Can anyone become an NFT collector? I tried it to find out | Digital art

For years, I’ve kept an ever-growing record of interesting pictures I discover online in a folder entitled Images on my desktop: a fox sauntering through an art gallery; a pixelated rendering of a Tokyo streetscape; Jon Bon Jovi doing yoga. They’re sentimental reminders of things I’ve seen online, but I Continue Reading

Bug in Apple’s Find My Feature Could’ve Exposed Users’ Location Histories – Tempemail

Cybersecurity researchers on Thursday disclosed two distinct design and implementation flaws in Apple’s crowdsourced Bluetooth location tracking system that can lead to a location correlation attack and unauthorized access to the location history of the past seven days, thereby by deanonymizing users. The findings are a consequence of an exhaustive Continue Reading

Researchers Find 3 New Malware Strains Used by SolarWinds Hackers – Tempemail

FireEye and Microsoft on Thursday said they discovered three more malware strains in connection with the SolarWinds supply-chain attack, including a “sophisticated second-stage backdoor,” as the investigation into the sprawling espionage campaign continues to yield fresh clues about the threat actor’s tactics and techniques. Dubbed GoldMax (aka SUNSHUTTLE), GoldFinder, and Continue Reading

Experts Find a Way to Learn What You’re Typing During Video Calls – Tempemail

A new attack framework aims to infer keystrokes typed by a target user at the opposite end of a video conference call by simply leveraging the video feed to correlate observable body movements to the text being typed. The research was undertaken by Mohd Sabra, and Murtuza Jadliwala from the Continue Reading

The people using Instagram to find a life-saving kidney donor | Social media

Bo Harris was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease in 2015. In the five years since, he has gone to countless doctor appointments, spent weeks in bed with symptoms of the illness such as severe fatigue and body aches, and even battled and beat lung cancer. But the most difficult part Continue Reading

‘Touching fish’ craze see China’s youth find ways to laze amid ‘996’ work culture | China

On the Chinese microblogging platform Weibo, enthusiastic slackers share their tips: fill up a thermos with whisky, do planks or stretches in the work pantry at regular intervals, drink litres of water to prompt lots of trips to the toilet on work time and, once there, spend time on social Continue Reading

One, two, tree: how AI helped find millions of trees in the Sahara | Environment

When a team of international scientists set out to count every tree in a large swathe of west Africa using AI, satellite images and one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers, their expectations were modest. Previously, the area had registered as having little or no tree cover. The biggest surprise, Continue Reading

Researchers Find Links Between Sunburst and Russian Kazuar Malware – Tempemail

Cybersecurity researchers, for the first time, may have found a potential connection between the backdoor used in the SolarWinds hack to a previously known malware strain. In new research published by Kaspersky researchers today, the cybersecurity firm said it discovered several features that overlap with another backdoor known as Kazuar, Continue Reading

Telecoms sector has ‘no belief’ UK will meet broadband targets, MPs find | Infrastructure

The telecoms sector has “no genuine belief” the government will be able to meet its broadband targets, a parliamentary inquiry has found, despite those targets having been cut just weeks ago. In its national infrastructure strategy, published in late November, the government announced plans to connect 85% of the country Continue Reading