Archive "Science"

90 GB of Confidential Data Stolen from Apple’s Servers by Teenage Hacker

90 GB of Confidential Data Stolen from Apple’s Servers by Teenage Hacker

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - 90 GB of “secure files and customer accounts” has been download from Apple’s servers by a teenager from Melbourne who is now facing criminal charges, according to a report by Australian newspaper the Age. He accessed Apple’s backend network multiple times over a year, only to prove that he could.He apparently did this out of love, his lawyer says because...

Google Clarifies Location-Tracking Policy

Google Clarifies Location-Tracking Policy

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Google has revised an erroneous description on its website of how its "Location History" setting works, clarifying for users that it still tracks their location even if they turn the setting off. The change came three days after an Associated Press investigation revealed that several Google apps and websites store user location even if users have turned off...

Astronomers Discover Tiny Galaxy Harboring Supermassive Black Hole

Astronomers Discover Tiny Galaxy Harboring Supermassive Black Hole

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Astronomers are accustomed to seeing supermassive black holes at the heart of large galaxies like our own Milky Way and neighboring galaxies like Andromeda.  However, a new analysis suggests there’s a giant black hole hiding in a most unusual place: inside one of the smallest galaxies known to exist. Fornax UCD3 is a tiny galaxy, but it has a monster black hole...

Study Warns: Powerful Sleeping Pills Raise Risk of Alzheimer’s

Study Warns: Powerful Sleeping Pills Raise Risk of Alzheimer’s

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - A new study suggested that sleeping pills taken by hundreds of thousands may boost the risk of Alzheimer's. Researchers found the risk of developing the memory-robbing disorder is higher for patients taking benzodiazepines and Z-drugs.And the huge analysis revealed a higher risk for those on stronger medications, and for those who have taken the drugs for longer...

Google Tracks Your Location Even If You Tell It Not To

Google Tracks Your Location Even If You Tell It Not To

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - You might want to be careful around Google applications if you value your privacy after a new investigation found that Google tracks people’s locations anyway. An AP investigation has found that even if people have specifically disabled ‘Location History’ on smartphones, Google apps still track and store their location.Princeton researchers found that...

Andromeda Botnet Malware Not Fully Dismantled in International Cyber Operation Last Year

Andromeda Botnet Malware Not Fully Dismantled in International Cyber Operation Last Year

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Traces of the Andromeda botnet can still be found on many PCs, despite being the subject of an international takedown operation in November last year, The Andromeda botnet was associated with 80 different malware families and grew so large that it was at one point infecting a million new machines a month, distributing itself via social media, instant messaging, spam emails,...

AI to Optimize Brain Cancer Treatment Created by MIT Researchers

AI to Optimize Brain Cancer Treatment Created by MIT Researchers

TEHRAN (Press Shia) A team of researchers from MIT has devised an AI platform that can help treating brain cancer based on the important metrics and clinical records of other patients before to recommend a regiment. Advances in medical science have resulted in higher cancer survival rates, but the treatments consisting mainly of chemotherapy and radiation are still rough on patients.A team of...

Expecting Work Email after Hours Harmful for Health

Expecting Work Email after Hours Harmful for Health

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Employees should navigate more complex boundaries between work and family than ever before, as the 'always on' organizational culture can be detrimental to health and well-being during off-hours, a study has found. The study demonstrates that employees do not need to spend actual time on work in their off-hours to experience harmful effects. The mere...

Hackers Find A Way to Turn Amazon Echo to Spy Bug

Hackers Find A Way to Turn Amazon Echo to Spy Bug

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - A group of Chinese hackers at the DefCon security conference on Sunday developed a new technique for hijacking Amazon's voice assistant gadget that may be the closest thing to a practical demonstration of how the device might be used for surveillance. Since smart speakers like the Amazon Echo first began to appear in homes across the world, the security community has...

NASA Launches Solar Probe Mission to Touch The Sun (+Video)

NASA Launches Solar Probe Mission to Touch The Sun (+Video)

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - The international space agency NASA has launched a daring mission to probe some of the sun's deepest secrets. NASA's Parker Solar Probe lifted off this morning (Aug. 12) at 3:31 a.m. EDT (0731 GMT) from a pad here at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, its powerful United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket carving an arc of orange flame into the predawn...