Computer

Hacker discovers a MacOS exploit that is able to access system passwords

Security researcher Linus Henze recently uncovered a vulnerability within MacOS Mojave that allows an unauthorized application to steal passwords from both your Mac’s ‘login’ and ‘system’ Keychains. As macOS’ password management system, Keychain has been implemented since Mac OS 8.6, keeping user’s most important data safe and secure; however, as of late it doesn’t seem to […]

Gears & Gadgets

The adventures of lab ED011—“Nobody would be able to duplicate what happened there”

Enlarge / The University Politehnica building that hosts the Automatic Control and Computer Science (ACCS) program. Adi Dabu BUCHAREST, Romania—At the edge of Europe, Romania’s University Politehnica of Bucharest has long been the most prestigious engineering school in the region. Here, a terracotta-tiled building looms large over the campus, hosting the faculty of the Automatic […]

Emerging Tech

Scientists may soon be able to treat autism with CRISPR gene editing

CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing is capable of some pretty impressive feats, from creating more efficient crops to malaria-resistant mosquitoes. Now researchers at the University of California, Berkeley and other institutes have discovered another potentially life-altering application: Editing out the genetic traits commonly associated with autism. While it’s so far been demonstrated on mice only, it raises […]