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Cyberattacks Against Industrial Targets Have Doubled over the Last 6 Months

12,000 workstations on average will be damaged in cases of destructive malware. Cyberattacks designed to cause damage have doubled in the past six months and 50 percent of organizations affected are in the manufacturing sector, researchers say.  On Monday, IBM’s X-Force IRIS incident response team published new research based on recent cyberattacks they have been [...]

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Cybersecurity: Do These Six Things to Protect Your Company Online

Cyberattacks and data breaches have cost UK mid-market companies over £30 billion, yet organisations remain complacent about their cybersecurity capabilities – putting them at greater risk from hackers and cybercrime. Business and financial adviser Grant Thornton surveyed hundreds of mid-market organisations – those with £15m and £1bn per year – and found that despite the [...]

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Android Malware Returns and This Time it Will Record What is on Your Screen

Malware which started life as a dropper is becoming more and more sophisticated. An Android banking trojan has returned with improvements which allow it to record the screens of infected devices while also adding new techniques that help the malware remain hidden from victims. First detailed by cybersecurity researchers at ThreatFabric in October last year, [...]

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How Bacteria Could Improve Soft Robots

E. coli is bad when it contaminates your food, but it can actually be good for robots. Scientists say synthetic bacteria could eventually repair a robot, generate energy, or detect chemicals in the environment. E. Coli gets a bad rap, but scientists are using the notorious bacteria as a sensor. A team of researchers at [...]

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Java, JavaScript, or C#? Which programming language earns you the most?

Demand for technology contractors continues to grow with day rates, increasing by an average of 2.8% in the past year, up from 1.8% the year before. According to the survey by recruitment firm Hays, developer roles have seen pay grow across almost all UK regions. For Java developers, demand is often outstripping supply, it said, [...]

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Top 9 Internet of Things (IoT) Development Platforms in 2019

The Internet of Things is one of the most rapidly expanding industries. IoT technology is developing fascinating collaborations with other highly developed fields like blockchain or artificial intelligence while responding to, ‘What is an IOT platform?’ As per the anticipation of Gartner by 2020, about 95% of the products will make use of Internet of [...]

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Adobe Fixes Critical Security Flaws in Flash, ColdFusion, Campaign

Adobe’s monthly patch update is now available and fixes a handful of vulnerabilities in Flash, ColdFusion, and Campaign Classic. The June round of fixes released by the tech giant focuses on patching problems which could lead to arbitrary code execution in the software. In Adobe Flash, a single vulnerability has been resolved for software versions [...]

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Apple Adds Mouse Support to the iPad with iPadOS 13

Apple didn’t spend any time during the WWDC keynote detailing an important feature that’s coming to the iPad when iPadOS 13 is released this fall: mouse support. More specifically, USB mouse support. There had been rumors leading up to WWDC that the iPad would gain support for a tool that is a staple of any [...]

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Samsung Uses AI to Transform Photos into Talking Head Videos

Researchers from Samsung’s AI Centre have created a new system that can transform still facial images into video sequences of the human face making speech expressions. According to the study, the system creates realistic virtual talking heads through applying the facial landmarks of a target face onto a source face – for example, a still [...]

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Over 10 Million People Hit in Single Australian Data Breach: OAIC

The latest quarterly data breach report from the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has revealed over 10 million individuals had their information compromised in one single incident. The current population of Australia is around 25.4 million. The breach was disclosed to the OAIC under the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme between January 1, [...]

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