Scientists have developed a method that improves the accuracy of DNA sequencing up to a thousand times. The method, which uses nanopores to read individual nucleotides, paves the way for better - and cheaper - DNA sequencing.
The DOJ awarded more than $637,942 in grants for a two-year, five-phase research project that would help scientists answer crucial questions about the feasibility of microbe evidence.
Jurors considering the fate of a man accused of pushing his wife to her death off a cliff in Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park deliberated for about five hours Friday before going home without reaching a verdict.
The pastor and members of the congregation that wrestled a gun away from a man police say opened fired in an Alabama church are being praised as heroes.
The United States and China are working on an agreement defining bilateral behavioral norms for cyber warfare, according to a report in The New York Times. The negotiations are under way in the shadow of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s official state visit this week, with a goal to announce the accord Thursday.
Security researchers have spotted new malware targeting online poker players which allows attackers to view the hands of their victims.
For years, people have longed for ways to stop advertising from popping up on their iPhones and iPads. Now, software to block ads on these gadgets has arrived — and the harsh realities of the practice are causing second thoughts.
Microsoft Windows PCs - not smartphones and tablets - harbor most of the malware on mobile networks, according to a new Alcatel-Lucent report.
A new report claims that in 2013, a group of China-based hackers switched their attention from targeting victims in Asia-Pacific to stealing terabytes of confidential data from US high-tech firms and government contractors.
White House officials have backed away from seeking a legislative fix to deal with the rise of encryption on communication devices, and they are even weighing whether to publicly reject a law requiring firms to be able to unlock their customers’ smartphones and apps under court order.
It was a rare good week for law enforcement in the ongoing battle against cyber crime as officials broke open two high-profile cases: first, two Russian nationals pleaded guilty to their role in the historic data breach in 2008 of Heartland Payment Systems and other companies, and then a pair of Dutch nationals were arrested for their alleged role in a massive ransomware attack campaign.
Lawrence watched this dangerous evolution from his home in Davis County, Utah, where as sheriff he started a SWAT team in the 1970s that decades later was involved in a standoff that killed his son-in-law.
The Chinese government, which has long used its country’s vast market as leverage over American technology companies, is now asking some of those firms to directly pledge their commitment to contentious policies that could require them to turn user data and intellectual property over to the government.
Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks cause far-ranging damage, but research suggests that they also open the door to secondary attacks. About a third of DDoS hits are accompanied by network breaches.
The authors analyzed data from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey, which includes representative data from students in grades nine to 12 from 2007, 2009 and 2011.