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The cost of launching a DDoS attack

A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack is one of the most popular tools in the cybercriminal arsenal.The motives behind such attacks can vary – from...

InfiNet Wireless help broadcast the Universiade 2017 competition to TV channels...

Valletta, Malta. 20 March 2017: Earlier this year, the 28th Universiade – the biggest international sporting event of its kind – was held in...

Virtual machine escape fetches $105,000 at Pwn2Own hacking contest [updated]

Enlarge (credit: Heather Katsoulis) Contestants at this year's Pwn2Own hacking competition in Vancouver just pulled off an unusually impressive feat: they compromised Microsoft's...

Pwn2Own Hackers Earn $340,000 Exploiting Windows, macOS

The second day of the Pwn2Own 2017 hacking competition reveals Windows, macOS, Adobe Flash and web browser exploits.

iPhone users can now access Amazon’s Alexa on the go

Enlarge (credit: Amazon) Move over, Siri, there's a new voice assistant coming to iPhones and iOS devices.Amazon announced today that its digital assistant...

Ubuntu Linux Falls on Day 1 of Pwn2Own Hacking Competition

The first day of the Trend Micro-sponsored Pwn2Own competition awards $233,000 in prize money to security researchers for exploiting software with previously unknown vulnerabilities.

Ars asks: How do you feel about junkets for auto coverage?

Enlarge It has been almost three years since we launched the Cars Technica section here at Ars, during which time we've brought...

In a change of attitude, NASA appears to embrace private rockets

Enlarge / William Gerstenmaier, associate administrator for Human Exploration and Operations, speaks in 2013. (credit: NASA) On Wednesday, NASA's chief of human spaceflight,...

3 Kaggle alternatives for collaborative data science

What's the best way to get a good answer to a tough question? Ask a bunch of people, and make a competition out of...

Microsoft’s latest open source servers shown off with Intel, AMD, and...

Qualcomm Centriq 2400 server for Project Olympus. (credit: Microsoft) At the Open Compute Summit in Santa Clara, California, today, Microsoft showed off the...