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8 New Spectre-Class Vulnerabilities (Spectre-NG) Found in Intel CPUs

A team of security researchers has reportedly discovered a total of eight new "Spectre-class" vulnerabilities in Intel CPUs, which also affect at …

The Changing Rules of Trust in the Digital Age

During a recent stay at the Disney Swan hotel in Florida, I confess I did something in the bathroom I have done many times before. I used too many towels and carelessly left them on the floor. It’s not something I’ve thought much about before: I leave the hotel and who’s to know? But something …

These 9 behaviors separate star employees from everyone else

Last year, leadership development consultancy Zenger/Folkman collected upward of 50,000 360-degree evaluations conducted over five years on more than 4,000 individual employees.<p>They looked specifically at the leadership behaviors that distinguished "good" performers (those rated at the 40th to 70th …

Employment

People are freaking out about terrorists using a popular secure messaging app — here’s why it’s not a big deal

The militant Islamist organisation has been using a new feature in the app — the ability to make public "channels," akin to a Facebook page — to spread its message to more than 4,500 subscribers (and counting). The Yemeni branch of Al-Qaeda also apparently has a Telegram channel, as do some other …

Privacy

The First Battle In The Mobile Payments War Is Over

Dana Stalder Contributor<p>Dana Stalder is a general partner at Matrix Partners and invests in fintech, consumer marketplaces and enterprise software.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Financial technology startups emerged as serious challengers to financial services in 2017<br>• New rules for hiring executive …

FinTech

Millennials Are Destroying Banks, And It’s The Banks’ Fault

Millennials are rejecting home ownership across the land. Millennials aren’t buying crap anymore, destroying businesses that, well, sell crap. Millennials are changing the workplace to be, I kid you not, more friendly to “millennial values.” Millennials this, millennials that, and those are just …

The Untold Story of Silk Road, Part 1 | WIRED

<i>“I imagine that someday I may have a story written about my life and it would be good to have a detailed account of …

4 key cyber-security trends to watch

The RSA show this past week in San Francisco was quite a gathering. Having attended RSA every year for the past 10, I’d say this was the biggest and busiest show yet. This is not surprising, given all the activity lately in the cyber-security and cyber-crime areas. Based on the many meetings I had …

Cybersecurity

MCX CEO Out After Best Buy Begins Accepting Apple Pay

Just a day after Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that MCX member Best Buy would begin accepting Apple Pay in stores later this year, MCX, the company behind Apple Pay competitor CurrentC, announced that current CEO Dekkers Davidson has left the company. He's been replaced by former Bank of America …

The Tiny Intel Compute Stick: Attacking The PC Market From The Bottom

One of Intel’s biggest advantages over its competitors is the company’s advanced manufacturing processes. Intel’s manufacturing capabilities not only allows them to produce ultra-high-performance, big, multi-core processors—like the powerful Core i7-5960X, for example—but smaller, much lower-power …

Computer Hardware

You're Never Too Young To Be A Leader

Stalk Everyone You Know With Crystal's Eerily Accurate App

Crystal, a new app that analyzes public data to tell you exactly how to communicate with people, has had us all at TNW looking up our friends and family today (as well as ourselves, of course) to find out what it knows about us.<p>What’s surprising is that it’s often eerily accurate. The app touts …

San Francisco

Apple Courts Android Users: Will Offer Them Gift Cards to Trade In Their Phones

As Apple gears up to sell the Apple Watch, they're upping their efforts to get Android users to switch to the iPhone. After all, you gotta have an iPhone if you want the full functionality of an Apple Watch. <i>9To5Mac</i> is reporting that in the coming weeks Apple will begin letting users of Android and …

Blame The Banks For The So-Called Apple Pay "Fraud"

It has been a big year for Apple Pay. With 100s of thousands of supporting banking institutions and locations, it looks like Apple Pay has the momentum to succeed where Google (Wallet) and the telcos (Softcard) have so far failed. Apple’s level of success to this point has been driven by three …

Fallout from Sony hack may alter how Hollywood conducts business

The internal emails leaked in a massive computer hack at Sony Pictures have captivated an entertainment industry that's all ears for scandalous revelations. Beyond the dirty laundry, however, the release of inside information is expected to force significant changes in the way freewheeling …

Sony Pictures

U.S. Warns of Vulnerability That Could Leave Apple iOS Devices Open to Attack

This exploit could impact more than 90 percent of iPhone users running iOS 7 or iOS 8.<p>The U.S. government’s cyber squad is warning Apple users about a security vulnerability that hackers could use to trick them into installing bogus versions of legitimate apps on their mobile devices.<p>This …

Attackers can lock your Samsung phone via exploit in built-in security app

If you own a Samsung phone, odds are you’ve heard of Find My Phone. A service built in to most recent Samsung devices, it allows users to track, lock, and even ring their phone in case the device is stolen. You may want to think twice about using the service, though, because there is a pretty …

Mobile

How to Spend the Last 10 Minutes of Your Day

How much sleep did you get last night? If the answer is “not enough” you’re hardly alone. According to Gallup’s estimates, almost half the people you’ll run into today are suffering from some level of sleep deprivation.<p>We often dismiss a little morning fatigue as an inconvenience, but here’s the …

25 Books on Persuasion, Influence and Human Behavior

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout. This post originally appeared on the Helpscout blog.</i><p>Reading good books remains the supreme “life hack”—knowledge that often took years to assemble can be consumed in mere hours.<br>I can’t think of a single better way to empower your learning (and …

China Cuts Off McKinsey, Other U.S. Consultants To Retaliate Against Cyber Indictments

Today, the <i>Financial Times</i>, citing “people close to senior Chinese leaders,” reported that Beijing has ordered state enterprises to cut dealings with U.S. consulting firms, accusing them of spying for Washington. The “instruction,” as the paper called it, was handed down after U.S. Attorney General …

With Another $40 Million In Funding, TeleSign Looks To Dominate 2-Step Verification

In the past 18 months, the U.S. has experienced more than its fair share of digital security disasters. There were the Snowden disclosures and Heartbleed. Adobe recently saw 150 million accounts get compromised; Target, 120 million. It’s enough to send companies, consumers and investors running …

14 Things Every Successful Person Has In Common

I’m constantly interviewing successful people here at Forbes. Since 2007, I’ve spoken to over 1,200 CEOs, celebrities, authors, politicians and even an astronaut. When speaking to these individuals, I always notice common traits that they all have, which lend to their success. I’ve boiled all of …

Google’s CIO on How to Make Your IT Department Great

Running an IT department is hard enough under any circumstances, but imagine doing it at one of the world’s preeminent technology companies. Your customers aren’t haplessly trying to set up their voicemail; they’re experts in technology and expect it to work.<p>In that sense, you might think Ben …