All The News You Missed Overnight: First Mac Ransomware Discovered

All The News You Missed Overnight: First Mac Ransomware Discovered

Good morning! It’s a busy world out there. All The News You Missed Overnight gives you a guide to everything techy that happened while you were sleeping.

Yes, Ransomware Can Affect Macs Too
A report from security firm Palo Alto Networks has the paranoid corners of the internet freaking out today: the first fully-functional ransomware has been found screwing up people’s Macs. But put down the emergency whiskey, and don’t panic just yet.

The news that ransomware has come to OS X isn’t good. Ransomware is a particularly nasty type of virus, which infects your computer, encrypts all your files, and then demands a monetary ransom to be paid to some mystery hacker, in return for unlocking your files. It’s been plaguing Windows users and hospitals (not mutually exclusive) for several years, so the fact that it’s spread to OS X in any form is indeed bad.

It Takes 3 Months Just To 3D Print All The Parts For This Detailed Millennium Falcon Model
You’d need a massive, and prohibitively expensive, 3D printer to create this 40-inch long Millennium Falcon replica in one pass. So the folks at Gambody have broken the model down into 236 bite-size pieces that most affordable 3D printers can easily handle. All you need is lots and lots of time.

Gambody’s Falcon is not unlike the plastic model kits you built as a kid. And as for those patient gluing skills you perfected when you were younger? They will come in handy again here, because once all the tiny parts have been printed, you’ll need another month to assemble and glue them all together. The assembly instructions video alone will take you ten minutes to watch all the way though.

Australian Doctors Warn Of ADHD Overdiagnosis
Overdiagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and overprescription of psychostimulants to treat it are contributing to increased rates of misuse, with more careful assessment and diagnosis needed, according to the authors of an editorial published in the Medical Journal of Australia.

The use of stimulant medication in children to treat ADHD may be a “simplistic attempt to find solutions to more complex problems underlying behavioural and emotional difficulties”, wrote Dr Adrian Dunlop, from the University of Newcastle, and Professor Louise Newman, from the Centre for Women’s Mental Health at the Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne.

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