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  • Snowden says U.S., Israel created Stuxnet virus

    July 8, 2013 | 1:50 pm

    Whistleblower Edward Snowden told a German magazine that Israel and the United States created the Stuxnet computer virus that destroyed nuclear centrifuges in Iran. 

    Snowden made the statement as part of an interview with the German news magazine Der Spiegel in which he...

  • Researchers say Stuxnet was deployed against Iran in 2007

    February 26, 2013 | 9:57 am

    Researchers at Symantec Corp. have uncovered a version of the Stuxnet computer virus that was used to attack Iran's nuclear program in November 2007, two years earlier than previously thought.

    Planning for the cyber weapon, the first publicly known example of a virus being used...

  • This Week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    November 5, 2012 | 9:30 am

    Former Israeli journalist, Shlomo Nakdimon, one of the most respected political correspondents in the history of Israel, will be given a lifetime award by the Israeli Journalists Association. Nakdimon has a major part in the history of Israel, and in the world of media. In his...

  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    October 8, 2012 | 10:30 am

    Israeli achievement at the Computer Olympics: students from 81 countries worldwide competed in Italy on various computer-related tasks such as solving complex algorithms. The level of problems the contestants solved was higher than what grad-school computer students are facing in...

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  • Italy to fight anti-Semitism in cyberspace

    July 19, 2012 | 2:25 pm

    The Italian government plans to introduce new legislation to beef up measures countering anti-Semitism and hate speech in cyberspace.

    Integration Minister Andrea Riccardi told Jewish leaders at Rome’s main synagogue during a meeting on July 16 that he was working with the...

  • Flame virus can sabotage computers, attack Iran, expert says

    June 21, 2012 | 5:02 pm

    The powerful Flame computer virus is not only capable of espionage but it can also sabotage computer systems and likely was used to attack Iran in April, according to a leading security company, Symantec Corp.

    Iran had previously blamed Flame for causing data loss on computers in...

  • U.S., Israel developed Flame computer virus, according to anonymous Western officials

    June 19, 2012 | 4:43 pm

    The United States and Israel jointly developed the Flame computer virus that collected intelligence to help slow Iran’s nuclear program, The Washington Post reported on Tuesday, citing anonymous Western officials.

    The so-called Flame malware aimed to map Iran’s computer networks and...

  • Gerald Estrin, computer pioneer in U.S. and Israel, dies

    April 3, 2012 | 10:08 am

    Gerald (Jerry) Estrin, a computer pioneer in the United States and Israel who built the first computer in the Middle East, has died.

    Estrin died March 29 at his home in Santa Monica, Calif. He was 90.

    Both Gerald Estrin and Thelma Estrin, his wife of 70 years, were born in New York...

  • Looking for chametz in car, coat and computer

    March 29, 2012 | 5:02 pm

    Who are the chametz seekers, those dutiful service technicians who in preparation for Passover, and for a fee, help us search and destroy the hidden, unexpected unleaven in our lives?

    Yes, for some, it’s not nearly enough to change over the dishes, scrub the kitchen, vacuum the...

  • Hackers strike Israel again

    February 2, 2012 | 11:04 am

    An international group of pro-Palestinian hackers said they leaked the credit card details of thousands of Israelis in an escalation of cyber attacks on Israeli targets.

    The group, called OpFreePalestine, claimed to have published online Thursday the details of 26,000 Israeli credit...

  • Hail to the geek

    January 25, 2012 | 10:51 am

    The real heroes of our age are pencil protector geeks. They sit at home, behind their keyboards, determining the rules of the game that you and I live by—and we trust them to do so. They love toys. They love games. They enjoy battle. They are at the forefront of the cyber war that is...

  • Saudi-Israel hacker war heats up

    January 12, 2012 | 3:09 pm

    The hacker war between Israel and Saudi Arabia is continuing, with the release of the credit card details of more Israelis.

    A Saudi hacker, who has already released thousands of Israeli credit card numbers, along with the personal details of the cardholders, on Wednesday released...

  • Israel concerned it may be under cyber attack

    January 6, 2012 | 11:28 am

    Israeli officials said on Friday they were concerned the country may be under cyber attack after a wave of credit card code thefts in the past week by a hacker who claims to be operating out of Saudi Arabia.

    Credit card company officials said 14,000 numbers had been posted on line...

  • New computer virus detected in Iran

    November 14, 2011 | 10:36 am

    A computer virus similar to the Stuxnet virus that attacked Iran’s nuclear program last year has been detected in Iran.

    Iran said Sunday that it had found the Duqu computer virus in some Islamic Republic computer systems, but that it has been contained and neutralized, the head of...

  • New Stuxnet-like computer virus discovered

    October 19, 2011 | 11:42 am

    A computer virus similar to the Stuxnet virus that attacked Iran’s nuclear program has been identified.

    Duqu, with a malicious code similar to Stuxnet, was discovered on computer systems in Europe, the computer security firm Symantec said in a report issued Tuesday.

    “Parts of Duqu...

  • Leave a message after the beep

    By Julia Bendis

    September 11, 2011 | 10:52 pm

    Here’s something I think about almost every time I am about to leave a message for someone.  Do we still need to record an outgoing message telling people to ‘please leave a message after the tone’?  Do we really need to remind people when and how they need to start recording a...

  • Great Doctor must not exist!

    By Julia Bendis

    January 4, 2011 | 6:05 pm

    Don’t you just love when you visit a Doctor, and he tells you to go ahead and call him if you need anything else?  I am still pretty shocked when I hear any Doctor say that, since most of them want you to come back, pay money, and THEN they will answer your questions, even if you’ve...

  • Thank you, God, for not smiting my Mac

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 29, 2008 | 4:07 pm

    I was going to avoid blogging about the magnitude-5.8 earthquake we just had about 40 miles east of my place—that’s what twitter is for. But after a conversation with a few friends, I can’t resist. See, they were worried about their loved ones—spouses, kids, the like. My wife is fine, thank you, but my first concern as I tried to figure out whether I should leave the coffee shop was not her safety or my own but that of my computer.

    “Tells you a lot about yourself,” my editor said.

    Oh, Mac PowerBook, how I love thee.

  • UCLA’s new hospital takes technology to new frontiers

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    June 26, 2008 | 11:58 am

    More than eight years and $829 million in the making, the new Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is scheduled to open its doors to patients on June 29. The 10-story, 1-million-square-foot complex -- which houses the The Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Stewart and Lynda Resnick...
  • Israeli invention could pave way for hydrogen cars

    By David Shamah

    April 24, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Everyone's heard that old story about the scientist who invents a "magic pill" that turns water into gasoline -- with the invention eventually getting into the hands of the oil companies that bury it, fearing they will be driven out of business when word gets out about their...
  • Should laptops be allowed in class?

    By Emma Lipner

    April 3, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Click, click, click! Walk into any classroom at my high school, Shalhevet -- and probably most high schools around the city -- and you may very well hear clicking. A new trend has erupted, as more and more students bring their laptops to class.

    Laptop use involves a lot of...

  • Have laptop, will prosper

    By Rob Eshman

    November 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Last Shabbat at Sinai Temple Rabbi David Wolpe stood at the bimah to deliver his sermon -- and whipped out his laptop.

    I wasn't there, but I was told not a few of the congregants at the mainstream Conservative shul balked -- what was coming out next, his cell phone? Observant Jews...

  • Joyce Rabinowitz: A Type Like No Other

    By Jane Ulman

    January 5, 2006 | 7:00 pm

     

    Look at Joyce Rabinowitz's computer keyboard and you will see six blank keys in the middle row. They are actually the letters SDF and JKL, but the identifying marks have been worn off from use.

    In fact, those are only keys Rabinowitz uses, with the exception of the space...

  • Spectator - The Holy Land of Progress

    By Chanan Tigay

    October 6, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    The Israeli firm, M-Systems, developed flash technology that allows huge amounts of computer data to be stored on a key chain. Given Imaging Ltd. created a miniature, disposable video camera that can be fitted into a capsule and swallowed, giving doctors thousands of images of a...

  • ‘On_Line’ Takes Byte Out of Cyberspace

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    June 19, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    While obsessing over an ex-girlfriend in 1997, Jed Weintrob, then an Orion vice president of interactive media, turned to the Internet for distraction. "I got hooked peering into the lives of strangers," said Weintrob, a self-described Jewish "techno geek." "It was both calming and...

  • Staying Supple

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    October 12, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Leo Cohen wanted to see my PalmPilot.

    "How do you put in the data?" he asked.

    We were just completing our pre-fast family dinner, and I'd taken out my snazzy, whiz-bang electronic calendar to demonstrate it to Leo's son-in-law, Sam, an astronomer who gets his data from the...

  • Space Cadet

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 13, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    When Los Angeles artist Victor Raphael was a boy, he gazed at the biblical murals at Wilshire Boulevard Temple and pondered the divine. His cosmic musings, in the age of Apollo and Sputnik, led him to dream of becoming an astronaut. But when the need for eyeglasses made that dream...

  • Internet Activism: Power, No Accountability

    By James D

    April 20, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    By now it's a cliché: the Internet, a medium that gives anybody with a computer access to a worldwide audience, is changing the way we share information. And, because information is power, it also changes the way we do politics.

    The Internet is democracy with a vengeance, with...

  • Protecting the Net

    By Avi Machlis

    April 20, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    It is hard to take seriously a conference that provides free pizza and Coca-Cola to participants wearing tags with names like Nothingmuch, Cyphunk and Blacktiger. But for more than 350 computer geeks who came out of the cybershadows to participate in Y2hacK, an international hackers...
  • A Hi-Tech Jewish High

    By Tom Tugend

    October 14, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    The Milken Community High School celebrated the completion of its campus construction Sunday, putting the final touches on the nation's largest non-Orthodox Jewish high school -- and its most high-tech -- bar none.

    Families of the school's 700 students marveled at the classrooms, each...

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