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Russia-linked hackers target hotel guests across Europe

Posted by on 14/08/2017
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Russia-linked hackers target hotel guests across Europe

Russia-linked hackers target hotel guests across Europe

FRANKFURT: A cyber-spying group with suspected links to Russian military intelligence was probably behind a campaign targeting hotel guests in eight mostly European countries last month, researchers at security firm FireEye said on Friday. The espionage group, dubbed APT 28, sought to steal password credentials from Western government and business travelers using hotel Wi-Fi networks, […]

Huawei announces launch of coveted ICT Skill Competition

Posted by on 13/08/2017
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Huawei announces launch of coveted ICT Skill Competition

Huawei announces launch of coveted ICT Skill Competition

Program to unearth and nurture Mideast talent DUBAI: Huawei has announced the launch of its Middle East ICT Skill Competition 2017. Aimed at universities and students, the program seeks to unearth and nurture the region’s finest ICT talent. In line with Huawei’s mandate to support governments’ digitization strategies, national visions and plans for growth of […]

Japan gives world-beating fidget spinner a whirl

Posted by on 09/08/2017
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Japan gives world-beating fidget spinner a whirl

Japan gives world-beating fidget spinner a whirl

FUJISAWA: One company in perfectionism-obsessed Japan is claiming it has developed a fidget spinner that whirls longer than any rival on the market — 12 minutes and counting. Most fidget spinners, the must-have toy for 2017, can only rotate on their own for a few minutes at most. But a subsidiary of precision machinery maker […]

Hackers demand millions in ransom for stolen HBO data

Posted by on 08/08/2017
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Hackers demand millions in ransom for stolen HBO data

Hackers demand millions in ransom for stolen HBO data

NEW YORK: A group of hackers posted a fresh cache of stolen HBO files online Monday, and demanded a multimillion-dollar ransom from the network to prevent the release of entire television series and other sensitive proprietary files. HBO, which had previously acknowledged the theft of “proprietary information,” said it’s continuing to investigate and is working […]

Never too old to code: Meet Japan’s 82-year-old app-maker

Posted by on 07/08/2017
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Never too old to code: Meet Japan’s 82-year-old app-maker

Never too old to code: Meet Japan’s 82-year-old app-maker

FUJISAWA, Japan: When 82-year-old Masako Wakamiya first began working she still used an abacus for maths-today she is one of the world’s oldest iPhone app developers, a trailblazer in making smartphones accessible for the elderly. Frustrated by the lack of interest from the tech industry in engaging older people, she taught herself to code and […]

Apple’s China problem highlights conundrum for technology sector

Posted by on 06/08/2017
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Apple’s China problem highlights conundrum for technology sector

Apple’s China problem highlights conundrum for technology sector

Cook criticized for not standing up for online freedom SAN FRANCISCO: Apple’s decision to bow to Chinese officials by removing apps to sidestep online censorship underscores the dilemma faced by US tech companies seeking to uphold principles while expanding their business. The iPhone maker is the latest from Silicon Valley to face a conundrum in […]

Arrest shines light on shadowy community of good, bad hackers

Posted by on 05/08/2017
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Arrest shines light on shadowy community of good, bad hackers

Arrest shines light on shadowy community of good, bad hackers

WASHINGTON: Two months ago, Marcus Hutchins was an “accidental hero,” a young computer whiz living with his parents in Britain who found the “kill switch” to the devastating WannaCry ransomware. Today, the 23-year-old is in a US federal prison, charged with creating and distributing malicious software designed to attack the banking system. His arrest this […]

Huawei Kuwait launches next generation nova 2

Posted by on 02/08/2017
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Huawei Kuwait launches next generation nova 2

Huawei Kuwait launches next generation nova 2

KUWAIT: The Consumer Business Group (CBG) at Huawei Technologies – Kuwait yesterday launched the HUAWEI nova 2 and HUAWEI nova 2 Plus smartphones, which feature bold new breakthroughs including an upgraded camera and an advanced audio experience. With a 12MP+8MP rear dual camera and the professional portrait mode, as well as a 20MP high-definition front […]

CyberMAK Information Systems wins 3 awards

Posted by on 01/08/2017
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CyberMAK Information Systems wins 3 awards

CyberMAK Information Systems wins 3 awards

KUWAIT: CyberMAK Information Systems won three awards at the annual BMC Partner Conference which was held in June at the Spanish capital, Madrid. The awards by BMC were in recognition of CyberMAK successes over the past several years and its ability to support its customer’s Digital Transformation experience through CyberMAK’s successful implementation of BMC solutions […]

Cisco appoints David Meads Vice President for Middle East, Africa

Posted by on 31/07/2017
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Cisco appoints David Meads Vice President for Middle East, Africa

Cisco appoints David Meads Vice President for Middle East, Africa

DUBAI: Cisco today announced the appointment of David Meads as Vice President for its Middle East and Africa operations. In the current era of digital disruption, Meads, in this newly created role, will oversee the execution of Cisco’s strategy in these two regions, ensuring the technology leader maintains its momentum at the forefront of digital […]

Why you still can’t ditch your cable box

Posted by on 30/07/2017
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Why you still can’t ditch your cable box

Why you still can’t ditch your cable box

NEW YORK: Not that long ago, the clunky cable box looked like it was on its way out. The federal government was pressuring cable companies to open up their near-monopoly on boxes to more competition, and industry leader Comcast promised apps that could render some boxes obsolete. That was then. Today, the vast majority of […]

Out of 45 m emails 25% are ‘unsafe’

Posted by on 29/07/2017
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Out of 45 m emails 25% are ‘unsafe’

Out of 45 m emails 25% are ‘unsafe’

DUBAI: Mimecast Limited (NASDAQ: MIME), a leading email and data security company, today announced the results of its third quarterly Email Security Risk Assessment (ESRA),a report of the results of tests which measure the effectiveness of incumbent email security systems. This quarter’s assessment noted a continued challenge of securing organizations from malicious attachments, dangerous files […]

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