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Indonesia is the latest nation to hit the hammer on social media after the government restricted the use of WhatsApp and Instagram following deadly riots yesterday. Numerous Indonesia-based users are today reporting difficulties sending multimedia messages via WhatsApp, which is one of the country’s most popular chat apps, while the hashtag #instagramdown is trending among
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In the past, email security best practices for employees could be summarized quickly: Don’t trust email, because email is an unauthenticated, unreliable messaging service. This is still mostly true, and the same best practices for email security for employees from 1989 — use strong passwords, block spammers, don’t trust offers that are too good to
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Chinese-made drones may be sending sensitive flight data to their manufacturers in China, according an alert issued by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), CNN reported on May 20. In a copy of the alert obtained by CNN, DHS said, “The United States government has strong concerns about any technology product that takes American data
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During Microsoft’s May Patch Tuesday cycle, a security advisory was released for a vulnerability in the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). What was unique in this particular patch cycle was that Microsoft produced a fix for Windows XP and several other operating systems, which have not been supported for security updates in years. So why the
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Ravin.ai, an Israel and U.K.-based startup developing AI to autonomously inspect vehicles for damage, has closed a $4 million seed round. The investment is led by Pico Venture Partners, with participation from Shell Ventures and “automotive entrepreneur” Adam Draizin. It marks Shell Ventures’ first Israel investment. Founded in 2018 and based in Haifa and London,
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Complying with a request by US authorities, Ecuadorian officials are preparing to hand over documents that are reportedly the entire legal defense against Julian Assange, compiled during the time he has been living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, according to WikiLeaks. “On Monday Ecuador will perform a puppet show at the embassy of Ecuador
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by John E Dunn Arrests in Europe and the US appear to have ended the cybercrime careers of the gang behind the GozNym banking malware. According to Europol, which coordinated the pursuit of 10 people in Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Bulgaria, Germany and the US, GozNym stole $100 million by infecting 41,000 devices around the world
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I am an Artificial Intelligence (AI) neophyte. I’m not a data scientist or a computer scientist or even a mathematician. But I am fascinated by AI’s possibilities, enamored with its promise and at times terrified of its potential consequences. I have the good fortune to work in the company of amazing data scientists that seek
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A few days before the doors opened on SAP Sapphire Now 2019, SAP customers were likely alarmed by a Reuters headline that their systems are vulnerable to hackers. The SAP exploit was not new, but the potential damage to SAP systems and data was considerable. Onapsis Inc., a Boston-based security and compliance monitoring software company,
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A recent survey found that to gain counterintelligence the vast majority of organizations would allow an attacker to take decoy files rather than stop an attack in progress, according to the latest International Cyber Benchmark Index from the Neustar International Security Council (NISC). A reported one in five companies are currently employing forensic investigations, as
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by Lisa Vaas Six people have been indicted for allegedly being SIM card swappers who stole victims’ identities and their cryptocurrency, and three mobile phone company employees have been indicted for allegedly accepting bribes to help them steal subscribers’ identities. On Thursday, federal prosecutors in the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Michigan
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The two people who sat down in reception without an appointment would not leave the startup’s office until the end of the day. Two months later, a letter followed informing the company it had been suspended from the United Kingdom’s register of licensed sponsors, the database of companies the government has approved to employee foreign