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Vision Direct hack puts customers' money at risk

Vision Direct hack puts customers' money at risk

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Vision Direct says anyone who entered personal details into its site over a six day period could have been exposed Vision Direct says a hack attack has exposed thousands of its customers’ personal data including payment card numbers, expiry dates and CVV codes. The contact lens retailer said anyone […]

How 'miniature suns' could provide cheap, clean energy

How 'miniature suns' could provide cheap, clean energy

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Our sun is a huge nuclear fusion reactor. Can we mimic its energy-making process on earth? We’re just five years away from harnessing almost unlimited power from “miniature suns”, some start-ups say: nuclear fusion reactors that could provide abundant, cheap and clean energy. In a world of global warming […]

Award for wartime flight trainer returned to service

Award for wartime flight trainer returned to service

Image copyright Techworks Image caption The GAT-1 gave trainee pilots a sense of how to control and fly a plane A project to restore early flight simulators has won an award for the best computer conservation project. Engineers from the TechWorks museum in the US won the Tony Sale award for their work to return […]

MiSafes' child-tracking smartwatches are 'easy to hack'

MiSafes' child-tracking smartwatches are 'easy to hack'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWATCH: How MiSafes watch can be hacked A location-tracking smartwatch worn by thousands of children has proven relatively easy to hack. A security researcher found the devices neither encrypted the data they used nor secured each child’s account. As a result, he said, he could track children’s […]

Call of Duty 'swatting' death prankster pleads guilty

Call of Duty 'swatting' death prankster pleads guilty

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption There have been a spate of incidents involving gamers that have led to prank calls to the police A California-based gamer faces up to 20 years in jail after admitting crimes including making a hoax call to US police that resulted in them shooting an innocent man dead. Tyler […]

Search tool accesses firms' documents in the cloud

Search tool accesses firms' documents in the cloud

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Amazon storage servers are known as “buckets” A website created by anonymous hackers has been launched that allows anyone to search for sensitive data stored in the cloud. Buckhacker is a tool that trawls servers at Amazon Web Services (AWS), a popular cloud computing platform. AWS provides data storage […]

Logan Paul 'won't be kicked off' YouTube

Logan Paul 'won't be kicked off' YouTube

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Logan Paul is a hugely popular YouTube star whose recent videos have proved controversial Controversial YouTube star Logan Paul has not yet done enough to deserve a ban from the video site, its chief executive has said. Paul faced criticism in January after posting a video in which he […]

Equifax under pressure after data breach update

Equifax under pressure after data breach update

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Senator Warren has claimed that Equifax “botched” its earlier response to the breach Equifax is facing a fresh demand to disclose the full extent of last year’s data breach, following a report that it was bigger than previously disclosed. The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported on Friday that cyber-thieves had […]

Russian nuclear scientists arrested for 'Bitcoin mining plot'

Russian nuclear scientists arrested for 'Bitcoin mining plot'

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The arrested scientists worked at the secret factory which made the USSR’s first nuclear bomb Russian security officers have arrested several scientists working at a top-secret Russian nuclear warhead facility for allegedly mining crypto-currencies. The suspects had tried to use one of Russia’s most powerful supercomputers to mine Bitcoins, […]

Is social media causing childhood depression?

Is social media causing childhood depression?

Rangan Chatterjee is a GP and says he has seen plenty of evidence of the link between mental ill-health in youngsters and their use of social media. One 16 year-old boy was referred to him after he self-harmed and ended up in A&E. “The first thought was to put him on anti-depressants but I chatted […]