Singtel to invest additional US$100 million in ‘innovative technology’ start-ups through Singtel Innov8

Singapore telco Singtel plans to invest a further US$100 million into Singtel Innov8, its corporate venture arm, raising its total capital commitment to US$350 million. One of the earliest corporate venture capital firms in Southeast Asia, Innov8 invests in start-ups that align with Singtel Group businesses in the areas of 5G, Artificial Intelligence, the digital … Read more

Forget Pegasus, new Android spyware ‘Hermit’ now being used by govts

Cyber-security researchers have unearthed a new enterprise-grade Android spyware called ‘Hermit’ that is being used by the governments via SMS messages to target high-profile people like business executives, human rights organizations, journalists, academics and government officials. The team at cyber-security company Lookout Threat Lab uncovered the ‘surveillanceware’ that was used by the government of Kazakhstan … Read more

Can your mobile phone get a virus? Yes – but you’ll have to look carefully to see the signs

With nearly 84 per cent of the world’s population now owning a smartphone, and our dependence on them growing all the time, these devices have become an attractive avenue for scammers. Last year, cyber security company Kaspersky detected nearly 3.5 million malicious attacks on mobile phone users. The spam messages we get on our phones … Read more

Smart home devices are big on convenience but often lack security ::

By Keely Arthur, WRAL consumer reporter Smart home devices like thermostats, light bulbs, smart safes and security cameras add a whole new level of convenience to your home. However, security experts say these devices can be a treasure trove of information for hackers, because manufactures often don’t put in enough safeguards, prioritizing ease of use … Read more