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Outer space particles wreaking havoc on your gadgets: Study

WASHINGTON: Alien subatomic particles raining down from outer space are wreaking havoc on your smartphones, computers and other personal electronic devices, scientists say. When your computer crashes and you get the dreaded blue screen or your smartphone freezes and you have to go through the time-consuming process of a reset, most likely you blame the […]

Hackers could exploit Philips Hue smart bulb security flaw, study shows

Serious security concerns regarding the Internet of Things (IoT) are continuing to mount in the wake of the massive DDoS attack that used a massive IoT botnet to take down a portion of the internet in October. Now, researchers have found a security flaw in Philips Hue smart bulbs that could allow malicious hackers to […]

Study: US Enterprise Software Waste Hits $28 Billion

NEW YORK & LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Drawing on exclusive data spanning five years, and covering 149 companies, 16 industries and 4.6 million users, the Software Usage and Waste Report 2016 provides unique insight into the enterprise desktop. The report defines waste as a piece of software that has been deployed to a desktop but not used. “There […]

New study weighs alternative ATM operating systems

The ATM Industry Association has published a new industry guide, “Alternative Operating System Case Studies.” The new guide examines the features, specifications and advantages of Linux ATMs and Android ATMs, as well as WinCE-based retail ATMs, to provide a picture for strategic analysis and preparation by deployers contemplating next generation ATMs, a press release said. “ATMIA […]

We ignore computer security alerts up to 90% of the time, study says

We as a society may be more concerned about privacy and cybersecurity than ever, but that doesn’t mean we’re paying more attention to security alerts. People ignore software security warnings up to 90 percent of the time, according to a new study from Brigham Young University. The cause? Our inability to multitask. “While these [alerts] […]