Thousands of fake emails disguised as messages from the US Postal Service are part of a phishing campaign to infect systems with the IcedID trojan, which typically targets financial institutions but this time is focused on health care providers. A similar campaign has been identified in Europe.
Users on thousands of enterprise networks couldn't access the internet via Chrome for roughly two days this week because of a bug in an experimental feature meant to optimize browser resources. The feature, which had been beta testing for several months, was intended to suspend Chrome tabs when users switched apps, but instead, it unloaded the tabs entirely, leaving blank pages.
Introducing artificial intelligence into business matters normally handled by humans -- such as hiring or granting a loan -- has created uncharted territory for courts. The question is who would be on the hook for discrimination claims, with Adam Forman of Epstein Becker Green predicting litigation is on the way to "attack the use of algorithmic hiring and recruitment software."
Cables and printers, along with Wi-Fi networks, create cybervulnerabilities that are often overlooked. One problematic item is the O.MG device, which appears to be a standard lightning cable for charging Apple devices but in reality contains a Wi-Fi transmitter that can be accessed remotely.
Cybersecurity professionals are often self-taught and share their knowledge in online communities, but more schools are rolling out formal degree programs in the field. Experts urge those seeking careers in computer security to closely compare such programs, which can range from theoretical to hands-on and practical.
GitHub is rolling out its first iOS app, and it's aimed at helping developers collaborate and respond to issues on the go. The company is also expanding its sponsor program to allow contributors to sponsor teams of developers rather than just individuals.
Legaltech journalist Frank Ready provides his take after perusing the vast amount of data gathered from 537 law firms in ILTA's 2019 Technology Survey. Among his findings: Cost is becoming a larger factor in deciding whether to move to cloud computing, with half of respondents citing it, up from 47% last year and 39% in 2017.
London-based Eigen Technologies has snared a Series B funding round of $37 million, more evidence that venture capital funding for legaltech isn't slowing. Eigen, which provides fintech and document-review services, wants to expand its US operations and "supercharge our growth," says co-founder and CEO Lewis Liu.
Software provider Ping, which automates attorneys' timekeeping processes by integrating with mobile and desktop products, has raised $13.2 million in a Series A funding round. Ping says it can add 32 billable minutes of work per day for each attorney and that its software can be integrated into about 1,000 law firms.
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