Hackers today are capable of stealing your bank details in seconds by simply holding your debit card to their phone. Some are using their abilities for good, like technology whiz Jamie Woodruff, who is dubbed Europe’s top ethical hacker. The man who infiltrated Facebook and Twitter, plus the website of celebrity Kim Kardashian, is regularly hired by global companies to test their cybersecurity systems. According to a Norton Cyber Security Insights Report by Symantec, more than half of the UAE's residents were victims of cybercrime in 2017 and their losses totaled $1.1 billion. Woodruff says that skilled, moral hackers are essential to protecting people’s personal data and strengthening corporate online safety. “You need ethical hackers, you need police,” says the 25-year-old. “If you didn’t have police what would happen? You know, cities would fall. If you don’t have hackers...finding these vulnerabilities, organizations would eventually … [Read more...] about What is ethical hacking and what is it doing for cybersecurity?
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0 Have your say Why would anyone try to rob a bank these days? There’s probably more cash down the back of my sofa than in the entire New Kirkgate branch of the Bank of Scotland. On March 7, some 59-year-old bloke, who is as yet unnamed, marched into the bank at Cameron Toll and demanded cash. Quite how he has reached the age of 59 without a name is a bit of a mystery. Could be a reason that he was a tad on the anti-social side. This Butch Cassidy without the Sundance Kid was probably further miffed to be on the receiving end of a ticking off by a plucky bankteller who told him in no uncertain terms to naff off, there wasn’t any money.Time was when the bank robber was at the top of the criminal food chain. He (it was always a he) usually ran a firm of old lags, ready to do over banks back in the days when they boasted marble, stained glass and brass. Pens were firmly chained. There were desks with blank forms to be completed or scribbled on by … [Read more...] about The rise and fall of the bank robber explained – Susan Morrison
Atomic Props & Effects founder and co-owner Mike Pearson is reflected in a steampunk mirror in his Oakdale office, Feb. 27, 2019. Pearson runs the company, celebrating 20 years in Oakdale this year, with his wife, Patricia Pearson. Mike founded the company in 1980 in Minneapolis with his final paycheck from advertising firm Campbell Mithun and a handful of prospects. (Scott Takushi / Pioneer Press)A 16-foot tall "Titan" built by Atomic Props & Effects in Oakdale for a campaign introducing the Fantasy XV video game. (Courtesy of Atomic Props and Effects)A steampunk creation decorates the conference room wall at Atomic Props & Effects in Oakdale, Feb. 27, 2019. Workers at the company create whimsical, one-of-a-kind doors, wall hangings and decorations when work is slow or during down time. (Scott Takushi / Pioneer Press)A digital clock inside of a welding mask decorates an office wall at Atomic Props & Effects in Oakdale, on Feb. 27, 2019. Among other things, the company … [Read more...] about Atomic Props, a small Oakdale company doing big things in 3-D advertising
Peter Holley, The Washington Post Published 7:21 am PST, Sunday, February 3, 2019 Luca Mangiarano, 19, is accused of robbing a bank in Austin and making his escape on an electric scooter. He was arrested last week. Luca Mangiarano, 19, is accused of robbing a bank in Austin and making his escape on an electric scooter. He was arrested last week. Photo: Austin Police Department Photo: Austin Police Department Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Luca Mangiarano, 19, is accused of robbing a bank in Austin and making his escape on an electric scooter. He was arrested last week. Luca Mangiarano, 19, is accused of robbing a bank in Austin and making his escape on an electric scooter. He was arrested last week. Photo: … [Read more...] about His first mistake was robbing a bank, police say
Jan 28, 8:04 PM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Matthew Cochrane 01/28/19 AT 7:13 PM The world is changing the way it conducts business. For centuries, humans have used cash to buy and sell goods and services because local fiat currency has been the most efficient way to to conduct commerce. Yet, over the past several decades, technology has drastically changed consumer behavior as well as how governments respond with new rules and regulations. Recent seismic payment shifts away from cash have been driven by the rapid rise of e-commerce and mobile payments.Meanwhile, businesses have faced new opportunities and problems. How quickly is the world moving toward a cashless economy? Are certain geographic areas more likely to experience this transformation? Is this a positive change for society? We'll explore these questions, with an aim to capture nuanced … [Read more...] about How To Start Investing In A Cashless Society