UK semiconductor design firm ARM said it bought an Israeli based company yesterday to bolster security for designs.
Sansa Security provides hardware security and software for system on a chip semiconductors used in the internet of things.
Sansa intellectual property is already embedded in over 150 million products and used in smart connected devices and enterprise systems.… Read the rest
LTE protocols being developed will pose complement existing public safety networks and that market alone will be worth $5 billion by 2020.
That’s according to ABI Research, which said that existing safety protocols like TETRA and P25 are well established because they are so stable.… Read the rest
A French privacy watchdog, the CNIL, has growled at the search outfit Google saying that Europe’s right to be forgotten needs to be part of the US website.
The move means that either Google starts censoring its US site or it will face French fines.… Read the rest
A UK campaign has launched to promote the concept that kids should be allowed to delete their online past.
Dubbed “iRights”, its proposals allow for young people to be easily edit or delete content they have created online.
The plan is backed by Baroness Shields, the UK’s Minister for Internet Safety and Security.… Read the rest
Microsoft and the rest of the IT vendors never said that technology was safe.
They didn’t say that because they always knew it wasn’t but still wanted to sell stuff.
And it’s an ill wind that brings no one any good, because according to market research company ABI Research, insurance companies are set to collect a $10 billion cyber bonanza by the year 2020.… Read the rest
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single hacker in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a classic English writer.
Hackers are nicking text from the 19th century classic novel writer Jane Austin to spread malicious software.… Read the rest
More than 95 percent of Android phones are open to an attack delivered by a simple multimedia text.
Mobile security expert Joshua Drake, from Zimperium zLabs warned that sometimes phones parse the attack code before the message being opened. This makes the exploits silent and the user would have little chance of defending their data.… Read the rest
The Pakistani government has banned BlackBerry services in the country, citing security as the reason for the move.
BlackBerry, once very popular with enterprises because of its high level of encryption, has faced scrutiny from other countries including India and the UK.… Read the rest
Fiat Chrysler is recalling 1.4 million cars in the United States to install software to prevent hackers from gaining remote control of the engine, steering and other systems.
The recall has the dubious honour of being the first of its kind.… Read the rest
Microsoft’s moves to make updates compulsory for home users appears to be breaking Nvidia’s graphics drivers.
Comments on the GeForce community forum feature disgruntled Nvidia users for the last week and a half voicing their anger and it is expected that similar problems will happen elsewhere on the world wide wibble.… Read the rest