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Hackers breach FSB contractor, expose Tor deanonymization project and more

SyTech, the hacked company, was working on research projects for the FSB, Russia's intelligence service.

20 Jul 2019 6:29 pm
InvisibleShield Glass+ Privacy screen protector: Keep your iPhone XS safe from drops and prying eyes

When commuting in a packed train, traveling on an airplane for business, standing in lines, or working on your phone in other public areas it is important to maintain security of your information. Privacy screen protectors are a great way to protect your display and your data.

20 Jul 2019 5:51 pm
Time for enterprise architects to ask the hard business questions

'I don't see the CEOs of many companies awake at night worrying about technology standardization.'

20 Jul 2019 4:30 pm
Do you make these mistakes with your iPhone or iPad?

I'm amazed how many myths and legends exist when it comes to using an iPhone or iPad. Some will slow down your device, while others are downright harmful.

20 Jul 2019 4:30 pm
Another NASA moonshot? Nope. You can't BS your way to space

Opinion: For decades, NASA's been under-funded. Apollo 11 getting to the moon was a miracle of science and engineering. Can we do it again?

20 Jul 2019 1:59 am
Contractor who stole 50TB of NSA data gets nine years in prison

Prosecutors never proved former NSA contractor was the origin for the Shadow Brokers leak.

19 Jul 2019 11:31 pm
AR and VR mean business: Everything you need to know

An executive guide to the technology and market drivers behind the hype in augmented reality, virtual reality, and mixed reality.

19 Jul 2019 10:37 pm
Survey: Tech budgets

Take this quick, multiple choice survey and tell us about your organization's 2020 tech budget.

19 Jul 2019 9:18 pm
Time for Apple to dump Intel

Intel's revelation that it won't have 7-nanometer processors ready until 2021 should be a wakeup call for Apple.

19 Jul 2019 8:46 pm
Sure, Apple Watch saved my life. But it could do so much more

I should be extremely grateful for this technology -- and I am. But I know these devices have more potential.

19 Jul 2019 8:15 pm
Oakland follows San Francisco’s lead in banning facial recognition tech

The council is fighting back against privacy violations made possible through facial surveillance.

19 Jul 2019 6:48 pm
Microsoft opens Dynamics 365 bug bounty with $20k top prize

Microsoft reorganizes its bug bounty program and provides researchers with more information that's easier to access.

19 Jul 2019 6:29 pm
A Rust-based TLS library outperformed OpenSSL in almost every category

Benchmarks reveal better connection speeds and smaller memory footprint for Rustls library, compared to OpenSSL.

19 Jul 2019 6:20 pm
Japan to create SWIFT replacement for global cryptocurrency trading

The platform will be designed to prevent money laundering currently made possible through virtual assets.

19 Jul 2019 5:56 pm
American Airlines to offer free Wi-Fi? Here's what it'll cost you

As the big airlines begin to promise that Wi-Fi on flights will be free, they're gambling on flyers tolerating more big discomfort.

19 Jul 2019 5:46 pm
Programming languages: Microsoft's TypeScript language makes top 10 for the first time

Microsoft's TypeScript just overtook Apple's Swift, suggesting it's become a highly valued tool for JavaScript developers.

19 Jul 2019 5:35 pm
AI, quantum computing and 5G could make criminals more dangerous than ever, warn police

Law enforcement needs to be innovative and act now in order to keep face with near future criminal threats, warns 'Do criminals dream of electric sheep' paper.

19 Jul 2019 5:02 pm
Largest hybrid electric plane set to take flight

The quest to decarbonize air travel is looking a lot like the quest to decarbonize cars.

19 Jul 2019 5:00 pm
Google cleans out stalker, spyware apps from Play Store

Google is making a stand on apps designed for tracking employees, partners, and children.

19 Jul 2019 4:45 pm
New delivery robot wants to share the bike lane

A new last-mile robotic delivery company is out of stealth. Is your city ready?

19 Jul 2019 4:30 pm
Police must stop facial recognition trials until better rules are in place, say lawmakers

MPs call for police to stop all live facial recognition trial deployments until proper regulations and oversight are in place.

19 Jul 2019 4:19 pm
Huawei and 5G: Make the decision quickly because delay is hurting the UK, government warned

New Prime Minister must make a decision fast about whether to allow the Chinese company's equipment to be used in 5G, says influential committee.

19 Jul 2019 4:05 pm
Installing five flavours of Linux on my new laptop

I got a very nice new laptop at a very good price, so I wiped Windows and installed Linux on it.

19 Jul 2019 2:52 pm
Google to clamp down on Incognito Mode detection

Company also triples maximum baseline reward for security bugs.

19 Jul 2019 10:32 am
SWIFT clocks 13 second cross-border instant payment in global trial

A payment from Australia into Singapore recorded the fastest payment in the trial over SWIFT's gpi instant payments platform.

19 Jul 2019 8:33 am
APAC firms must transform cybersecurity approach

With the number of data breaches escalating and threat landscape fast evolving, Asia-Pacific enterprises will have to think outside the box and transform their cybersecurity strategy, especially since current tools are no longer effective in staving off attacks.

19 Jul 2019 6:53 am
Former Toshiba memory business to rebrand as Kioxia

The name change will take effect at the start of October.

19 Jul 2019 6:42 am
NAB names Ross McEwan as new CEO

Former Royal Bank of Scotland CEO will take the reins of National Australia Bank.

19 Jul 2019 5:22 am
VMware to acquire Bitfusion for virtualizing AI accelerators

The Austin-based company has created an elastic and virtual OS for hardware accelerators.

19 Jul 2019 4:45 am
93% of porn sites leak data to a third-party

New academic research reveals the extent of user tracking on top adult sites.

19 Jul 2019 4:19 am
Microsoft Q4 FY19: Why is Azure 'slowing' and Windows growing?

There's more going on with Microsoft's Azure and Windows businesses than a cursory look at the company's latest earnings might indicate.

19 Jul 2019 4:02 am
Microsoft Q4 delivers strong growth, commercial cloud revenue hits $11 billion for $44 billion run rate

Microsoft didn't have many soft spots in its fourth quarter earnings as Azure, Dynamics 365 and Office 365 showed strong gains.

19 Jul 2019 2:05 am
Intel to optimize its platforms for SAP applications

As part of a multi-year partnership, Intel will optimize platforms like the Xeon Scalable processor and Optane DC persistent memory for SAP’s enterprise applications, including SAP S/4HANA.

19 Jul 2019 1:39 am
User experience managers are now a hot commodity

As UX gains ground -- and converts -- there's a need for people who can keep teams motivated and connected with the business.

19 Jul 2019 1:24 am
Kazakhstan government is now intercepting all HTTPS traffic

Kazakh government first wanted to intercept all HTTPS traffic way back in 2016, but they backed off after several lawsuits.

19 Jul 2019 1:08 am
The rising tide of ransomware requires a commitment to best practices

How fiscal responsibility and ransomware are impacting the market.

19 Jul 2019 12:20 am
Apple users are dumping iPhones and buying Samsung

Can it be that Apple's most loyal have given up the faith? One survey says it's happening, but is it really all it seems?

18 Jul 2019 11:03 pm
Top cloud providers 2019: AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud; IBM makes hybrid move; Salesforce dominates SaaS

The cloud computing race in 2019 will have a definite multi-cloud spin. Here's a look at how the cloud leaders stack up, the hybrid market, and the SaaS players that run your company as well as their latest strategic moves.

18 Jul 2019 10:48 pm
Bulgaria's hacked database is now available on hacking forums

Half of the database, to be exact, the half the hacker released to local reporters over the last weekend.

18 Jul 2019 10:43 pm
Unlocking business growth with SD-WAN

Software-defined WAN technology delivers centralized management for network hardware; intelligent, application-aware traffic routing; comprehensive, end-to-end visibility; and simplified security for data transmissions.

18 Jul 2019 10:30 pm
Google Cloud gains in Gartner's 2019 cloud infrastructure Magic Quadrant

Gartner's ranking of IaaS providers didn't change much from 2018, but there are some nuances worth noting as Google Cloud closes some gaps on Microsoft Azure and AWS.

18 Jul 2019 10:29 pm
Does net neutrality still matter in our post-web world?

What we think the public Internet is has already been replaced with a vision of the digital marketplace that’s more reflective of our society. So why are we trying to resuscitate a framework from another era?

18 Jul 2019 10:25 pm
Slack resets passwords for 1% of its users because of 2015 hack

Company said it received a batch of compromised credentials related to the 2015 hack via its bug bounty program.

18 Jul 2019 7:26 pm
No love lost between security specialists and developers

GitLab finds 68% of security professionals feel that less than half of developers can spot security vulnerabilities, but most people feel it's a programmer's job to write secure code.

18 Jul 2019 7:06 pm
Slack to reset passwords for tens of thousands of users

Slack says passwords compromised in malware infections and past breaches at other companies.

18 Jul 2019 6:42 pm
This is how much email scammers are now costing businesses every month

Business email compromise fraud takes a massive toll, and it's not just bogus CEO emails you need to watch out for.

18 Jul 2019 5:57 pm
US chipmaker Qualcomm fined €242 million by Europe

Qualcomm sold products below cost to Huawei and ZTE, with the aim of forcing its competitor Icera out of the market, the EC has ruled.

18 Jul 2019 5:30 pm
Digital transformation: How one bank is using AI, big data and chatbots to create new services

Two key executives at banking giant NatWest explain how the firm tests and launches innovative services that meet fast-changing customer expectations.

18 Jul 2019 4:56 pm
This strange new phishing attack uses a surprise bill to trick you into clicking

Researchers uncover a campaign which uses SHTML files - commonly associated with web servers - to direct users to malicious, credential-stealing websites.

18 Jul 2019 4:47 pm
Galileo GPS service is back, as Europe looks at what went wrong

Galileo Initial Services have now been restored, days after an equipment malfunction caused the outage.

18 Jul 2019 4:41 pm