A New Toolkit Hopes to Fix the SS7 Flaws That Plague Cell networks

well-known but long-ignored cell network flaw let cybercriminals drain bank accounts across Germany. The process of patching up the holes in Signaling System 7 has proven slow, and mostly reserved for large telecoms who can afford to invest in experimenting with defenses. Read full news article on Wired – Threat Level  

Designer Virus Tells the Immune System How to Fight Cancer

Researchers have been exploring ways to hijack the functionality of a virus to deliver new beneficial genes to cells. A team from the University of Basel and the University of Geneva has used this approach to create a virus that puts the immune system into cancer-fighting overdrive. Read full news article on Extreme Tech