Tech

Kaspersky uncovers zero-day vulnerability in Google Chrome exploited in the wild by threat actors

In a press release on Thursday (7 Nov), global cybersecurity firm Kaspersky noted that its automated technologies have detected a new exploited vulnerability in the Google Chrome web browser instigated by threat actors. According to the release, Kaspersky has allocated the vulnerability as CVE-2019-13720 and reported it to Google, after which a patch has been released. Upon review of the PoC …

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Changi Airport Group partners The Drone Racing League (DRL) to bring professional drone racing to Asia

Last Friday (1 Nov), Changi Airport Group (CAG) and the Drone Racing League (DRL) – the world’s only professional circuit for drone racing – announced a partnership for Singapore to host its first professional drone race, the ‘DRL Allianz: Singapore Champions’, at Gardens by the Bay (GTBB) on 26 November at 7.30pm. Supported by Singapore Tourism Board, CAG has teamed up with …

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India seeks answers from WhatsApp after cyberespionage

India demanded answers from WhatsApp over a snooping scandal Thursday after coming under fire from critics who accused authorities of using malware installed on the Facebook-owned messaging service to spy on citizens. WhatsApp has filed a lawsuit in the United States against Israeli technology firm NSO Group, accusing it of using the hugely popular instant messaging platform to conduct cyberespionage …

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Caltex Fuel Your School – Tech Jam 2019: 1,200 kids teach AI a bit of humanity to help tackle everyday problems

How do you teach artificial intelligence (AI) humanity? That’s the challenge some 1,200 students aged 11 to 16 tried to tackle at the ‘Caltex Fuel Your School – Tech Jam 2019’ program on Thursday (30 Oct), organized by the Science Centre Singapore in partnership with Caltex Singapore. In the midst of designing emotionally sensitive chatbots, a “junk food recognizer”, and …

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Kaspersky report reveals women are underrepresented in cybersecurity in half of enterprises, but only 37% of enterprises have specific initiatives to address this

It has been proven that a diverse workforce brings new talents to an organization as well as improved business performance. Despite that, women constitute 39% of the labor force and only 25% of management positions worldwide in general. What’s more, according to the 451 Research “Cybersecurity through the CISO’s eyes. Perspectives on a role” report, commissioned by Kaspersky, 45% of …

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Investors channel S$1bil into Singapore’s fintech ventures in first nine months of 2019 — but face talent shortage

Financial technology (fintech) companies in Singapore raked in US$735mil (S$1bil) in investments in the first nine months of 2019, according to a report by Accenture released on Tue (16 Oct). The total value of investments marked a 69 per cent jump from the same period the previous year, from US$435mil to US$735 mil. The number of fintech investments made, however, saw …

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Energy sector under cyberthreat from malicious objects and activities, reveals Kaspersky report

In a press release earlier today (4 Oct), Kaspersky released the findings of its ‘Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS CERT)’ report on the industrial threat landscape for the first half of 2019, which reveals that almost half of industrial control system (ICS) computers in the energy sector globally have been under cyberthreat. The top three cyberthreats were …

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Facebook suffers legal blow in EU court over hate speech

Facebook on Wednesday was dealt a major blow in the EU’s top court, which ruled that national courts in Europe can order online platforms to remove defamatory content worldwide. The decision will be seen as a victory for EU regulators, who are ambitious to see US tech giants meet tightened European standards over hate speech and offensive content. Last week, …

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IMD Smart Cities Index 2019: Singapore tops new ‘citizen-centric’ global smart city index

Singapore is the ‘smartest’ city in the world in 2019, according to the new and uniquely “citizen-focused” ranking of global urban areas, which reveals the necessity of aligning policy with the lives and needs of citizens. Conducted by the IMD World Competitiveness Center’s Smart City Observatory in partnership with Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and Smart Nation Singapore, the …

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