Dark Matter; Your phone has been permanently bugged, even if factory reset-Wikileaks

Dark Matter 23 March, 2017 Today, March 23rd 2017, WikiLeaks releases Vault 7 “Dark Matter”, which contains documentation for several CIA projects that infect Apple Mac firmware (meaning the infection persists even if the operating system is re-installed) developed by the CIA’s Embedded Development Branch (EDB). These documents explain the techniques used by CIA to…

The Darknet protects itself by being more robust against attacks

Public Release: 6-Mar-2017   This hidden network is used for sensitive and often illegal purposes such as drug trafficking or exchanging child pornography and can counter large attacks on its own by spontaneously adding more network capacity Universitat Rovira i Virgili   IMAGE: Structural analysis of Internet and Darknet topologies. Force-directed visualization of the Internet…

VAULT 7 “YEAR ZERO” CIA HACK Wikileaks – Press Release

Editors Note (Ralph Turchiano): Unfortunately at this time it appears that the CIA may have been majorly compromised Press Release     Today, Tuesday 7 March 2017, WikiLeaks begins its new series of leaks on the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Code-named “Vault 7” by WikiLeaks, it is the largest ever publication of confidential documents on…

Computer bots are more like humans than you might think, having fights lasting years

Public Release: 23-Feb-2017 Bots interact with one another, whether or not by design, and it leads to unpredictable consequences University of Oxford Researchers say ‘benevolent bots’, otherwise known as software robots, that are designed to improve articles on Wikipedia sometimes have online ‘fights’ over content that can continue for years. Editing bots on Wikipedia undo…

Cameras can steal data from computer hard drive LED lights — Ben-Gurion U. study

Public Release: 22-Feb-2017   American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev   BEER-SHEVA, Israel…Feb. 22, 2017 – Researchers at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) Cyber Security Research Center have demonstrated that data can be stolen from an isolated “air-gapped” computer’s hard drive reading the pulses of light on the LED drive using various…

The heart of a far-off star beats for its planet

Public Release: 14-Feb-2017   Scientists observe first planet-induced stellar pulsations Massachusetts Institute of Technology For the first time, astronomers from MIT and elsewhere have observed a star pulsing in response to its orbiting planet. The star, which goes by the name HAT-P-2, is about 400 light years from Earth and is circled by a gas…

Now you can ‘build your own’ bio-bot

Public Release: 13-Feb-2017   University of Illinois College of Engineering   Caption This is a schematic of a bio-bot: Engineered skeletal muscle tissue is coupled to a 3-D printed flexible skeleton. Optical stimulation of the muscle tissue, which is genetically engineered to contract in response to blue light, makes the bio-bot walk across a surface…