31pc of employees consider themselves the biggest threat to cyber security

Hackers Breach Top Wall Street Law Firms, Including Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP
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Both companies and employees are aware of the damage cyber-attacks can make, and know that employees are the weakest link in a company’s security chain. Those are the results of two separate studies conducted by security firm WinMagic. During the Cloud Security Expo, it released the studies in which it asked 250 IT managers and 1,000 employees about the importance of IT security in the workplace. The data shows that businesses have taken actions to protect themselves following high-profile data breaches, such as the one which happened to TalkTalk. Almost…

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WhatsApp launches end-to-end encryption on messages for all its users

WhatsApp launches end-to-end encryption on messages for all its users
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Instant messaging service WhatsApp in seeking to reassure its users about their privacy will be encrypting all messages sent via its app. WhatsApp’s announcement comes in the heels of one of the most high-profile clashes in the debate over encryption and data privacy between the government and a technology company. In February, the FBI asked Apple to unlock one of the San Bernardino shooters’ iPhones so authorities could access his data. Apple refused, stating a breach of privacy; the FBI took Apple to court but was eventually able to unlock…

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Hackers Breach Top Wall Street Law Firms, Including Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP, Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP

Hackers Breach Top Wall Street Law Firms, Including Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP
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Reuters: Hackers broke into the computer networks of some big U.S. law firms, including Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP and Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. Federal investigators are looking to see if confidential information was stolen for insider trading, as these law firms represented Wall Street banks and big companies, the Journal said, citing people familiar with the matter. Other law firms were also targeted, but the probe has not amounted to any clear information on what details have been stolen, the newspaper…

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Netflix caught secretly throttling traffic on AT&T and Verizon for the past 5 years

A message Netflix gave Verizon home Internet customers during a money dispute in 2014.
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The Wall Street Journal last week confirmed a researcher’s findings that the video giant had been secretly throttling traffic reducing the default bitrate to 600kbps in order to help users stay under their data caps on Verizon and AT&T’s mobile networks, and has been doing so for the last five years.  The practice does not extend to Sprint or T-Mobile , who Netflix feels are more “consumer friendly.” Netflix’s admission comes only a week after T-Mobile USA CEO John Legere said that AT&T and Verizon deliver Netflix video at a resolution of…

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Big data security required as 80% of devices ‘at risk’

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Research by Irish company AdaptiveMobile found 80% of devices are at risk. This shows the need for ‘big security’ to be introduced to accommodate the huge projected growth in the internet-of-things, it says. Current security solutions won’t be strong enough to facilitate such an explosion in the number of devices, according to AdaptiveMobile’s chief technology officer Ciaran Bradley. “The concerning thing is when we look at the internet-of-things we’re talking about billions of sensors so if we were to take the current lax approach to security and transfer that across…

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eMobilis Wins the 2015 USD 5000 Miss.Africa Seed Fund from DotConnectAfrica

eMobilis Wins the 2015 USD 5000 Miss.Africa Seed Fund from DotConnectAfrica
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Miss.Africa a pan-african trust program of DotConnectAfrica (DCA) Trust has announced the 2015 winner of the 2015 USD 5000 Seed Fund that was launched in July 2015. DCA Trust received an overwhelming number of applications of over 90 from more than 18 Countries in Africa across the African continent to apply for the Miss.Africa Seed Fund. The Mobile training institute eMobilis won the grand price of Five Thousand US Dollars, two other winners for the USD 1000.00 prize are a Madagascar based startup initiative Tech MDG / Pyladies Antananarivo, MDG…

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Android app Malware steals two-factor SMS codes, hijacks big Australian banks systems

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Millions of customers of Australia’s largest banks are the target of a sophisticated Android attack which steals banking details and thwarts two-factor authentication security. Commonwealth Bank, Westpac, National Australia Bank and ANZ Bank customers are all at risk from the malware which hides on infected devices waiting until users open legitimate banking apps. The malware then superimposes a fake login screen over the top in order to capture usernames and passwords. The malware is designed to mimic 20 mobile banking apps from Australia, New Zealand and Turkey, as well as…

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Miss.Africa Celebrates International Women’s Day equipping girls with Seed Fund for STEM Initiatives

DotConnectAfrica through is CSR initiative Miss.Africa Program today celebrated the International Women's Day and Women's History Month
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We are not only changing that but we are going a mile further by equipping girls with funding through our Miss.Africa Seed Fund so that they can pursue their dreams where they were told they couldn’t. DotConnectAfrica through is CSR initiative Miss.Africa Program today celebrated the International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month by paying a tribute to women who have achieved different successes through out their lives. Speaking through a press release on their website, DotConnectAfrica whose CEO and Founder Ms. Sophia Bekele themed this year, 2016 to be…

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Apple Gains Support From It’s Greatest Rivals

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The last couple of weeks have been interesting in the world of tech, as we are in the throes of what might be the biggest tech battle of the decade. As we had reported last week, Apple was facing pressure from the FBI and the Department of Justice to not only hack into the San Bernadino shooter’s iPhone but to also create a permanent backdoor into all future versions of the iOS. In the beginning, tech enthusiasts declared their support for Apple but now tech giants have gone a mile…

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Apple fights FBI in Court order to break iPhone encryption with breach prone ‘back door’

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It’s set to be the greatest battle of 2016. On one end, we have Apple, a leading technology firm trying its best to stand by its customers by ensuring their privacy. On the other end, we have FBI, backed by the US Government, trying to carry out an investigation trying to ensure justice is meted out. Politicians have taken the obvious side; Tech CEOs have also sided with their own. Who will win the battle? Or will it escalate into a full blown war? This long standing dispute was reignited…

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