Technology News Roundup 19/05/2017


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Stay tech savvy with the Eligo Technology news roundup, featuring the latest news and updates from the Tech industry each week. This week ending 19/05/2017 WannaCry ransomware attack and protecting business data, Stack Overflow launches new app for developers, HSBC voice recognition security system is fooled, and Google wants to help you get a job. (disclaimer – not a job at Google!) 


WannaCry ransomware attack: what can you do to protect your business?

Last week WannaCry cyber-attack infected more than 200,000 computers in 150,000 countries; ranging from Russian government systems, UK NHS organisations and private company systems in the US, France and Spain. Looking back, could the attack have been avoided and how can firms protect themselves against future attacks? Rob Wainwright, director of Europol, believes that the failings in cyber defence were more to do with lack of leadership in large organisations than a lack of IT investment. As well as keeping antivirus, firewall, application and OS software up-to-date, backing up key data regularly to offline hard drives should be a top priority for businesses.

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(BBC tech) 19/05/2017


Stack Overflow launches official mobile application for developers

Developers are now able to check their coding projects quickly and on the go; Stack Overflow has now released a new mobile application for iOS and Android. The new app will not only let developers read, ask, answer, comment, flag and vote on questions but also draft questions on the go and get push notifications when someone answers or comments on a question. For developers that already have the Stack Exchange app, the Stack Overflow app has one key difference – it contains Stack Overflow questions and answers.

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(SD times) 16/05/2017



HSBC voice recognition security system fooled by BBC reporter 

HSBC Security software that is designed to prevent bank fraud has been fooled by a BBC reporter and his twin. Reporter Dan Simmons set up an HSBC account and signed up to the bank’s voice ID authentication service. HSBC says the system is secure because each person’s voice is “unique”, however the bank allowed the reporter’s non-identical twin brother, joe, to access the account via the telephone after mimicking his brother’s voice. While the breach did not allow joe to withdraw money, he was able to access balances and recent transactions and was offered the chance to transfer money between accounts. 

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BBC tech) 19/05/2017


Google wants to help you get a job – disclaimer: not at Google!

Google has announced a new search product “Google for jobs” to help people across the spectrum of skills and experience to find a job. CEO Sundar Pichai announced it as a product that supposed to make it easier to find a job, regardless of your skill and experience level. Google for jobs will generate leads using data from job and career sites including LinkedIn,, Glassdoor and CareerBuilder. The new job search tool will roll out in the US over the next few weeks, with a global launch to follow.

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(Buzzfeed) 17/05/2017


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