IBM, Maersk launch blockchain-based shipping platform with 94 early adopters

Credit to Author: Lucas Mearian| Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:51:00 -0700

After launching a proof of concept earlier this year, IBM and Maersk have unveiled TradeLens, the production version of an electronic ledger for tracking global shipments; the companies say they have 94 participants piloting the system, including more than 20 port and terminal operators.

The jointly developed electronic shipping ledger records details of cargo shipments as they leave their origin, arrive in ports, are shipped overseas and eventually received.

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This Week in Security News: Banks and Botnets

Credit to Author: Jon Clay (Global Threat Communications)| Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:29:54 +0000

Welcome to our weekly roundup, where we share what you need to know about the cybersecurity news and events that happened over the past few days. This week, the FBI warned U.S. banks of a wide-scale cybercrime campaign called “ATM cash-out,” in which hackers use cloned ATM cards for fraudulent withdrawals. Also, a botnet called…

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Android malware that combines a Banking Trojan, Keylogger, and Ransomware in one package

Credit to Author: Gajanan Khond| Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2018 14:12:09 +0000

This malware has all basic functionalities of the Android banker along with additional features like call forwarding, sound recording, keylogging and ransomware activities. It has the ability to launch user’s browser with URL received from the C&C server. It repeatedly opens the accessibility setting page until the user switches ON the ‘AccessibilityService’. The…

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AV-Comparatives: Trend Micro Mobile Security for Android Provides 100% Malware Protection for Mobile Users

Credit to Author: Trend Micro| Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2018 20:13:17 +0000

With the introduction of Android v8.0 (Android Oreo) in August of 2017, among other OS improvements Google introduced its built-in malware protection for Android call Play Protect (dependent on Google Play Services 11 or later). Play Protect checks apps and APK files downloaded from Google Play or third-party sources, using real-time and on-demand scanners, while…

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Schneider Electric Employees Celebrate Healthy Lifestyles

Credit to Author: Guest Blogger| Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2018 14:13:34 +0000

Written by Guest Blogger, Kelly Bierman, US Well-Being Manager at Schneider Electric How has your company encouraged you to be healthier?  At Schneider Electric, we strive to create a culture… Read more »

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Flood, heat, storm? No matter. Electric utilities can keep power flowing

Credit to Author: Simon Mouat| Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2018 11:26:50 +0000

Electric utilities provide vital continuous and critical electricity supply to billions of people across the globe. But some areas face extreme weather: floods, high winds, storms, fires, hurricanes or heat waves. These conditions create exceptional challenges for power supply continuity and can result in widespread damage… Read more »

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Hanging Up on Mobile in the Name of Security

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2018 17:01:36 +0000

An entrepreneur and virtual currency investor is suing AT&T for $224 million, claiming the wireless provider was negligent when it failed to prevent thieves from hijacking his mobile account and stealing millions of dollars in cryptocurrencies. Increasingly frequent, high-profile attacks like these are prompting some experts to say the surest way to safeguard one’s online accounts may be to disconnect them from the mobile providers entirely.

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Partnering with the industry to minimize false positives

Credit to Author: Windows Defender ATP| Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2018 17:00:27 +0000

Every day, antivirus capabilities in Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (Windows Defender ATP) protect millions of customers from threats. To effectively scale protection, Windows Defender ATP uses intelligent systems that combine multiple layers of machine learning models, behavior-based detection algorithms, generics, and heuristics that make a verdict on suspicious files, most of the time in

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