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The WannaCry attack triggers a reality check, of everything

The WannaCry attack triggers a reality check, of everything

Written by on May 17, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

In the aftermath of the WannaCry carnage, a relatively unsophisticated virus attack that crippled old computers across the world, it seems right to reflect. It is probably not a nice thing to do, but it seems that we are beginning to wake up and realise that the hype has gone. And the grim news is […]

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Will disruption come to the legal industry? Hint: Oh, yes!

Will disruption come to the legal industry? Hint: Oh, yes!

Written by on May 17, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Did you know that nearly half of all UK business leaders think their business model will cease to exist within the next five years? In this article we take an in-depth insight into what that means for legal advisors to those organisations. If you believe that your business will be unaffected, you are more than […]

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Fraudsters using old SS7 and SMS flaws to steal from your bank account

Fraudsters using old SS7 and SMS flaws to steal from your bank account

Written by on May 16, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

ITEM: Cyber criminals are reportedly exploiting long-existing security flaws in the SS7 signaling network to hack SMS-based two-factor authentication for banking services and successfully steal money from their customers. That’s according to Motherboard, citing a report in a German newspaper: In short, the issue with SS7 is that the network believes whatever you tell it. SS7 […]

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Will India’s Jio suffer a post free-data hangover as network issues hit? 

Will India’s Jio suffer a post free-data hangover as network issues hit? 

Written by on May 16, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

After paying for India’s Jio, consumers expect a little more service. When a service is free, you can’t really complain. Or rather, when a service is free anything is better than nothing and users don’t feel a need to complain. But now with Jio requiring users to pay for data, and consequently calls, by asking […]

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Is maintaining dark revenue a symptom of an old-fashioned telco?

Is maintaining dark revenue a symptom of an old-fashioned telco?

Written by on May 15, 2017 in Billing & Payments, Opinion with 0 Comments

It almost seems impolite to talk about dark revenue, but we should. Dark revenue arises in several different forms. There is the overage model. Keep your data caps low and your customers will break through their limit. You can then charge overage. There is the paper bill. In an effort to become sustainable, green and […]

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We’ve had WannaCry, but Persirai hijacks your IP cameras

We’ve had WannaCry, but Persirai hijacks your IP cameras

Written by on May 15, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Trend Micro has discovered a new attack on internet-based IP cameras and recorders powered by a new Internet of Things (IOT) bot dubbed PERSIRAI. A new Persirai Internet of Things (IoT) botnet has targeted over 1,000 different models of vulnerable IP cameras and is using the hijacked devices to carry out DDoS attacks. Over 122,000 […]

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Snap’s results mean that now Twitter is the least bad option

Snap’s results mean that now Twitter is the least bad option

Written by on May 12, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Twitter is in a better position. A poor set of maiden results highlights that Twitter is actually in a better position because although it is stuck in a niche, it remains unopposed in that niche. Management even had the temerity to laugh off the threat from its much larger and far more powerful rival, Facebook, […]

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Messenger is showing us the way with chatbots – apparently

Messenger is showing us the way with chatbots – apparently

Written by on May 11, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

Facebook’s David Marcus, he of PayPal fame, who moved to Facebook to make Messenger great, recently announced Messenger Platform 2.0. Apparently financial services companies are ‘poised’ to take advantage of the platform in order to stay in front of their customers at all times. Dig a little and you will find that those financial services […]

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Is the smartphone market about to experience a paradigm shift?

Is the smartphone market about to experience a paradigm shift?

Written by on May 10, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Denmark was once home to a number of the world’s leading mobile phone manufacturers. The GSM standard agreement was signed in Copenhagen on September 7, 1987. Some of the first GSM phones were developed in Denmark, and a cluster of leading mobile companies were based in Aalborg. After buying AP Radio from Philips, Nokia became one […]

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Cash is disappearing in Europe, one in five don’t carry it

Cash is disappearing in Europe, one in five don’t carry it

Written by on May 10, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Well, this is interesting. On the very day of Consult Hyperion’s 20th (yes, 20th) annual Tomorrow’s Transactions Forum to discuss the future of secure electronic transactions and much besides what should fall through the internet tubes but the fifth annual “ING International Survey Mobile Banking 2017 – Cashless Society“, which surveyed nearly 15,000 people across […]

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