Facebook unearths security flaw affecting 50 million users

Facebook unearths security flaw affecting 50 million users

September 28 (Reuters) – Facebook Inc has discovered a security flaw affecting about 50 million user accounts which could have allowed attackers to take over the accounts, the social networking company said on Friday.   Facebook has since fixed the vulnerability and informed law enforcement, it said.   Attackers stole Facebook access tokens through its […]

400-year-old shipwreck ‘discovery of decade’ for Portugal

400-year-old shipwreck ‘discovery of decade’ for Portugal

Divers are seen during the discovery of a centuries-old shipwreck, in Cascais in this handout photo released September 24, 2018. Augusto Salgado/Cascais City Hall/Handout via Reuters   CASCAIS, Portugal, September 25 (Reuters) – Archaeologists searching Portugal’s coast have found a 400-year-old shipwreck believed to have sunk near Lisbon after returning from India laden with spices, […]

Cybersecurity, data privacy biggest concerns for Indian businesses: Dell survey

Cybersecurity, data privacy biggest concerns for Indian businesses: Dell survey

New Delhi/Bengaluru, September 25 (IANS) Most business leaders in India regard data privacy and cybersecurity concerns as the biggest barrier to their digital transformation, a new report from Dell Technologies said on Tuesday.   According to the research, 93 per cent of Indian businesses are facing major impediments to digital transformation today.   Almost half […]

Malaria mosquitoes wiped out in lab trials of gene drive technique

Malaria mosquitoes wiped out in lab trials of gene drive technique

 A model of an Anopheles mosquito at the Natural History Museum, in London, September 8, 2009. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth/File Photo   LONDON, September 24 (Reuters) – Scientists have succeeded in wiping out a population of caged mosquitoes in laboratory experiments using a type of genetic engineering known as a gene drive, which spread a modification blocking […]

NASA’s MAVEN marks 4 years in Mars orbit with selfie

NASA’s MAVEN marks 4 years in Mars orbit with selfie

This image is a composite selfie taken by MAVEN’s Imaging Ultraviolet Spectrograph (IUVS) instrument that normally looks at ultraviolet emissions from the Martian upper atmosphere. Lines are sketched in to show approximately where components of the spacecraft are that were not able to be imaged due to the limited motion of the instrument around its […]

NASA telescope discovers two new planets five months after launch

NASA telescope discovers two new planets five months after launch

FILE PHOTO: TESS, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, is shown in this NASA photo obtained by Reuters on March 28, 2018. Courtesy NASA/Handout via REUTERS   ORLANDO, Fla., September 21 (Reuters) – A planet-hunting orbital telescope designed to detect worlds beyond our solar system discovered two distant planets this week five months after its launch […]

Asian countries at risk from ‘Balkanisation’ in cyber space: Kaspersky

Asian countries at risk from ‘Balkanisation’ in cyber space: Kaspersky

Siem Reap (Cambodia), September 20 (IANS) India as well as other Asian countries are vulnerable to the risk of cyber threats from “Balkanisation” in cyber space, warned Russia-based global cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab on Thursday.   Presenting key cybersecurity issues, Kaspersky’s top researchers and executives made the possible threat announcement to an audience of journalists […]

State governments fast embracing AWS Cloud in India: Teresa Carlson

State governments fast embracing AWS Cloud in India: Teresa Carlson

Gurugram, Sep 20 (IANS) When it comes to Cloud adoption, state governments in India are quickly shifting their workloads to the platform — even faster than the US state governments, a top executive from Amazon Web Services (AWS), online retail giant Amazon’s Cloud business arm, has stressed.   According to Teresa Carlson, Vice President, Worldwide […]

Ukrainians relive bloodshed of Kiev’s Maidan in virtual reality

Ukrainians relive bloodshed of Kiev’s Maidan in virtual reality

A visitor uses VR (Virtual Reality) glasses during the presentation of a simulator of virtual reality showing the 2013/2014 demonstration in Ukraine, when dozens of protesters were killed in the final moments of Viktor Yanukovich’s rule, in Kiev, Ukraine September 12, 2018. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich   KIEV, September 17 (Reuters) – A volunteer medic and the […]

NASA launches satellite to track Earth’s melting ice

NASA launches satellite to track Earth’s melting ice

Washington, September 15 (IANS) In a bid to understand Earth’s ice sheets, glaciers, sea ice, snow cover and permafrost, NASA on Saturday successfully launched its Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite-2, or ICESat-2.   The satellite with a three-year mission was launched at 9.02 a.m EDT on September 15, with liftoff aboard a Delta II […]

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