THN Weekly Roundup — 10 Most Important Stories You Shouldn't Miss

THN Weekly Roundup — 10 Most Important Stories You Shouldn
Here are we with our weekly roundup, briefing this week's top cyber security threats, incidents and challenges.This week has been very short with big news from shutting down of two of the largest Dark Web marketplaces and theft of millions of dollars in the popular Ethereum cryptocurrency to the discovery of new Linux malware leveraging SambaCry exploit.We are here with the outline of this week's stories, just in case you missed any of them. We recommend you read the entire thing (just click …
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A dozen things Steve Jobs would hate about Apple today

A dozen things Steve Jobs would hate about Apple today
"Focusing is about saying 'No.'" -- Steve JobsThe iPhone started out as a simple idea -- a device that reinvented the smartphone. All a buyer needed to do was decide how much storage capacity they needed -- 4, 8, or 16 gigabytes -- and they were an iPhone owner.Jump forward a decade and buyers are faced with choices galore, ranging from handset size to color.You can see a similar lack of focus when it comes to Macs. For example, if you're in the market for an Apple laptop you first have to choos…
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Dark Web Users Suspect "Dream Market" Has Also Been Backdoored by Feds

Dark Web Users Suspect "Dream Market" Has Also Been Backdoored by Feds
By now you might be aware of the took down of two of the largest online dark websites—AlphaBay and Hansa—in what's being called the largest-ever international operation against the dark web's black market conducted by the FBI, DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) and Dutch National Police.But the interesting aspect of the takedown was that the federal authorities shut down AlphaBay, but took control of the Hansa market and kept it running for at least a month in an effort to monitor the activities o…
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iPhone 8: Here's everything we think we know so far

iPhone 8: Here
The usual pattern that Apple has followed as of late is to unveil the new iPhone on the first or second Tuesday or Wednesday of September, and then ship the iPhone second Friday following the event, or, as was the case with the iPhone 6s in 2015, the third Friday.However, the current rumormill is suggesting that while the iPhone 8 will go on pre-order in September, it won't be ship until October or perhaps even November. This would allow Apple to not only get the regular and Plus iPhones out of …
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Panasonic Toughbook CF-54, First Take: A semi-rugged laptop for field-service pros

Panasonic Toughbook CF-54, First Take: A semi-rugged laptop for field-service pros
Not everyone needs all of the protective features offered by a fully rugged laptop, but there are some situations where a greater degree of protection than is found on a standard laptop is welcome. According to Panasonic, field service engineers specialising in indoor maintenance and repairs is one use case. Panasonic's semi-rugged Toughbook CF-54, newly equipped with a 7th-generation (Kaby Lake) Intel Core i5 processor, replaces the Toughbook CF-53, which we reviewed way back…
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How Microsoft Cleverly Cracks Down On "Fancy Bear" Hacking Group

How Microsoft Cleverly Cracks Down On "Fancy Bear" Hacking Group
What could be the best way to take over and disrupt cyber espionage campaigns?Hacking them back?Probably not. At least not when it's Microsoft, who is continuously trying to protect its users from hackers, cyber criminals and state-sponsored groups.It has now been revealed that Microsoft has taken a different approach to disrupt a large number of cyber espionage campaigns conducted by "Fancy Bear" hacking group by using the lawsuit as a tool — the tech company cleverly hijacked some of its serve…
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​LG begins robot trials in Korean airport

​LG begins robot trials in Korean airport
LG's cleaning robot LG LG Electronics has deployed cleaning and guide robots at South Korea's Incheon International Airport as part of a trial service.The guide robots, which are powered by the firm's self-developed voice recognition platform, can understand Korean, English, Chinese, and Japanese.They are also connected to the airport's main server. They can answer vi…
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Linus Torvalds: Gadget reviewer

Linus Torvalds: Gadget reviewer
If you know anything about Linus Torvalds, you know he's the mastermind and overlord of Linux. If you know him at all well, you know he's also an enthusiastic scuba diver and author of SubSurface, a do-it-all dive log program. And, if you know him really well, you'd know, like many other developers, he loves gadgets. Now, he's starting his own gadget review site on Google+: Working Gadgets. The title says it all, but Torvalds explained: …
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Tor Launches Bug Bounty Program — Get Paid for Hacking!

Tor Launches Bug Bounty Program — Get Paid for Hacking!
With the growing number of cyber attacks and breaches, a significant number of companies and organisations have started Bug Bounty programs for encouraging hackers, bug hunters and researchers to find and responsibly report bugs in their services and get rewarded.Following major companies and organisations, the non-profit group behind Tor Project – the largest online anonymity network that allows people to hide their real identity online – has finally launched a "Bug Bounty Program."The Tor P…
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Feds Seize AlphaBay and Hansa Markets in Major Dark-Web Bust

Feds Seize AlphaBay and Hansa Markets in Major Dark-Web Bust
It's finally confirmed — In a coordinated International operation, Europol along with FBI, DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) and Dutch National Police have seized and taken down AlphaBay, one of the largest criminal marketplaces on the Dark Web.But not just AlphaBay, the law enforcement agencies have also seized another illegal dark web market called HANSA, Europol confirmed in a press release today.According to Europol, both underground criminals markets are "responsible for the trading of over …
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