News That Matters

Tag: years

Google finds ‘indiscriminate iPhone attack lasting years’

Google finds ‘indiscriminate iPhone attack lasting years’

Technology
Security researchers at Google have found evidence of a “sustained effort” to hack iPhones over a period of at least two years. The attack was said to be carried out using websites which would discreetly implant malicious software to gather contacts, images and other data.Google’s analysis suggested the booby-trapped websites were said to have been visited thousands of times per week. Apple told the BBC it did not wish to comment.The attack was shared in great detail in a series of technical posts written by British cybersecurity expert Ian Beer, a member of Project Zero, Google’s taskforce for finding new security vulnerabilities, known as zero days. "There was no target discrimination,” Mr Beer wrote. “Simply visiting the hack
Cave deposits suggest Earth experienced dramatic sea level rise 4 million years ago

Cave deposits suggest Earth experienced dramatic sea level rise 4 million years ago

Science
Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Scientists have discovered ancient deposits in the Artà Cave on the island of Mallorca that suggest sea levels 3.5 to 4 million years ago were more than 50 feet higher than they are today. Analysis of the speleothems, or cave formations, could help scientists more accurately predict how modern climate change will influence sea level rise in the decades ahead. To predict how melting ice sheets will affect sea levels across the globe, scientists need historic benchmarks. Mineral deposits in the Artà Cave have provided just that. "Constraining models for sea-level rise due to increased warming critically depends on actual measurements of past sea level," Victor Polyak, research scientist at the University of New Mexico, said in a news release. "This study provides very robu
Watch: UA celebrates 100 years of film with centennial trailer

Watch: UA celebrates 100 years of film with centennial trailer

Entertainment
Aug. 28 (UPI) -- United Artists released a trailer Wednesday celebrating their centennial anniversary. The trailer features clips from the classic films UA released in its 100 years of operation as a movie studio. Silent Film stars Charlie Chaplin, Marie Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks founded United Artists with director D.W. Griffith in 1919. Chaplin's quote, "All it takes is imagination, courage and a little dough" opens the montage of classic film clips as his Little Tramp character walks off into the sunset. Clips span the century to include Some Like It Hot, the Rocky films, Raging Bull, Leaving Las Vegas, Midnight Cowboy, Yentyl, Annie Hall, Carrie, Rain Man, Road House, Capote, Wargames, The Great Escape, The Birdcage, and James Bond films from Dr. No and Goldfinger to Goldeneye. ...
Study: 1 in 5 elderly people in long-term care dies in 5 years

Study: 1 in 5 elderly people in long-term care dies in 5 years

Health
Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Long-term acute care hospitals are supposed to restore independence in people who are have a variety of illnesses, but a new study suggests that for most that isn't the case. Fewer than 1-in-5 older adults treated at long-term facilities live beyond five years, according to research published Monday in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. And those who do survive often go on to develop cancer or other deadly conditions. "Understanding the clinical course after long-term acute care hospitals admission can inform goals of care discussions, planning for care at the end of life and prioritizing health care needs," lead author Anil Makam, a researcher at the University of California at San Francisco and study lead author, said in a news release. "It also may lead s...