Technology

Cryptomining infections outnumbered ransomware tenfold in 2018

Cryptomining operations infected IT networks of ten times as many organisations compared to ransomware infections in 2018 but only 16 percent of IT security professionals consider cryptomining as the biggest threat to their organisations, a new study has revealed. In July last year, security firm Check Point revealed that the percentage of organisations impacted by […]

Number of Facebook users continue to grow despite privacy scandals

Facebook users have continued to rise despite a series of data privacy scandals and criticism over its attempt to stem toxic content. The social media giant said the number of people who logged into its site at least once a month jumped 9% last year to 2.32 billion people. Fears the firm’s scandals could put […]

Facebook pledges to do more on self harm

New Facebook vice-president Sir Nick Clegg has told the BBC the firm will do “whatever it takes” to make its social media platforms safer for young people. Sir Nick was responding to the case of 14-year-old Molly Russell, who took her own life after viewing distressing images on Instagram. He added that some experts say […]

Facebook to integrate WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook

Facebook plans to integrate its messaging services on Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger. While all three will remain stand-alone apps, at a much deeper level they will be linked so messages can travel between the different services. Facebook told the BBC it was at the start of a “long process”. The plan was first reported […]

New report on how applications of robotics process automation (RPA) are reshaping retail

Leading Enterprise Robotic Process Automation (RPA) software company UiPath has issued a new report ‘RPA: The Next Step in Retail Automation’. This comprehensive report outlines how RPA is actively reshaping the retail sector worldwide. Leading European retailers have contributed their thoughts on their usage of RPA across multiple functions, from finance to HR, marketing and […]

Four in five consumers do not trust security of IoT devices

Approximately 80 percent of IoT device users in the United States, in the UK, and in Canada do not trust their IoT devices to ensure their security and privacy, a survey carried out by BlackBerry has revealed. The survey also revealed that consumers in these three countries are more likely to purchase new IoT devices […]

Samsung warns of drop in profits as chip demand slow

Samsung Electronics expects to post a 29% drop in quarterly operating profit as demand for smartphones and memory chips slows. The firm forecasts operating earnings of 10.8 trillion Korean won ($9.7bn; £7.6bn) for the last three months of 2018. It marks the first quarterly profit drop in two years as strong demand for chips had boosted earnings at the […]