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Star Trek-Themed Ransomware Demands New Crypto-Currency

Kirk ransomware comes in guise of stress-testing tool and demands 50 Monero ($1,100) to unlock.

Shameless crooks fling Star Trek-themed ransomware at world

Live long and (don't) prosper Audacious cybercriminals have created an Star Trek-themed strain of ransomware.…

IBM’s new Q program will include a 50-qubit quantum computer

Characters named Q in film and TV have been portrayed as being exceptional. Q in the James Bond movies served up futuristic gadgets, and...

BrandPost: Precision Medicine: Who Will Live Forever?

Will medical advances using Big Data finally yield a Fountain of Youth unlike anything found in the legendary quests of Ponce de León?  Will...

Axanar Productions, Paramount, and CBS settle Star Trek copyright lawsuit

Enlarge / A scene from Prelude to Axanar.Axanar reader comments 52 Share this story On Friday, litigants announced a settlement to end a...

Axanar isn’t fair use, judge finds, setting stage for Star Trek...

Enlarge / The newly imagined USS Ares, as seen in the Prelude to Axanar short film.Prelude to Axanar reader comments 67 Share this story ...

These three 2016 cases gave new life to software patents

For software patent defenders, Planet Blue's patent on lip synchronization in animated characters was their last, great hope.McRO, Inc. reader comments 6 Share this story ...

Unhappy with his online critics, Reddit CEO altered site’s comments

Jurgen Appeloreader comments 146 Share this story Enlarge / Steve Huffman's LinkedIn profile. LinkedIn Reddit has some site rules.A key one is that the...

Star Trek fan film says CBS and Paramount don’t own “the...

Enlarge / Axanar Productions is arguing that its Prelude to Axanar doesn't infringe copyright because it's filmed in “mockumentary” style.Prelude to Axanar reader comments 7 Share...

Dr. Seuss estate sues over Star Trek “mashup” book

Enlarge / Theodor Seuss Geisel in 1959. He's holding a plant-sprouting corncob pipe as he stands in front of his 1940 sculpture of the...

Experiments Suggest Quantum Encryption Is Feasible

NEWS ANALYSIS: Scientists have shown that some subatomic particles exhibit quantum entanglement, which potentially enables unhackable communications that may be able to travel faster...

Why Star Trek’s Prime Directive could never be enforced

Enlarge / Kirk and Spock wear nifty outfits in order to contemplate the concept of the Prime Directive, which was first introduced in the...