Free key for ransomware
The Belgian Federal Police has released free decryption keys for the Cryakl ransomware, after working in close cooperation with Kaspersky Lab.
Gas stations prey to hacks
Kaspersky Lab researchers have helped uncover a number of unknown vulnerabilities that have left gas stations around the world exposed to remote takeover, often for years.
IoT spend to double
The Middle East and Africa (MEA) Internet of Things (IoT) market is set to grow 15% year on year in 2018, according to a recent update to the Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide from International Data Corporation (IDC).
The smartphone market continues to set records: In 2017, manufacturers sold of 1.478 billion smartphones with an average price of US$323. In terms of numbers, countries in Emerging Asia and Central and Eastern Europe are driving sales, while customers in North America, Western Europe and Developed Asia are snapping up premium phones – with larger screens, more data storage and processing power, longer battery life, faster charging, and features like better water and shock protection.
Tech fails one in two
Nearly one in two people say technology fails them once a week or more, a new study commissioned by Critical Software has revealed.
Crypto miners exposed to hackers
Along with a spike in the cryptocurrency market, malicious mining software has been actively deployed by criminals in order to make easy money and became a major trend in 2017.
How to survive Meltdown and Spectre
ESET has found new vulnerabilities called Spectre and Meltdown that affect almost all Intel, AMD and ARM processors, allowing hackers to access a computer’s memory.
Kaspersky appeals US ban
Kaspersky Lab has announced that it is seeking an appeal in federal court of U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) decision on Binding Operational Directive 17-01 banning the use of the company’s products in federal agencies.
Africa smartphones bounce back
Africa's smartphone market bounced back from two consecutive declines to post quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) growth of 4.4% in Q3 2017, according to the latest insights released today by International Data Corporation (IDC).
Tablet sales slump
The Middle East and Africa (MEA) personal computing devices (PCD) market, which is made up of desktops, notebooks, workstations, and tablets, declined 15.2% year on year in Q3 2017, according to the latest insights from International Data Corporation (IDC).