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The impact these breaches have on businesses is nothing less than catastrophic.Not only do firms risk losing vital data and information to cybercriminals, but attacks can also result in them losing a lot of money.In fact, a study conducted in 2016 by internet service provider Beaming claimed that breaches cost UK companies a total of £34 billion around $42 billion, AU$56 billion annually.Platforms: Windows Threats covered: Antivirus, anti-spyware, anti-malware Users/nodes: 1-100 Free trial: 30-daysAvast produces some of the most popular antivirus and anti-malware software packages out there, and it also has a solution for business users.It constantly searches for suspicious files that could render your business systems and servers useless, and runs a boot-time scan every time your computers load up to find any deeply buried malware.
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Lyft, the smaller upstart in the ride-hailing wars, is nipping at competitor Uber s wheels.The smaller San Francisco-based company, until now unique in that it showed no interest in global domination, apparently has made an about-face.Lyft is planning to expand internationally, and will reveal more details this year, a person with knowledge of the plans told CNBC.Lyft declined to comment directly on the CNBC report.In an email, spokesman Adrian Durbin told SiliconBeat: We continue to have strong relationships with our international partners and will explore additional ways of working together.News of Lyft s potential international expansion, reported Friday night by CNBC, follows revelations that Lyft also may be closer to profitability than rival Uber.Lyft lost about $600 million last year after pulling in $700 million in revenue, a person with knowledge of Lyft s finances confirmed to SiliconBeat.That s an improvement over 2015, when Lyft lost twice as much as it made.The company expects those losses to shrink even more this year, and plans to be profitable by 2018, according to the same person.The Information first reported on Lyft s 2016 finances Thursday.That means Lyft could be the first to make a profit.Rival Uber was on track to lose $2.8 billion last year after making $6 billion in revenue, The Information reported.Lyft completed more than 160 million rides last year, more than triple its number in 2015, the company announced in a blog post last week.The ride-hailing startup is much smaller than competitor Uber — Lyft is worth $5.5 billion, compared to Uber s $68 billion, according to CB Insights.
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EyePyramid operation targeted politicians and business leadersA hacking operation featuring the EyePyramid trojan successfully compromised the systems of numerous high-profile Italian targets, including two former prime ministers, say Italian police.High-profile targets were targeted by a spear-phishing campaign that served a remote-access trojan codenamed "EyePyramid" as a malicious attachment.Targets of the spying included bankers, businessmen and even several cardinals.The president of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi, and two former Italian prime ministers, Matteo Renzi and Mario Monti, were among targets of the campaign, according to a copy of an Italian arrest warrant obtained by Politico.The malware was used to successfully exfiltrate over 87 gigabytes worth of data – including usernames, passwords, browsing data, and other files – from compromised systems.
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the Forest industry association's pääekonomistit be transferred Maarit Lindström is also self-owners.doctor of Philosophy Maarit Lindström, has been appointed Finnish Forest industries federation's leader and pääekonomistit.Maarit Lindström start in his new role of the Forest industry, 26. January.He will also become the organization's executive committee member.I See forests in my own world in my photographs, I very diversity.the economist's perspective of the forest and wood is made through the history of Finnish products to the international market and thus been exhausted, well-being and income.
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Rockchip just launched a new processor at the CES 2017 held in Las Vegas, it s the RK3328.The new SoC will be able to play 4K videos with H.265, H.264 and VP9 codecs, other than that it ll feature HDR, HDMI 2.0, USB 3.0 and Gigabit Ethernet to say a few.Rockchip RK3328 STB SoC: SpecificationsProcessor – Quad core Cortex A53 @ up to 1.5 GHzGPU – ARM Mali-450MP2Memory I/F – DDR3/DDR3L/DDR4 with large memory supportVideo Output – HDMI 2.0a with HDCP 2.x/1.4 up to 4K @ 60 Hz with HDR10/HLG support, CVBS outputVideo Processor4K UHD H.264, 10-bit H.265 and VP9 video decoder1080p H.265/H.264 video encoderAudio – Embedded audio DACPeripheralsembedded USB 3.0 interfaceDual Ethernet interface: RGMII reduced gigabit media-independent interface Fast Ethernet PHY8 channel I2S interface supporting PDM/TDMTS and smart card interface, with support for CSA 2.0Security – TrustZone, Secure Video Path, Secure Boot, OTPThe new SoC won t just be able to run Android 7.1 and Linux, though.It will indeed also support with OP-TEE secure OS, DRM support for Widewine L1 and Microsoft PlayReady.The CPU architecture, which is similar to the older Amlogic S905, is a bit less performing on the GPU side, which doesn t really matter for playing video but it does with games, which will undoubtedly run worse.As mentioned earlier the new Rockchip RK3328 will also support USB 3.0, dual Ethernet of which one can be Gigabit compliant and tuner support.We still aren t aware of the price of the RK3328 or when it ll be available, for that matter.Stay tuned to know more!
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A Syrian refugee in Germany is suing Facebook's European branch and a user of the social network because of fake news, the Frankfurter Allgemeine reports.A picture of Anas Modamani taking a selfie with German Chancellor Angela Merkel was posted all over social media when it was takenBut the comment section below the picture was used to accuse Modamani of crimes he did not commit and to spread fake news.
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Som vi skrev i förra veckan har flera användare hittat mynt i sina Macbook Pro-datorer – ett mysterium ingen tycks ha svar på.Eller hade, rättare sagt, då ett svar på frågan tycks ha dykt upp på nätet.Om man stoppar ner en Macbook Pro i en väska som även innehåller mynt, verkar det inte bättre än att de riskerar att åka in i datorns skivläsare där de sedan rullar runt för att tillslut fastna.Det är Cult of Mac som rapporterar och de presenterar även ett par andra mer eller mindre sannolika teorier.Bland de som sticker ut mest hittar vi bland annat en konspirationsteori som säger att Apple med meningen petat in ett mynt då det bidrar till att skivläsaren hålla sig kall.En annan menar att kinesiska fabriksarbetare petar in mynt med mening för att helt enkelt se ifall någon märker det.
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Faramawy, a Royal Academy Schools alumni and Jetpacks, a current student reveal our experiences creating the world s first 3D printed artwork, made in virtual reality:I was invited recently to make some work using a new virtual reality headset called HTC Vive and to extract a physical sculpture from what I produce in virtual reality.Up until now I would have designed objects, architectures and environments on a desktop PC, and imported them into the software to be perceived on the headset.I always wonder when I use a new technology: how does this affect how I think about my body and what does it do for the person I m trying to communicate with?What does it mean to represent something, or to translate an idea from one material into another?This got me thinking about the conventions that mark out space, describing what it s for.
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ABB:s 800 kV UHVDC-länk mellan Raigarh och Pugalur i Indien ska förse 80 miljoner människor med ström.HVDC-tekniken ger ABB en ny stororder.För 5,8 miljarder kronor ska en kraftöverföring byggas i södra Indien.Tekniken för kraftöverföring har en lång tradition hos ABB, med ständiga teknikgenombrott.Tekniken levereras globalt och Indien har blivit en växande marknad.– Indien investerar i HVDC-teknik och är en viktig marknad, säger Niklas Persson, global chef för HVDC inom ABB, till Ny Teknik.
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Like a flock of sparrows or a giant school of fish, researchers in Harvard University s Self-Organizing Systems Research Group have developed a large-scale robot collective capable of assembling to form a variety of different shapes.In the work — which was recently presented at the International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems DARS — the 725 Kilobot robots start out in a tight grid-like group, before those not required to form a certain pattern disperse to leave the desired shape.Doing this requires a coordinated system in which the robots are able to determine a plan of action, based on a single overhead light, which they follow.Impressively, much like the aforementioned example of birds or fish, they are able to do this despite only being able to communicate with robots up to three body lengths away — so that each robot can only communicate with a maximum of 36 other robots at any given time.Shape formation is an important problem in multi-agent systems, researcher Melvin Gauci, a postdoctoral fellow in the Self-Organizing Systems Research Group, told Digital Trends.It is a challenging, multifaceted problem that requires high degrees of autonomy, and is therefore a good test-bed for integrating atomic algorithms into higher-level behaviors.
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The Gear S3, Gear S2 and Gear Fit2 all work on iOS now, thanks to the latest app update from Samsung.You'll need to have an iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 , iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S , iPhone 7, iPhone 7 or iPhone SE iOS 9.0 and above for the update to work.Samsung does warn however, that "the services and features of Samsung Gear devices may be limited for certain iOS devices and their applications".Gizmodo Australia is gobbling up the news in a different timezone, so check them out if you need another Giz fix.
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Uber Developer Experience Lead Chris Messina announced Friday that he has left the ride-sharing company.Messina is known as the creator of the hashtag, and for accurately declaring 2016 the year of conversational commerce.While at Uber, Messina was a champion of chatbots and the Uber developer platform to promote Uber API integrations.He also spoke at tech gatherings like MobileBeat, IBM Watson developer conference, or recently at the Slush conference for startups in northern Europe.Today you can get an Uber ride with Alexa, Google Assistant, or Facebook Messenger.Entering 2017, I m hopeful — even with all the sh*t going on in the world and with the American political climate, Messina said in a Medium post Friday.There s no shortage of good work to be done, and so what s next for me is to take a beat and reflect on the next, best, most satisfying and most impactful thing I can do with my life.In addition to work on bots at Uber, Messina is a big supporter of the burgeoning bot ecosystem.He is one of 10 moderators chosen by members of the Bots Facebook group, a community of more than 20,000 developers, investors, and startups interested in bots.Other moderators include leaders from Slack, Chatfuel, and various bot startup founders.His activity on Product Hunt is also prolific.Being recommended or hunted by Messina on Product Hunt is a badge of honor among bot startups trying to break through the noise and get discovered.Want to stay up to date with the latest from Messina?
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Gigabytes of medical data was deleted from one vulnerable databaseThousands of web-based databases have been deleted by cyberthieves seeking a ransom to restore the data.Gigabytes of medical, payroll and other data held in MongoDB databases have been taken by attackers, say security researchers.The systems were vulnerable to attack because their administrators accidentally left them easily accessible via the internet.Attackers are seeking small amounts of bitcoins as payment to restore data.Mr Gevers said the attacks started before Christmas but had accelerated once the holiday period was over.
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As Donald Trump has moved from being just another Republican candidate to the president-elect, speculation has intensified about the loose cannon approach he appears to take when it comes to using Twitter.Does he just tweet whatever he feels like saying at any moment, or are his tweets crafted by a PR team?According to Sean Spicer, who will soon become the Trump s press secretary, no one — including Spicer — has any idea what the incoming president is going to say until they see it on Twitter or get the blowback from one of his statements, presumably .I do not get a memo about what the tweets will contain .He drives the train on this, Spicer said during an event on Wednesday night in Chicago, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.The event also included President Obama s former press secretary, Robert Gibbs, as well David Axelrod, a former Obama adviser.Although Spicer said Trump chooses what to tweet and when, he hasn t always had that kind of control.His campaign staff took over his Twitter account just before the election, although he regained his control over it after winning the campaign.Spicer said that he checks Trump s Twitter feed as soon as he wakes up because it drives the news.
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What do you call a new 15-inch laptop that offers the latest Intel and Nvidia chips along with a giant battery and 32GB of RAM?If you want the latest tech and a ton of RAM, Dell says to skip that MacBook Pro 15 in favor of its own updated XPS 15, which as of Thursday, now packs Intel s latest 7th-generation Kaby Lake quad-core CPUs along with Nvidia s new GeForce GTX 1050 GPU.Most of the remaining upgrades to the XPS 15 are evolutionary but that can be a good thing since the company isn t actually taking away your favorite ports just to torture you.Since the XPS 15 also supports the legacy barrel charger, you won t lose a port when you charge the device.And yes, while MacBook Pro fans have been screaming over Apple s decision to limit the MacBok Pro to 16GB of RAM, Dell can pack the XPS 15 with up to 32GB of DDR4 memory.Screen options include a non-touch, 1920x1080 screen as well as a 3840x2160 UltraHD touch panel rated for 100 percent of the Adobe RGB.
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8booth is a daredevil whose feats have made him a staple on YouTube and Instagram.He jumps off of tall things.He usually lands in wet things.Here he is almost breaking every bone in his body after leaping off a sharp outcropping above the Pacific.And here he is again jumping into a swimming pool from a rooftop.Being inches away from completely ruining his life at all times is what makes 8booth s stunts compelling.
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One exhibitor has combined a light bulb and an internet-linked camera
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New years bring new beginnings, and for SpaceX, that means a return to flight after a five-month dry spell.Having officially determined the cause of the infamous Falcon 9 anomaly at Cape Canaveral on September 1st, the rocket company is eyeing January 8th for its first launch of 2017.SpaceX has been grounded ever since a Falcon 9 rocket loaded with a $95 million internet satellite exploded in an epic fireball last fall, taking with it a chunk of Cape Canaveral s Space Launch Complex 40.The company has spent months investigating the anomaly under the oversight of the Federal Aviation Administration.Today, SpaceX released the final nitty gritty details on what went wrong—and with that, it hopes to put the incident in the past.As Gizmodo previously reported, September s Falcon 9 failure was traced to a helium tank in the rocket s liquid oxygen second stage.
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WhatsApp is one of the most popular messaging apps available, and so there are likely going to be some users disappointed today: the app is dropping support for older phone platforms.This isn t a surprise, as the company gave a fair warning in the recent past that this day was coming.It s not all bad news, though — WhatsApp has also announced an extension for certain devices.WhatsApp announced the news back in February 2016, saying it had decided to drop support for older platforms by the end of the year, as well as all BlackBerry phones including BlackBerry 10 handsets .You ll no longer be able to use WhatsApp if you re still using iOS 6 or the iPhone 3GS, Windows Phone 7, or Android versions 2.1 and 2.2.Nokia Symbian S60 and Nokia S40 users are also officially in the pipeline for losing WhatsApp support.
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The folks at Nanoleaf have an interesting set of lights prepared for living rooms wishing for colorful accents with Aurora.The Aurora system is a modular smart lighting solution that allows the user to control each panel from a smartphone.The user configures the lighting grid however they like, then turn the lights on, off, dim, and color-change all from a smartphone screen.For users that do not wish to use a smartphone, there s also a hardware controller module.This controller has one button for power and one button for selection of a saved or preloaded Scene.Each Scene is an array of colors set throughout whatever grid the user has configured.
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