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The Bitcoin Whales: 1,000 People Who Own 40 Percent of the Market

On Nov. 12, someone moved almost 25,000 bitcoins, worth about $159 million at the time, to an online exchange. The news soon rippled through online …

Pixel-morphing technology can improve display resolutions by 200%

Researchers at the University of Central Florida have come up with a technique to squeeze three times the resolution out of a standard LCD monitor. …

70% of China's millennials are homeowners

This is according to an HSBC study looking at global buying behavior of millennials.<p>The survey looked at nine countries, and found that rates were within a few points across the globe - except in China.<p>40% Of Millennials Own Their Own Home<p>The rate of global millennial homeownership is 40%, a little …

Demographics

Cyber Crime Will Be Worse in 2017 Than Ever Before, Says One Survey

A recent survey shows 96 percent of IT security professionals expect to see an increase of cyber attacks on the Industrial Internet of Things in 2017.<p>A recent Tripwire survey shows that when industries such as healthcare implement devices in their critical infrastructure systems, the more likely it …

Cyber insurance: What and why?

High-profile cyber-attacks are fast becoming the norm in modern society, with 2016 being arguably the worst year for major security breaches. …

6 Hot Internet of Things (IoT) Security Technologies

Internet of Things (IoT) security breaches have been dominating the headlines lately. WikiLeaks’s trove of CIA documents revealed that internet-connected televisions can be used to secretly record conversations. Trump’s advisor Kellyanne Conway believes that microwave ovens can spy on you—maybe she …

Internet of Things

The State of Cyber Security 2017

2016 was a remarkable year for info security. There were allegations of US election hacking, IoT botnets, SWIFT banking heists, Yahoo breach …

Are you safe online?

It’s not just our PCs and mobile phones that are being hacked…<p>Now everything from your smart kettle to your online heating system is a threat and …

Ransomware hits Pennsylvania's Democratic state senators

Democrats in Pennsylvania's state Senate were locked out of their computer network early Friday morning due to a ransomware attack, NBC News reports. According to an unidentified state official who spoke with NBC, the Democratic senators in Harrisburg use their own computer network and "there is no …

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JPMorgan Software Does in Seconds What Took Lawyers 360,000 Hours

At JPMorgan Chase & Co., a learning machine is parsing financial deals that once kept legal teams busy for thousands of hours.<p>The program, called …

Machine Learning

How blockchain can change the future of IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a fast-growing industry destined to transform homes, cities, farms, factories, and practically everything else by making them smart and more efficient. According to Gartner, by 2020, there will be more than 20 billion connected things across the globe, powering a …

Internet of Things

How blockchain can help fight cyberattacks

Ben Dickson Contributor<p>Ben Dickson is a software engineer and the founder of TechTalks.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Unlocking the potential of eye tracking technology<br>• Can you trust crypto-token crowdfunding?<p>Imagine a computing platform that would have no single point of failure and would be …

Cybersecurity of the power grid: A growing challenge

Called the “largest interconnected machine,” the U.S. electricity grid is a complex digital and physical system crucial to life and commerce in this …

BUSINESSES INCREASING THEIR CYBERSECURITY BUDGET

According to a new report by Thales e-security, with 73% of organisations expecting their cybersecurity budget to increase over the next 12 months, …

Healthcare data breaches ‘mostly caused by insiders’

Targeting healthcare organizations remains about as easy as shooting fish in a barrel. The industry has one of the lowest rates of data encryption …

How To Protect Your Wifi Network From Hackers, According To Experts

It won't even take five minutes.<p>More than half of Brits don’t know how to set up a secure home wifi network, according to a damning survey of …

Today's leading causes of DDoS attacks

Distributed denial of service attacks (DDoS) are growing ever bigger. Here's what's causing them.<p>Last fall, we saw the biggest distributed denial of …

Android ransomware attacks have grown by 50 percent in a year

Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting mobile devices with malicious software, as more and more people use them to store their most personal …

Ransomware

Meet the pioneers keeping hackers out of your home, phone and car

From your fridge, your oven and your toothbrush to your car, doorbell and bike lock, more and more everyday objects are being imbued with smart …

A rising trend in hacking: locking your files and charging you to get them back

Ransomware attacks, in which hackers hold hostage the files on their victims’ computers, are on the rise. A new report found that each quarter in 2016 saw a significant increase in the number of attacks:<p>“It would be inaccurate to say the threat landscape either diminished or expanded in 2016,” …

Cybersecurity

Your new tool to beat hackers? A portable battery pack

Thinking about charging your device from a public outlet? Think again.<p>Drew Paik, founder of security firm Authentic8, told CNN that hackers access phones from public outlets and wi-fi via a technique called “juice jacking.” It works because your USB cable is designed to transmit data, even when you …

Batteries

Ransomware has exploded thanks to Bitcoin’s anonymity

Ransomware is one of the oldest cyberthreats, but it has made a big comeback in the past couple of years because it has become much easier to perpetrate against consumers, businesses, hospitals, and government agencies.<p>With ransomware, cyber thieves steal a user’s data and threaten to destroy it …

Cryptocurrency

The Internet of Things has a dark side. Here's how to protect yourself

Just one unsecured printer could leave an entire organisation open to a cyberattack. A single open port on a network connected printer is all a …

Please stop charging your phone in public ports

I know the feeling: Your battery is low, but you have to keep tweeting. You see a USB port or an outlet in public, plug in your device and feel the sweet relief of your phone charging.<p>That comfort could be shattered by an invisible attacker collecting information while your phone is plugged in to a …

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Cybersecurity Threats and Safeguards in 2017

There is no doubt the superhighway of the internet has improved life for organizations the world over, but with each new innovation comes another …

Government Agencies and Hospitals Face Increasing Risk of IoT-Powered Cyberattacks

While there's hype surrounding the tremendous opportunity the IoT offers, there are still hazards that have yet to be properly addressed.<p>If you paid even the slightest attention to tech media and conferences in 2016, you heard how the Internet of Things (IoT) is the next big thing. While there’s …

Pavement lights guide 'smartphone zombies'

<b>Pavement lights have been installed at a pedestrian crossing in a Netherlands town to help smartphone users cross the road safely.</b><p>The light strips are designed to catch the eye of people looking down at their device, and change colour to match traffic signals.<p>The lure of games and social media has …

Road Safety

Dubai plans to introduce flying drone taxis as early as this summer

A growing number of companies are looking at the viability of airborne, autonomous taxis as a way to ease urban congestion and transportation woes, but the city of Dubai could leapfrog those with a plan to deploy a passenger-carrying drone as early as this summer.<p>Uber, Airbus and others are still …

Drones