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The 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry Vindicates Radical Visions of Molecular Nanotechnology

Posted on October 10th, 2016.

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016 was awarded jointly to Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J. Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L. Feringa “for the design and synthesis of molecular machines.” The award vindicates the dreams of nanotechnology enthusiasts, and points the way to the molecular nanotechnology proposed by Drexler in the eighties.

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Electronics

Berkeley Lab’s One-Nanometer Transistor Could Keep Electronics On Exponential Growth

Posted on October 7th, 2016.

Decades ago Intel Co-Founder Gordon Moore observed that the density, degree of miniaturization, and ultimately the performance of electronic components, was doubling every two years.

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Electronics

Nanotechnology Breakthrough: Carbon Nanotubes Outperform Silicon Electronics

Posted on September 5th, 2016.

University of Wisconsin–Madison materials engineers have created carbon nanotube transistors that, for the first time, outperform state-of-the-art silicon transistors. This breakthrough points the way to future high-performance nanotube electronics.

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Companies

U.S. Resumes Battle To Force Apple To Unlock iPhone In Separate Case

Posted on April 9th, 2016.

The Apple/U.S. government legal fight over encryption has resumed. A federal judge has ordered the company to assist the FBI in unlocking an iPhone in a case separate from the San Bernardino, Calif. terror attack that instigated the first round of this legal battle, according to Yahoo News. The Justice Department is asking Apple to help...

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Breaches

FBI: Newfound iPhone Unlocking Technique Won’t Work On Newer Devices

Posted on April 8th, 2016.

The technique the FBI used to unlock an Apple iPhone used in the San Bernardino, Calif. terror attack cannot be used on new devices, FBI Director James Comey told students at Kenyon College in Ohio recently, according to AppleInsider.com. Comey did not reveal the process the FBI used to unlock the phone, but he said it would not work on...

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Breaches

New Type Of Ransomware Strikes Kentucky Hospital

Posted on March 28th, 2016.

Methodist Hospital in Henderson, KY, declared a state of emergency after encryption-based ransomware infected its computer systems, according to Tech Times. The perpetrators demanded four bitcoins which is equal to about $1,600 in exchange for providing the hospital a key to enable access to the locked files. The attackers used a new...

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Events

Obama Ducks Apple/FBI Conflict In Encouraging Innovation At SXSW

Posted on March 13th, 2016.

President Obama used his historic appearance at the South By Southwest (SXSW) festival Friday in Austin, Texas to expound on the importance of innovation, making a point of not taking a side in the Apple/FBI conflict over accessing the data in the smartphone used in the San Bernardino terrorist attack. He said he could not make an...

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Business

Is the FBI Warrant against Apple Legally Suspect?

Posted on March 2nd, 2016.

The Wall Street Journal has come out today in favor of Apple in its legal fight with the FBI in an editorial titled “Apple is Right on Encryption.” The editorial notes that the FBI is invoking a law that only allows them to exercise powers Congress has granted, which in this case it has not. The newspaper says the case is not about...

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Business

Apple Tried To Help FBI, But The Password Got Changed In Government’s Hands

Posted on February 21st, 2016.

An Apple executive yesterday pointed out a piece of information that was contained in an extensive government filing about the San Bernardino terrorist investigation – that county government officials could have inadvertently undermined their ability to access the data on the iPhone 5C used by terrorist Rizwan Farook, according to...

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Business

White Hat iOS Hacker Advises Apple In Its FBI Battle

Posted on February 18th, 2016.

Will Strafach, a widely-known iOS hacker and mobile security expert, has some advice for Apple in its public dispute with the FBI after a judge ruled the company must help the FBI break into an iPhone that belonged to one of the San Bernardino shooters. Strafach, now the CEO of Sudo Security Group, which specializes in enterprise mobile...

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Breaches

Report: U.S. Department Of Education Drastically Vulnerable to Cyberattacks

Posted on February 3rd, 2016.

An editorial in today’s Wall Street Journal titled “Washington’s Next Hacking Target?” warns that the U.S. Department of Education could be a cybersecurity disaster. A congressional hearing today was scheduled to explore the department’s failure to protect data from cyberattack. The department data includes information on $100 billion in...

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Cybersecurity

Phishing Attack Strikes LastPass; Here’s How you Avoid it

Posted on January 17th, 2016.

Users of LastPass are vulnerable to a phishing attack that requires preventive measures. Sean Cassidy, CTO at Praesidio, a cloud cyber security startup, detected that attackers can steal a user’s password, email and two-factor authentication code, which make all the user’s documents and passwords vulnerable. He described the...

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Cybersecurity

WhatsApp Users Targeted By Phishing Scam

Posted on January 10th, 2016.

Emails disguised as official WhatsApp messages have been targeting users of the mobile messaging service, according to Comodo Antispam Labs (CASL), which has identified a new malware in the emails. Attackers are sending emails to distribute malware when the user clicks the message, according to CASL’s blog. Rogue email addresses are...

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Activism

Suffering Repeated Account Hacks, Krebs Urges PayPal To Modernize Its Customer Authentication

Posted on December 31st, 2015.

Brian Krebs, the author of the Krebs On Security website, had his PayPal account hacked on Christmas Eve by a hacker who tried sending his funds to an ISIS-connected hacker gang. In an article on his website, Krebs describes his efforts to fix the problem with PayPal, but he views it as representative of the current state of security for...

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Activism

Top Secret Document Indicates NSA Knew Of Juniper Vulnerabilities In 2011

Posted on December 24th, 2015.

Juniper Networks, a Sunnyvale, Calif-based network hardware manufacturer that last week reported finding an unauthorized code in its firmware making it possible for hackers to access its devices, could have been vulnerable for several years, based on a top-secret document released by Intercept, a website dedicated to transparency in...

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Activism

South American Hacker Group Targets Journalists And Dissidents

Posted on December 9th, 2015.

A group of hackers believed to have sent malware to an Argentine prosecutor who died mysteriously this year has been targeting South American journalists and dissidents, according to the Citizen Lab, an Internet watchdog, the Associated Press reported. The Argentine prosecutor, Alberto Nisman, made international headlines when he died...

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Breaches

Target And Home Depot Agree To Settle Claims From Data Breaches

Posted on December 4th, 2015.

Target Corp. and Home Depot Inc. have both agreed to settle claims for losses caused by data breaches that compromised customers’ personal information. Target agreed to pay $34.9 million to end claims by credit unions and banks that lost funds on account of Target’s 2013 data breach, according to Reuters. A settlement filed on Wednesday...

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Cybersecurity

Get A Glimpse Of The Cyber Threat Landscape For 2016 And Beyond

Posted on November 12th, 2015.

Cybercriminals won’t be letting up their attacks on hardware and firmware in 2016, and the security industry will be working harder to meet the growing challenge. According to the recently released McAfee Labs Threat Predictions Report, threats will expand to virtual machines, wearables, and other surfaces. The report explores...

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Hackers’ Advantage Over Security Professionals: A Willingness To Share

Posted on November 9th, 2015.

One advantage hackers have over security professionals is they share information, something security professionals need to get better at, according to Matthew Rosenquist, an Intel security strategist. Rosenquist offered his assessment about the need to share information at Comptel’s Nexterday North Conference in Helsinki, according to...

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Companies

Nanotube Electronics Could Replace Silicon – IBM Research Breakthrough

Posted on October 2nd, 2015.

IBM announced a major engineering breakthrough that could open the way to replacing silicon transistors with carbon nanotubes in future electronics and computing technologies.

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Dmitriy Lavrov
Analyst
Dmitriy Lavrov is a professional trader, technical analyst and money manager with 10 years of trading experience. He covers Forex, Commodities and Cryptocurrencies. He is among the top 10 most Read More
Jonas Borchgrevink
Founder
Jonas Borchgrevink is the founder of Hacked.com and CryptoCoinsNews.com. He is a serial entrepreneur, trader and investor. He shares his own personal journey on Hacked.com.
P.H. Madore
ICO Analyst
P. H. Madore lives in Arkansas with his wife and children. He has covered the cryptocurrency beat over the course of hundreds of articles for Hacked’s sister site, CryptoCoinsNews, as Read More
Mate Csar
Analyst
Trader and financial analyst, with 10 years of experience in the field. An expert in technical analysis and risk management, but also an avid practitioner of value investment and passive Read More
Justin O’Connell
Journalist
Justin O’Connell is a cryptocurrency journalist who works have appeared in the U.S.’s third largest weekly, the San Diego Reader & VICE.
Mati Greenspan
Analyst
Senior Market Analyst at Etoro.com.
Rakesh Upadhyay
Analyst
Rakesh Upadhyay is a Technical Analyst and Portfolio Consultant for The Summit Group. He has more than a decade of experience as a private trader. His philosophy is to use Read More
Pamela Meropiali
Account Manager
Pamela Meropiali is responsible for users on Hacked.com.
Joseph Young
Journalist
Joseph Young is a finance and tech journalist & analyst based in Hong Kong. He has worked with leading media and news agencies in the technology and finance industries, offering Read More