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Pemex Workers Barred From Computers After Unexpected Shutdown

This is a bit strange. Let's wait until the fog clears to see if anything actually happened...: [...] A Pemex spokeswoman who asked not to be identified, citing internal policy, said that Pemex systems were operating normally and that an alleged statement from Pemex on Twitter a

Play store apps to be scanned for malware

When I saw the headline my first reaction was "Don't they already do this?" followed swiftly by "Yes, but that hasn't always kept users safe (look at all those dodgy VPN apps)". This story is about beefing up the scanning rather than discarding what they do today. The jury is out...

Opinion

Secure cyberspace to save civilisation

This is from today's Times. The report quoted is officially published on 12 November, worth a read but I don't see any governments picking up on the recommendations so it's more an intellectual exercise than anything practical...: A jargon jungle and alphabet soup await anyone n

Technology

UAE may lift WhatsApp calls ban ‘soon’, says top cyber security official

Does this mean that the UAE have found a way to monitor voice calls via WhatsApp?...: The UAE may lift the ban on WhatsApp calls soon, a top cyber security official said. Mohamed Al Kuwaiti, executive director of the UAE’s National Electronic Security Authority, said talks ar

10 Charts That Will Change Your Perspective Of AI In Security

Most of these charts seem to indicate widespread adoption of AI for cybersecurity (at least in the U.S.). The cynic in me thinks that the 'executives' surveyed have trusted their vendors' claims when told that they are buying an AI-based solution. Maybe we're seeing the rise of '...

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