Hackers warm up to carmakers at the DEFCON cyber security conference at Las Vegas

With vehicles getting increasingly digital, carmakers are warming to White Hat cyber security professionals who scour for vulnerabilities in transportation systems before Black Hat hackers exploit them for commercial or other gains. In a significant development, carmakers are boost efforts to discover lurking vulnerabilities in their increasingly digital car offerings from helpful and friendly hackers.…

IBM Corp and Apple Inc call for heightened oversight on the usage of personal data

The misuse of Facebook data by consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica affected more than 50 million users. With Facebook Inc’s data being misused by consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica, affecting more than 50 million users, executives from IBM and Apple Inc have called for more oversight on how personal data is being used. Speaking at the 3-day…

Banks should deepen their commitment to instant payments to avoid alternatives such as Bitcoin: ECB’s Yves Mersch.

Although crypto currencies are yet to go mainstream, the fantastic appreciation of the value of the Bitcoin is pushing many central banks to issue their own digital currency. On Thursday, Yves Mersch, a member of the European Central Bank’s executive board stated, if banks were to speed up the introduction of instant payments it would…