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In-the-wild exploits ramp up against high-impact sites using Apache Struts

Enlarge (credit: AlienVault) Eight days after developers patched a critical flaw in the Apache Struts Web application framework, there has been no let-up...

Photovoltaic polymer restores some vision to rats with retinal degeneration

The yellow spots in this image are sites of retinal degeneration. (credit: NIH) In most cases of blindness, the majority of the eye...

Facebook stops location sharing in Italy after losing copyright suit

An Italian software developer says that Facebook's "Nearby" feature is a copy of its application called "Faround" and has won a court case compelling Facebook...

Hit Rail and AlmavivA sign strategic cooperation agreement for IT and...

Hit Rail’s support for AlmavivA’s project with Italy’s Infrastructure Manager RFI leads to closer cooperation Brussels, 06 March 2017 – A new strategic cooperation...

Russia Suspect In Italian Ministry Hack

Italy's foreign ministry was victim of a cyberattack last year, but hackers did not gain access to classified information.

Sorting out what happens in the aging brains of bilinguals

Enlarge (credit: flickr user: Andrea Squatrito) Habla some other language? Bilingualism is a surprisingly fraught topic of research.For a long...

DDoS attacks in Q4 2016

News Overview Without doubt, 2016 was the year of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) with major disruptions in terms of technology, attack scale and impact...

TrustPort Internet Security Sphere (2017)

I try my best to review the latest security suite and antivirus releases from all the security companies, but occasionally I miss one. The...

Original “patent troll” law firm is shutting down

EnlargeAlan Levine/Flickr reader comments 7 Share this story The Chicago law firm that became synonymous with "patent troll"-type litigation is shutting down, following...

Brother-and-sister duo arrested over hacking campaign targeting Italy’s bigwigs

EyePyramid operation targeted politicians and business leaders A hacking operation featuring the EyePyramid trojan successfully compromised the systems of numerous high-profile Italian targets, including two...

The “EyePyramid” attacks

On January 10, 2017, a court order was declassified by the Italian police, in regards to a chain of cyberattacks directed at top Italian...

Security expert: Ransomware took in $1 billion in 2016

Increased user awareness of phishing threats, better antivirus technology, more industry-wide information sharing and cross-border efforts by law enforcement authorities will combine to turn...