Alex Stamos, Facebook’s Chief Security Officer, Is Reportedly Leaving the Company

Last summer, Facebook’s chief security officer Alex Stamos stood in the middle of a stage in an arena to open the annual hacking conference Black Hat in Las Vegas. Before his entrance, there was loud music and a light show. In the hacking world, no one doubted Stamos deserved it. In the industry he’s considered […]

Trump Signs Executive Order Banning Venezuela’s ‚Petro‘ Cryptocurrency

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Monday banning American citizens from using the Venezuelan government’s bespoke cryptocurrency, called the Petro. It’s the first time a US president has banned a cryptocurrency. The Petro is Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s attempt to financially boost his country’s struggling economy, and Maduro claimed that digital token sales […]

Russia is attacking critical US infrastructure: FBI

A new joint analysis by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security stated that unspecified aviation intrusion early in 2017 was part of a broad attack on the nation’s sensitive infrastructure. On Thursday, as the Trump administration imposed new sanctions on Russia for “malicious cyber attacks,” officials confirmed that the Kremlin is believed to […]

Tamil Rockers websites taken down after admins’ arrest

Over 19 websites owned by Tamil Rockers have been blocked by Google after five admins of these domains were taken into custody by Kerala police for piracy. The websites include,,,,, and other similar domain names. The websites were used for uploading new pirated South Indian movies and members made as […]

Android is now as secure as its competitors

Every year Google releases their security report on their official blog giving people the review about their security measures and their implementations regarding the same. Google has now officially presented us with the Security Review of 2017. Dave Kleidermacher, Vice President of Security for Android, Play and Chrome OS took the reins of Google Security […]

These Canadians Are Building the First Commercial Electric Snowmobile

A team of engineers in Montreal is building what they call the world’s first all-electric snowmobile, the TS2—a machine that can go from zero to 60 mph in three seconds and travels 100 kilometers (62 miles) on a single charge. It comes at a time when snowmobile bans and strict regulations in national parks and […]

Contactless debit cards in Wirex’s mind

After debit crypto cards for the European Union, Wirex is clearing the decks to launch contactless debt cards for the Asian customers to ensure a hassle free purchasing by the next couple of months.  The London based company is all set to launch the card this year to help the customers spend money loaded from […]

An Australian Cyborg Was Fined for Using His Hand to Pay for the Train

We’ll never know what, exactly, people a century ago thought 2018 was going to look like. Portable telephones? Sure. The downfall of American democracy? Who knows! It seems safe to assume, however, that they never thought it would involve an Australian man who goes by Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow-Meow, a defenseless transportation card, and a […]

The Last Rites of Quotient Lorenzo-Lochbaum

Longevity and death are no longer mutually exclusive. A new Y Combinator startup won a sizable government grant for their brain-uploading enterprise, guaranteed “100% fatal.” Who would sign up to live forever, if it meant they had to die first? Years of life remaining are the last great commodity, priceless and non-transferable, and if we […]

Four Alleged Associates of Sinaloa Cartel-Linked Encrypted Phone Company Are On the Run

Last week, Motherboard reported that the FBI had arrested the CEO of Phantom Secure, a company allegedly providing custom, security-focused BlackBerry phones to the Sinaloa drug cartel, among other criminal groups. But the feds aren’t only going after Phantom’s owner: on Thursday, the Department of Justice announced an indictment against other apparent Phantom staff too, […]

This City Just Passed the First Bitcoin Mining Ban in the US

On Thursday evening, the city council in Plattsburgh, New York unanimously voted to impose an 18-month moratorium on Bitcoin mining in the city. Mining is the extremely energy-intensive computational process that secures the Bitcoin blockchain and rewards miners with bitcoins. The Bitcoin moratorium was proposed by Plattsburgh Mayor Colin Read earlier this month after local […]

A VR Film About Sex Workers Was Pulled from SXSW After Complaints From Its Leading Actor

Michael Jacobs, the director of a new virtual reality movie that premiered at SXSW Thursday, says that his film aims to give sex workers a voice. But according to its main and only character, real-life sex worker and indie porn director named Liara Roux, the movie, which currently doesn’t credit her at all, includes nudity […]

One Percent of Subreddits Are Responsible for Most of the Raids on Reddit

Merely one percent of 36,000 subreddits are to blame for 74 percent of intergroup conflicts on Reddit. This is according to a new study on Reddit “raids”—organized online spats between subreddits—from a group of Stanford University professors and scholars. The authors sought to shed light on a longstanding question in computer science, which asks how […]

A new evil malware found in routers

A malware, dubbed as Slingshot was discovered by the Kaspersky Lab security researchers, which hid in routers for more than six years. The malware is too powerful and sofisticated, it attacks and infects users systems through compromising  MicroTik routers and are run in kernel mode, which give them complete control over victims’ devices. The researchers […]

Researchers Discover Critical Flaws Inside AMD’s Processors

Researchers on the AMD front claim to have found „multiple critical security vulnerabilities and exploitable manufacturer backdoors inside AMD’s latest Epyc, Ryzen, Ryzen Pro, and Ryzen Mobile processors.“ If attackers somehow managed to misuse the blemishes, at that point the situations extending from AMD’s processors being infected with tenacious malware that would be relatively difficult […]

‚#WarGames,‘ the Interactive Reimagining of the Iconic Nuclear Thriller, Is Mostly a Gimmick

WarGames is a classic film about video games and global thermonuclear war. Matthew Broderick stars as a brilliant teenaged hacker who has to convince an artificial intelligence running NORAD that nukes aren’t fun. He learns to use hacking for good and that sometimes the only way to win is not to play. #WarGames is a […]

Reddit Has Been Quietly Banning Cryptocurrency Ads Since 2016

On Wednesday, Google—which operates one of the largest ad networks in the world—joined advertising giant Facebook in banning ads for cryptocurrencies. It might seem like these companies are ahead of the curve in setting best practices around marketing an emerging technology, but Reddit beat them to the punch years ago. The site just didn’t make […]

Everything You Need to Know About the Congressional Cryptocurrency Hearing

Cryptocurrencies: Suited-up dudes at the bar won’t stop talking about them and neither will Congress. During a Wednesday morning Financial Services Committee hearing focusing on cryptocurrencies and Initial Coin Offerings (scam-prone crowdfunding campaigns where investors purchase digital tokens from a startup), lawmakers peppered experts and industry insiders—including Coinbase chief legal and risk officer Mike Lempres—with […]

The ‚Badass Army‘ is Training Revenge Porn Victims to Fight Back

Revenge porn is typically a one-sided fight. Often anonymously, and with relative impunity, offenders are able to upload intimate images of others while dodging prosecution or perhaps any sort of recourse. An activist group called the Badass Army, made up of hundreds of revenge porn victims, is changing that. After one victim decided to offer […]

Stephen Hawking Has Died at 76

Stephen Hawking, one of the most well-known scientists of all time, died early Wednesday morning at his home in Cambridge, England, according to his family. He was 76. Hawking was known for his work in theoretical physics, cosmology, and quantum mechanics as well as for his penchant for making bets with other scientists, predictions about […]

A Trojan Malware found in ISRO“s servers

Security researchers have claimed that a malware has infected computer systems of  India’s premier space research agency, Indian Space and Research Organization (ISRO). Indian and French security experts believe that using the vulnerability, hackers could have easily taken control of ISRO’s command rocket launches. On December 2017, the researchers detected a trojan malware, known as […]

The Congressional Black Caucus Is Asking Silicon Valley Why It’s So White

Silicon Valley is being asked to reckon with diversity issues by the Congressional Black Caucus. The political organization sent a letter to technology and telecommunications lobbying groups last month, amid ongoing debates over equality in these industries. “We write today to express our concerns with the diversity recruitment efforts of the member companies within your […]

The International Monetary Fund Has a Dystopian Vision for the Blockchain

The International Monetary Fund is an ideological enemy to Bitcoin and decentralized virtual currencies in general. The Washington, DC-based organization centrally controls a global system of payments and loans, often given to struggling nations on the condition that they impose strict austerity. Now, the IMF wants to use the same technology behind Bitcoin to regulate […]

The CBI Registers Case of Alleged Hacking AndUnauthorised Online Transactions Involving $1.41 Million.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday registered a case against an on-site resource of Yalamanchili Software operations team, which provides the prepaid card application. The accused, Sandeep Kumar Poojary is culpable of hacking a foreign travel card database and 374 unauthorised online transactions involving $1.41 million through three prepaid cards issued by the […]

Tim Berners-Lee: Monopolies and Lack of Public Infrastructure Are Ruining the Web

It’s easy to complain about the insidious hellscape that is modern life online—I do it daily. But it’s also good to appreciate what a technological wonder the World Wide Web really is, and realize how impactful a lack of access to the web can be. March 12 is the web’s birthday: it was first proposed […]

Used routers new tool for hackers!

Top cyber security experts claimed to have discovered yet another gang of hackers, who keep deploying hacked routers in the personal computers to be connected to internet. At the end of an extensive research, the experts of the famed Kaspersky say the hackers started striking since they managed to get access to the entire operation […]

Alexa’s creepy laughter disturbs users

Amazon Echo devices’ owners can be pardoned if they turned to Alexa and asked, “what’s so funny”? That’s because on Wednesday the disturbing report spread that the virtual assistant bizarrely got into random laughing fits, creeping out users of the best-selling voice assistant. The laugh, described by some as “witch-like” was reported to sometimes happen […]

Now That ‚Vermintide 2‘ Is Here, ‚Left 4 Dead 3‘ Can Wait

In 2008, developer Valve published Left 4 Dead, a cooperative multiplayer game where groups of four players moved through post-apocalyptic cities, fending off hordes of zombies controlled by an „AI director.“ There were only half a dozen maps, but the AI switched up where and what kind of enemies appeared at different times to heighten […]

Feds Bust CEO Allegedly Selling Custom BlackBerry Phones to Sinaloa Drug Cartel

For years, a slew of shadowy companies have sold so-called encrypted phones, custom BlackBerry or Android devices that sometimes have the camera and microphone removed and only send secure messages through private networks. Several of those firms allegedly cater primarily for criminal organizations. Now, the FBI has arrested the owner of one of the most […]