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Fine Google and pay

In what some are calling retaliation to a five billion dollar fine levied against Google by the EU, the search behemoth has announced that manufacturers will soon have to pay a licensing fees for devices destined for use inside the EU’s Economic Area (EEA) that use Google pre-installed apps. While technically the Android O/S is free …

News about Microsoft’s Managed Desktop (MMD) Service

Microsoft plans to help / replace traditional IT administrators with the launch of its Microsoft Managed Desktop (MMD) service. With MMD, customers get pre configured hardware running on top of Windows 10. Along with 365 Enterprise subscriptions and cloud based system management. The new platform allows Microsoft to monitor subscribed systems, and install security patches, O/S …

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  • Best gaming mouse: Find your perfect match
    by Hayden Dingman on November 20, 2018 at 5:47 pm

    The mouse is a simple tool: point and click. That’s it. But if you’re a PC gamer, you know that pushing virtual paper around on your desktop isn’t the same as fragging bots and shooting zombies. (Not even remotely.)  Gaming mouse cheat sheet Our quick-hit recommendations: Logitech G502 Hero View Logitech Powerplay Wireless Charging System View Logitech G603 View Roccat Tyon View NAOS 7000 View What’s more, picking the right gaming mouse is an intensely personal decision. Every little detail—its overall shape and size, the shape and placement its buttons, its cable (or lack thereof), its weight, its materials—can change how you feel about it. More than any other peripheral, a mouse is the hardest to recommend, because there is no objectively perfect mouse. Everyone’s hands are different.To read this article in full, please click her […]

  • 6 mobile security threats you should take seriously in 2019
    by JR Raphael on November 20, 2018 at 12:04 pm

    Mobile security is at the top of every company's worry list these days — and for good reason: Nearly all workers now routinely access corporate data from smartphones, and that means keeping sensitive info out of the wrong hands is an increasingly intricate puzzle. The stakes, suffice it to say, are higher than ever: The average cost of a corporate data breach is a whopping $3.86 million, according to a 2018 report by the Ponemon Institute. That's 6.4 percent more than the estimated cost just one year earlier. [ Learn how SandBlast Mobile simplifies mobile security. | Get the latest from CSO by signing up for our newsletters. ]To read this article in full, please click her […]

  • ProtonMail launches standalone iOS VPN app
    by Lucas Mearian on November 20, 2018 at 11:22 am

    Encrypted email service provider ProtonMail has launched a standalone virtual private network app for iOS devices. With iOS now added to its list, ProtonMail said it now offers protection for the most popular operating systems, which include Windows, MacOS, Linux and Android.VPN functionality is prevalent in enterprise security products and management products, according to Phil Hochmuth, program director for IDC's Enterprise Mobility team. At the same time, consumers are increasingly looking at VPN services to shield their online activities on wired networks, as well as on LTE/4G connections, he said.To read this article in full, please click her […]

  • 9 cyber security predictions for 2019
    by CSO staff on November 20, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Predictions are tough, but even moreso in the chaotic world of cyber security. The threat landscape is huge, offensive and defensive technologies are evolving rapidly, and nation-state attacks are increasing in terms of scope and sophistication.This cyber “fog of war” makes it hard to see or assess every trend. Last year, for example, CSO’s predictions for 2018 did not anticipate the rapid rise of cryptomining. In hindsight, this relatively easy to execute, lower risk way for cyber criminals to monetize their efforts should have been an obvious choice.To read this article in full, please click her […]

  • The 6 employee benefits job candidates want most
    by Sharon Florentine on November 19, 2018 at 10:56 pm

    Companies can go to extreme lengths to lure and retain tech talent — from office puppies to on-site massages to catered meals. But which benefits actually matter to the talent they’re trying to recruit and hire?Textio, an augmented writing platform, scrutinized the performance of 75 benefits in more than 300 million job posts to see which perks actually attract IT job seekers and speed up hiring time.[ Keep up with the 8 hot IT hiring trends (and 8 going cold), beware the 11 bad hiring habits that will burn you, and learn what it takes to retain top employees. | Get the latest CIO insights direct, with our CIO Daily newsletter. ]“By far, the ‘standard bearers’ of company benefits did have a positive impact on hiring time: leave, insurance and financial incentives, so I wouldn’t ditch those,” says Kieran Snyder, co-founder of Textio. “But do you need to offer onsite massage? It has no impact on hiring. How about that climbing wall? Nope. Concierge services? Nada. Puppies? Please, tell me dogs in the office made the cut!? Definitely not (neither did puppy leave).”To read this article in full, please click her […]

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  • Calif. Man Pleads Guilty in Fatal Swatting Case, Faces 20+ Years in Prison
    by BrianKrebs on November 14, 2018 at 8:27 pm

    A California man who pleaded guilty Tuesday to causing dozens of swatting attacks -- including a deadly incident in Kansas last year -- now faces 20 or more years in prison. […]

  • Patch Tuesday, November 2018 Edition
    by BrianKrebs on November 14, 2018 at 1:25 pm

    Microsoft on Tuesday released 16 software updates to fix more than 60 security holes in various flavors of Windows and other Microsoft products. Adobe's also got security patches available for Flash, Acrobat and Adobe Reader users.&nbs […]

  • That Domain You Forgot to Renew? Yeah, it’s Now Stealing Credit Cards
    by BrianKrebs on November 13, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    If you own a domain name that gets decent traffic and you fail to pay its annual renewal fee, chances are this mistake will be costly for you and for others. Lately, neglected domains have been getting scooped up by crooks who use them to set up fake e-commerce sites that steal credit card details from unwary shoppers. […]

  • Bug Bounty Hunter Ran ISP Doxing Service
    by BrianKrebs on November 9, 2018 at 8:52 pm

    A Connecticut man who's earned "bug bounty" rewards and public recognition from top telecom companies for finding and reporting security holes in their Web sites secretly operated a service that leveraged these same flaws to sell their customers' personal data, KrebsOnSecurity has learned. […]

  • U.S. Secret Service Warns ID Thieves are Abusing USPS’s Mail Scanning Service
    by BrianKrebs on November 8, 2018 at 7:28 am

    A year ago, KrebsOnSecurity warned that "Informed Delivery," a new offering from the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) that lets residents view scanned images of all incoming mail, was likely to be abused by identity thieves and other fraudsters unless the USPS beefed up security around the program and made it easier for people to opt out. This week, the U.S. Secret Service issued an internal alert warning that many of its field offices have reported crooks are indeed using Informed Delivery to commit various identity theft and credit card fraud schemes. […]

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  • Facebook failed to stop a child bride being auctioned on its platform
    by Natasha Lomas on November 21, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    Facebook failed to prevent its platform being used to auction a 16-year-old girl off for marriage in South Sudan. Child early and forced marriage (CEFM) is the most commonly reported form of gender-based violence in South Sudan, according to a recent Plan International report on the myriad risks for adolescent girls living in the war-torn region. Now […]

  • Google’s News Initiative heads to APAC with grants of up to $300K for media orgs
    by Jon Russell on November 21, 2018 at 11:49 am

    Google is expanding its efforts to support media to Asia Pacific after the search giant brought its Google News Initiative to the region. Known as GNI, the program is designed to “help quality journalism thrive in the digital age” by providing grants (i.e. cash without equity) to media organizations that are judged to have potential. The […]

  • WeWork is getting serious about China
    by Rita Liao on November 21, 2018 at 10:36 am

    Since its entry into China in 2016, WeWork has extended from four to around 60 locations across the country’s megacities like Shanghai, Beijing, and most recently, Shenzhen. That’s one-sixth of WeWork’s 360 locations worldwide. It’s also equivalent to what WeWork has achieved in its early five to six years globally, Sern Hong Yu, regional head of project […]

  • African investors and founders to judge Startup Battlefield competition in Nigeria
    by Mike Butcher on November 21, 2018 at 10:00 am

    TechCrunch will soon be returning to Africa to hold its Startup Battlefield competition dedicated to the African continent, in Lagos, Nigeria, on December 11th. The event will showcase the launch of 15 of the hottest startups in Africa on stage for the first time. We’ll also be joined by some of the leading investment firms […]

  • Berlin-based Wind Mobility raises $22M for its e-scooter rental service
    by Steve O'Hear on November 21, 2018 at 9:47 am

    Wind Mobility, a Berlin-based mobility startup that offers “dockless” e-scooter (and electric bicycle) rentals, has raised $22 million in seed funding, throwing its hat into the European competitor to Bird and Lime ring. It follows recent raises by Sweden’s VOI ($50 million Series A led by Balderton) and Germany’s Tier (€25 million Series A led […]