Over the next decade, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan say they will invest $3 billion in a sweeping effort to cure all diseases in the lifetime of today’s children.
“We are at the limit of our ability to alleviate suffering,” Chan, a pediatrician, said this morning at an event in San Francisco. “We want to push back at that boundary.”
Web encryption is about to see a major improvement with the finalization of the TLS 1.3 protocol, which brings enhanced security as well as faster loading pages. Cloudflare, a popular web company that offers DDoS protection and CDN services, among other things, said that it has already implemented TLS 1.3 for all of its customers. However, it’s now waiting on browsers to support it as well so that everyone can use it.
A report from Visa says that UK residents are nearly twice as likely to trust banks to keep biometric data such as fingerprints and iris scans safe.
It also revealed that nearly two thirds of us say the British are willing to use biometrics as a method of authentication.
So does biometric authentication for banking offer a safer alternative to pin numbers and passwords? If you’ve seen one of the many demonstrations over the last year of spoof fingerprints made from Plasticine you might not be quite so quick to adopt it as a primary authentication method.
Malicious Android apps are due to increase by 400 percent this year as they focus on targeting Asian countries, according to threat intelligence data harvested by Webroot.
The Webroot Quarterly Threat Trends report noted that the dominance of Android devices in Asian geographies means the rise in malware in the region is not unexpected. However, it does indicate that there is somewhat of an epidemic in mobile app malware, especially with Android smartphones.
BT is urging its customers to patch the firmware of its Wi-Fi extender unit after the discovery of security issues with the device.
The discovery was made by penetrating testing and security specialist Pen Test Partners, and concerns BT’s Wi-Fi Extender 300 Kit (Booster) unit running firmware V1.1.5.