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Okta enhances security, extends on-prem options for identity management

Okta on Tuesday announced it’s enhancing its security features for identity management, adding new functionality for its cloud-based Adaptive Multi-Factor Authentication (AMFA) and making basic two-factor authentication standard for every Okta user. At its Oktane conference in Las Vegas this week, the company is highlighting the breadth of applications and infrastructure now protected with AMFA. Okta AMFA uses context to ...

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​CASA to work with DJI on suitability of drone 'bubble' technology in Australia

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has been instructed by a Senate committee to contact Chinese drone giant DJI to ascertain whether its Geospatial Environment Online (GEO) technology is suitable in an Australian climate. Geofencing essentially creates a virtual geographic boundary around an area using GPS or RFID technology. The software triggers a response when a mobile device enters or ...

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How a consortium of security professionals took down the WireX Android botnet

Android devices in over 100 countries were recently hijacked and turned into nodes for the WireX botnet, Akamai reported in a blog post explaining the attack. WireX operates in the background of seemingly legitimate apps, where it waits for instructions from its command and control (C&C) server for instructions. It then attacks targets through volumetric DDoS attacks, deluging servers with ...

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FitGenie is applying AI to automate nutrition planning

It may well turn out, as technologists are already suspecting, that AI makes everything better. But plenty of startup founders are still in the experimental phase of figuring out whether — or maybe how much  — machine learning can improve an existing app category. The label that will probably end up being prefixed here is ‘smart’. Here’s one example: FitGenie, an ...

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5miles Opens New Blockchain Technology Lab, 5xlab

Dallas-based mobile technology startup seeks to develop and implement the first real-world blockchain solution in the peer-to-peer marketplace space DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–August 29, 2017– 5miles, the leading mobile marketplace in the U.S., has announced the formation of 5xlab, a blockchain lab that will offer technology development services for building a new digital net… VentureBeat

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Fitbit Ionic smartwatch introduces blood oxygen sensor

Fitbit has put on sale its first fully-featured smartwatch. The Ionic differs from the firm’s existing Blaze watch in that third-party developers will be able to release apps and watchface designs that can be installed on the device. It also introduces a sensor that can detect blood oxygen levels. Fitbit has also announced a forthcoming “special edition” in partnership with ...

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