Data-stealing spyware ‘traced to Lebanon’

Data-stealing spyware ‘traced to Lebanon’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Malware in messaging apps has been stealing data from activists, lawyers and military personnel A security bug that has infected thousands of smartphones has been uncovered by campaign group the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). Working with mobile security firm Lookout, researchers discovered that malware in fake messaging designed to […]

Apple hit with complaint by South Korean consumer group

Image copyright Apple Inc Image caption Apple in iPhone slowdown complaint from South Korean consumer group Apple chief Tim Cook has had a criminal complaint filed against him by a South Korean consumer group in the ongoing row over the slowdown of older iPhones. The firm is already reportedly facing legal action over claims of […]

Google tackles Chromecast wi-fi blasting bug

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The bug might mean wi-fi suddenly drops out or becomes unreliable Google has released a fix for a bug in Chromecast and Android devices which could temporarily knock out home wi-fi networks. The problem emerges when Chromecast and Google Home devices wake from their low power “sleep” state. When […]

Chrissy Chambers: Revenge porn almost killed me

Image caption Musician Chrissy Chambers “There’s not an area of my life it hasn’t touched,” says Chrissy Chambers, reflecting on the secret sex tape her ex-boyfriend posted online. “It has affected my life in every way imaginable and I’m sure it will continue to for the rest of my life.” During her four-year legal battle […]

Apple and Google buses under fire in Silicon Valley

Apple and Google buses under fire in Silicon Valley

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Employees are gradually moving into Apple’s new “spaceship” headquarters Buses used to transport Apple employees to their offices have been attacked, with windows smashed, possibly by people using pellet guns. There have been several such attacks on the morning and evening commutes to and from Apple headquarters in the […]

Intel fix causes reboots and slowdowns

Image copyright Reuters Intel says devices are rebooting more than usual after being patched with fixes it has issued to the Spectre and Meltdown security flaws in its chips. The company said it had reproduced the problem and was “making progress toward identifying the root cause”. It also shared information about how the patches might […]

Detroit Motor Show: What the cars of the future may look like

Media captionAutonomous vehicles move centre stage A range of new concept cars has been showcased at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Concept cars are visions of how the future of motoring may look, although some experts said there were fewer models than expected. That could be because such vehicles are time-consuming […]

Nintendo Labo: The DIY cardboard accessory for Switch

Nintendo Labo: The DIY cardboard accessory for Switch

Image copyright Nintendo Nintendo has unveiled its latest release, and it’s a little less high-tech than you might expect. Dubbed Labo, it is a series of DIY accessories for the hit Nintendo Switch console which are made of cardboard. A preview video suggests they can transform the Switch’s Joy-Con controllers into a piano, a fishing […]

YouTube singer Chrissy Chambers wins revenge porn case

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Chrissy Chambers, seen on the left, makes YouTube music and comedy videos with her fiancee Bria Kam A US YouTube personality has been awarded damages from a British ex-boyfriend who posted videos of them having sex onto the internet. Chrissy Chambers became a leading “revenge porn” campaigner after she […]

Bitcoin dips below $10,000 for first time since December

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bitcoin came close to crossing $20,000 in December Bitcoin has traded below $10,000 for the first time since early December. The value of one bitcoin fell to $9,958 (£7,222) before making a slight recovery, according to a price index run by the news site Coindesk. However, it later fell […]

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