Hacker who helped stop ransomware attack arrested in US

Marcus Hutchins, a young British researcher credited with derailing a global cyberattack in May, has been arrested for allegedly creating and distributing banking malware, U.S. authorities say.

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MIT researcher googled 'insider trading' before committing fraud

The authorities knew what Google searches researcher Fei Yan carried out and what articles he read prior to his insider trading.

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3D-printed ovaries enable infertile mice to give birth

A researcher team working to perfect 3D–printed ovaries for infertile women have successfully tested their creation in mice. The mice, whose real ovaries were surgically replaced with the 3D–printed variety, successfully conceived and gave birth to healthy pups. The lab–created ovaries even triggered lactation.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/23/3d-printed-ovaries-enable-infertile-mice-to-give-birth.html

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22-year-old cybersecurity researcher helped thwart unprecedented cyberattack

A 22-year-old cybersecurity researcher and a cheap domain registration helped thwart the cyberattack that spread malicious software around the world, shutting down networks at hospitals, banks and government agencies.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/14/22-year-old-cybersecurity-researcher-helped-thwart-unprecedented-cyberattack.html

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Apple begins collecting ResearchKit data to further platform integration

Article Image In a change to its data collection practices, Apple is now listing itself as a “secondary” researcher on two active ResearchKit studies, allowing the company to skim anonymized data in efforts to improve its health technology platform.

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Lenovo protected its file sharing app with '12345678' password

A security researcher has discovered a number of vulnerabilities in Lenovo’s SHAREit app, the worst being the use of “12345678” as a hard-coded, default password.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/01/27/lenovo-protected-its-file-sharing-app-with-12345678-password.html

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New Apple hire suggests increased interest in immersive virtual reality

Article Image A report on Thursday revealed Apple recently hired Doug Bowman, a top researcher in the fields of virtual reality and augmented reality, suggesting the company is seriously investigating immersive computing.

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Apple Watch sales steady and growing, tech researcher IDC says

Demand for the Apple Watch is steady and growing, according to tech market researcher IDC. The analyst firm’s input follows recent data from Slice Intelligence that showed a sharp dip in June sales for the Watch.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/07/16/apple-watch-sales-steady-and-growing-tech-researcher-idc-says/

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Alleged Airplane Hacker Also "Messed Around With The Space Station"

Last month, security researcher Chris Roberts was removed from a United Airlines flight, after the airline claimed he had endangered his fellow passengers by tweeting a

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Sci-fi cloaking device could protect soldiers from shock waves

A researcher at the defense company Boeing has filed a patent for a sci-fi-esque cloaking device that would protect soldiers from intense shock waves generated by explosions.   

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/03/26/sci-fi-cloaking-device-could-protect-soldiers-from-shock-waves/

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Researcher accuses Apple of ignoring iCloud brute-force attack for 6 months

A security researcher who discovered a brute-force attack against Apple’s iCloud service in March — similar to the “iBrute” vulnerability that surfaced in conjunction with the celebrity photo hacking scandal earlier this month — says that the company refused to address the flaw for months after he reported it.

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NSF suspends researcher who misused supercomputers to mine bitcoins

A researcher who misused Government-funded supercomputers to mine bitcoins has been suspended by the National Science Foundation.

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