Category Archives: Technology

Iphones Are More Prone To Hacking Than Other Brands – New Study

UK-based phone case company Case24.com has conducted a research which concludes that iPhones are 167 times more prone to hacking as compared to other brands. The report analyzed the monthly search volume data from Google in the UK, which was based on the number of users searching for hacking a smartphone brand or app.

Spam Messages Make 55 % of Global E-mail Traffic in 2019

With more than half of the world population using e-mail, the total number of e-mail messages sent and received per day is expected to reach nearly 295 billion in 2019. According to PreciseSecurity.com research, spam messages account for more than half of that amount, making 55 percent of global e-mail traffic in this year.

China Generates More Than 20 Percent of Global Spam E-mails

The 2019 data show China generates 20.43 percent of all spam e-mails, which makes it the largest source of spam globally. During this year, 13.37 percent of global spam volume was created from IPs based in the United States. With a 5.6 percent share, Russia ranked third on this list, followed by Brazil and France. Germany generated 2.95 percent of global spam volume, while countries like India, Turkey, Singapore, and Vietnam hold around 2 percent share.

MS Office Represents 73% Of The Most Commonly Exploited Applications Worldwide

PreciseSecurity.com released a report in which they explained that the most commonly exploited applications worldwide this third quarter were linked to MS Office. Most of these attacks came from the United States followed by the Netherlands and Germany, among others.

MS Office Affected By Attackers

The security site PreciseSecurity.com informed that MS Office has represented 73% of the most commonly exploited applications around the world in Q3 2019. The report shows that Browsers were also affected with 13.47% of the total number of exploits performed by criminals and attackers.

Home Security Devices to Reach 307 Million Units by 2023

Home Security Devices to Reach 307 Million Units by 2023

The increasing number of consumers preferring a more effective and convenient way to secure their property has caused the rapid growth of the global smart home security market. According toPreciseSecurity.com research, the expanding trend will continue in the following years, with the worldwide shipment of home monitoring and security devices reaching more than 307 million units by 2023.

Amazon’s cloud unit readies more powerful data center chip – sources

(Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc’s (AMZN.O) cloud computing unit has designed a second, more powerful generation of data center processor chip, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters, the latest sign that the company is pouring money into custom silicon for its fastest-growing business.

The new Amazon Web Services chip uses technology from Softbank Group Corp-owned (9984.T) Arm Holdings, the sources said. One of the sources familiar with the matter said it will be at least 20% faster than Amazon’s first Arm-based chip, named Graviton, which was released last year as a low-cost option for easier computing tasks.

Huawei boss : 5G network will ensure fastest internet In Nigeria

Information reaching us has it that the Managing Director of Huawei Technologies Nigeria, Mr. Zhang Lulu, has said that with the new 5G network, telecommunications subscribers in the country can experience the fastest internet and mobile connectivity.

The move has made Nigeria the first West African country to launch the 5G network on trial basis, following South Africa. Huawei and MTN launched the first 5G network trial in Nigeria yesterday, after signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to roll out 5G technologies in the country.

Facebook buys maker of hit VR game ‘Beat Saber’

Facebook-owned Oculus on Tuesday said it is buying the studio behind hit virtual reality game “Beat Saber” as it looks to expand VR technology to wider audiences.Oculus, which makes Rift and Quest VR headgear, did not disclose financial terms of the deal to acquire Prague-based Beat Games.

MTN inaugurates 5G trial ahead of 2020 target

MTN Nigeria has inaugurated the trial of fifth generation technology ahead of the 2020 target the Nigerian Communications Commission set for the roll-out of the technology in the country.

The company, in technical partnership with the ICT infrastructure provider, Huawei, and others, demonstrated the application of the technology in virtual reality, gaming, 3D holographic communication and video conferencing at a test lab designed to show proof-of-concept in Abuja on Monday.

Cyber threats to rise globally in 2020 as attention shifts to personal information

Come 2020, the global landscape is expected to witness increased cyber threats, as criminals target personal information.According to Kaspersky’s Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) 2020 survey, the landscape of targeted attacks will change in the coming months.

The overall trend showed that threats will grow in sophistication and become more targeted, diversifying under the influence of external factors, such as development and propagation of machine learning, technologies for deep fakes development, or tensions around trade routes between Asia and Europe.

Mobile big data can service 150 million people globally

Bring financial inclusion to 70 million
The use of mobile big data solutions in areas such as disaster response, disease prevention, and financial inclusion could positively impact more than 150 million people over the next five years.

The Global System for Mobile communications Association (GSMA), in a new study, titled: “Mobile Big Data Solutions for a Better Future,” prepared on its behalf by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), outlined how advanced mobile network analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be applied to drive societal impacts supporting the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).