HYCU Raises $53 Million for Data Backup Technology


Backup-as-a-service firm HYCU has raised $53 million in a Series B funding round that brings the total invested in the company to $140.5 million.

The new funding round was led by Acrew Capital, with participation from all previous investors, along with Atlassian Ventures and Cisco Investments.

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Researchers: Wi-Fi Probe Requests Expose User Data


A group of academic researchers from the University of Hamburg in Germany has discovered that mobile devices leak identifying information about their owners via Wi-Fi probe requests.

Mobile devices use these probe requests to receive information about nearby Wi-Fi access points and establish connections to them when a probe response is received.

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Apple Announces New Security Update Feature in iOS 16, macOS Ventura


Apple this week announced a new feature designed to ensure that important security updates will be delivered to its devices faster in an effort to protect users against potential threats.

The new feature, named Rapid Security Response, will become available in the upcoming iOS 16 and macOS Ventura, both scheduled for release in late 2022.

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Apple Blocked 1.6 Million Risky, Vulnerable Apps in 2021


Apple says its App Store fraud prevention mechanisms last year stopped potentially fraudulent transactions totaling roughly $1.5 billion.

Throughout 2021, the company prevented more than 3.3 million stolen credit cards from making purchases in the App Store, and banned nearly 600,000 accounts from ever transacting again.

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