Security researchers in China have invented a clever way of activating voice recognition systems without speaking a word. By using high frequencies inaudible to humans but which register on electronic microphones, they were able to issue commands to every major “intelligent assistant” that were silent to every listener but the target device. The team from […]
Photo: AP Google’s self-driving car company Waymo sued Uber in February, claiming that Anthony Levandowski, a former Waymo engineer, stole 14,000 documents detailing Waymo’s lidar systems before accepting a job with Uber’s self-driving car program. But emails between a hardware engineer at Google and Google’s attorneys made public today show that the files downloaded by […]
87 percent of small and medium-sized enterprises surveyed by MYOB consider themselves safe from cyber attack because they use antivirus software.
Waze Texans and Louisiana hit by Hurricane Harvey can now help each other get around for free with the Waze Carpool app. Waze announced its carpool app, which usually connects commuters heading to work with a ride, will be available in parts of Texas and Louisana that were affected by Hurricane Harvey. If people have […]
In past attacks, hackers caused blackouts to Ukraine’s power grid.
Fanatics, the 17-year-old, Jacksonville, Fla.-based sports e-commerce company that helps leagues and teams sell their licensed apparel and fan gear directly to customers, has closed on $1 billion in funding led by Softbank Group’s Vision Fund. National Football League and Major League Baseball, both earlier investors, also participated in the round, which values the company […]
For a couple of hours today, Apple’s developer portal was down as complaints arose online that some developers’ home addresses had been changed to the same address in Russia, prompting speculation that there might have been some sort of security breach. The unidentified issue, which appears to have since been resolved, was first reported by […]
Shelters have been set up in the path of Hurricane Irma.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock By Tim Chester2017-09-06 23:22:33 UTC With Florida facing down the barrel of a monstrous, record-shattering hurricane, a local sheriff in the state decided to make jokes about locking people up when they look for shelter. Sheriff Grady Judd, of the Polk County Sheriff’s […]
NASA’s Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) spacecraft captured this video of a huge coronal mass ejection on Monday that’s headed for Earth. NASA; video by Stephen Shankland/CNET Right between Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, another storm is coming — but this one is coming from the sun, and it’ll hit the entire planet. Two days […]