Egypt and the Korea-Arab Society last week signed a $10 billion deal to develop an agriculture city across more than 300,000 acres of land in Egypt. The city -- which is expected to be completed in six months -- will host more than 50,000 smart greenhouses, solar power and saltwater desalination plants, and will also grow food and stevia.
Google's Waymo has obtained a patent for a self-driving vehicle that would reduce tension of the hood, bumpers and panels ahead of an accident, which could potentially make vehicles safer. The vehicles would be able to spot hazards ahead of a crash and would lose rigidity to reduce the force of impact on people and other vehicles.
The number of cyberattacks targeting Microsoft cloud users rose by 300% in this year's first quarter compared with a year ago, primarily because of weak passwords and poor password management, the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report states. Attempted sign-ins from malicious IP addresses increased by 44%.
Companies wanting to address cyberthreats in a positive way require top-level support, honesty in risk assessments, and outside-the-box thinking when it comes to cybersecurity training, Dan Lohrmann writes.
Organizations looking to hire for cybersecurity jobs should consider the benefits of cognitive technologies such as artificial intelligence, automation and machine learning, writes Deborah Golden. "Cognitive technologies can manage rote security tasks, predict malicious attacks, and help retain employees," she writes.
Faketoken malware has evolved and is spreading globally, making it a serious threat to Android users, warns Kaspersky. The malware -- which is spread primarily through bulk text messages -- can intercept and redirect text messages, record calls and add screen overlays to apps.
Delaware now requires free credit-monitoring services for people whose Social Security numbers have been compromised. Delaware joins Connecticut in enacting such a law.
The NIST Smart Grid Advisory Committee met last week to discuss potential changes to the Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards, which was last updated in 2014.
The data of 1.8 million voters in Chicago was accidentally exposed when an Amazon cloud account was inadvertently misconfigured by Election Systems & Software. UpGuard researchers discovered the issue and notified the company, which then secured the data.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's web-based application that allows employers to report injuries, which was launched Aug. 1, has been shut down because of a possible security issue. OSHA said in a statement that it was notified by the Department of Homeland Security that "there was a potential compromise of user information," this article states.
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