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End-to-end encryption means Huawei bans are about availability, not interception

Image: APH If irony didn’t die in the last week, it is more than likely sitting in a British hospital with its feet up, as it recovers from a severe coronary event. But before we get into the medical issues of literary techniques, a little history lesson. In 2012, long before it was cool in Washington to ban Huawei, Australia… Read more →

Coros POD review: Advanced running metrics, including power analysis

Six new sports watches for the casual athlete to the ultrarunner Wearables today have advanced sensors to help you track your activity 24/7. Matt Miller says that while the Apple Watch is a great smartwatch, there are many other wearables focused on helping you collect data and use it to improve your health and fitness. Read more: https://zd.net/2lobqlP While I’m… Read more →

I tried Microsoft’s new browser on my MacBook and got a peculiar surprise

This is your Inspiration. Screenshot by ZDNet Please lay down on my newly-upholstered purple chaise-longue, clutch at this small glass of Moscatel and answer me this: How did you decide which browser to use? I’m not sure too many people would have an instant response. Nor to this one: Do you remember the moment when you switched from Safari to… Read more →

I tried Microsoft’s new browser on my MacBook and got a peculiar surprise

This is your Inspiration. Screenshot by ZDNet Please lay down on my newly-upholstered purple chaise-longue, clutch at this small glass of Moscatel and answer me this: How did you decide which browser to use? I’m not sure too many people would have an instant response. Microsoft CEO Nadella: Windows 10 is an IoT play too Windows 10 is a key… Read more →

A serverless journey begins with several first steps, actually

The best way to start on a serverless journey is with a serious pilot project that delivers real business benefits and can scale quickly as it shows results. That’s the word from Matt Brayley-Berger, global business development manager for Serverless Compute at Amazon Web Services. In a webcast published ahead of the most recent AWS Reinvent, he outlines the best… Read more →

Hacker leaks passwords for more than 500,000 servers, routers, and IoT devices

Image: ZDNet A hacker has published this week a massive list of Telnet credentials for more than 515,000 servers, home routers, and IoT (Internet of Things) “smart” devices. The list, which was published on a popular hacking forum, includes each device’s IP address, along with a username and password for the Telnet service, a remote access protocol that can be… Read more →

Microsoft warns about Internet Explorer zero-day, but no patch yet

Microsoft has published a security advisory today about an Internet Explorer (IE) vulnerability that is currently being exploited in the wild — a so-called zero-day. The company’s security advisory (ADV200001) currently only includes workarounds and mitigations that can be applied in order to safeguard vulnerable systems from attacks. At the time of writing, there is no patch for this issue…. Read more →

Visa’s plan against Magecart attacks: Devalue and disrupt

Payments processor Visa does not intend to stand idle and watch as the current epidemy of Magecart (web skimming) attacks continues to rage unchallenged. Beginning last summer, Visa begun throwing considerable resources at combating Magecart — a type of attack were cybercriminals hack into an online store to plant malware that collects payment card data as users enter personal details… Read more →

Visa’s plan against Magecart attacks: Devalue and disrupt

Payments processor Visa does not intend to stand idle and watch as the current epidemy of Magecart (web skimming) attacks continues to rage unchallenged. Beginning last summer, Visa begun throwing considerable resources at combating Magecart — a type of attack were cybercriminals hack into an online store to plant malware that collects payment card data as users enter personal details… Read more →

Singapore public sector called out for recurring IT lapses

Singapore’s public sector must plug weaknesses in IT controls and resolve recurring lapses, or these will adversely impact accountability over public funds and resources. Greater use of analytics also should be considered to identify unusual behaviour within public IT systems, according to the latest report by the Public Accounts Committee.  Responsible for assessing how public funds are used, the committee… Read more →

Microsoft to add new Chief Strategy and Digital Officers to its executive roster

Microsoft is beefing up the team reporting to Senior Leadership Team member Kurt Delbene starting next month. Delbene, who is Microsoft’s Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Core Services Engineering and Operations (as well as the company’s CHief Digital Officer) is getting two new reports, both of whom are industry veterans. Bobby Yerramilli-Rao is joining the company as Chief… Read more →

Apple’s latest iOS update is truly getting on my nerves

It was working fine. Until it wasn’t. For many people, it’s a ritual. Apple tells you there’s an iOS update. You assume it’s important enough to be acted upon. You download the update and everything is so much better. Or, more likely, you don’t notice any difference at all, which is just dandy, because you’re trying to get on with… Read more →