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Security researcher MalwareTech pleads guilty

Marcus Hutchins, also known as @MalwareTechBlog. (Image: file photo) Marcus “MalwareTech” Hutchins, the British security researcher known for stopping the WannaCry ransomware outbreak, has pleaded guilty today to writing malware in the years prior to his prodigious career as a malware researcher. “I regret these actions and accept full responsibility for my mistakes,” Hutchins wrote in a statement posted on… Read more →

AI as a job saver? Why Japan’s auto industry is embracing Industry 4.0

The International Auto Show is underway in New York City today, and technology is in the spotlight. Much as the auto industry paved the way for industrial automation, carmakers have started to adopt artificial intelligence to speed up manufacturing and increase precision. That’s brought increased focus on human workers. Just as the auto industry is a bellwether for manufacturing tech,… Read more →

PayPal receives patent for ransomware detection technology

Young Asian male frustrated, confused and headache by ransomware attack on desktop screen, notebook and smartphone, cyber attack and internet security concepts Getty Images/iStockphoto The United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted this week a patent to online payments company PayPal for a technique for detecting and stopping ransomware attacks. According to US patent number 10262138, issued on April… Read more →

Microsoft releases version 2.0 of its PWA Builder tool

Credit: Microsoft Microsoft has hit the 2.0 milestone with its Progressive Web App (PWA) Builder tool. At its upcoming Build 2019 conference and beyond, Microsoft officials are expected to bang the PWA drum more loudly, but not to the exclusion of native app development. Microsoft has been working to make PWA support part of its overall Windows 10 and Edge browser… Read more →

Vital partnership or unholy alliance? Decoding the software/service provider relationship

SAP: A look at its challenges, opportunities ZDNet’s Larry Dignan caught up with Vinnie Mirchandani, author of SAP Nation 3.0, to talk about the enterprise software landscape and the evolution of one of enterprise software’s largest vendors. Software vendors such as Adobe, Salesforce, and SAP and experience agencies such as Accenture Interactive, MRM McCann, and VMLY&R need each other to… Read more →

Microsoft starts rolling out Google G Suite to Office 365 migration tools

Credit: Microsoft At the end of 2018, Microsoft officials said they were working on a Google G Suite to Office 365 “migration experience” that would be ready by Q2 2019. As of this week, those tools started rolling out, with full availability promised over “the coming weeks.” Microsoft’s documentation page entitled “Perform a G Suite migration” notes that in order… Read more →

Plagues then and now: Blood, frogs and locusts are no match for the ravages of 2019

How to protect your Google Account with the Advanced Protection Program If you want to beef up the security on your Google Account, then the Advanced Protection Program those at risk of targeted attacks – such as journalists, activists, business leaders, … Source Article from then and now: Blood, frogs and locusts are no match for the ravages of… Read more →

TCL announces BlackBerry KEY2 Red Edition for the US

Image: TCL Communication The BlackBerry KEY2 was clearly launched for those who just had to have a physical QWERTY keyboard, but there are also several reasons it is good for business too. If you wanted a more colorful BlackBerry device, late last year you could pick up a BlackBerry KEY2 LE for $100 less than the KEY2 and in black,… Read more →

French government releases in-house IM app to replace WhatsApp and Telegram use

The French government has developed its own end-to-end encrypted instant messenger (IM) app to replace government employee use of Telegram, WhatsApp, and other third-party IM clients. The app, named Tchap, was launched yesterday, April 18, and is available on the official iOS and Android app stores. A web dashboard is also in the works. Only official French government employees can… Read more →

Ultimate Tech: ChargeTech 124,800 mAh portable power station can charge up much more than your smartphone

Regular readers will know that I have a thing for portable power banks. I don’t know if it’s because I have a deep-seated fear of running out of battery power and being cut off from civilization, or whether my inner adventurer is excited by the idea of being freed from the grip of power outlets. So when I got the… Read more →

Slew of unsanctioned tech creates headaches for IT

There is a disconnect between the tech that workers want to use – and the tech that workplaces provide, so enterprise workers find ways to get around this.  often workers use unapproved messaging apps – without the say so of IT – to get their work done. Read this BYOD: ‘I don’t think we can put the genie back in… Read more →

India expected to surpass the UK for second place in payment card fraud

Payment card fraud statistics for 2018 Image: Gemini Advisory Due to a booming cybercrime scene, India is expected to surpass the UK in 2019 and become the second-most targeted country for payment card fraud, behind the undisputed leader, the US. According to cybercrime statistics compiled by cyber-security firm Gemini Advisory, over 3.2 million Indian payment card records have been compromised… Read more →