Would you give up your comfy technical desk job to join a military raid into hostile territory? Would you jump at the chance to put your world-leading technical knowledge to use in the most extreme of circumstances, even if your own side was under orders to shoot you if you got captured?
Secretive electronic spy agency GCHQ was aware that accused malware author Marcus Hutchins, aka MalwareTechBlog, was due to be arrested by US authorities when he travelled to United States for the DEF CON hacker conference, according to reports.
The Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) has gone public with a Foxit PDF Reader vulnerability without a fix, because the vendor resisted patching.
Facebook's decided to stick with its preferred version of the BSD license despite the Apache Foundation sin-binning it for any future projects.
When Richard Stephenson drives to work, there's a chance that later that day he'll become the first human to see new details of Mars, a moon of Saturn, or the far reaches of the solar system.
Bitcoin transactions might be anonymous, but on the Internet, its users aren't – and according to research out of Princeton University, linking the two together is trivial on the modern, much-tracked Internet.
Hot Chips Qualcomm moved engineers from its flagship Snapdragon chips, used in millions of smartphones and tablets, to its fledgling data center processor family Centriq.
Chris Wanstrath plans to end his second stint as GitHub CEO by leading the search for his replacement.
The Mirai botnet that took down large chunks of the Internet in 2016 was notable for hosing targets like Krebs on Security and domain host Dyn, but research presented at a security conference last week suggests a bunch of high-profile game networks were also targeted.
White supremacist web site The Daily Stormer has been booted off the internet, again.
Google on Monday released Android 8.0 Oreo, the latest update to the world's most widely used operating system, as measured by internet usage.
The story of a Danish inventor and a missing Swedish journalist has taken a bizarre turn, as Peter Madsen now claims he buried Kim Wall at sea.
Researchers from Stanford have shown how the frigid, high-pressure atmospheres of the planets Uranus and Neptune can create a "rain" of diamonds.
United States president Donald Trump upgraded the U.S. Cyber Command to the status of a “Unified Combatant Command”.
Cunning hackers have successfully duped investors out of almost $500,000 after compromising the servers of the online currency platform Enigma.
The German federal court has finally revealed why it ordered a halt to the ratification of the Europe-wide Unitary Patent Court.
Obit Brian Aldiss OBE, one of the most popular and prolific science fiction writers of his generation, has passed way at his home one day after his 92nd birthday.
Fujitsu Australia has confirmed that its data centre in the Australian suburb of Homebush has experienced an outage.
116 artificial intelligence and robotics experts have put their name to an Open Letter calling for the United Nations to work for a ban on autonomous weapons.
A UK firm offering people energy-saving solutions has been fined after making almost 1.5 million unsolicited calls without checking if the numbers were registered on the UK's opt-out database.