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Russian Citadel Malware Creator Gets Five Years - ESToday - 21/07 8:32 am

A Russian man known as "Kolypto" who helped develop and distribute malicious software designed to steal personal financial information was sentenced in Atlanta to serve five years in prison.

Update Your iPhone, iPad To Squash Dangerous Wi-Fi Bug - ESToday - 21/07 8:32 am

Apple has made a number of security updates to its iOS mobile operating system, including a fix for a Wi-Fi chip vulnerability that could let hackers gain wireless access to iPhones and iPads.

Is Your Business Prepared for a Natural Disaster? - ESToday - 21/07 8:32 am

A forecast for an active hurricane season is reason for business owners to think about how well they're prepared, not just for a major storm, but for any weather bad enough to hurt their firms.

Cyberattack on Ukrainian Clinics Startles Experts - ESToday - 21/07 8:32 am

As medical facilities in the Ukraine struggled with the "Nyetya" cyberattack, experts say that even glancing blows to medical facilities represent a damaging break with international norms.

Dark Web Markets AlphaBay and Hansa Shut Down - ESToday - 21/07 8:32 am

AlphaBay and Hansa -- two of the largest "dark web" marketplaces for illegal and illicit items such as drugs and guns -- have been shut down by police in the U.S. and Europe, including the FBI.

Google Beefs Up Protection against Phishing Scams - ESToday - 20/07 8:16 am

Since a phishing scam perpetrated in May that may have targeted millions of Gmail and Google Docs users, Google has introduced a number of security changes aimed at preventing a repeat.

Data Breaches Continue at a Record Pace - ESToday - 20/07 8:16 am

A growing threat: A new report says that data breaches are running 29 percent above last year, with hacking the leading cause of data security incidents nationwide -- more than 790 so far this year.

Face Scan Plans for U.S. Citizens Stir Privacy Issues - ESToday - 19/07 7:42 am

If the Trump administration gets its way, U.S. citizens boarding international flights will have to submit to face scans, a plan privacy advocates call a step toward a surveillance state.

FedEx Still Reeling from June TNT Cyberattack - ESToday - 19/07 7:42 am

It's likely a cyberattack on FedEx's TNT Express unit in June will have a material impact on financial results. TNT Express is still feeling effects of Petya, spread via Ukrainian tax software.

U.S. Revamping Independent Military Cybercommand - ESToday - 18/07 7:59 am

The Trump administration is finalizing plans to revamp the nation's military command for defensive and offensive cyber operations in hopes of intensifying America's ability to wage cyberwar.

IBM Z Mainframe Brings Encryption Super Powers - ESToday - 18/07 7:59 am

Aimed at enterprises facing increasing threats of data breaches, the new IBM Z mainframe features "breakthrough" encryption capabilities that can secure info in any cloud app or database.

Bitcoin Dispute: Will Digital Currency Implode? - ESToday - 18/07 7:59 am

Got some bitcoin? An internal dispute over the digital currency could soon mean financial losses, whipsawing prices and delays in processing payments. It's also possible that nothing changes.

Americans Becoming More Comfortable with Biometric ID - ESToday - 17/07 2:47 pm

With technology such as Apple's Touch ID thriving -- not to mention backlash from massive data breaches -- Americans are now supporting "futuristic" payment technologies.

Tech Giants Will Be Forced To Decrypt Messages in Australia - ESToday - 15/07 9:03 am

The Australian government has proposed a new cybersecurity law to force global technology companies such as Facebook and Google to help police by unscrambling encrypted messages.

Zoho Launches Zoho Sign: Digital Signature App for Businesses - ESToday - 15/07 9:03 am

Zoho has announced the launch of Zoho Sign, a digital signature app that businesses can use to sign and send legally binding contracts from anywhere, using a simple signing process.

Cloud Leak: Verizon Customer Data Exposed by Vendor - ESToday - 14/07 7:24 am

Names, phone numbers, PINs and other information of millions of customers of Verizon were made available on a publicly accessible storage area owned by one of the company's vendors.

Apple To Build Data Center in China with Government Ties - ESToday - 14/07 7:24 am

Tech giant Apple will open a data center in mainland China with ties to the country's government, raising concerns about the security of iCloud accounts that store personal information.

BluVector Receives Patent for Zero-Day Malware Detection - ESToday - 14/07 7:24 am

Cybersecurity provider BluVector has been issued a new patent for its machine-learning technology that helps detect previously unknown, zero-day threats faster than conventional detection tools.

Microsoft's Azure Stack Private Cloud Service Ready To Order - ESToday - 12/07 8:26 am

Organizations using Dell EMC, HP Enterprise and Lenovo systems can order Microsoft's Azure Stack, which allows an organization to use the company's Azure cloud service within its own data center.

CEO of Bitcoin Exchange Mt. Gox Goes on Trial in Japan - ESToday - 12/07 8:26 am

The head of the failed Japan-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox is appearing in Tokyo District Court to face embezzlement charges. France-born Mark Karpeles has denied wrongdoing.

Tech Firms Battling Gag Orders Over Government Surveillance - ESToday - 12/07 8:26 am

Facebook and Microsoft are among tech firms fighting gag orders from U.S. courts preventing them from talking about govt. surveillance of their users, arguing it has a chilling effect on free speech.

NetApp Helps Polaris Alpha Modernize Govt DevOps, Security - ESToday - 11/07 10:37 pm

With partner Flair Systems, NetApp is providing solutions to help Polaris Alpha modernize DevOps for the U.S. government, upgrading legacy systems and services that are critical for national security.

CopyCat Malware Infected 14 Million Android Devices Last Year - ESToday - 8/07 8:12 am

While an Android-targeting malware attack called CopyCat peaked more than one year ago, some devices might still be infected today, according to a report by the IT security firm Check Point.

Ukraine Official: Worm Likely Hit 1 in 10 State, Company PCs - ESToday - 8/07 8:12 am

A Ukrainian official estimates that as many as one in 10 personal computers at companies and government offices across the country may have been compromised in a massive cyberattack

Hackers Could Tap EEGs, Observe Brainwaves To Steal Passwords - ESToday - 7/07 8:36 am

Watch what you're thinking: By observing a person's brainwaves as they surf the internet, hackers could glean neural patterns and successfully guess a user's password, a new study says.

As Cyberattack Hit, Ukrainians Turned to Facebook, Google - ESToday - 6/07 7:41 am

As Ukraine's digital infra-structure shuddered under the weight of a massive cyberattack, Silicon Valley firms like Google and Facebook played a big role in keeping information flowing.

CyberPolice Say Firm at Center of Cyberattack Was Warned - ESToday - 5/07 7:29 am

The small Ukrainian tax software company that is accused of being the patient zero of a damaging global cyberepidemic is under investigation and will face charges, officials suggested.

Cloud-First Focus Prompts More Sales Reorganization at Microsoft - ESToday - 4/07 8:24 am

More than three years after unveiling its "mobile-first, cloud-first" strategy, Microsoft is said to be planning a major reorg of its sales and marketing group to emphasize the selling of cloud products and services.

Qualcomm Unveils New Fingerprint Sensor Technology - ESToday - 4/07 8:24 am

Tech giant Qualcomm has come out with new fingerprint scanning and authentication technology that makes it easier for manufacturers to embed the scanners under the displays of smartphones.

Some Companies Close To Recovering from Cyberattack - ESToday - 4/07 8:24 am

Two of the companies hardest hit by last week's cyberattack say they were edging closer to recovery as Ukraine continued to sort through the aftermath of the dramatic ransomware outbreak.

Kaspersky CEO Offers Up Code for U.S. Govt Scrutiny - ESToday - 4/07 8:24 am

The chief executive of Russia's Kaspersky Lab says he's ready to have his company's source code examined by the U.S. to help dispel long-lingering suspicions about his company's ties to the Kremlin.

The Secret Ingredients for Your Customer Experience Strategy - ESToday - 4/07 8:24 am

Mid-sized companies have unique challenges when it comes to implementing successful Customer Experience initiatives. Check out these 'secret ingredients' for strategy success.

How Artificial Intelligence Is Taking on Ransomware - ESToday - 3/07 8:32 am

It's clear that the world needs better cyberdefenses, and fortunately those are starting to emerge, if slowly and in patchwork fashion. When they arrive, we may have artificial intelligence to thank.

An Industry First: Demisto Debuts Machine Learning Incident-Response - ESToday - 2/07 11:17 am

Security leader Demisto announces the industry's first Security Operations Platform that learns from analysts' actions used to resolve incidents to optimize future incident response.

How a Tiny Cybersecurity Firm Stopped a Global Ransomware Attack - ESToday - 1/07 8:13 am

The mid-May WannaCry episode thrust a small Los Angeles cybersecurity company onto a world stage. At the same time, it has opened a new era of broad-scale ransomware attacks.

Experts Encourage More Public Awareness of Russian Meddling - ESToday - 1/07 8:13 am

The United States will get hit again by Russian cyberattacks if the country doesn't pay closer attention and work more closely with European allies who are also victims, experts say.

More Surprising Details Emerge about Massive Petya Cyberattack - ESToday - 1/07 8:13 am

Those responsible for the Petya cyberattack don't seem to be in it for money, some researchers say. The new malware might also have a different source than the original Petya ransomware from 2016.

Cisco Live's Biggest News and Revelations - ESToday - 30/06 8:55 am

The Cisco Live event is wrapping up in Las Vegas, but the five-day conference has already produced a number of announcements and new product launches, including the Security Connector for iOS.

What Is Ransomware? And What To Do When You're a Victim - ESToday - 30/06 8:55 am

Computers around the world were locked up and users' files held for ransom in a cyberattack. Here's a look at how malware and ransomware work and what people can do if they fall victim to attacks.

Florida Bitcoin Processing Boss Gets 5+ Years in Prison - ESToday - 29/06 9:54 am

A Florida man was sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison by a judge who said he used a "pyramid of lies" to boost a business that helped criminals process millions of dollars in illegal bitcoin transactions.

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Umno unfazed by Singapore 1MDB convictions, denies it .. - M-Ins
The Malaysian Insight Umno unfazed by Singapore 1MDB convictions, denies it is kleptocracy The Malaysian Insight They said Singapore authorities were well within their rights to take action if they felt that their money-laundering laws had been flouted. In Malaysia , however, authorities have ..
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I will contest in GE only if desperately needed: Dr M .. - Today
Free Malaysia Today I will contest in GE only if desperately needed: Dr M TODAYonline KUALA LUMPUR Former Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has downplayed the possibility of him contesting the next polls, saying he will only do so if it is desperately needed. In a Sinar Online ..

Large earthquake reported between Turkish coast and .. - Telegraph Large earthquake reported between Turkish coast and Greek island of Kos A large earthquake has been reported off the Turkish coast and the Greek Islands in an area popular with British Tourist. Video Added from #Bodrum#Tsunami #Earthquake ..

Exxon Mobil must pay $2 million fine - Press Herald - Pressherald
Press Herald Exxon Mobil must pay $2 million fine Press Herald WASHINGTON Exxon Mobil Corp. must pay a $2 million fine for showing reckless disregard for U.S. sanctions on Russia while Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was the oil giant's CEO, the Treasury Department said Thursday. Exxon ..

Massive iceberg breaks off ice shelf - The Straits .. - Straitstimes
The Straits Times Massive iceberg breaks off ice shelf The Straits Times The growing crack in the Larsen C Ice Shelf as seen in February. Last week, a 5,800 sq km iceberg - more than eight times the size of Singapore - calved from the ice shelf.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE. Published. 1 hour ago. ..
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Qatar says cyberattack 'originated from the UAE' - .. - Aljazeera
Gulf Times Qatar says cyberattack 'originated from the UAE' During a news conference in Doha on Thursday, officials said the planning for the hacking of Qatar News Agency (QNA) started as early as April. Investigators also reportedly traced the IP ( internet protocol) address ..
Wireless Mobile    

10 Things to Try in Your Mobile App & The Technology .. - Business2community
Business 2 Community 10 Things to Try in Your Mobile App & The Technology Behind Them Business 2 Community Universal apps can be compatible with iPhone , iPad, iPod Touch, iWatch, and Apple TVand they provide better user experience because they're customized with assets for that particular ..
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Samsung's Unpacked event happens August 23, likely .. - Techcrunch
TechCrunch Samsung's Unpacked event happens August 23, likely bringing the Galaxy Note 8 with it TechCrunch Samsung's next Unpacked event is arriving right on schedule and all signs point to it bringing the Galaxy Note 8 along for the ride. The big show lines up with the phablet's ..
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Self-driving cars cut accident rates -- not insurance .. - Cnet
CNET Self-driving cars cut accident rates -- not insurance rates CNET That's the assessment of Forrester Research analysts who surveyed auto industry players about the disruptions coming from self-driving cars . A reduction in the 94 percent of accidents caused by human error sounds great, ..