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SWIFT discloses more cyberthefts, pressures banks on security

Aug 31, 2016

SWIFT discloses more cyberthefts, pressures banks on security

SWIFT, the global financial messaging system, on Tuesday disclosed new hacking attacks on its members’ banks as it pressured them to comply with security procedures instituted after February’s high-profile $81 million heist at Bangladesh Bank. In a private letter to clients, SWIFT said new ...

Aug 30, 2016

Shimadzu enters medical camera field with breast cancer diagnostic system

Shimadzu Corp. launched on Monday a near-infrared camera system to help diagnose metastatic breast cancer, making a foray into the Japanese medical camera market. Lightvision, the new product, allows surgeons to identify easily the positions of lymph nodes to be removed for diagnosis, by ...

Aug 28, 2016

European carriers aiming for superfast Wi-Fi aboard planes

Starting early next year, travelers on some Lufthansa flights in Europe will be able to surf the web using Wi-Fi that promises speeds and coverage that trounce existing offerings. The network, which will use Inmarsat PLC’s satellites and Deutsche Telekom AG towers on the ...

Apple urges iPhone users to update after powerful cyberweapon is found

Aug 27, 2016

Apple urges iPhone users to update after powerful cyberweapon is found

Apple on Friday urged iPhone owners to install a security update after a sophisticated attack on an Emirati dissident exposed vulnerabilities targeted by malware dealers. Researchers at the Lookout mobile security firm and Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto said they had uncovered ...

Mideast activist's spyware find prompts iPhone security boost

Aug 26, 2016

Mideast activist's spyware find prompts iPhone security boost

A botched attempt to break into the iPhone of an Arab activist using hitherto unknown espionage software has trigged a global upgrade of Apple’s mobile operating system, researchers said Thursday. The spyware took advantage of three previously undisclosed weaknesses in Apple’s mobile operating system ...

Cheap octopus-like robot makes squishy debut

Aug 25, 2016

Cheap octopus-like robot makes squishy debut

The latest revolutionary robot is not the metallic, costly machine you would expect. It is squishy and wireless, uses no batteries and is made for pennies by a 3-D printer. Meet Octobot. It looks like a tiny octopus and is designed to mimic that ...

Fukuoka inn taps 'Internet of Things' fad for smartphone crowd

Aug 21, 2016

Fukuoka inn taps 'Internet of Things' fad for smartphone crowd

A small hotel in the city of Fukuoka is adopting “Internet of Things” technology so some of its guests can adjust their room conditions via smartphone. And Hostel opened Friday as Japan’s first inn to fully use IoT technology, the operator said. Sony Corp., ...

Government to back AI technology development in medical, production sectors

Aug 19, 2016

Government to back AI technology development in medical, production sectors

The government plans to promote the development of artificial intelligence technology in cooperation with other entities for use in medical, manufacturing and other sectors to mitigate the expected labor shortages that will result from an aging society, officials said Friday. The public-private initiative will ...