Archive for August, 2017

The Dangers of Smartphone Malware

The Dangers of Smartphone Malware

A recently patched bug found in the chips used to provide wifi in iPhones, Samsung Galaxies and Google Nexus devices could be used to build malware which jumps unstoppably from device to device, according to Nitay Artenstein, the researcher who discovered the flaw. Affected users should update their phones’ operating systems immediately, to iOS 10.3.3 […]

Why your Robotic Hoover may not be as innocent as it looks

Why your Robotic Hoover may not be as innocent as it looks

Your Roomba may be vacuuming up more than you think. High-end models of Roomba, iRobot’s robotic vacuum, collect data as they clean, identifying the locations of your walls and furniture. This helps them avoid crashing into your couch, but it also creates a map of your home that iRobot is considering selling to Amazon, Apple […]

Big Data Goes Back to Earth

Big Data Goes Back to Earth

Government is developing a ‘big data’ system to incorporate new areas of agriculture policy concerns and initiatives. Additionally, government is taking measures to manage the relationships between climate, soil type and farm management systems, including irrigation. Mr George Oduro, the Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture, said this at a workshop for stakeholders aimed at […]

Top Careers in Big Data

Top Careers in Big Data

Our friends over at Simplilearn provided us the infographic below which explores the top 12 interesting careers in big data. Big data is no longer a buzzword for our future capabilities, but is already being used by businesses in a range of industries. From data driven strategies to decision making, the true worth of big […]

Italy[s largest bank hacked

Italy[s largest bank hacked

Data about loan accounts belonging to 400,000 customers of Italy’s largest bank has been put at risk by two security breaches. Unicredit said that personal data and account numbers could have been stolen. But it added that the accounts’ passwords had not been compromised, so the hackers could not have carried out unauthorised transactions. It […]