Security experts concerned about security passwordless WebAuthn login standard
Paragon Initiative security researchers warn of problems with the new WebAuthn protocol that enables passwordless authentication. The standard would rely on a number of outdated algorithms that have been vulnerable to attacks for years.
WebAuthn was officially launched in April this year by the Worl... Read more
Thales and Gemalto get permission to acquire in the US
Thales and Gemalto have obtained approval from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) to acquire Gemalto. The acquisition involves an amount of 4.8 billion euros. The two market leaders in security hardware will become one company after the acquisition.
Previously, the comp... Read more
Very popular macOS app turned out to contain spyware
A number of apps have been found in the MacOS App Store that are used to spy on consumers and steal their data. The apps have been removed by Apple, but would have been very popular.
Security firm Malwarebytes reported this yesterday. Security researcher Patrick Wardle also wrote an extensive blog a... Read more
Apple builds website where governments can request consumer data
Apple is working on a site that can handle the many data requests it receives from governments around the world. That would make it easier for both Apple and the applicant governments to process the requests.
That's what the MacRumors site reports today. Currently, such data requests take place via ... Read more
Little efficient use developers cost billions
Stripe, which has a payment platform, researched the role of software developers in the broader economy. According to Stripe, the inefficient use of developers will cost British entrepreneurs nearly $100 billion over the next decade. The crux of the problem is not so much with the developers themsel... Read more
Microsoft unveils new hardware on October 2
On the 2nd of October Microsoft will present new hardware. The company has sent an invitation to the press and asks for a moment of your time. The event takes place at 20:00 hrs Dutch time and is organized in New York City.
Although it is not entirely clear what will be presented, it is almost certa... Read more
Artificial intelligence can develop prejudices
Based on thousands of simulations, MIT researchers argue that artificial intelligence is not free of prejudice. Not only can they learn from people, but robots can also teach themselves prejudices, as it were.
The researchers report this to the TechCrunch site. The MIT researchers set up a simulati... Read more
Co-founder ethereum: Days of explosive growth are over.
The crypto-currency market will no longer experience strong growth. That's what the co-founder of ethereum thinks. Vitalik Buterin tells us that the time of explosive growth is most likely over and that investors should rather assume that the blockchain market is stabilising.
Buterin told the press ... Read more
Mobile market continues to shrink in second quarter of 2018
The Dutch mobile market contracted significantly last quarter. In the second quarter of 2018, the market generated a turnover of 938 million euro, 8.2 percent less than in the same period a year earlier. This is comparable to the first quarter on an annual basis.
Telecompaper reports this in its qua... Read more
Zyxel announces new outdoor access point WAC6552D-S
Zyxel will let Techzine know about the WAC6552D-S. It's a weatherproof access point for wifi at busy outdoor locations. Among other things, the device complies with the IP67 standard, which means that WAC6552D-S is fully protected against dust and heavy rain.
The access point is equipped with a MIMO... Read more