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  • Satellites replace radar | Munich Re
    Satellites replace radar | Munich Re The US Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) predicted five years ago that there would be some 15,000 drones in the USA by the year 2020. In fact, unmanned aerial vehicles have spread at a much faster rate: At present, 15,000 drones are sold in the USA every month. By late 2014, Deloitte consultants were already predicting that the base of commercial and private drones would exceed one million units by year-end 2015.
  • Which are most used passwords in opportunistic criminal attacks?Security Affairs
    Which are most used passwords in opportunistic criminal attacks?Security Affairs “Attackers do not merely pick random strings as passwords (or usernames). Such brute force attacks are process intensive, time consuming, and tend to have very poor performance from the attacker’s point of view. Instead, attackers in our data set were clearly conducting dictionary attacks; i.e. they were using chosen usernames and passwords that have an assumed high likelihood of success when applied to a target system. ” 
  • Hackers targeting internet-connected systems to steal oil, expert warns | Technology | The Guardian
    Hackers targeting internet-connected systems to steal oil, expert warns | Technology | The Guardian Oil and gas companies should be extremely concerned about the threat of hackers targeting critical infrastructure as they attempt to steal commodities or cause explosions, a security expert has warned.
  • Amazon will restore Fire OS‘ encryption support in the spring | Ars Technica
    Amazon will restore Fire OS‘ encryption support in the spring | Ars Technica Amazon will restore optional full disk encryption to Fire OS 5 in a software update "coming this spring," according to a statement released by the company on Friday evening.
  • Umfrage: Deutsche verzichten mehrheitlich auf Grippeschutzimpfung - News2 | STERN.de
    Umfrage: Deutsche verzichten mehrheitlich auf Grippeschutzimpfung - News2 | STERN.de Die Deutschen verzichten laut einer Umfrage mehrheitlich auf eine Grippeschutzimpfung. In einer repräsentativen Erhebungdes Meinungsforschungsinstituts Emnid gaben 69 Prozent der Bundesbürger an, sich keinen Impfschutz spritzen zu lassen, wie das Magazin "Focus" am Samstag berichtete. 30 Prozent der Deutschen planen demnach eine Schutzimpfung.

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