How to find a job in the one tech market that is not seeing layoffs: Cybersecurity

Sakorn Sukkasemsakorn | Istock | Getty Images Strong demand for cybersecurity workers is continuing even as big technology companies lay off thousands of employees. That’s not a big surprise, as cybersecurity is seen as one of the more resilient areas for tech investment in a more cautious economic environment — though even it is not immune from the tech sector slowdown. But it is an area for young professionals, college students, and workers looking to make career transitions to focus on as the tech sector’s labor force contracts significantly for…

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Semiconductor giant ASML sees 2023 sales surge; says China revenue to be steady despite U.S. chip restrictions

Dutch firm ASML makes one of the most important pieces of machinery required to manufacture the most advanced chips in the world. U.S. chip curbs have left companies, including ASML, scrambling to figure out what the rules mean in practice. Emmanuel Dunand | AFP | Getty Images Dutch chip equipment maker ASML forecast a jump in 2023 revenue as the semiconductor industry predicts there will be a reacceleration of growth in the second half of this year. ASML is one of the world’s most important companies in the chip supply…

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North Korea-linked hackers behind $100 million crypto heist, FBI says

The FBI claims North Korea-linked hackers were behind a $100 million crypto heist on the so-called Horizon bridge last year. Budrul Chukrut | Sopa Images | Lightrocket | Getty Images North Korean-linked actors were behind the theft of $100 million through the hack of a crypto product last year, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said. The FBI said it was “able to confirm” that Lazarus Group and APT38, two hacking groups linked to Pyongyang, were responsible for the attack on the so-called Horizon bridge in 2022. Traders use a bridge to…

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The benefits and risks of personal medical monitoring on the internet

A blood glucose control system with the help of a smartphone and a meter that is fixed to the skin. Ute Grabowsky | Photothek | Getty Images The internet of things to remote monitor and manage common health issues has been growing steadily, led by diabetes patients. About one out of every 10 Americans, or 37 million people, are living with diabetes. Devices such as insulin pumps, which go back decades, and continuous glucose monitors, which monitor blood sugar levels 24/7, are increasingly connected to smartphones via Bluetooth. The increased…

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Alec Baldwin to be charged with involuntary manslaughter in ‘Rust’ movie set shooting

Hilaria Baldwin and Alec Baldwin speak for the first time regarding the accidental shooting that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, and wounded director Joel Souza on the set of the film “Rust”, on October 30, 2021 in Manchester, Vermont. MEGA | GC Images | Getty Images Alec Baldwin will be criminally charged by New Mexico prosecutors for the 2021 fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of the film “Rust,” authorities said Thursday. Baldwin, the Emmy-winning star of “30 Rock” and dozens of films including “The Hunt for Red…

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Instagram just got an update that gives you more control over what you see in your feed

Zoom In IconArrows pointing outwards Instagram gives you more control over what you see. Instagram Instagram on Thursday launched a new set of features that helps you manage what you see in your feed and silence notifications. The changes on Instagram, which include the option to hide posts containing any keywords users choose (such as “fitness” or “diets”), appear to seek to address concerns raised by policymakers about the platform’s impact on teens in the wake of internal documents shared by former Meta employee Frances Haugen. The new settings include…

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Mission Critical: Awareness Of Payment Security Standards Has Never Been More Important

As India heads into another year of innovation and automation we must ensure our payments ecosystem can support our evolving payments landscape. We have already been seeing the amount of information that organisations can process and store continue to rise as new technologies are developed. With these developments there comes an increased need for robust privacy and security procedures to ensure cardholder payment data remains secure, and businesses best protect their bottom line while utilising the latest advancements in payments technology. A growing payment industry means more opportunities for cybercrime…

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Meta sues Voyager Labs, saying it created fake accounts to scrape user data

Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer of Meta Platforms Inc., left, arrives at federal court in San Jose, California, US, on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022.  David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Meta filed a complaint against Voyager Labs on Thursday, alleging that the startup created fake Facebook accounts as part of a scheme to collect information from real Facebook users, which it then used for its own business purposes. Voyager Labs specializes in investigative software and services intended to help law enforcement companies obtain information about suspects, among other…

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The dark web’s criminal minds see Internet of Things as next big hacking prize

Krisanapong Detraphiphat | Moment | Getty Images John Hultquist, vice president of intelligence analysis at Google-owned cybersecurity firm Mandiant, likens his job to studying criminal minds through a soda straw. He monitors cyberthreat groups in real time on the dark web, watching what amounts to a free market of criminal innovation ebb and flow. Groups buy and sell services, and one hot idea — a business model for a crime — can take off quickly when people realize that it works to do damage or to get people to pay.…

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Cybercriminals Use ChatGPT To Create Dark Web Marketplaces, Plot Fraudulent Schemes: Report

A latest report underlines the fact that the revolutionary AI-powered chatbot ChatGPT by OpenAI is being utilised by hackers to recreate malware strains, create Dark Web Marketplaces and plot fraudulent schemes. Check Point Research (CPR) analysis shows that cybercriminals are increasingly taking interest in the powerful AI chatbot ChatGPT for malicious activities. It is currently uncertain if the tool has been used to undertake any attacks. The analysis observed that several major underground hacking communities were using OpenAI to develop malicious tools. In some cases, it was seen that many…

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