Month: April 2019

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Samsung’s Q1 earnings are in and, as the company itself predicted, they don’t make for pretty reading. The Korean giant saw revenue for the three-month period fall by 13 percent year-on-year to 52.4 trillion KRW, around $45 billion. Meanwhile, operating profit for Q1 2019 came in at 6.2 trillion KRW, that’s a whopping $5.33 billion but
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After Facebook alerted the Data Protection Commission (DPC) that it had found hundreds of millions of user passwords stored in its internal servers in plain text format, DPC launched an investigation to determine whether the company had acted in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), according to an April 25 press release. According
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Thirty years ago, Tim Berners-Lee set out to accomplish an ambitious idea – the World Wide Web. While most of us take this invention for granted, we have the internet to thank for the technological advances that make up today’s smart home. From smart plugs to voice assistants – these connected devices have changed the
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Whatever happened to the ethics of engineering? We’ve seen just one disastrous news story after another these past few years, almost all knowable and preventable. Planes falling out of the sky. Nuclear power plants melting down. Foreign powers engorging on user data. Environmental testing thrashed. Electrical grids burning states to the ground. The patterns are
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The Hong Kong branch of Amnesty International has reportedly been the target of a sophisticated state-sponsored attack believed to have been carried out by a group of hostile threat actors within the Chinese government. An April 25 press release from Amnesty International said the cyber-attack was detected on March 15, 2019, after monitoring tools identified
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by Danny Bradbury The National Security Agency (NSA) has asked to end its mass phone surveillance program because the work involved outweighs its intelligence value, according to reports this week. Sources told the Wall Street Journal that the NSA has recommended the White House terminates its call data records (CDR) program. The logistics of operating
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Many breaches start with an “own goal,” an easily preventable misconfiguration or oversight that scores a goal for the opponents rather than for your team. In platform-as-a-service (PaaS) applications, the risk profile of the application can lure organizations into a false sense of security. While overall risk to the organization can be lowered, and new capabilities otherwise