"Biohackers approach science as a hacker approaches computers, looking at problems and experiments in ways that might elude conventional scientists," explains a guy in a blue jumper named Andrew Gray. He's the man behind the aptly named Melbourne biohacking group, Melbourne BIOhack, and president of Bioquisitive, a community lab and workspace.
Batteries have become a new security risk for smartphone users, with a group of security researchers saying they are able to transmit personal data to hackers.
Lukasz Olejnik, Gunes Acar, Claude Castelluccia and Claudia Diaz have written a paper outlining the risks, saying a piece of software used in the HTML5 web language transmits data such as how much power is still left in a battery so websites using the code can save power while browsing.
So the latest iteration of Windows has now been unleashed, and as has become tradition at Linux Format, we pit the Redmond-ian OS mano-a-mano with Linux to determine the ultimate operating system.
Of course, in reality this is comparing apples and oranges: One is a free codebase which can run on most any hardware imaginable, the other is a proprietary product with an undecouple-able GUI that, until recently, has run only on x86 PCs. Our approach will be to consider features from Windows 10 and compare them with like-for-like equivalents from various Linux distributions.
Hackers are exploiting a serious zero-day vulnerability in the latest version of Apple's OS X so they can perform drive-by attacks that install malware without requiring victims to enter system passwords, researchers said.