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Can home appliances can knock down power grids?

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Tomas Foltyn, security writer from ESET in this article discusses the far-fetched idea of knocking down a power grid with an home appliance but according to researchers electrical grids and smart home appliances could make for a dangerous mix Cybercriminals could rope internet-connected household appliances into a botnet in order to manipulate the demand side of the power grid and, ultimately, cause anything from local outages to large-scale blackouts, according to a study from a team of academics at Princeton University. […]

Focus on Industrial Security at Black Hat

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Written by Cameron Camp, security researcher at ESET  Industrial Control System (ICS) security was ramped up at Black Hat USA – with packed sessions ranging from specific attacks to vulnerable hardware – all with the aim of protecting critical infrastructure, whose security shortcomings so frequently hit the headlines these days.

Digital workplace helps unlock full potential

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Saadi Kawkji, SE Director, Middle East and Turkey at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company uncovers the pros and cons of the digital workplace and how to approach the trend while balancing risk with experience. Technology has innumerable benefits for business. The explosive growth of devices, applications and networks have not only changed our personal lives, but our working lives too. In fact it’s widely recognised that workspaces that are investing in digital technologies are boosting productivity. Yet, I can’t […]

Not all cloud software is created equal

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John Maddison, senior vice president of products and solutions at Fortinet explains that while cloud will be cloud, but not every cloud is same hence selecting cloud based security software is of paramount importance. An assumption made by many security professionals is that any performance differences between physical security devices are eliminated when those security software images are run on identical cloud hardware. But the truth is, there are still significant performance differences between solutions, and those differences can be […]

AI and its positive impact on Manufacturing

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Anilesh Kumar, CEO at Levtech Consulting discusses the positive impact of artificial intelligence in the manufacturing industry and how it is the technology transforming the industry.  The factories of today have started realizing the futuristic benefits of technology intervention. Manufacturers are finding new ways to grow, without compromising on product quality and excessive production lead times. Existing ERP and CRM systems have become constantly strained under the weight of growing performance markers and tightening delivery timelines. With technology advancements, Artificial […]

Beware of popularity-faking tricks on Google Play

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Lukas Stefanko, Malware Researcher at ESET explains the tricks that are played on Google Play for misleading its users about the functionality of apps by displaying bogus download number. It seems that tricksters on Google Play have found another way to make their deceptive apps appear more trustworthy to users – that is, at least at first sight. The trick takes advantage of the fact that apart from app icon and name, there is one more element the user sees […]