BankBot trojan hits Google Play

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A trojan virus that affects Android devices leaked online in January. This was the BankBot, a banking malware which disguised itself as a harmless program and able to avoid Google’s security scans. Weeks after the attack, the malware found its way to Google Play Store. What makes this vicious banking Trojan threatening is that it was able to find a way of hiding in apps using a variety of names on Play Store. On is Funny Videos 2017 and the other is the HappyTimes Videos, with the latter discovered just…

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Facebook scraps React , welcomes successor React Fiber

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Facebook has completely rewritten React, its popular JavaScript library for building user interfaces. The company hasn’t previously talked much about React Fiber, as the project is called, but it has actually been working on it for a while. The idea behind React Fiber is to take what the company has learned from developing React the first time around and put that into an updated framework that is still fully backwards compatible with existing React-based applications. React Fiber, Facebook tells me, will become the foundation of any future improvements and feature…

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Artificial intelligence could be the key to cyber security

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In a constantly evolving digital threat landscape, where firewalls and antiviruses are considered tools of antiquity, companies are looking to more technologically advanced means of protecting crucial data. Experts point out the cyber-threat landscape has drastically changed and that criminals are now using more artificial intelligence technologies to launch sophisticated attacks. Even a few years ago, launching a distributed denial of service attack to take down a website, defacing webpages and stealing credit card details were considered major instances of cyber-attacks. Today, anything from medical records to airline miles data…

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IOT and cybersecurity: tomorrow’s threats today

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A growing number of devices and appliances are now getting connected to a network, and to each other, to provide additional, enhanced features. We are beginning to see some of this potential being realised and the number of connected devices is growing fast. Cisco predicts that 50 billion new devices will be connected to the internet by 2020. Additionally, IoT connected cars are able to monitor and adapt to both internal performance quality and external environment, allowing modern cars to provide a new level of safety that was before unattainable.…

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The barrier to cloud security isn’t the technology

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Cloud computing has been around long enough that IT leaders should be facing its weaknesses and well as its strengths. Competent cloud security technology is available, and most IT organizations’ cloud teams are good at finding and using it. But cloud IT doesn’t exist in a vacuum, so having the right approach and technology alone won’t secure cloud operations. To achieve solid cloud security, departments across IT need to come together, both those that focus on legacy and those that focus on cloud computing.While security remains the top barrier to…

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Technology will revolutionise the retail experience

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New technology is being developed everyday.The technological challenges involved in retailing include the planning of strategies to produce efficiency, effectiveness, advantage and profitability. How resources fit these strategies, the people involved etc. ultimately decide the successful implementation of technology. Tech has evolved into cheaper, more accessible applications. Many businesses across different sectors are being transformed by technology and its advancements ranging from improving productivity through increased efficiency and personalising promotional offers based on the increased surge of data generated from a variety of sources. Shoppers experience is now set to…

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IT Security remains a Top Concern for Tech Startups

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The increase in the amount of data breaches and cyber attacks have resulted in a rise in the number of conversations surrounding IT security for small businesses. While the resulting conversation is an important one, all too often small businesses simply don’t have the time to research and understand the onslaught of technological solutions that are available to them. This widespread lack of education is growing as cybersecurity solutions continue to be developed and released at unprecedented levels. With these challenges in mind, the increase in IT security conversations has…

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HP rises again to be the world’s top PC maker as Lenovo slips

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Lenovo has surpassed HP as the world’s top PC maker in terms of shipments in 2013. However, there are good news for HP, which edged Lenovo to regain the title of world top’s PC maker, according to IDC. Worldwide PC shipments totaled 60.3 million units in the first quarter of 2017, growing by just 0.6 percent compared to the same quarter the previous year. IDC previously forecast a decline of 1.8 percent in PC shipments, so the positive growth was a sign the PC market is recovering. Quarterly PC shipments…

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Apple loses top spot on Laptop Magazine’s best brands ranking for 2017

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After taking first place every year since 2010 in Laptop Mag’s survey of the best and worst laptop brands, Apple has dropped to fifth place in the 2017 edition of the survey. Participants voted on six criteria for each brand, and while Apple scored well on reviews, design and support, it took a beating in value and selection. The tech giant has always sold its laptops at a premium, but in 2017, consumers don’t think they’re worth it. The online review site evaluates the 10 biggest laptop brands for its annual ranking…

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Nokia begins work with Airtel to Bring 5G Technology to the World

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A fast internet connection is a necessity in today’s world. Currently, the fastest available internet runs on what’s known as fourth generation  or 4G  technology. The fastest among 4G technology is called LTE, which is capable of delivering download speeds of 50mbps. However, a number of telecommunication companies (or telcos) all over the world are testing the next generation of internet technology; the so-called 5G. In India, telcos are working with Nokia to make 5G a reality. Nokia is planning on bringing 5G network to India in collaboration with Airtel and BSNL. According…

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