Increasingly, email, Office documents and now PDFs are the vehicle of choice for malware and fraud in the cyber landscape.
The more people are exposed to some piece of false information, the more familiar it becomes, and the more willing they are to accept it. If citizens can't tell fact from fiction, at some point they give up trying. It sometimes seems easier to point to the technology and criticize Facebook or Twitter or Instagram, rather than take on the larger issues, like our psychological vulnerabilities or societal polarization.
A service provider hired by the likes of Oracle, SAP, BT, and many others, to manage their IT systems has been hacked – and its client data held to ransom.
Musical training produces lasting improvements to a cognitive mechanism that helps individuals be more attentive and less likely to be distracted by irrelevant stimuli while performing demanding tasks. Notably, the more years of training musicians have, the more efficient they are at controlling their attention.
Loss of privacy is not a fair cost for the use of digital health services. Several companies, including Alphabet, Facebook, and Oracle, occupied central positions within the network with the ability to aggregate and re-identify user data.
The rules: help your family, help your group, return favours, be brave, defer to superiors, divide resources fairly, and respect others’ property, were found in a survey of 60 cultures from all around the world.
It's not difficult to verify whether a new piece of information is accurate; however, most people don't take that step before sharing it on social media, regardless of age, social class or gender, a new study has found.
Researchers have discovered that "smart" alarms can allow thieves to remotely kill your engine at speed, unlock car doors and even tamper with cruise control speed. The Pandora API also allowed researchers to remotely enable the car's microphone, allowing nefarious people to eavesdrop on the occupants.
Weaponization of code signing is direct evidence that machine identities are a beachhead for cyber-criminals. The only way to protect against these kinds of attacks is for every software development organization to make sure they are properly protected.
Adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) technologies set to put further strain on the market going forward.
sleep duration and satisfaction is decreased up to six years after giving birth for both parents.
Companies today own around 2.6m hectares of land – 18% of England and Wales.
The skills gap issue continues to worsen, which is troubling, since cybersecurity threats only continue to grow.
Among destroyers of creativity, or “creativity killers,” excessive constraint is probably number one. When people are supposed to be coming up with new ideas or solving complex problems in new ways, they need to be given a lot of autonomy. But it's very hard for some managers to change their command-and-control management style, even when it's creativity and innovation that they’re after.
In some cases the best self-control strategy involves us changing the situation to create incentives or obstacles that help us exercise self-control, such as using apps that restrict our phone usage or keeping junk food out of the house. In other cases it's more effective to change how we think about the situation -- for example, by making an if-then plan to anticipate how we'll deal with treats in the office -- so that exercising self-control becomes more appealing or easier to accomplish. Other strategies work better when someone else implements them for us.
Absher, an app launched in 2015 by the Saudi Arabian government, tracks the whereabouts of women allowing men to “control” the women whose guardianship they handle. Absher enables men to log the names and document identification numbers (eg. passports) of “their” women, thus setting up a profile for how many journeys they are allowed to make, how long they may travel, what medical procedures they are allowed to undertake—if at all.
A company's internal network, once compromised, is now more likely to be ransacked by automated scripts than a piece of malware. This finding is important because it is another reminder that admins can no longer solely rely on detecting malicious executables and similar data on hard drives and other storage, to identify cyber-intrusions.
NASA's Office of the Inspector General has once again concluded the American space agency's tech security practices are "not consistently implemented".
Protocol allows a nearby miscreant, with the right radio gear and in the right circumstances, to send commands to the implanted cardiac device that reads or writes memory in the gadget. That means someone can, at the right moment, maliciously manipulate the operation of the vulnerable implant over the airwaves, potentially harming or perhaps even ultimately killing the patient.
The UK's data protection regulator has failed to follow its own advice, admitting a privacy notice for its own staffers – one of its key recommendations for GDPR compliance – remains "under construction".