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Give the gift of organization this year. Bags are often ignored but are a critical part of anyone’s mobile gear. They’re the outward representations of our techie styles, and we put far too little thought into where we keep our most prized possessions. Here’s a collection of bags TechCrunch reviewed over the last year. You’ll find waxed canvas
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Movinga, the European house removals and relocation platform, has closed €15 million in further funding. The round was led by London-based growth investor ETF Partners, with participation from existing backers Santo Venture Capital, Earlybird, and Rocket Internet. The company says the new capital will support “further process automation”, the launch of new services, and international
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This Saturday, several issues related to LGBTQ equality, including marriage, are up for referendum in Taiwan’s mid-term elections. A little more than a year after the country’s top court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage, the LGBTQ community is once again fighting for their rights due to efforts by anti-gay groups. The battle has reached
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Heiliger Strohsack! Holy smokes — Disrupt Berlin 2018 kicks off in exactly one week! We’re beyond excited to welcome thousands of startup movers, shakers and makers to Europe’s premier tech startup conference. We’ve packed a ton of top-notch programming into 29-30 November, and we can’t wait for you to arrive in Berlin and get the
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Building on work that had sought to create fake partial fingerprints for fooling biometric scanners, researchers have used machine learning and artificial intelligence to construct full images of fake fingerprints. Philip Bontrager, Aditi Roy, Julian Togelius and Nasir Memon, researchers at New York University Tandon, and Arun Ross, researcher at Michigan State University, developed DeepMasterPrints,
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Building on work that had sought to create fake partial fingerprints for fooling biometric scanners, researchers have used machine learning and artificial intelligence to construct full images of fake fingerprints. Philip Bontrager, Aditi Roy, Julian Togelius and Nasir Memon, researchers at New York University Tandon, and Arun Ross, researcher at Michigan State University, developed DeepMasterPrints,
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The number of .uk domains suspended for criminal activity doubled over the past year, as cyber-criminals continued to target users with malicious content and phishing. Nominet, the official registry for the TLD, revealed figures on Tuesday claiming the number surged from 16,632 last year to 32,813 during the period November 1 2017 to October 31 2018.
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Online payment fraud losses are set to more than double over the next five years to reach a staggering annual figure of $48bn, according to Juniper Research. The analyst’s latest report, Online Payment Fraud: Emerging Threats, Segment Analysis & Market Forecasts 2018-2023, covers e-commerce, airline ticketing, money transfer and banking services. It claimed that the astonishing
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A security researcher used Twitter to warn users about about malware embedded in fake apps available on Google Play. Lukas Stefanko, malware researcher at ESET, reported the malicious apps to the Google security team, noting that 13 apps have been installed more than 560,000 times. While the app downloads, an additional Android Package Kit (APK) called
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Groups of cyber-criminals vying for supremacy on the dark web are sabotaging each other’s attempts to skim customer card details from victim e-commerce sites, according to researchers. Two groups spotted by Malwarebytes head of investigations, Jérôme Segura, had both infected the Brazilian website of sportswear brand Umbro with the infamous Magecart skimming code. The first
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In an attempt to undermine the security industry’s effort to educate end users about phishing campaigns, malicious actors are evolving in their tactics, according to Zscaler. In a recent blog published by Zscaler Threat LabZ, Deepen Desai and Rohit Hegde detailed findings of new research into phishing activities. According to the findings, Microsoft, Facebook and PayPal
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A Mirai variant has been discovered targeting unpatched Linux servers, shifting the use of the malicious payload beyond the internet of things (IoT), according to new research from NETSCOUT ASERT. Using their honeypot network to monitor the tens of thousands of daily exploit attempts for the Hadoop YARN vulnerability, Arbor’s Security Engineering and Response Team
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by Louisa Hardwick This week on the podcast: musings about keyloggers and the Vision Direct data breach; a holiday gift guide Creep-O-Meter; and the dangers of Black Friday for online shoppers (and every other day of the year)! With Paul Ducklin, Anna Brading, and Mark Stockley. LISTEN NOW (Audio player above not working? Download MP3, listen