Mashraq uses beacon technology to make financial life easier

As the Middle East’s payment services market continues to embrace new technologies that make life easier for consumers, banks such as the UAE’s Mashreq are turning to the fintech sector.

As the Middle East’s payment services market continues to embrace new technologies that make life easier for consumers, banks such as the UAE’s Mashreq are turning to the fintech sector.

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Is This Massive Power Struggle About To Blow Up Bitcoin?

Bitcoin’s price plunged 25% over the weekend on rumors of a conspiracy theory to take over the network.

Long-simmering tensions between two factions hardened, with each side threatening the other with everything ranging from lawsuits to software changes that would completely cut off the opposing group.

Bitcoin’s price plunged 25% over the weekend on rumors of a conspiracy theory to take over the network.

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“Swearing Trojan” Tactics Could Become Global Threat: Researchers

Check Point security researchers have warned that tactics employed by a mobile Trojan targeting users in China might become a worldwide threat when adopted by Western malware.

Called the “Swearing Trojan”, the threat was discovered not long ago by Tencent Security researchers, who revealed that the threat can steal bank credentials and other sensitive personal information from Android devices.

Check Point security researchers have warned that tactics employed by a mobile Trojan targeting users in China might become a worldwide threat when adopted by Western malware.

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5 Reasons Banning Laptops On Flights From Muslim Countries Is Stupid And Dangerous

Emirates is one of many airlines affected by the DHS ban on certain devices on America-bound planes from eight majority-Muslim countries. They have 96 hours to impose the ban.

Emirates is one of many airlines affected by the DHS ban on certain devices on America-bound planes from eight majority-Muslim countries. They have 96 hours to impose the ban. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

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5 Reasons Banning Laptops On Flights From Muslim-Majority Countries Is Stupid And Dangerous

Emirates is one of many airlines affected by the DHS ban on certain devices on America-bound planes from eight majority-Muslim countries. They have 96 hours to impose the ban.

Emirates is one of many airlines affected by the DHS ban on certain devices on America-bound planes from eight majority-Muslim countries. They have 96 hours to impose the ban. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

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FBI’s Comey: From Clinton Bugbear to Thorn in Trump’s Side?

Eight months ago, James Comey hampered Hillary Clinton’s White House bid with a damning assessment of her email practices.

On Monday, the powerful FBI chief lobbed another bombshell into the world of US politics — this time directed at the sitting president, Donald Trump.

Eight months ago, James Comey hampered Hillary Clinton’s White House bid with a damning assessment of her email practices.

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McDonald’s App Leaks Details of 2.2 Million Customers

A vulnerable application used by millions of McDonald’s customers in India was recently found to leak personal information of its users.

Dubbed McDelivery, the software was found to be leaking the personal information of more than 2.2 million users.

A vulnerable application used by millions of McDonald’s customers in India was recently found to leak personal information of its users.

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New Attack Combines Self-XSS and Clickjacking

A researcher has demonstrated an attack that combines Clickjacking and a type of Cross Site Scripting (XSS) called Self-XSS. The new attack can trigger Self-XSS on pages that are also vulnerable to Clickjacking, the researcher says.

A researcher has demonstrated an attack that combines Clickjacking and a type of Cross Site Scripting (XSS) called Self-XSS. The new attack can trigger Self-XSS on pages that are also vulnerable to Clickjacking, the researcher says.

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Recapping Google Next ’17: Making Security Seamless

Diane Greene, senior vice president of cloud services at Google Inc., speaks at Cloud Next ’17 in front of an image of the company’s data centers. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

Diane Greene, senior vice president of cloud services at Google Inc., speaks at Cloud Next ’17 in front of an image of the company’s data centers. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

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The Hacker History Of Alexsey Belan, A Latvian Accused Of Attacking Yahoo For Russian Spies

Alexey Belan Yahoo hacker

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Alexey Belan is accused of hacking Yahoo. He’s already on the FBI’s Most Wanted list.

Alexsey Belan is a wily character, if the stories are to be believed.

Alexey Belan Yahoo hacker

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