8 stories you should check out after watching Alien: Covenant

Alien: Covenant is now in theaters, and it helps steer the franchise right back into the space-horror territory that captivated audiences when the first Alien film hit back in 1979. While 2001: A Space Odyssey and Star Wars showed filmgoers that science fiction could go beyond cheap B-movies, Ridley Scott’s …

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No, your Apple computer isn't immune from ransomware

Since Friday, hundreds of thousands of Windows PCs around the world have been hit by a nasty strain of ransomware called WannaCry 2.0. Ransomware is a form of malware that completely encrypts your PC. The only way to get the key to unlock your photos, documents and music is to …

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Why leaked NSA hacking tools are not like stolen Tomahawk missiles

Last week a malicious computer worm dubbed WannaCry 2.0 began attacking older, unpatched versions of Microsoft operating systems, infecting hundreds of thousands of systems with ransomware that held user data hostage in exchange for Bitcoin payments. The cyberattack used code from a powerful National Security Agency tool called EternalBlue, which a mysterious …

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Android O: Google tries to fix Android's biggest weakness

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CALIF.—The next version of Android doesn’t have a name yet, only a letter. But “Android O”—which should get a dessert-based moniker when it ships later this summer—does have a set of features that Google (GOOG, GOOGL) pitched over the first day of its I/O developer conference here. As …

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