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Ubisoft sues operators of four DDoS-for-hire services

Ubisoft delivers on threats it made in September 2019 and goes after website selling DDoS services that were used to launch attacks against Rainbow Six Siege servers.

21 Jan 2020 1:33 am
GDPR: 160,000 data breaches reported already, so expect the big fines to follow

The number of breaches reported each day continues to rise - and the number of significant fines is soon to follow.

20 Jan 2020 10:12 pm
Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD review: A feature-rich 15-inch convertible

The ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD offers a high-quality 4k touch screen, a stylus and discrete Nvidia graphics. Creative types may even find uses for the secondary ScreenPad.

20 Jan 2020 9:57 pm
IBM increases patent registrations in Brazil

The company has achieved a 114% boost in the registration of new inventions in 2019.

20 Jan 2020 9:19 pm
Google's desktop Search tweak: Clearer? No, it's just more clutter, say users

Some users complain the addition of icons ahead of search results doesn't help them find credible sources.

20 Jan 2020 7:21 pm
No Google Maps, no problem: Huawei will use TomTom's maps and data

The Chinese manufacturer's phones will be fitted with TomTom's navigation services.

20 Jan 2020 7:01 pm
This free ransomware decryption tool just got a handy update

Victims of Paradise ransomware can now retrieve even more encrypted files because researchers have updated a tool which is already denying cyber criminals ransom payments.

20 Jan 2020 6:48 pm
US looks into over 100 complaints of Tesla cars suddenly accelerating and crashing

Watchdog the NHTSA is to probe a petition to recall 500,000 Tesla cars over random acceleration complaints.

20 Jan 2020 6:40 pm
Money laundering: This startup thinks its tech can prevent another banking scandal

An Estonian startup says it can stop a repeat of the multi-billion Scandinavian bank money-laundering scandal.

20 Jan 2020 5:48 pm
Google CEO Sundar Pichai: This is why AI must be regulated

Google CEO weighs in on AI regulation debate in Europe.

20 Jan 2020 5:46 pm
Mitsubishi Electric discloses security breach, China is main suspect

Mitsubishi Electric says hackers did not obtain sensitive information about defense contracts.

20 Jan 2020 3:57 pm
Betting companies given access to UK gov't information on millions of children

Reports suggest a government database was misused for age verification purposes.

20 Jan 2020 2:59 pm
Citrix rolls out patches for critical ADC vulnerability exploited in the wild

Citrix is racing to develop patches for software builds vulnerable to the severe bug.

20 Jan 2020 1:28 pm
LastPass is in the midst of a major outage

LastPass issue appears to impact users with accounts dating back to 2014 and earlier.

20 Jan 2020 1:20 pm
American Express holds off launching Pay with Bank Transfer service in Australia

The financial service said it would not do so unless changes to the Consumer Data Right are made.

20 Jan 2020 11:30 am
Over 617,000 robo-debts raised since data-matching project's inception

The result of 1.16 million assessments initiated by the responsible department.

20 Jan 2020 11:03 am
ADHA's work to get off fax progressing with standards agreed on

The agency responsible for oversight of My Health Record is looking to move the industry onto more modern ways of communicating.

20 Jan 2020 9:22 am
Samsung retains CEOs in annual reshuffle

The annual changes were finally revealed after being pushed back because of the criminal trials faced by its de facto leader.

20 Jan 2020 7:27 am
Reliance Jio added 90 million subscribers during 2019 to sit at 370 million

Reliance digital services segment sees revenue and EBITDA increase by more than a third for Q3.

20 Jan 2020 5:53 am
End-to-end encryption means Huawei bans are about availability, not interception

Former Prime Minister who brought in Australia's anti-encyption laws says the technology can prevent potential tapping by telco equipment manufacturers.

20 Jan 2020 3:30 am
Coros POD review: Advanced running metrics, including power analysis

Coros has a few solid GPS sports watches and its latest accessory is designed to enhance these watches with measurement of advanced metrics. The Coros POD captures details that are useful for improving your form and efficiency.

19 Jan 2020 7:51 pm
I tried Microsoft's new browser on my MacBook and got a peculiar surprise

Could anyone possible be excited by, or even interested in, a new browser. I tried the new Microsoft Edge on my MacBook Air and examined my feelings.

19 Jan 2020 6:30 pm
A serverless journey begins with several first steps, actually

AWS serverless expert explains what you need to know before launching a serverless pilot.

19 Jan 2020 5:30 pm
Microsoft warns about Internet Explorer zero-day, but no patch yet

IE zero-day connected to last week's Firefox zero-day.

18 Jan 2020 4:29 am
Will Googles more-efficient Reformer mitigate or accelerate the arms race in AI?

Googles latest refinement to the popular Transformer language model promises to make state of the art available to those with a smaller computer budget. But the advances could just as well be used with those commanding vast compute resources to squeeze even more performance out of the biggest machines.

18 Jan 2020 3:43 am
Visa's plan against Magecart attacks: Devalue and disrupt

Visa is actively going after Magecart groups, but also deploying new technologies to safeguard payment card data.

18 Jan 2020 12:59 am
This Linux smartphone is now shipping for $150

Pine64's open source PinePhone runs Linux and is designed for developers and early-adopters.

17 Jan 2020 10:02 pm
Singapore public sector called out for recurring IT lapses

Country's government agencies must resolve repeated lapses and plug weaknesses in IT controls, especially given the speed at which new IT systems are implemented, says government committee responsible for assessing how public funds are used.

17 Jan 2020 9:25 pm
Microsoft to add new Chief Strategy and Digital Officers to its executive roster

It's the start of 2020, so let the Microsoft executive shuffles and reorgs officially begin.

17 Jan 2020 9:13 pm
Apple's latest iOS update is truly getting on my nerves

Software updates are supposed to make things better. Not always, it seems. Not this one, certainly. And it's affecting something very basic.

17 Jan 2020 8:47 pm
12 products announced at CES that you can actually buy right now. But should you?

Jason Cipriani and Jason Perlow spent a week scouring the internet -- even asking for advice on Twitter -- to find 12 devices announced at CES 2020 that are available to buy right now.

17 Jan 2020 8:10 pm
Kubuntu Focus: A new top-of-the-line Linux laptop arrives

The KDE-empowered version of Ubuntu, Kubuntu, now has a high-powered laptop to call its own: The Kubuntu Focus.

17 Jan 2020 7:51 pm
JhoneRAT exploits cloud services to attack Middle Eastern countries

Google Drive, Twitter, ImgBB and Google Forms are being abused in the name of data theft.

17 Jan 2020 7:39 pm
Microsoft: Application Inspector is now open source, so use it to test code security

Microsoft offers up the security tool it uses to probe untrusted third-party software components in its applications.

17 Jan 2020 7:35 pm
WordPress plugin vulnerability can be exploited for total website takeover

The easily exploitable bug in WP Database Reset has serious consequences for webmasters.

17 Jan 2020 6:40 pm
Travelex says some in-store systems are back up and running, 18 days after ransomware attack

Currency exchange company is gradually bringing systems back online, and said no customer data has been stolen in the attack.

17 Jan 2020 6:29 pm
Microsoft opens up Rust-inspired Project Verona programming language on GitHub

Microsoft is developing a new programming language but it's not giving up its work on Rust.

17 Jan 2020 6:19 pm
Are screens harmful? This project wants to record everything you do on your phone, to find out

Precisely mapping the doings of our digital selves is the only way to understand online behavior.

17 Jan 2020 6:10 pm
A hacker is patching Citrix servers to maintain exclusive access

FireEye believes this is a bad guy hoarding Citrix servers, rather than a good-guy vigilante looking out for organizations.

17 Jan 2020 5:59 pm
Google reveals new Python programming language course: Scholarships for 2,500

Google creates a new Python training certificate to boost your chances of getting a job.

17 Jan 2020 5:57 pm
The UK's decision on 5G and Huawei is getting harder every day

The prime minister's decision about Huawei will say much about the UK's place in the world after Brexit.

17 Jan 2020 5:44 pm
EU considers banning facial recognition technology in public spaces

A potential ban could last for five years to allow lawmakers to catch up.

17 Jan 2020 5:26 pm
This giant botnet has just sprung back into life pushing a big phishing campaign

Researchers identify a new Emotet campaign that is distributing phishing emails - and malware - to targets across the globe.

17 Jan 2020 5:24 pm
Gap nixes plan to spin off Old Navy amid cost, complexity

How Gap's reversal impacts its digital transformation efforts remains to be seen.

17 Jan 2020 5:17 pm
Why this city wants tech startups and developer jobs to heal its civil war wounds

Vukovar, a small city between Croatia and Serbia, is being transformed by the growth of the Balkan IT industry.

17 Jan 2020 5:09 pm
FBI seizes WeLeakInfo, a website that sold access breached data

WeLeakInfo website sold access to more than 12 billion user records that leaked from breaches at other online services.

17 Jan 2020 2:43 pm
Australia's Parkes Dish to get new receiver

CSIRO receives a AU$1.15 million grant towards the AU$3 million project.

17 Jan 2020 9:43 am
Dell Optiplex 7070 Ultra: Modularity at a price

The Optiflex 7070 Ultra answers a question you didn't know you asked. Namely, is there a place in between an all-in-one and a regular desktop?

17 Jan 2020 9:15 am
Equifax direct payments to members to end class action could top $500 million

Putting a bookend on one of the largest data breaches in history.

17 Jan 2020 8:27 am
Microsoft's ambitious plan to remove its entire carbon footprint

Microsoft agrees with climate experts, that the world must take urgent action to bring down emissions.

17 Jan 2020 5:40 am