Prosecutors target credit card thieves overseas
Criminals from around the world buy and sell stolen credit card information with ease in today's digital age. But if they commit their crime entirely outside the United States, they may be hard to prosecute.
Tests confirm nickel-78 is a 'doubly magic' isotope
The stability of atoms can vary considerably from one element to the next, and also between isotopes of the same element (whose nuclei contain the same number of protons but different numbers of neutrons). ...
Quantum key distribution technology: Secure computing for the 'Everyman'
The largest information technology agreement ever signed by Los Alamos National Laboratory brings the potential for truly secure data encryption to the marketplace after nearly 20 years of development at ...
Apple to unveil next products at Sept. 9 event (Update)
Apple's latest product launch will be in a setting that holds a special place in its history, signaling how big this event is for the company.
What metadata does the government want about you?
With the leaking of a discussion paper on telecommunications data retention, we are at last starting to get some clarity as to just what metadata the Abbott government is likely to ask telecommunications ...
UPS says 51 retail stores breached by malware
Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores in 24 states.
The ABC's of animal speech: Not so random after all
The calls of many animals, from whales to wolves, might contain more language-like structure than previously thought, according to study that raises new questions about the evolutionary origins of human language.
Community Health details attack on patient records
Hospital operator Community Health Systems said a cyberattack took information on more than 4 million patients from its computer network earlier this year.
Phone snooping via gyroscope to be detailed at Usenix
Supervalu becomes latest to suffer data breach (Update)
A data breach at Supervalu may have impacted as many as 200 of its grocery and liquor stores and potentially affected retail chains recently sold by the company in two dozen states.
Autonomous robots: A self-organizing thousand-robot swarm (w/ Video)
The first thousand-robot flash mob has assembled at Harvard University.
Children's book explores Really Big Numbers
A new children's book written and illustrated by a Brown mathematics professor Richard Schwartz takes readers on a visual journal through the infinite number system. Schwartz hopes Really Big Numbers will ...
Judge won't free Russian accused of hacking in US
(AP)—A federal judge in the U.S. territory of Guam denied a motion Thursday to release a Russian lawmaker's son accused of hacking computers inside hundreds of U.S. businesses.
A forced PIN for all credit cards won't stop the biggest fraud
Put the pen away when you next take out your credit card as from tomorrow (Friday August 1) Australians will no longer be able to use their signature when completing a transaction in a store. It's PINs only ...