Massive hacking forum gets hacked, members’ details leaked online

In what must surely be the ultimate definition of irony, one of the world’s largest hacking forums has been hacked and had the private details of over half a million users dumped online.The Nulled.IO board is used to trade and sell credit card and leaked identity information, hacking tools, cracks, and malware-creation kits. On May 6th, the hacker or hackers responsible for the breach dumped a 1.3 GB compressed archive online which when expanded is a 9.45 GB SQL file

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IBM Research achieves storage memory breakthrough that could lead to faster smartphones

Scientists have been refining a type of memory technology called phase-change memory (PCM) for years. Thus far, however, the use of PCM in certain applications has been somewhat prohibitive for a variety of reasons but that may soon change.Scientists at IBM Research have achieved a significant breakthrough in reliably storing three bits of data per cell, a milestone that IBM says will provide fast and easy storage for both mobile devices and the Internet of Things.PCM’s combination of read/write speed,

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Google launches Spaces for sharing things with groups

Google’s Circle concept never quite took off but the company is trying its hand at social once more with a new app called Spaces. The app, available for Android and iOS, is designed to make it easier to share stuff from the web in group conversations by embedding Google Search, YouTube, and Chrome within the app.The idea is you’ll never have to switch back and forth between apps to share something — Google had a similar pitch for Gboard, but

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Twitter to stop counting photos and links in 140-character limit

Twitter already dropped the service’s iconic 140 character limit for Direct Messages and is now looking for a way to give its users additional space in composing tweets as well. While the company is not ready to drop this restriction altogether, according to Bloomberg, it will soon stop counting links and media towards the limit.Currently, a link takes up 23 characters, while a photo takes up 24 characters, leaving a user only 93 characters for text if both are added.

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Startup founded by ex-Google engineers wants to fit self-driving tech into existing trucks

There’s a race going on in the world of autonomous transport to see which self-driving vehicle is the first to become a regular sight on the roads – the car or the truck. Right now, it looks as if the latter is winning, and a new startup consisting of former Google, Apple, and Tesla engineers wants to speed up the process by adding semi-autonomous features to existing commercial trucks.The San Francisco-based company, called Otto, wants to make hardware that can

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Here’s how to get Battlefield 4’s Last Stand DLC for free

As part of its Road to Battlefield 1 promotion, EA has been giving away previously released expansion packs for Battlefield 4 and Battlefield Hardline to those playing on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and the PC.The first expansions to participate in the program were Battlefield 4’s Dragon’s Teeth and Battlefield Hardline’s Robbery pack which were available free of cost until May 10. If you missed out on those offers, fret not as another piece of DLC is

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Mozilla’s Firefox narrowly edges out Microsoft in global desktop browser share for the first time

Mozilla’s Firefox web browser has outpaced Microsoft’s combined browser efforts – Internet Explorer and Edge – on a global scale for the first time ever, at least according to statistics from one web analytics firm.For the month of April, Microsoft registered a desktop market share of 15.5 percent compared to the 15.6 percent owned by Mozilla’s Firefox, StatCounter found. Both browser makers saw their market share fall during the three-month period of February, March and April. What put Firefox in

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Cable is catching fiber: 10 Gbps in both directions demoed by Bell Labs

We all know that fiber is the best technology right now for fast internet connections, but sometimes it’s too expensive or time consuming to deploy. This is why any technology that harnesses and improves existing deployments of hybrid-fibre coaxial (HFC) cable is so enticing for internet providers.Nokia’s Bell Labs has demonstrated new coaxial cable technology called XG-CABLE that significantly improves throughput over existing HFC cables. In point-to-point tests using 1.2 GHz of spectrum, Bell Labs achieved 10 Gbps in both

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167 million LinkedIn accounts for sale on dark market, linked to 2012 breach

A collection of 167 million LinkedIn accounts is up for sale on a dark market website. The asking price? A mere five Bitcoins, or roughly $2,200.The data dump was recently posted on TheRealDeal and reportedly contains user IDs, e-mail addresses and SHA1 password hashes for 167,370,940 users. Renowned security researcher Troy Hunt, who manages a site that lets people know if their data has been stolen, told Computerworld he has seen a subset of the data and verified that it’s

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