Day: July 2, 2019

We are shocked to learn that China, an oppressive surveillance state, puts spyware on foreigners’ phones

Border police accused of loading visitors’ mobiles up with snoop app in Muslim area Authorities in a tumultuous region of China have been accused of loading spyware onto the phones of people visiting.… …read more Source:: Register

VW Type 20 electric concept is a slick battery-electric microbus – Roadshow

It debuted as part of a new engineering center opening in Silicon Valley. …read more Source:: CNet

Google Earth Ported To Browsers With WebAssembly

The Google Earth team recently released a beta preview of a WebAssembly port of Google Earth. The new port runs in Chrome and other Chromium-based browsers, including Edge (Canary version) and Opera, as well as Firefox. From a report: The port thus brings cross-browser support to the existing Earth For Web version, which uses the…

Most iPhone owners are clueless about their phones (Samsung owners aren’t much better)

A new survey points to a surprising lack of knowledge on the part of iPhone owners. Or is it so surprising? …read more Source:: ZDNet

This Loon internet balloon just spent seven months in the air – CNET

Balloon longevity is a thing …read more Source:: CNet

Using Marketing Techniques to Accelerate Cyber Progress

For most organizations, putting great cybersecurity in place requires a massive uphill trek. Many forms of change are required – technology, process, talent, and more. Here, cyber leaders focus inward, working to get capabilities in place and reduce identified risks. But fundamentally, you need externally-driven change too, where other enterprise leaders (and key partners outside…

Choice To Pay Ransomware Might Be Simpler Than You’d Think

The conventional wisdom about ransomware is that when local governments pay the ransom, it encourages more criminals to launch more attacks. But that’s not necessarily the case, experts say. From a report:The costs of recovering from a ransomware attack are often greater than the cost of the ransom. The victims of ransomware attacks are typically…

SQL Server 2019 on Windows containers arrives in preview form

Also: Still rocking SQL Server 2008? The end is near The brave souls in Microsoft’s SQL Server 2019 Early Adopter Program can now get their hands on Windows-based container images for the company’s venerable database server.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Encryption and Authentication: The One-Two Punch That Protects Your Data

While cybersecurity should be a primary concern for all organizations, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Mid-market businesses have different security needs and concerns than large enterprises. To meet these needs, CISOs must meet with business leaders to discuss what technology is required to safeguard digital assets. Cloud adoption only heightens the need for this conversation….

Land Rover’s Defender will come in three distinct sizes, report says – Roadshow

Like the Defender of old, you’ll be able to get your Defender as big or as small as you want, but unlike the old one, the numbers don’t match up to wheelbases. …read more Source:: CNet