Hackers find flaws in German election vote-counting software

News broke yesterday that Germany’s vote-counting software is extremely vulnerable to multiple attacks three weeks before the federal election. Hackers from the Chaos Computer Club published an analysis of the PC-Wahl software package in which they reported finding a “host of problems and security holes” that even a moderately skilled hacker — let alone a state-sponsored team — could exploit.

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Equifax cybersecurity incident could potentially affect 143 million US consumers

Equifax has announced that a data breach could have potentially affected 143 million consumers in the United States when hackers exploited a vulnerability in a U.S. website application to gain unauthorized access to files from mid-May through July. The company said the exposed data include names, birth dates, Social Security numbers, addresses and some driver’s license numbers, all of which Equifax aims to protect for its customers.

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.UK domains left at risk of theft in Enom blunder

News broke yesterday that thousands of UK companies were at risk of having their .uk domain names stolen for more than four months by a critical security failure at domain registrar Enom. The security lapse allowed .uk domains to be transferred between Enom accounts with no verification, authorisation or logs.Any domains hijacked would have been “extremely hard or impossible” to recover, according to The M Group, the security firm that discovered the flaw.

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Hyperloop Transportation Technologies to Launch India’s First Hyperloop

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) signs an historic Agreement with the Government of the Indian State of Andhra Pradesh to connect the city centers of Amaravati and Vijaywada.

– The MoU marks the first agreement in India for the new transportation system

– The route would turn a trip of over one hour into a 6 minute ride

– The Public Private Partnership (PPP) is expected to create over 2,500 jobs

 

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Hyperloop Transportation Technologies announced today that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board (APEDB), to facilitate the development of HTT’s Hyperloop Transportation System.

The proposed route for the Hyperloop is between the city centers of Vijaywada and Amaravati, potentially turning a trip of more than one hour into a 6 minute ride. The project will use a Public Private Partnership (PPP) model with funding primarily from private investors.

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“We are extremely delighted to have entered into a MoU with the Government of Andhra Pradesh to bring the HTT Hyperloop to India,” said Mr. Bibop Gresta, Chairman & Co-founder, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies. “In partnering with Andhra Pradesh, HTT will work with local stakeholders to build the regulatory standards necessary for safe and efficient operation.”

During Phase 1 of the project, HTT will conduct a six-month feasibility study commencing in October. Working with partners in the public and private sector, HTT will analyze the surrounding cityscapes to create the best route between the two cities while identifying all pertinent stakeholders in the region. After conducting the initial six-month feasibility study, Phase 2 of the project will construct and build HTT’s first Hyperloop in India.

“HTT’s transportation platform will enrich the IT infrastructure and ecosystem of Andhra Pradesh to a large extent,” said Nara Lokesh, Cabinet Minister for Information Technology, Panchayati Raj and Rural Development for the State of Andhra Pradesh. “The Hyperloop will give rise to development of various state-of-the-art technology parks and software clusters in Amaravati, helping to fortify the city’s image as a world class leader in science and technology.”

Mr. Krishna Kishore, Chief Executive Officer, APEDB said, “Amaravati is a state-of-the-art city being developed in Andhra Pradesh as its de facto capital. In order to boost its image and emerge as the frontier city in future technology, Amaravati is looking forward to collaborating with Hyperloop Transportation Technologies. Hyperloop is a cutting-edge technological disruption in the transportation industry.”

Discussing the added benefits of establishing an ultra-high speed connection between the cities, Mr. Kishore added, “Like most of the world-changing technological advancements, HTT aims at collaborating with Government of Andhra Pradesh to foster research and development, in order to bring affordable and low-cost technologies for the masses. This will eventually lead to improved standards of living in the region. The EDB along with Government of Andhra Pradesh will assist Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Inc. (HTT) with all regulatory requirements to develop and implement Hyperloop.”

The State of Andhra Pradesh is the seventh largest in India with a population of over 50 million people. Connecting these emerging development regions with ultra-high speed transportation will establish this region as a leader in technological innovation and sustainable development.

About HTT

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Inc. (HTT) is an innovative transportation and technology company focused on realizing the Hyperloop, a system that moves people and goods at unprecedented speeds safely, efficiently, and sustainably. Through the use of unique, patented technology and an advanced business model of lean collaboration, open innovation and integrated partnership, HTT is creating and licensing technologies.

Founded in 2013, HTT is a global team comprised of more than 800 engineers, creatives and technologists in 52 multidisciplinary teams, with 40 corporate and university partners. Headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, HTT has offices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, UAE; Bratislava, Slovakia; Toulouse, France; and Barcelona, Spain. HTT has signed agreements in California, Slovakia, Abu Dhabi, the Czech Republic, France, Indonesia and Korea.

HTT is led by co-founders Dirk Ahlborn (CEO) and Bibop Gresta (Chairman) and a senior management team of experienced entrepreneurs and professionals. For more information or media inquiries, contact press@hyperloop.globalor visit http://hyperloop.global/.

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Ucore Selects Optimized Oil Sands Concentrate and Progresses to Pre-MRT Testing

September 6, 2017 – HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – Ucore Rare Metals Inc. (TSXV:UCU) (OTCQX:UURAF) (“Ucore” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has generated an optimized oil sands concentrate, and has shipped select samples of the resultant pregnant leach solution (the “Beta PLS”) to IBC Advanced Technologies of American Fork, Utah (“IBC”) for detailed analysis and preparation for metals separation testing via Molecular Recognition Technology (“MRT”).

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VODAFONE CLAIMS INTERNET OF THINGS CONNECTED HEALTHCARE CAN IMPROVE MILLIONS OF LIVES AND SAVE BILLIONS OF DOLLARS

The right mix of technologies is now available to improve patients’ compliance with long-term treatment programmes

In a new white paper, Vodafone – supported by Bernard Vrijens, Professor in public health at the University of Liege, Belgium – claims that new connected solutions based around the Internet of Things (IoT) will help people to follow their medical treatment programmes more closely. This latest development could improve millions of lives and save billions of dollars.

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EVERY JAGUAR AND LAND ROVER LAUNCHED FROM 2020 WILL BE ELECTRIFIED

  • Commitment to electrification demonstrated with new electric models from Jaguar’s past, present and future at inaugural Tech Fest event
  • Past – iconic Jaguar E-type now electrified for the 21st century
  • Present – all-new electric Jaguar I-PACE Concept, the SUV that combines a supercar silhouette with sports car performance, goes on sale next year
  • Future – visionary FUTURE-TYPE virtual concept imagines autonomous, connected, electric and shared mobility for 2040 and beyond
  • Jaguar Land Rover Tech Fest takes place at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London
  • Free-to-enter festival open from Friday 8 September to Sunday 10 September

Assets will be uploaded throughout the day, and can be downloaded from www.image.net/jaguarlandrovertechfest

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