New Spectre-like attack uses speculative execution to overflow buffers

Enlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty Images) When the Spectre and Meltdown attacks were disclosed earlier this year, the expectation was that these attacks would be the first of many, as researchers took a closer look at the way that the speculative execution in modern processors could be used to leak sensitive information and undermine […]

Nevada greenlights 1st execution in 12 years, furthering death row inmate’s quest

Nevada has officially scheduled the execution of Scott Raymond Dozier, 47, for July 11. While Dozier has repeatedly stated the wish to die, the sentence was delayed due to ethical concerns over an unusual mix of drugs to be used. Dozier will become the first death row inmate in Nevada jails to be executed in […]

Fake news: Russia dog execution image actually shot in Pakistan (PHOTO)

A picture circulating online of an alleged dog cull in Russia actually depicts Pakistan, during an attempt to reduce the number of stray animals on the streets of Karachi in 2016. Ahead of the World Cup there were fears that Russia would try to exterminate stray dogs in time for the arrival of fans. However, […]

Jaw-dropping street execution fails as gun jams at last second (VIDEO)

Toronto police are hunting a two-man execution team believed to be behind separate assassination attempts. Both bids failed, one of which was thanks to an astounding gun malfunction at the final moment. Investigators are trying to trace the hooded duo who were filmed by CCTV attempting to gun down two different men in the Regent […]

Trump & Pence effigies burned in Palestinian mock execution (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Palestinian protesters carried out a mock execution of US President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, culminating in effigies of the pair being burned. The spectacle comes amid worsening US-Palestinian relations. The staged hanging took place at Aida refugee camp near Bethlehem in the West Bank to show the community’s “rejection” of US budget […]

Vietnam orders execution of former oil exec in massive corruption purge

Published time: 30 Sep, 2017 20:40 The former chairman of the state-run PetroVietnam has been handed a death sentence after being found guilty of embezzlement, intentionally breaking state rules on economic management and abusing his position and power. Nguyen Xuan Son, who was arrested in 2015 by the previous administration of former Prime Minister Nguyen […]

HRW says mass execution site found in Mosul as Iraqi govt admits ‘individual acts’ of abuse

An execution site with 17 apparent victims of extrajudicial killings was found near the Old City of West Mosul, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said. The find is among a flood of evidence of atrocities being committed by Iraqi troops, the rights group pointed out. The site was studied by “international observers, whose evidence has […]

A Texas man on death row for almost 25 years will now face parole review instead of execution

Reuters/Stephen Lam A Texas man on death row for almost 25 years will now face parole review instead of an execution date.  The Texas Attorney General’s office tossed a death sentence Wednesday for a long-serving occupant of Texas’ death row in light of a March U.S. Supreme Court ruling on intellectual disability and capital punishment. It was the second […]

Canadian game accelerator Execution Labs to shut after investing all of its capital

Canadian game accelerator and investor Execution Labs is shutting down. Jason Della Rocca, cofounder of the Montreal-based company, announced on Facebook that the company has deployed all of its capital and that it will not be making new investments. “Well, that’s been an intense and inspiring four and a half years!,” Della Rocca wrote. “Execution […]