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The number of account takeover (ATO) cases going to court in the UK climbed 57% in the first half of 2019 as cybercrime continues to professionalize, according to KPMG. The consulting giant’s biannual Fraud Barometer report has been analyzing crime trends in the UK over the past 30 years, specifically major fraud cases being heard
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Researchers found a weakness in the Bluetooth standard that affects all Bluetooth devices and could lead to man-in-the-middle attacks. The researchers — Daniele Antonioli, a PhD student in computer science at the Singapore University of Technology and Design, Nils Ole Tippenhauer, faculty at CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security in Saarbrücken, Germany, and Kasper Rasmussen,
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Many of us use Bluetooth technology for its convenience and sharing capabilities. Whether you’re using wireless headphones or quickly Airdropping photos to your friend, Bluetooth has a variety of benefits that users take advantage of every day. But like many other technologies, Bluetooth isn’t immune to cyberattacks. According to Ars Technica, researchers have recently discovered
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Tandem, one of the most sought after companies to graduate from Y Combinator’s summer batch, will emerge from the accelerator program with a supersized seed round and an uncharacteristically high valuation. The months-old business, which is developing communication software for remote teams after pivoting from crypto, is raising a $7.5 million seed financing at a
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The attack, which has victimized mostly smaller local governments, is thought to have been unleashed by a single threat actor As many as 23 government organizations across Texas are reeling from an apparently “coordinated ransomware attack”, an alert by the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) reveals. The incident occurred last Friday and for the
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Sunil Rajaraman Contributor More posts by this contributor ‘This is Your Life in Silicon Valley’: Former Pinterest president, Moment CEO Tim Kendall on smartphone addiction ‘This is Your Life in Silicon Valley’: Nomiku Founder CEO Lisa Fetterman on why Silicon Valley doesn’t care about female founders Welcome to this week’s transcribed edition of This is
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Facebook has announced an expansion to its bug bounty program covering third-party apps that abuse user data, to include the Instagram ecosystem. First launched in 2018 in response to the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the Data Abuse Bounty program works by “incentivizing anyone to report apps collecting user data and passing it off to malicious parties
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From today’s smart home applications to autonomous vehicles of the future, the efficiency of automated decision-making is becoming widely embraced. Sci-fi concepts such as “machine learning” and “artificial intelligence” have been realized; however, it is important to understand that these terms are not interchangeable but evolve in complexity and knowledge to drive better decisions. Distinguishing
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It’s that time of year, Silicon Valley’s investor technocrati and advice-giving Twitter celebrities descended upon Pier 48 in San Francisco to judge the latest summer batch of Y Combinator startups. TechCrunch was there, as well, and we were tapping away feverishly as co-founders pitched to woo investors. There are 197 companies in total in the
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Chad M. Crabtree Contributor There has long been a stigma associated with therapy and mental health coaching, a stigma that is even more pronounced in the business world, despite considerable evidence of the efficacy of these services. One of the organizations that has set out to change this negative association is Torch, a startup that
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The state of Texas has come under fire from a coordinated ransomware attack affecting over 20 local authorities. The Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) released an updated statement over the weekend detailing its response to the attacks, which occurred on Friday morning local time. Some 23 local government agencies were hit by the attacks
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It’s official: 1.5% of web logins use breached credentials, according to research published by Google. The company analyzed its own data to reach that number, which it presented at the USENIX conference this week. Many websites still rely on only a combination of username and password to grant users access. Large data breaches have leaked billions
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Developers often see security as a drag on software projects, both in terms of time and budget. Time is a particularly critical component in modern continuous development practices, so adding security into DevOps can cause friction if not done well. One of the biggest hurdles is integrating security testing tools into the pipeline that can
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The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has launched an investigation into the use of facial recognition technology in London’s King’s Cross. The announcement followed news of the technology’s use at Granary Square, a large, private development in the area. Granary Square is a 67-acre development comprising 50 buildings. Press reports detailing the use of facial