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Deadly, drug-resistant Candida yeast infection spreads in the US

So far, 53 Americans have been infected with Candida auris, which can cause organ failure. It is resistant to all three major classes of antifungal drug.....»»

Category: topSource:  newscientistMar 20th, 2017

New computer virus spreads from Ukraine, disrupting world business

Rapidly spreading computer worm appeared to be a variant of an existing ransomware family known as Petya.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News7 hr. 39 min. ago

WEN hair loss scandal exposed dirty underbelly of personal care products

Researchers call for change after flood of complaints and $26M class-action settlement. Enlarge (credit: Getty | PeopleImages) The pharmacy in any corner drug store brims with carefully formulated, tested, and regulated drugs. But aisles packe.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News9 hr. 47 min. ago

Microsoft"s Telemetry Shows Petya Infections in 65 Countries Around the World

From a blog post by Microsoft: On June 27, 2017 reports of a ransomware infection began spreading across Europe. We saw the first infections in Ukraine, where more than 12,500 machines encountered the threat. We then observed infections in another 64.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News12 hr. 3 min. ago

Lifeproof NÜÜD and FRĒ for iPhone 7 Plus review: Two waterproof cases, but only one was build to last

The iPhone 7 Plus is water resistant, but it’s not waterproof. It’s not particularly resilient, either: drop one on the ground and it’s a crapshoot as to whether or not you’ll pick it back up with a shattered display. Enter Lifeproof’s.....»»

Category: mcitoshSource:  macworldRelated News15 hr. 31 min. ago

Petya ransomware variant spreading globally

Follows WannaCry's infection vector......»»

Category: hardwareSource:  bit-techRelated News16 hr. 3 min. ago

Vollebak"s Kevlar-infused hoodie is tough enough to survive on Mars

Vollebak's new 100 Year Hoodie: Granite Edition may just be the most durable pullover ever made. The garment is made from Kevlar, one of the strongest substances ever created, making it extremely resistant to wear and tear. The post Vollebak's K.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 27th, 2017

Massive Cyberattack Spreads Disruption Across Europe

"We are talking about a cyberattack" (PARIS) — A new and highly virulent outbreak of malicious data-scrambling software appears to be causing mass disruption across Europe, hitting Ukraine especially hard. The second-largest drugmaker in.....»»

Category: topSource:  timeRelated NewsJun 27th, 2017

Intense video shows an extremely deadly snake being removed from a home

A snake wrangler was called in after a woman discovered a snake inside her home in Durban, South Africa. What was initially believed to be a harmless intruder was anything but. Turns out it was an 8-foot black mamba, an extremely venomous snake k.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsJun 27th, 2017

Cyberattack Hits Ukraine Then Spreads Internationally

This ransomware attack, a more sophisticated assault based on a vulnerability exploited in May, hit companies across the globe......»»

Category: topSource:  nytRelated NewsJun 27th, 2017

Vollebak may have made the most durable hoodie of all time

Vollebak's new 100 Year Hoodie: Granite Edition may just be the most durable pullover ever made. The garment is made from Kevlar, one of the strongest substances ever created, making it extremely resistant to wear and tear. The post Vollebak may have.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 27th, 2017

Scientists are developing heat-resistant cows to prepare for a hotter planet

Researchers from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences are trying to genetic engineer heat-resistant “cows of the future” -- and they’ve received a federal grant to help them. The post Scientists are developing h.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 27th, 2017

New Cyberattack Spreads in Europe, Russia and U.S.

The hacking bore similarities to a recent one that crippled tens of thousands of machines......»»

Category: topSource:  nytRelated NewsJun 27th, 2017

New Cyberattack Spreads From Russia to Britain

The hack bore similarities to a recent one that crippled tens of thousands of machines......»»

Category: topSource:  nytRelated NewsJun 27th, 2017

HireRight Names Marketing, Product VP

Irvine-based HireRight, which provides global employment background checks, drug and health screening, and electronic Form I-9 and E-Verify services, said Monday that it has named Kathleen Delaney as its Vice President of Marketing and Product. Delan.....»»

Category: topSource:  socaltechRelated NewsJun 27th, 2017

Martin Shkreli can"t fair jury because everyone thinks he"s an evil man snake

A New York judge is desperately searching for people who don't hate Martin Shkreli's guts. The infamous ex-pharmaceutical company exec is set to stand trial for security fraud charges unrelated to the massive price hike on a life-saving AIDS drug tha.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsJun 26th, 2017

Potential jurors call Shkreli evil, snake—one blamed him for EpiPen price

Drug pricing scandal slows first day of trial over alleged Ponzi-like scheme. Enlarge / BROOKLYN, NY - Monday, June 26, 2017: Martin Shkreli arrives at Brooklyn Federal Court on the first day of his securities fraud trial. (credit: Getty | Kevi.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 26th, 2017

Check Point says Fireball malware hit 250 million; Microsoft says no

Either way, Microsoft assures us that Windows 10 S would have been immune. Enlarge (credit: Corinne Kuhlmann) Microsoft sparked a curious squabble over malware discovery and infection rates. At the start of the month security firm Check Point.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2017

How the CIA infects air-gapped networks

Sprawling “Brutal Kangaroo“ spreads malware using booby-trapped USB drives. Enlarge / A configuration screen found in the Drifting Deadline exploit. (credit: WikiLeaks) Documents published Thursday purport to show how the Central Intellige.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2017

Heat can kill and we’re turning up the thermostat

Analysis of deadly heatwaves shows how many more people they’ll affect by 2100. Enlarge (credit: Jorge Quinteros) ‘Tis the season for heatwaves in the Northern Hemisphere, as folks across Europe and parts of the US west have been reminded.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2017

Montreal cancer drug developer Repare raises $68-million

Canada’s red-hot biotech sector notches another big financing, led in part by San Francisco-based Versant Ventures, which has now created, incubated and financed six domestic firms.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2017