School failure linked to computer use

dutch-childrenAn extensive study by the University Autonomy de Barcelona (UAB) sampled 5,538 secondary school students to gauge the effect of technology in their lives.

And it’s discovered clear links between school failure and excessive use of computers at home.

It also finds that an intensive addiction to ICT is linked with the consumption of toxic substances. more»

IBM announces personal cloud security

ibm-officeBig Blue said it has announced a cloud technology that will help ordinary people protect themselves online.

The tech, dubbed Identity Mixer, has a cryptographic algorithm which will protect age, nationality, address and credit card numbers.

Mixer acts as an agent between somebody buying a product and a vendor – it means that the vendor won’t hold the actual details, just the authentication. more»

Western spooks behind Regin

 james_bond_movie_poster_006Security experts at Kaspersky Lab have discovered shared code and functionality between the Regin malware and a similar platform  in a newly disclosed set of Edward Snowden documents 10 days ago by Germany’s Der Spiegel.

The link, found in a keylogger called QWERTY allegedly used by the so-called Five Eyes, leads them to conclude that the developers of each platform are either the same, or work closely together. more»