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  • How a security researcher discovered the Apple battery “hack”
    By on July 26, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments


    Security researcher Charlie Miller has found a way to hack the “smart” batteries in Apple’s laptops, which could result in a non-functioning—or worse, exploding—battery. The hack was made possible because of a simple security blunder at Apple, and Miller detailed to Ars how he stumbled upon it in the first place.

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  • Phishing Site Discovered On Sony Thailand Servers
    By on May 21, 2011 | Comments Off  Comments

    mcgrew tips news that security firm F-secure has found a live phishing site running on Sony’s Thailand servers. “Basically this means that Sony has been hacked, again. Although in this case the server is probably not very important.” This comes alongside news that a point service run by So-net, a Sony subsidiary, was accessed by an unknown intruder, who stole about $1,200 worth of virtual tokens. “The intrusions are believed to have taken place on (more…)

  • Method To Repair Damaged Adult Nerves Discovered
    By on December 12, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “Researchers have discovered a promising method to regrow damaged nerves in adults. Brain and spinal-cord injuries typically leave people with permanent impairment because the injured nerve fibers (axons) cannot regrow. A study from Harvard and Carleton University, published in the December 10 issue of the journal Neuron, shows that axons can regenerate vigorously in a mouse model when a gene that suppresses natural growth (more…)