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Five technology trends to embrace in 2019: Cyber security and beyond

Technology has never moved faster. As it evolves, and new ideas come to fruition, technological change will continue to have an impact on our everyday lives whether it’s at work or at home. 2018 demonstrated that businesses and their customers won’t get the most out of technology unless they feel it’s safe, secure and efficient.  We saw the introduction of ... Read More »

Japan To Survey 200 Million Gadgets For Cyber Security Ahead Of Olympics

Japan will check potential vulnerabilities in items like routers, webcams and web-connected home devices. TOKYO, JAPAN:  Japan is preparing a national sweep of some 200 million network-connected gadgets for cyber-security lapses ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, an official said on Tuesday. The government-backed National Institute of Information and Communications Technology will start the survey from February to check ... Read More »

LG V30 Gets AI Cam, March Android Security Patch, ThinQ Branding With Software Update

LG V30 is now receiving a software update on certain Verizon-branded units in the US. The update brings software version VS99620b to the LG V30 with features like the new AI Cam, a new start screen with ThinQ branding, and the “latest Android security updates”. These features were rolled out to the LG V30+ back in March this year. To check for the LG V30 OTA ... Read More »

Nokia 1 Starts Receiving April Android Security Update in India

Nokia 1(Review) has started receiving a new stability update that includes the April Android security patch. HMD Global had previously brought the same security patch for Nokia 3, Nokia 6 (2018) and Nokia 7 Plus models. The update comes days after Google formally released the April Android security patch for compatible Pixel and Nexus smartphones. HMD Global had announced the Nokia 1 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in ... Read More »

UN Security Council: Protect Education from Attack

“Hundreds of thousands of children worldwide find their schools under attack or used by fighting forces to wage war,” said Zama Neff, children’s rights director at Human Rights Watch. “The Safe Schools Declaration provides a concrete way for countries to commit to protecting children’s education, even during armed conflict.” (New York) – Members of the United Nations Security Council and ... Read More »

B-Secur gets £3.5m funding for identity security technology

B-Secure’s chief executive, Alan Foreman, believes next-generation ECG authentication technology is crucial to fighting cyber attacks. A Belfast company that uses a human heartbeat pattern to securely identify an individual has attracted a major funding injection totalling £3.5 million (€3.92 million). B-Secur, which has developed patented biometric technology, sealed the early-stage funding boost from a syndicate of investors which included Accelerated Digital Ventures (ADV) and Kernel ... Read More »

US Tech Firms Give Up Security Secrets For Access To Russian Market

  U.S. technology companies routinely share sensitive product security secrets with Russian agencies in order to gain access to the country’s lucrative tech market, a compromise that could enable Moscow’s aggressive hacking efforts against Western governments and companies. Russian officials demand tech companies hand over source codes for security products such as firewalls, anti-virus applications, and encrypted software before they are ... Read More »

Chipotle data breach highlights need for new chip security technology

DENVER — Swiping could be the thing of the past. Just ask any cyber security expert, like Chris Rothe with Red Canary, a cyber security company based in Downtown Denver. “The stripe is old technology. It’s a magnetic strip that encodes basically just your credit card number pretty much in plain text.” Chipotle is the latest company making headlines after ... Read More »

Security for Betsy DeVos costing Education Dept nearly $8M for 8 months

The U.S. Marshals Service is providing unprecedented protective detail to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, and the added security will be costing her agency almost $1 million per month, the marshals service said Friday. The stepped up security began in February, following a threat assessment ordered by the U.S. Attorney General, the marshals service said. The agency only said it determined ... Read More »

Your So-Called Secrets Are Out — Time to Upgrade Your Banking Security

Your mother’s maiden name is probably not a secret. Neither, necessarily, is your high school mascot or the size of your car payment. But some banks and brokerages still pretend this is information only you would know, and that could be putting your money at risk. So-called security questions long ago outlived their usefulness, since they can be hard for ... Read More »