This day in technology, August 9, 1991, Astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis, mission STS-43, use an Apple Macintosh Portable computer to send what is considered the first email from space! The following message was emailed:
"Hello Earth! Greetings from the STS-43 Crew. This is the first AppleLink from space. Having a GREAT time, wish you were here,…send cryo and RCS! Hasta la vista, baby,…we’ll be back!"
Money paid by victims of the WannaCry/WannaCrypt ransomware in an effort to regain access to their files appears to be on the move, with the equivalent of tens of thousands of dollars of bitcoin being shifted into new digital wallets. The three WannaCry wallets reached a total of 52.19666422 bitcoins (about US$141000)! The balance of the three wallets is now 0BTC, with the bitcoins shifted into nine new wallets.
Police issue warning about ‘can you hear me’ phone scam. If you receive a phone call and somebody asks, “can you hear me”, don’t say anything and hang up the phone. Police have sent out a warning about an elaborate phone scam involving this phrasing, which has arrived in Australia after doing the round in the United States and the UK. The caller may ask it several times, to which most people on the other end would reply with ‘yes’. The scammer then records the ‘yes’ response and ends the call. That recording of the victim’s voice can then be used to authorise payments or charges in the victim’s name with voice recognition.