New technique targets C code to spot, contain malware attacks

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new tool to detect and contain malware that attempts root exploits in Android devices. The tool improves on previous techniques by targeting code written in the C programming language – which is often used to create root exploit malware, whereas the bulk of Android applications are written in Java.

How to spot comet Pan-STARRS this weekend

The brightest comet for several years should become visible in the Northern Hemisphere night sky over the next few days.