that he sent while pretending to be Reince Priebus, the recently sacked White House chief of staff A UK hacker reportedly fooled top White House officials into engaging in fake email exchanges. The self-proclaimed “email prankster” convinced a senior cyber security adviser he was […]

Bitcoin rebels risk ‘currency trading chaos’

Bitcoin rebels risk ‘currency trading chaos’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bitcoin Cash’s creators plan to offer the new currency to owners of existing bitcoins A split in the Bitcoin community is set to create a new incompatible version of the cryptocurrency on Tuesday. A group of insiders is unhappy with existing plans to speed up transaction times. They plan […]

Game of Thrones script ‘stolen in HBO hack’

Game of Thrones script ‘stolen in HBO hack’

Image copyright HBO Image caption An upcoming Game of Thrones script was allegedly stolen A group of hackers claims to have stolen the script for a forthcoming Game of Thrones episode and other data in a breach at entertainment firm HBO. The group says it has 1.5 terabytes of the company’s data and has posted […]

Amazon Robotics Challenge 2017 won by Australian budget bot

Amazon Robotics Challenge 2017 won by Australian budget bot

Image copyright ACRV Image caption The winning team compared its design to a 3D printer Cartman – a budget-priced robot from Australia – has triumphed in an annual contest to create a machine that can identify, pick up and stow warehouse goods. The bot was designed from scratch to take part in 2017’s Amazon Robotics […]

It is easy to expose users’ secret web habits, say researchers

It is easy to expose users’ secret web habits, say researchers

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A lot of net advertising depends on grabbing information about what people do online Two German researchers say they have exposed the porn-browsing habits of a judge, a cyber-crime investigation and the drug preferences of a politician. The pair obtained huge amounts of information about the browsing habits of […]