Technology

Facebook warned its employees, not users, about 2018 breach, Lawsuit says

International News       Aug 17, 2019

  Facebook users suing the world’s largest social media network over a 2018 data breach say it failed to warn them about risks tied to its single sign-on tool, even though it protected its employees, a court filing on Thursday showed.   Single sign-on connects users to...

Major Bluetooth bug leaves devices vulnerable

International News       Aug 17, 2019

  Bluetooth SIG, the organisation that oversees the technology's standards, has reportedly issued a security notice about a vulnerability that leaves devices vulnerable to what is called as Key Negotiation of Bluetooth or KNOB attack.   As Engadget reports, the KNOB attack allows hackers to interfere with...

Nimeshh Patel , CEO, Wrisk

Nimeshh Patel appointed as CEO of Wrisk

International News       Aug 15, 2019

  London:  Making changes in its leadership team, UK based Wrisk has announced that effective from July 2019, Nimeshh Patel has been appointed as the CEO and , Niall Barton has moved into the position of Executive Chairman.   Nimeshh joined Wrisk in January 2018 as Chief...

U.S. airline safety regulators ban select MacBook Pro laptops

International News       Aug 14, 2019

  U.S. airline safety regulators banned select MacBook Pro laptops on flights after Apple Inc. recently said that some units had batteries that posed a fire risk.   In a statement, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said it was “aware of the recalled batteries that are used...

Car makers befriend hackers to learn about cyber vulnerabilities

International News       Aug 13, 2019

  At a conference where hackers can try their hand at picking locks and discover cyber vulnerabilities in a makeshift hospital, they can also endeavor to break into the control units of cars and take over driving functions.   Those efforts at the DEF CON security convention...

Lloyd’s, London market insurers surpass Q2 electronic placing targets

International News       Aug 12, 2019

  London: More than half of in-scope market risks were placed electronically in the London and Lloyd’s markets during the second quarter, surpassing targets placed on the Platform Placing Ltd. (PPL) and other recognized electronic placement systems.   The target for this quarter was to have placed...

Facebook must face privacy class action over collecting biometric data

      Aug 12, 2019

  San Francisco: A federal appeals court on last Thursday rejected Facebook Inc.’s effort to undo a class action lawsuit claiming that it illegally collected and stored biometric data for millions of users without their consent.   The 3-0 decision from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of...

Cyberattacks grew 22% on India's IoT deployments in Q2

Indian News       Aug 09, 2019

  NEW DELHI: With 22 per cent jump in cyberattacks on Internet of Things (IoT) deployments in the country, India was the most attacked nation in the IoT space last quarter, said a new report released here on Friday. This was the second consecutive quarter that...

UK insurers settle 99% of cyber insurance claims

International News       Aug 09, 2019

  London: The Association of British Insurers has, for the first time, revealed that 99% of claims made (207) on ABI-member cyber insurance policies in 2018 were paid*. This is one of the highest claims acceptance rates across all insurance products.   Despite this, the take-up rate...

Over 1,500 obsolete rules removed to make government functioning citizen friendly: Jitendra Singh

Indian News       Aug 08, 2019

Shillong: Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Thursday that the Centre has done away with over 1,500 obsolete rules and regulations, making the functioning of the government more efficient and citizen friendly.   Addressing the inaugural session of the 22nd National Conference on e-Governance here, he...

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