CHATBOTS EXPLAINED: Why businesses should be paying attention to the chatbot revolution

2017/10/30 | Source: businessinsider.com

Advancements in artificial intelligence, coupled with the proliferation of messaging apps, are fueling the development of chatbots — software programs that use messaging as the interface through which to carry out any number of tasks, from scheduling a meeting, to reporting weather, to helping users buy a pair of shoes. Foreseeing immense potential, businesses are…

The Android Oreo 8.1 developer preview is now available

2017/10/27 | Source: theverge.com

Google has released the latest developer preview of Android Oreo. Version 8.1 will be released in December, but Android Beta Program users can test it now. Anyone can also download and install the system images with an unlocked bootloader. Obviously, you're well aware of Android Oreo's new features. The new version builds on some of…

Zopo's Participation at the Global Sources Fair Hong Kong 2017

2017/10/25

Global Sources Electronics, the world's largest electronics trade fair, is held every April and October, each season showcasing over 6,400 booths and comprising two phases – Consumer Electronics & Mobile Electronics. Zopo, located at booth 7J02 in hall 7, was attending the full 4 day event from October 18th to 21st in Hong Kong, once…

New BadRabbit ransomware spreads through Eastern Europe

2017/10/25 | Source: theverge.com

A new ransomware attack named BadRabbit is spreading through Russia, Ukraine, and other Eastern European countries. Targeting corporate networks, computer systems for the Kiev Metro, Ukraine's Odessa International Airport, several Russian media outlets, and others have been affected, with systems encrypted and computers displaying a ransom message. Cybersecurity researchers at ESET and Kaspersky are among…

Google is chronically unable to detect untrustworthy apps

2017/10/24 | Source: arstechnica.com

Google has booted eight Android apps from its Play marketplace, even though the apps have been downloaded as many as 2.6 million times. The industry giant took action after researchers found that the apps add devices to a botnet and can perform denial-of-service attacks or other malicious actions. The stated purpose of the apps is…

Reaper: IoT botnet 'worse than Mirai' infects one million organisations worldwide

2017/10/21 | Source: theinquirer.net

​ Check Point first unearthed the botnet, codenamed 'IoT_reaper', at the beginning of September and claims that, since, it's already enslaved millions of IoT devices including routers and IP cameras from firms including GoAhead, D-Link, TP-Link, Avtech, Netgear, MikroTik, Linksys and Synology. The latest campaign shares similar technical aspects to Mirai but is said to…

Facebook super-sizes food ordering feature

2017/10/20 | Source: mobilemarketer.com

Adding the Order Food tool aims to save users time, as they no longer have to open up multiple apps or tabs to browse individual restaurants and delivery services. Because some people already turn to Facebook to read restaurant reviews and check out locations or operating hours, the social media platform is trying to make…

The myth of responsible encryption: Experts say it can't work

2017/10/19 | Source: cnet.com

Government officials call for a way to protect consumers while also letting law enforcement see criminal data. But some specialists say it's not possible. Governments want to have their cake and eat it too. Many support a concept called responsible encryption, which, the idea goes, would provide complete privacy and security for people while also…

European mobile operators brace for end of roaming charges

2017/10/18 | Source: phys.org

Long an important source of revenue for telecom companies, roaming charges will be lifted in Europe starting June 15, raising pressure on operators in a tight market. But the change can hardly come as a shock for telecom operators, according to Victor Marcais of Roland Berger, who noted the plans have been in the works…

The Real Risks Of Mobile Technology In The Enterprise

2017/10/16 | Source: Forbes

Smartphones have made work extraordinarily flexible. But keeping them safe has gotten tough as sophisticated and dedicated hackers seek to exploit bring-your-own-device (BYOD) environments. "Because BYOD combines enterprise and personal data on one device, we're keeping a lot of data on these phones," said Andrew Blaich, a Lookout security researcher who spoke at this year's…

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