Apple has applied for Apple TV trademark protection for video game purposes in 60 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, South America and North America. Also, the company applied in Jamaica in August; Jamaica does not have a searchable online trademark database.
The four major wireless carriers in the US sold about 975,000 Apple Watches in the fourth quarter, with Verizon selling the most, per data from Counterpoint Research. Overall, 2.9 million watches were sold in the quarter in the US, the data show.
Google released its Android Enterprise Recommnded program, a service that recommends Android devices to businesses based on their needs. The program device list does not include Samsung devices, although Google says it will add more devices to its list in the next few months.
Google has released its Cloud IoT Core system, which allows users to connect and manage data from connected devices, to the general public. The product offers support for the Android Things platform, as well as other hardware from Arm, Cisco, Intel, NXP and Sierra Wireless.
Electronic medical devices such as pacemakers could be targets for cybercriminals, according to a study from the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. While it is unlikely that hackers would target a specific patient's pacemaker, the communication networks at hospitals and medical facilities are potential targets, professor Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy says.
More than 1.2 million people signed a petition urging Snapchat to abandon its recent redesign, and Snap acknowledged the discomfort associated with the change. However, the company indicated it's committed to keeping the design but also pointed to an upcoming feature to allow customization.
Increased reliance on artificial intelligence will also increase the risk of hacking attacks targeting AI systems, a recent study states. Although many positive AI applications exist, comparatively little attention has been paid to the possibility of malicious attacks by hackers, says Miles Brundage, a research fellow at Oxford's Future of Humanity Institute.
Forty-two percent of the top 100,000 websites have been labeled as "risky," a Menlo Security report states. A risky website is defined as one that has had a security breach within the past year, contains malware or has vulnerable background services.
An attack aimed at users of the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication system has been uncovered by Comodo Threat Research Lab. A message with an attachment designed to look as though it is being sent from SWIFT is being sent to users in this latest phishing scam, analysts say.
The National Transportation Safety Board has changed the airline industry for the better by contributing to changes in standards, regulations and policies to make travel safer. The cybersecurity industry should follow suit and improve safety with its own safety board, writes Scott Shackelford.
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