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Equifax CIO, CSO step down

A week after publicly acknowledging a massive data breach that affected as many as 143 million consumers, Equifax on Friday announced that its Chief Information Officer and Chief Security Officer are “retiring,” effective immediately. CIO David Webb will be replaced in the interim by Mark Rohrwasser, who has led Equifax’s international IT operations since joining the firm in 2016. CSO… Read more →

​Check Point’s bogus Windows Subsystem for Linux attack

Microsoft offers new Windows security features Security companies, desperate for attention and headlines, love to come up with flashy, dangerous-sounding security hole names. The latest is Check Point‘s Bashware. This one, Check Point claims, can render 400 million Windows 10 PCs open to malware using Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) to launch Windows malware from a WSL Linux instance, thus… Read more →

iPhone X vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8: Which has better business specs?

Dissecting Apple’s new iPhones for business pros The new crop of high-end smartphones from Apple and Samsung have been released, and the season of armchair quarterbacking of which ones reign supreme has begun. special feature Securing Your Mobile Enterprise Mobile devices continue their march toward becoming powerful productivity machines. But they are also major security risks if they aren’t managed… Read more →

Insight platforms as a service: What they are and why they matter

An integrated set of data management, analytics, and insight application development and management components, offered as a platform the enterprise does not own or control, may sound scary, or cryptic. Scary or not, that’s the definition of Insight platforms as a service (IPaaS) by Forrester. The scary part has to do with the lack of ownership of control. Many enterprises… Read more →

Oracle preps autonomous database at OpenWorld, aims to cut labor, admin time

How to manage multiple public cloud strategy Oracle will unveil a fully autonomous version of its database, offer it in the cloud, and aim to take most of the labor out of administration. CTO Larry Ellison said on Oracle’s fiscal first quarter conference call that the company will deliver a next-gen database by the end of the year and it… Read more →

Does Face ID make the iPhone X more secure? Depends who’s asking

(Image: Apple; live stream) special feature Securing Your Mobile Enterprise Mobile devices continue their march toward becoming powerful productivity machines. But they are also major security risks if they aren’t managed properly. We look at the latest wisdom and best practices for securing the mobile workforce. Read More Face ID is one of the most attention-grabbing new features of the… Read more →

Why I’m skipping the iPhone X

iPhone 8 Plus. Credit: James Martin/CNET A number of people have asked me what iPhone I’m getting. Well, I can tell you now it’s not the iPhone X. Here’s why. Must read : Here’s how you can get iOS 11 now First off, some background. I don’t buy myself a new iPhone every year. In fact, I’m running one of… Read more →

Does Face ID make the iPhone X more secure? Depends who’s asking

(Image: Apple; live stream) special feature Securing Your Mobile Enterprise Mobile devices continue their march toward becoming powerful productivity machines. But they are also major security risks if they aren’t managed properly. We look at the latest wisdom and best practices for securing the mobile workforce. Read More Face ID is one of the most attention-grabbing new features of the… Read more →

Why I’m skipping the iPhone X

iPhone 8 Plus. Credit: James Martin/CNET A number of people have asked me what iPhone I’m getting. Well, I can tell you now it’s not the iPhone X. Here’s why. Must read : Here’s how you can get iOS 11 now First off, some background. I don’t buy myself a new iPhone every year. In fact, I’m running one of… Read more →

Fitbit has just set up its largest European R&D center

Activity tracker firm Fitbit already employs about 100 software engineers, designers and product managers in Romania and plans to hire more for its new Bucharest R&D center. Image: Catalin Marcu/Fitbit Fitbit has just opened its largest European research and development center in Bucharest. The Romanian capital is the home of a startup it recently acquired, Vector Watch, which developed a… Read more →

Robots elect leader and join forces to create a larger robot

A team from the Free University of Brussels has made a robot capable of working together with its siblings to make a larger robot. ​Don’t worry, robots and AI won’t take your job: Well, at least not all of it Automation probably won’t lead to massive unemployment, but governments will still need to prepare for major upheaval, according to a… Read more →

Alphabet considering $1 billion investment in Lyft: Report

(Image: File photo) Google parent company Alphabet is considering a $1 billion strategic investment into Lyft, according to Axios and Bloomberg. Deal talks are in the early stages with Uber’s main competitor as it reportedly could still fall apart. It’s not clear which Alphabet division would make the $1 billion investment into the popular ride-hailing platform. Alphabet could put the… Read more →