Technology is perhaps the greatest agent of change in the modern world. While never without risk, technological breakthroughs promise innovative solutions to the most pressing global challenges of our time.
From zero-emission cars fuelled by hydrogen to computer chips modelled on the human brain, this year’s 10 emerging technologies offer a vivid glimpse of the power of innovation to improve lives, transform industries and safeguard our planet. To compile this list, the World Economic Forum’s Meta-Council on Emerging Technologies, a panel of 18 experts, draws on the collective expertise of the Forum’s communities to identify the most important recent technological trends.Read more
Computers running all supported releases of Microsoft Windows are vulnerable to FREAK, a decade-old encryption flaw that leaves device users vulnerable to having their electronic communications intercepted when visiting any of hundreds of thousands of websites.
The flaw was previously thought to be limited to Apple's Safari and Google's Android browsers. But Microsoft warned that the encryption protocols used in Windows were also vulnerable to the flaw. The FREAK flaw surfaced a few weeks ago when a group of researchers discovered they could force websites to use intentionally weakened encryption, which they were able to break within a few hours.Read more
As parents, we’re all incredibly proud of our children and excited about things that might seem insignificant to others. It feels natural to share that joy with others, and social media has made that process effortless.
It seems like most of the time people record events as a statement to themselves and others that this something important that they want to remember and share. But not everything needs to be put on record or post on social media. Some things are better off remembered in your mind than on your camera phone. Nowadays business is booming, because it’s much cheaper for companies to take stock photos from sites or social networks than from the professionals.Read more
Tech firms are rushing to fix a disastrous security flaw, stemming from the US government’s requirement of lower encryption standards, that for over a decade left millions of users visiting 'secured' websites exposed to potential attacks.
Experts have discovered a massive flaw that allows attackers to decrypt HTTPS-protected traffic passing between millions of websites and users of vulnerable devices, including Android and Apple smartphones and tablets. Researchers found that some websites that use SSL or TLS protocols, including government ones, are vulnerable and could be tricked into setting up a connection through weak encryption keys.Read more
TOP Security! is a new application of the Iceland company Safeum Communications ehf. It is up-to-date news in the field of information security. Install the app and be aware of the latest events.
Personal data protection has been one of the trending topics for the past few years. However, all people perceive it differently: someone thinks of governmental control, others do not want to become the victims of online frauds. But judging from your feedback, it’s clear that IT security is a topic of interest for too many people. We are sure – everyone should pay attention to protection of confidential information and personal security.Read more
Dropbox is at the centre of a leak scandal, following the releasing of 400 usernames and passwords by an anonymous user on Pastebin. The hacker claims the initial dump is just a portion of the 6,937,081 Dropbox accounts he claims to have compromised.
He then requested Bitcoins in payment before he would allow access to more accounts. Dropbox said the service had not been hacked and these passwords were expired. At the time of writing, when entering the leaked usernames and passwords into Dropbox, the service prompts the user to reset your password by sending an email to the registered address.Read more