Month: June 2020

Britons are being put at risk of cyber crime by ‘outdated’ computer laws that thwart investigators

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Britain’s computer users are at greater risk of cyber-attack because “outdated” laws mean investigators are required to ask criminals and rogue states permission to interrogate their systems.

Leaders of Britain’s multi-billion pound tech industry have today (Mon) written to Boris Johnson urging him to rewrite the 30-year-old computer misuse act to provide tech firms with legal cover to help GCHQ and other Government agencies counter cyber attacks.

They say the “outdated” law was designed to protect telephone exchanges when only one in 200 (0.5 per cent) of people and has now been overtaken by highly sophisticated cyber criminals who are running rings round investigators who have “one arm tied behind their backs.”

There are 4.6 million online crime incidents every year mainly related to fraud but also including malware, hacking and sophisticated attacks by organised crime or rogue nations.

They cite Section One of the act which prohibits the

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He was arrested because of a computer error. Now he wants to fix the system.

When the Detroit Police Department called Robert Williams, he thought it was a prank. 

The voice on the other end of the line told Williams to turn himself in at the DPD’s Third Precinct. Why? The cop wouldn’t say.  

“I can’t turn myself in if you can’t tell me,” Williams recalls saying. “I said, ‘If you want me, you can come to my house and bring a warrant.'”

But it was late in his work day, and Williams was disturbed enough to head home, calling his wife, Melissa, as he drove. When she answered, the cops were already there. 

What Williams didn’t know on that day back in January is that he had been misidentified by the Detroit Police Department’s controversial facial recognition technology as a shoplifter who allegedly stole five watches from Midtown’s trendy Shinola store in October 2018, making him the first person known to have been arrested

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Has eGain (EGAN) Outpaced Other Computer and Technology Stocks This Year?

Investors focused on the Computer and Technology space have likely heard of eGain (EGAN), but is the stock performing well in comparison to the rest of its sector peers? A quick glance at the company’s year-to-date performance in comparison to the rest of the Computer and Technology sector should help us answer this question.

eGain is one of 611 companies in the Computer and Technology group. The Computer and Technology group currently sits at #7 within the Zacks Sector Rank. The Zacks Sector Rank gauges the strength of our 16 individual sector groups by measuring the average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within the groups.

The Zacks Rank emphasizes earnings estimates and estimate revisions to find stocks with improving earnings outlooks. This system has a long record of success, and these stocks tend to be on track to beat the market over the next one to three months. EGAN

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A Detailed Guide to CodeGuard Backups

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Backups are the lifeline of websites. In the online world, a website is one of the most important digital assets since it represents your business. Online threats like hackers, viruses, etc. are always on the hunt for sites with vulnerabilities. While most site owners deploy the latest security tools and take comprehensive measures to keep these attacks at bay, if one gets through, your site’s data can be at great risk. However, if you have a comprehensive backup process in place, then you can be assured of having the latest running version of your website on hand at all times. 

Most site owners think that the backups provided by their hosting server providers are sufficient and that they don’t need more backups. However, they are probably unaware of the fact that the hosting providers usually store backups on the same server as the original files. Hence, if the server experiences … Read More