Consumer & Gadgets

Voice assistant technology is in danger of trying to be too human

More than 200m homes now have a smart speaker providing voice-controlled access to the internet, according to one global estimate. Add this to the talking virtual assistants installed on many smartphones, not to mention kitchen ...

Security

Tester eyes unhackable claim on USB flash drive

When the unhackable turns hackable you know there will be lots of noise. Case in point: The eyeDisk USB flash drive. Passwords exposed in clear text were discovered.

Security

Windows Sandbox offers safe zone if app looks suspicious

Windows Sandbox is getting a lot of press and for good reason: Windows watchers say it's going to be a safe place to park "hmmm" executables, the ones than could (or could not) be your pathway to malicious software.

Security

Inside the fight against malware attacks

When malicious software attacks, computer scientists and security researchers want to know how the attackers got into what was supposed to be a secure system, and what they're actually doing that's causing problems for users. ...