Hackers Use QR Codes to Steal Your Money

QR codes with their square barcode regained their popularity when the pandemic began because consumers found them easy to use and businesses did not have to worry about contamination from contact. Many companies, especially restaurants started using QR or Quick Response codes and swapped them out for menus since customers could scan them from their … Read more

Banks are using too many cybersecurity solutions – and it’s not working

The average bank relies on dozens of different cybersecurity tools, and continues to spend record amounts of money on solutions as threats increase, especially from state-backed attackers. In fact my company has seen in our work that threats against banks have more than doubled. At the same time, research shows, and it is well-known, that … Read more

Bitcoin fans find solace in idea it won’t always trade like tech

Bitcoin may be behaving even more like a tech stock in recent months, but crypto diehards are promising things aren’t always going to be like this. Bitcoin may be behaving even more like a tech stock in recent months, but crypto diehards are promising things aren’t always going to be like this. The world’s largest … Read more

Microsoft forecasts double-digit revenue growth on cloud strength

April 26 (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) on Tuesday forecast double-digit revenue growth for the next fiscal year, driven by demand for its cloud computing services. Microsoft forecast Intelligent Cloud revenue of $ 21.1 billion to $ 21.35 billion for its fiscal fourth quarter, driven by strong growth in its Azure platform in the booming … Read more

All-private SpaceX astronaut mission is on its way home after a week of delays

The mission, called AX-1, was brokered by the Houston, Texas-based startup Axiom Space, which books rocket rides, provides all the necessary training, and coordinates flights to the ISS for anyone who can afford it. The four crew members – Michael López-Alegría, a former NASA astronaut-turned-Axiom employee who is commanding the mission; Israeli businessman Eytan Stibbe; … Read more

Google investors warn Saudi data project could be used by hitmen

Google investors are poised to raise hackles over a controversial Saudi Arabia project at the search giant’s shareholder meeting, warning that the company risks serving up “sensitive data on a silver platter to Saudi’s top hitmen.” The investors’ concerns center around a major cloud computing center that Google is developing in partnership with Saudi Aramco, … Read more

Shadow and rogue cloud – creating impact on an enterprise scale

In companies of all sizes, it isn’t uncommon to find that core cloud resources and applications that are used every day are not actually managed by, or integrated into the overall IT infrastructure. This unstructured and unmanaged environment is what we call ‘shadow cloud‘. On a well-organized network that leverages a foundation such as Enterprise … Read more

Nasdaq drops as Netflix subscriber numbers weigh on tech

Procter & Gamble up on raising FY sales forecast IBM gains on upbeat forecast, Q1 results beat Netflix slumps after Q1 subscriber loss Indices: Dow up 0.71%, S&P slips 0.06%, Nasdaq off 1.22% April 20 (Reuters) – The tech-heavy Nasdaq dropped on Wednesday as Netflix’s surprise decline in subscribers weighed on both the streaming giant … Read more