IDG Contributor Network: Disruption by blockchain: real estate

It seems like blockchain is all the rage, these days. The emerging technology, which started out as the backbone of Bitcoin, is now being used across dozens of different industries, from tech to healthcare and real estate. Blockchain technology might seem confusing at first, but the truth is that you don’t need to understand it to reap the rewards – although it helps. The best way to think of it…

August 25, 2017

Smashing Security #039: Woah – are we talking to a cyborg?

August 24, 2017

Hackers could change emails in your inbox *after* they are delivered, the web is getting more and more encrypted, and hacked robots can be commanded to umm… stab you. All this and more is discussed in the latest edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by cyborg Scott Helme. Source:


IDG Contributor Network: Why are USB sticks wrinkle-free?

Having wrinkles in a USB stick is certainly not great. But here’s some good news: Dry cleaners are taking care of it and remove them from your clothes before processing your laundry. To strike a more serious note, a study conducted by internet security firm ESET in the United Kingdom has revealed that 22,266 USB sticks and 973 cell phones are among the various gold nuggets found by dry cleaners…

August 14, 2017

Free Certs Come With a Cost

Leading certificate authority Let’s Encrypt is facing criticism that its rapid growth and eagerness to encrypt internet communications is happening at a cost. Source:

July 17, 2017

Frost & Sullivan Recognises Gemalto for Leadership in Encryption and Data Protection

Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, announced today it has been awarded the Frost & Sullivan 2017 Encryption and Data Protection Technology Leadership Award. Frost & Sullivan analysts independently evaluated Gemalto’s SafeNet data protection and encryption solutions, in particular, the commercial success, growth potential, operational efficiency, and benefits provided to customers.   Each year, Frost & Sullivan recognises companies across different industries based on their excellence in technology and…

July 6, 2017