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Microsoft says hacking group targeted Windows, Adobe Flash

The security exploit, by a group Microsoft calls Strontium, was discovered by Google’s Threat Analysis Group and announced on Monday. Photo: AFP Seattle: Microsoft Corp. said a computer-hacking group that has previously targeted government agencies attacked its Windows software and Adobe Systems Inc.’s Flash product. The company will release a security patch for its operating system on 8 November, Windows ... Read More »

Xiongmai Says Its Cameras Were Used to Take Down the Internet

HIGHLIGHTS Attackers hijacked CCTV cameras made by Xiongmai using malware Mirai All cameras made before September 2015 were potentially vulnerable The attack took down sites including Twitter, Spotify and CNN A Chinese security camera maker said its products were used to launch a cyber-attack that severed internet access for millions of users, highlighting the threat posed by the global proliferation ... Read More »

Google Says Government Data Requests Have Risen 10 Percent in Last 6 Months

Google Says Government Data Requests Have Risen 10 Percent in Last 6 Months Google said Wednesday that data requests from governments around the world hit a record high in the six months ending in June, extending a steady rise. The 44,943 requests amounted to a 10 percent increase from the prior six-month period and a fourth consecutive increase, Google said ... Read More »

LinkedIn Says Arrested Russian Hacker Tied to 2012 Cyber Breach

HIGHLIGHTS LinkedIn in May had confirmed the 2012 data breach Approximately 6.5 million passwords were reset in 2012 LinkedIn says the hacker has been arrested LinkedIn Corp. said a Russian man arrested by Czech police for alleged hacking was probably involved in the 2012 breach of its professional networking site that compromised more than 6 million users’ passwords. Czech police ... Read More »

Reliance Jio Issues With Other Telcos Like Big Boys Ragging the Newbie, Says Mukesh Ambani

Reliance Jio Issues With Other Telcos Like Big Boys Ragging the Newbie, Says Mukesh Ambani HIGHLIGHTS Reliance Jio was conceived because of bad connectivity in the Ambani home Ambani says that Reliance has invested Rs. 250,000 crores in the business He says it is not a punt but an engineered ecosystem Reliance Jio was first conceived when its Chairman, Mukesh ... Read More »

Evernote Says Small Number of Mac Users May Have Lost Notes, Offers Premium Subscription

Evernote Says Small Number of Mac Users May Have Lost Notes, Offers Premium Subscription HIGHLIGHTS The company says it was only able to restore some lost notes Users with lost notes can attempt to manually restore them Premium users can use the gift code for an additional year of service A small number of Evernote for Mac users are being ... Read More »

‘Research Allows You to Take Risks,’ Says Microsoft Research’s Sriram Rajamani

HIGHLIGHTS Microsoft Research is separate from Microsoft R&D Its researchers publish peer reviewed papers like any research body Some of the work that it does may not be seen by consumers for years One of the tech veterans at this point, Microsoft has remained an important player over the years even if it doesn’t get the same kind of attention ... Read More »

Facebook Says Will Appeal German Order to Delete WhatsApp User Data

HIGHLIGHTS German privacy regulator said Facebook was infringing data protection law Facebook acquired WhatsApp in an effort to reach a younger audience Facebook has its German headquarters in Hamburg Facebook said it would appeal against an order by a German privacy regulator on Tuesday to stop collecting and storing data of German users of its messaging app WhatsApp and to ... Read More »

72 Percent of Small Business Owners Don’t Even Know Their Credit Score, Survey Says

Business credit scores are one of the key factors determining whether or not an enterprise qualifies for a loan. Yet surprisingly enough, most businesses don’t even know what their scores are. This astonishing revelation has come from a new survey by Manta, an online community for small business owners. The survey has found a majority (72 percent) of small business ... Read More »

Indians Don’t Mind Spending on Health Products, Says Fitbit India Boss

HIGHLIGHTS Fitbit launched in India in August 2015 It has 500 retail stores in India with 1,000 targeted for 2016-end According to Fitbit, its more expensive models are most popular “I started using a Fitbit when I joined the company last year,” says Manisha Sood, the Country Manager for Fitbit. “At the time I was taking only around 3,000 steps ... Read More »