News highlights – 31 July 2017

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News highlights for 31 July 2017

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Ukraine cyber attack not just lax IT, but no password discipline

KIEV (Reuters) – When the chief of Microsoft Ukraine switched jobs to work for President Petro Poroshenko, he found that everyone in the office used the same login password. It wasn’t the only symptom of lax IT security in a country suffering crippling cyber attacks. Read more…

HBO hack may include unaired Game of Thrones script

NEW YORK (Reuters) – US cable channel HBO said on Monday that hackers had stolen upcoming programming, and Entertainment Weekly reported that the theft included a script for an unaired episode of the hit fantasy show “Game of Thrones.” Read more…

Rumour mill – new iPhone details, Apple still chasing Samsung

Eagle-eyed code-jockeys have dug out some intriguing details about the new Apple iPhone – most notably that the company is still desperately chasing Samsung. Read more…

What can be hacked, actually what can’t be hacked? Black Hat and Defcon

AS THEY DO every year, hackers descended on Las Vegas this week to show off the many ways they can decimate the internet’s security systems. Here’s a collection of some of our favorite talks from this week’s Black Hat conference, including some we didn’t get the chance to cover in depth. Read more…

Here are five technologies that are futuristic, but on the way

Flying warehouses, robot receptionists, smart toilets… do such innovations sound like science fiction or part of a possible reality? Technology has been evolving at such a rapid pace that, in the near future, our world may well resemble that portrayed in futuristic movies, such as Blade Runner, with intelligent robots and technologies all around us. Read more…

Bitcoin faces split, a windfall for the miners

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Bitcoin’s underlying software code could be split on Tuesday to create a clone called “Bitcoin Cash,” potentially providing a windfall for holders of the digital currency. Read more…

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