New Zealand’s crypto salary plan is a big win for Facebook Libra

Why get paid money each month, when you can earn in cryptocurrencies instead? New Zealand has become the latest country to lay out how cryptocurrencies would be taxed, making it easier for companies to pay salaries using such digital assets. But just because you can be paid this way, it doesn’t necessarily mean you should.

Read more at source: https://www.wired.co.uk/article/new-zealand-bitcoin-salary-tax-libra-cryptocurrency

ESET named as the only Challenger in 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms for a second year running!

We believe this positioning further validates our ability to provide an easy-to-use, comprehensive and consistent endpoint protection product and is reflective of our increasing market share in all crucial segments – from Enterprise, SMB to Consumer.

We’ve prided ourselves on our high detection and small footprint, quality of customer service offering and believe this placement in the Gartner Magic Quadrant highlights our dedication to the highest possible service for all ESET clients.

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Is Angola Africa’s next tech superstar?

Recent tech activity in Angola could be a sign of more to come, but the jury is out on whether ‘rising giant’ status applies.
Angola’s ICT sector and telecommunications industry have made headlines of late, inspired by João Lourenço-led government talk of licensing a new telco to bolster domestic competition. This is in addition to the country’s prominence as a landing site for fibre-optic cable networks and launch-pad for relevant projects. But is it premature to describe the market as a ‘rising giant’?

Read more Source: http://www.brainstormmag.co.za/verticals/14387-is-angola-africa-s-next-tech-superstar

New Android Malware for Banking Apps steal passwords by recording screens

With people’s security consciousness skewed towards the personal computer, cybercriminals are now turning to Android malware for financial fraud. Last year, Anubis banking trojan made headlines after getting onto Android devices through infected downloads from the Google Play Store. The banking apps malware would request for permission to use the accessibility service of the victim’s Android device, from which it would steal banking apps login credentials, payment cards, and e-wallets. Anubis was enabled by a “dropper,” BianLian that can sneak into the Play Store and plant malicious apps.

Read more Source: https://www.technowize.com/new-android-malware-for-banking-apps-steal-passwords-by-recording-screens/

Microsoft Exposes Russian Cyberattacks on Phones, Printers, Video Decoders

The Russian hacking group known for stealing sensitive emails from the Democratic National Committee during the 2016 presidential election season has been cracking into printers, phones and video decoders to gain access to corporate networks, the Microsoft Security Response Center Team reported on Monday.
The group, known by a number of names including “Strontium,” “Fancy Bear” and “APT 28,” accessed the devices by using the manufacturer’s default password or exploiting an unpatched flaw, Microsoft discovered.

Read more Source: https://www.technewsworld.com/story/Microsoft-Exposes-Russian-Cyberattacks-on-Phones-Printers-Video-Decoders-86171.html

Lenovo warns of price hikes to absorb U.S. tariffs, shares slide

(Reuters) – China’s Lenovo Group, the world’s largest PC maker, warned it will have to raise product prices if U.S. tariffs increase, sending its shares tumbling 6.5% to two-month lows.

Lenovo’s warning amid mounting business uncertainty due to the U.S.-China trade war cast doubt on its sales outlook and took the shine off forecast-beating quarterly results where robust PC sales helped the company more than double its profit.

Read more Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-lenovo-results/lenovo-warns-of-price-hikes-to-absorb-u-s-tariffs-shares-slide-idUSKCN1V42E6

Method to automatically estimate rooftop solar potential

The progress of rooftop solar installations is often slowed by a shortage of trained professionals who must use expensive tools to conduct labor-intensive structure assessments one by one, say scientists. Now researchers are proposing a new, data-driven approach that uses machine learning techniques and widely available satellite images to identify roofs that have the most potential to produce cost-effective solar power.

Read more Source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/08/190807190815.htm

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Data Analytics and Big Data – What does it mean for me?

Few people can dispute that the amount of data that is generated and disseminated on any given day is increasing daily, with no slowing down in sight. According to business intelligence company, Bernard Marr & Co, every two days the population creates as much data as was recorded from the beginning of time until the year 2000.

With this continuing increase in data creation, the question remains – where does this data come from? Could this be what is referred to as Big Data? Where does all this data end up going and what purpose does it serve?

Read more Source: https://www.itnewsafrica.com/2018/06/data-analytics-and-big-data-what-does-it-mean-for-me/