Month: January 2019

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Many organizations are scrambling to understand the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, which the California legislature passed in June 2018. It will go into effect beginning Jan. 1, 2020. The California attorney general is responsible for enforcing the law. The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) gives California residents many new rights regarding how their
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It’s 2019 and technology is becoming more sophisticated and prevalent than ever. With more technology comes greater connectivity. In fact, by 2020, there will be more than 20 billion internet-connected devices around the world. This equates to more than four devices per person. As we adopt new technology into our everyday lives, it’s important to consider
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The Tesla Model Y — the SUV electric vehicle that CEO Elon Musk has been teasing and talking about since 2015 — will begin volume production by the end of 2020, the company said Wednesday in a letter to shareholders. The automaker, which has yet to show a prototype of the vehicle, said it will
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Digital transformation is exposing organizations to greater IT complexity and cyber-risk, according to new global research from Thales eSecurity. The security vendor polled 1200 execs with responsibility for IT and data security in nine countries around the world to compile its 2019 Thales Data Threat Report. It found that over a third (39%) class themselves as
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AT&T just released its earnings report for the fourth quarter of 2018. The company generated $47.99 billion in revenue with adjusted earnings per share of 86 cents that exclude special items. Wall Street analysts had expected earnings per share of 86 cents and $48.5 billion in revenue. In other words, earnings per share are right
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by Danny Bradbury Firefox has introduced a new set of controls to make it easier for users to protect themselves from online ad trackers. The browser’s redesigned Content Blocking section makes it easier for users to switch off cross-site trackers. These are mechanisms that advertisers and data brokers use to track your activity across different
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Have you ever lost your important files, like memories or official documents, accidentally or maliciously? Adding more… when you even do not have any backup for the same. Unfortunate, right? We’ve all been there. Just last week I formatted my computer and later found that I didn’t have any backup for some recently saved important
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The UK government has pledged more money to address the IT security skills crisis and improve hardware and IoT security, although details on the latter are vague. An announcement made on Data Protection Day yesterday claimed the UK plans to be a world leader in “designing out” cyber-threats, by funding R&D into more secure-by-design hardware
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WeChat isn’t the only one doubling down on lite apps. Ever since China’s messaging titan introduced “mini programs” two years ago, a handful of its peers including Alibaba and Baidu have followed with their own manifestations. Alipay, the payments solution affiliated with China’s ecommerce juggernaut Alibaba, today announced it surpassed 230 million daily active users and
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Among the increased number of malicious JavaScript email attachments observed in January 2019, ESET researchers have spotted a large wave of ransomware-spreading spam targeting Russian users January 2019 has seen a dramatic uptick in detections of malicious JavaScript email attachments, an attack vector that mostly lay dormant throughout 2018.  Among the “New Year edition” of
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Nearly two-thirds (63%) of IT professionals are more concerned about data privacy and security than they were two years ago, but their poor online practices continue to drive cyber-risk, according to a new study published on the EU’s Data Protection Day. Also known as Data Privacy Day in North America, the awareness-raising event was originally slated
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Smart TVs give viewers instant access to streaming apps and provide a never-ending supply of binge-worthy shows and movies. But does this convenience come with a cost? Are internet-connected TVs as vulnerable to cybercrime as other smart devices? In the latest episode of “Hackable?” our host Geoff Siskind plays a prank on our producer Pedro
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It is 2019, and millions of computers still either have at least one outdated application installed or run outdated operating systems, making themselves vulnerable to online threats and known security vulnerabilities/exploits. Security vendor Avast has released its PC Trends Report 2019 revealing that millions of users are making themselves vulnerable to cyber attacks by keeping
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Samsung Electronics said Sunday it will replace plastic packaging used for its bevy of products from mobile phones and tablets to home appliances and wearables with paper and other environmentally sustainable materials like recycled/bio-based plastics. Samsung will start making the switch in the first half of the year. The company aims to only use paper packaging materials