Category: Security

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How Black Market Criminals Are Duping Apple Users Into Surrendering Their iPhones

A security report out Tuesdays sheds new light on the lucrative business of unlocking and reselling stolen iPhones, a multi-million dollar criminal enterprise spanning the globe. The tools used by shadowy hackers involved in this black market trade were detailed in TrendMicro’s latest research . Read more… Read full post on Gizmodo.com

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Qualcomm rejects Broadcom’s takeover bid

(Reuters) — Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm Inc on Monday rejected rival Broadcom Ltd’s $103-billion takeover bid , saying the offer undervalued the company and would face regulatory hurdles. Shares of Qualcomm were up 1.8 percent at $65.74 in early afternoon trading, while those of Broadcom were down 0.4 percent at $263.95. Broadcom said it would seek…

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Vietnamese Firm Bkav Claims to Have Beaten Apple Face ID With an Elaborate Mask

Apple’s new Face ID security for the iPhone X has sparked a number of concerns , with the biggest being how secure the biometric system really is. The tech giant says that while the facial recognition system is intended for convenience rather than absolute security, it’s less vulnerable than its Touch ID… Read more… Read…

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Why cybersecurity workers are some of the hardest to retain

GUEST: Cybersecurity workers are in high demand, and the security industry may face a shortage of close to two million qualified personnel by 2022. That’s concerning giving the increasing number of cyber attacks we’re witnessing. But what’s more concerning is that, according to recent research I conducted, the problem is not only attracting talent to…

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Ride-Hailing Service Prominent at SXSW Briefly Exposed Data on as Many as 1 Million Customers

Ride-hailing apps like Uber, Lyft, and countless smaller startups are afforded access to information you might prefer other people didn’t know. In most cases, you’re providing explicit details concerning your whereabouts, as well as your destination. As long as that data stays private, it’s all gravy: You safely get… Read more… Read full post on…

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Robomed sees blockchain as a way to revolutionize health care contracts and payments

Blockchain technologies are slowly seeping into every conceivable market. And if one Russian company succeeds, the health care industry will be the next to be feel the impact of this new technology. Robomed Network , a Moscow-based startup founded by health care entrepreneur Philipp Mironovich, has launched an initial coin offering using Ethereum to raise…