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T-Mobile discloses security breach impacting prepaid customers

The US branch of telecommunications giant T-Mobile disclosed a security breach today that impacted a small number of customers of its prepaid service. The company said its cybersecurity team “discovered and shut down malicious, unauthorized access to some information related to your T-Mobile prepaid wireless account.” Exposed data included details such as customer names, billing addresses, phone numbers, account numbers,… Read more →

CISA and VotingWorks release open source post-election auditing tool

Travis Lopes, 30, casts his vote for the U.S. presidential election in the Manhattan borough of New York, USA November 8, 2016. REUTERS/Darren Ornitz DARREN ORNITZ, REUTERS The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and VotingWorks, a non-partisan, non-profit organization, have open-sourced today a tool for the post-election auditing process. Developed by VotingWorks and named Arlo, the tool is… Read more →

Intuit reports strong Q1, small business demand and eyes midmarket firms

How AI can help organize your finances Tonya Hall talks to Dr. Ashok Srivastava, senior vice president and chief data officer at Intuit, about how his company uses AI to make financing easier for individuals and businesses. Intuit reported strong first quarter results as the company is expanding its ecosystem of small businesses and associated services. The company reported first… Read more →

Pure Storage Q3 misses, Splunk beats

Pure Storage missed revenue estimates for its fiscal third quarter and issued a weak outlook, marking continued turbulence for enterprise storage providers. The company posted a net loss of $30 million, or 12 cents a share. The company’s non-GAAP earnings came to 13 cents per share on revenue of $428.4 million, up 15% year-over-year. Wall Street was expecting earnings of 9… Read more →

Twitter will finally let users disable SMS as default 2FA method

Twitter announced today that users will finally be able to disable SMS-based two-factor authentication (2FA) for their accounts, and use an alternative method only, such as a mobile one-time code (OTP) authenticator app or a hardware security key. Until today, this was impossible. If users wanted to use 2FA for their Twitter account, they had to register a phone number… Read more →

Salesforce teases its emerging AI capabilities

Since introducing its Einstein AI platform a few years ago, Salesforce has built AI into more and more of its tools. At this year’s Dreamforce conference, for instance, the CRM giant announced new tools for customizing voice assistants and for incorporating AI into contact centers. The new capabilities showcase how Salesforce is progressively making work easier for its customers —… Read more →

Best gifts: Gadgets to get you fit and healthy

(Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto) Black Friday Business Bargain Hunter’s top picks The very best Black Friday deals and sales. Read More The new year is fast approaching, and while I’m well aware of the fact that it’s cliché, but it’s a great time to gently shift the focus toward good habits, health, fitness, and being kind to ourselves. We live in… Read more →

Predictions 2020: RegTech funding will explode as VC investments in other markets cool

Trends in enterprise technology: What VCs are watching Adam Levin, partner at Bain Capital Ventures, tells ZDNet about the three trends currently driving the development of enterprise technology. After several years of sustained growth across most startup markets, 2019 will close with a low single-digit increase year over year (YoY) in private capital funding before turning flat in 2020. There are a… Read more →

Google will pay bug hunters up to $1.5m if they can hack its Titan M chip

Image: Google Google announced today that it is willing to dish out bug bounty cash rewards of up to $1.5 million if security researchers find and report bugs in the Android operating system that can also compromise its new Titan M security chip. Launched last year, the Titan M chip is currenly part of Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 4… Read more →

Xerox threatens to take its HP buyout offer to shareholders

Printing services company Xerox is threatening to go hostile with its bid to purchase much larger rival HP. In a letter issued Thursday to HP’s board of directors, Xerox urged the company to reconsider its buyout offer or else it would take its case directly to HP’s shareholders. In the letter, Xerox vice chairman and CEO John Visentin said the… Read more →

New SectopRAT Trojan creates hidden second desktop to control browser sessions

New variant of trojan malware puts your personal information at risk NanoCore RAT can steal passwords, payment details, and secretly record audio and video of Windows users. A new Trojan, SectopRAT, has appeared in the wild which is able to launch a hidden secondary desktop to control browser sessions on infected machines.  The new malware was first spotted by MalwareHunterTeam…. Read more →

Apple plans to make iOS upgrades less awful (and knew how terrible iOS 13 was)

Unlucky iOS 13. This was one of Apple’s rockiest, buggiest releases to date. It was a release plagued by battery bugs and memory bugs, and so much more. And apparently, things have become so bad that Apple is implementing changes. Must read: Best gifts: IT pro toolbox & Tech gadgets for non-techies According to a report by Bloomberg, the problem… Read more →