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Combination of features produces new Android vulnerability

A new vulnerability affecting Android mobile devices results not from a traditional bug, but from the malicious combination of two legitimate permissions that power desirable and commonly-used features in popular apps. The combination could result in a new class of attacks, which has been dubbed “Cloak and Dagger.” The vulnerability, which was identified and tested in closed environments… Read More »

Should web designers be wary of the AI takeover?

WEB DESIGN Web design is, I’m sure we can all agree, a highly skilled field. A professionally designed website is going to be markedly different from a basic WordPress template, and while both are useful, web designers are probably pretty confident that there will be enough clients willing to pay good money for a good product. Read also:… Read More »

WannaCry cyberattack may spark wave of Windows upgrades, lifting Microsoft’s stock

Microsoft, cybersecurity firms could benefit from WannaCry  Monday, 15 May 2017 | 1:16 AM ET | 03:01 Investors should buy Microsoft shares because the recent cyberattacks will spur companies to upgrade to the technology giant’s latest operating system, according to Credit Suisse, which reiterated its outperform rating on the software firm. The WannaCry ransomware malware hit 200,000 victims in… Read More »

Ford ‘set to shed 10% of workforce’

Ford is planning to cut around 10% of its global workforce in an attempt to boost profits, according to reports. Chief executive officer Mark Fields also wants to arrest the slide in the US car company’s share price. The cuts, first reported in the Wall Street Journal, are part of a plan to save $3bn (£2.3bn) during 2017.… Read More »

Cyberattack wave ebbs, but experts see risk of more

LONDON –  The “ransomware” cyberattack that has hit companies and governments around the world ebbed in intensity on Monday, though experts warned that new versions of the virus could emerge. Thousands more infections were reported Monday, largely in Asia, which had been closed for business when the malware first struck Friday. The cases were more contained, however, than… Read More »

Computer Security Experts Brace For Second Wave Of ‘Biggest Ransomware Attack Ever’

The malicious “ransomware” attacks that seized computers worldwide Friday and held those systems hostage are likely to worsen this week as millions of people return to work – forcing them to discover the hard way whether they have been affected, security analysts said. With much of the world still reeling from the digital breach that prevented people from… Read More »

China-led AIIB approves seven new members ahead of new Silk Road summit

The China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) said on Saturday it had approved seven new members to join the bank, a day before China’s biggest diplomatic event of the year kicks off. Leaders from 29 countries will attend China’s new Silk Road forum in Beijing on Sunday and Monday, an event orchestrated to promote President Xi Jinping’s vision… Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 7R Reportedly Selling in China Ahead of Launch

Samsung’s plans to relaunch its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone in refurbished versions are moving ahead steadily. A recent report tipped that the refurbished units of Galaxy Note 7, dubbed as Galaxy Note 7R (R for refurbished), will be sold at half the price of the original. While this information is still to be officially confirmed, a Chinese e-commerce… Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 7R Rumoured to Be Sold at Half the Price of Original

Earlier this year in March, Samsung confirmed that the company will be selling refurbished units of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone and latest information suggests that the company might be selling the phone at a much cheaper price than the original phone. The South Korean company might reportedly be selling the refurbished units of the now-defunct smartphone at… Read More »

Venezuela accuses faeces-throwing protesters of using ‘chemical weapons’

Anti-government protesters throwing human waste at riot police in Venezuela have resorted to using “chemical weapons”, a senior official has claimed. Since 1 April, 38 people have been killed in clashes between police and demonstrators protesting against President Nicolas Maduro in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas. In recent days, protesters have added pots filled with excrement to their armoury… Read More »