Banks get attacked four times more than other industries

Modern-day criminals are still following Willie Sutton’s example of going after banks "because there’s where the money is." According to a new report from Websense Security Labs, the average number of attacks against financial services institutions is four times higher than that of companies in other industries.

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Kenyan slums dispense clean drinking water through ATMs

In many parts of Kenya’s capital of Nairobi, clean water is difficult to come by. That often means taking your chances with dysentery from an impure source, or pay through the nose from a "water vendor." But the BBC reports that thanks to a partnersh…

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Test Your Hearing with These Mobile Apps

Test Your Hearing with These Mobile Apps

Worried your hearing might be getting bad but don’t want to see a doctor about it just yet? You can give yourself a preliminary test using mobile apps to see where you stand.

BBC Future recommends a couple of different apps, Hearing Test for Android and UHear for iPhone. You can also test your hearing age using Mimi Test for iPhone (this video also works). Both will give you an idea of how your hearing is doing so you can make the choice of whether or not it’s worth seeing a doctor.

Are you damaging your hearing without realising it? | BBC Future

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Investigators connect massive federal hack to China

More information about the hack that leaked info on millions of US government employees — including extremely detailed data from background checks — is coming out now. While a computer security firm called CloudStrike said it came from a Chinese gr…

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SAP Hana users warned of security vulnerability

Hard on the heels of the release of a newly updated version of SAP Hana, a security researcher has warned of a potentially serious vulnerability in the in-memory platform.

"If an attacker can exploit this vulnerability, he can get access to all encrypted data stored in an SAP Hana database," said Alexander Polyakov, CTO with ERPScan, which presented the details Thursday at the Black Hat Sessions XIII conference in the Netherlands.

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