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The edtech boom has focused primarily on students, but teachers are learners, too. Doyobi, a Singapore-based professional development platform, wants to give educators new, more engaging ways of teaching STEM subjects. The startup announced today it has raised $2.8 million in pre-Series A funding led by Monk’s Hill Ventures. The round included Tresmonos Capital, Novus
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The Space Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Space ISAC) and the New York Metro InfraGard Members Alliance (NYM-IMA) have agreed to work together to advance the mission of cybersecurity in space.  A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) enabling collaboration between the two organizations was signed earlier this month. In a statement released to announce the news, the organizations
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Threat actors are increasingly using advanced tactics to obfuscate and launder their illicit gains, a report by the US Government finds As much as US$5.2 billion worth of outgoing Bitcoin transactions may be tied to ransomware payouts involving the top 10 most common ransomware variants alone, according to a report by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)
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IoT is no longer a buzzword but is regarded as a vital step toward connected infrastructure. IoT integration can improve many daily tasks, and therefore, the technology has made its way into almost every industry across the world. A network of interconnected electronic devices falls under the umbrella of IoT. The devices not only add
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Researchers have disclosed an out-of-bounds read vulnerability in the Squirrel programming language that can be abused by attackers to break out of the sandbox restrictions and execute arbitrary code within a SquirrelVM, thus giving a malicious actor complete access to the underlying machine. Tracked as CVE-2021-41556, the issue occurs when a game library referred to
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A 40-year-old man from California has admitted his role in a conspiracy to break into the private digital photo libraries of Apple customers to locate and steal sexually explicit images. Hao Kuo Chi, a resident of the city of La Puenta in Los Angeles County, pleaded guilty to charges of computer fraud and conspiracy on Friday, October
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As CIOs and their organizations deploy more connected devices and build out more extensive IoT environments, many struggle to secure those ecosystems and all the data generated. Cryptography is a useful counter to those challenges. Cryptography uses codes to protect information and communications, making it inaccessible to all but those authorized to decipher the codes.
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Micromobility companies that aim to turn a profit have to juggle running a tight ship, adhering to constantly shifting local  regulations and getting as many riders on vehicles as possible. Boston-based Zoba, a micromobility fleet optimization startup, has developed a platform to help with that. Zoba runs a behind-the-scenes logic layer of an operator’s fleet
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South Korea is seeking assistance from the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) to arrest two foreign nationals suspected of being cyber-criminal gang leaders. The two individuals allegedly played a key role in multiple cyber-attacks and a major extortion scam that claimed victims in both South Korea and the United States.  On Friday, South Korea said that it
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When you’re online, the world is at your fingertips. You can do amazing things like stream the latest movies while they’re still in theaters! Or you can enjoy the convenience of online shopping and avoiding the DMV by renewing your driver’s license remotely.  This is possible because we’re able to communicate with these organizations through many different channels and we trust them. Unfortunately, many bad actors have taken advantage of this trust
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The U.S. Cybersecurity Infrastructure and Security Agency (CISA) on Thursday warned of continued ransomware attacks aimed at disrupting water and wastewater facilities (WWS), highlighting five incidents that occurred between March 2019 and August 2021. “This activity—which includes attempts to compromise system integrity via unauthorized access—threatens the ability of WWS facilities to provide clean, potable water
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The pandemic forced the legal profession to cobble together remote work strategies, often through a combination of video conferencing and emails. Founded in Melbourne, Immediation provides a tailor-made solution with digital courtrooms and mediation tools. It has been adopted by Australian federal courts and New Zealand government agencies, and is now expanding in the United
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The personal data of thousands of individuals have been stolen from a non-profit professional membership organization located in Illinois. Cyber-thieves struck the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) in the summer of 2020, making off with information that included names, Social Security numbers, and financial account details. The AOA, which is headquartered in Chicago, represents around 151,000
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Mounting frustration with the Apple Security Bounty program could have tangible consequences for the tech giant, as some security researchers said they are considering selling their vulnerability discoveries to zero-day brokers and other third parties. Since Apple launched its bug bounty program to the public in 2019, several security researchers have criticized the program for
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What was the first online service that you signed up for? Perhaps it was your middle school email address (“soccerloveR1450@hotmail.com” anyone?) or your very first Tumblr or Myspace account. Whatever it was, it’s likely that you haven’t used these accounts in years — but did you ever actually delete the account?   Over the past decade, you’ve likely collected
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Hello friends, and welcome back to Week in Review! Last week, we talked about Apple’s subscription addiction. This week, I’m diving deep into whether there’s actually any meaning to pull out of the NFT mania of 2021. If you’re reading this on the TechCrunch site, you can get this in your inbox from the newsletter
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Apple’s plans to implement new phone-scanning features have been heavily criticized by more than a dozen cybersecurity experts. The tech company announced in August its intention to start scanning iPhone users’ iCloud Photos libraries. Apple presented the move under the pretext that it would locate users’ caches of illicit content, including child sexual abuse material (CSAM). In
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What is a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI)? A Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) is a character sequence that identifies a logical (abstract) or physical resource — usually, but not always, connected to the internet. A URI distinguishes one resource from another. URIs enable internet protocols to facilitate interactions between and among these resources. The strings of
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When it comes to identity theft, trust your gut when something doesn’t feel right. Follow up. What you’re seeing could be a sign of identity theft.  A missing bill or a mysterious charge on your credit card could be the tip of an identity theft iceberg, one that can run deep if left unaddressed. Here, we’ll look at several signs of identity theft that likely need some investigation