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Backbone announces limited edition Post Malone mobile gaming controller

On June 25th, Backbone will release a new version of its Backbone One controller: a limited edition collaboration with hip-hop star Post Malone. This partnership is part of a growing trend of music and gaming industries coming together.

The controller, named “Backbone One - Post Malone Limited Edition,” features design elements reflective of Post Malone’s distinct aesthetic. It showcases a bold green translucent color, an aluminum D-pad, and aluminum ABXY buttons with laser etching. Additionally, the controller features a glow-in-the-dark logo.

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Enterprises plan to increase AI investment

Enterprise IT and operations leaders are planning to significantly increase their AI investments over the next 18 months, according to an independent global survey announced today by Celigo.

The survey of 1,200 people finds businesses are realizing positive results from early AI deployments, including greater productivity and efficiency, enhanced customer experience and reduced costs. Consequently 97 percent say they will increase their AI expenditure through 2025 to accelerate AI transformations across corporate departments.

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Online fraud is a growing problem but businesses are fighting back

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Almost 87 percent of respondents to a new survey report an increase in online fraud in the year to April 2024. Just 1.19 percent of respondents saying they experience zero fraudulent IDV (identity and verification) attempts in a month.

The report from Veriff also finds that more than 86 percent of decision-makers say their customers are now more demanding of robust fraud prevention capabilities. This reflects the findings in Veriff's 2024 Fraud Index which found more than 75 percent of consumers consider a company's record on fraud prevention before signing up for a service.

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Security problems driven by increased API usage

A new study reveals that 95 percent of respondents have experienced security problems in production APIs, with 23 percent suffering breaches as a result of API security inadequacies.

API security incidents have more than doubled within the past 12 months, with 37 percent of respondents experiencing an incident, compared to just 17 percent in 2023.

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Exploited macOS vulnerabilities increase by 30 percent

macOS and iOS have showed an increased exploitation rate of seven percent and eight percent, respectively. Although macOS reduced its total vulnerability by 29 percent from 2023 to 2022, exploited vulnerabilities have increased by over 30 percent.

This is among the findings of the Software Vulnerability Ratings Report from Action1 Corporation which offers insights into vulnerability trends within commonly used enterprise software categories, focusing on exploitation rate and Remote Code Execution (RCE) vulnerabilities.

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Enterprises struggle to detect hybrid cloud breaches

A new survey of over 1,000 Security and IT leaders across Australia, France, Germany, Singapore, UK, and the USA, shows a decline in detection and response capabilities year-on-year.

The Hybrid Cloud Security Report from Gigamon shows that as hybrid cloud environments grow in complexity and threat actors launch a barrage of concealed attacks, 65 percent of respondents believe their existing security tooling cannot effectively detect breaches.

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Microsoft launches Windows 11 24H2 for Copilot+ PCs, creating a confused multi-tier system of Windows users

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With the official launch of Copilot+ PCs, Microsoft has also unleashed Windows 11 24H2. This most recent update to Windows 11 has been a long time in the works, and there have been numerous preview builds available.

What is interesting is the way in which this launch is taking place. Copilot+ PC are now available with Windows 11 24H2 pre-installed, and it is also available to Insiders. The fact that systems have this version of the operating system installed means that development is complete (well, as complete as such work ever is), but the launch is dividing the Windows userbase into haves and have-nots -- in more ways than one.

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Logitech launches Keys-To-Go 2 ultra-portable wireless keyboard

Logitech has released its latest product, the Keys-To-Go 2, an ultra-portable wireless keyboard designed for mobile use. With a focus on portability and versatility, the Keys-To-Go 2 offers a sleek, lightweight design and is encased in a built-in cover to shield against spills and damage.

The Keys-To-Go 2 is compatible with multiple operating systems, allowing for seamless integration with tablets, mobile devices, and laptops. "In today's fast-paced world, staying productive while on-the-go is essential," stated Joseph Mingori, general manager of mobile solutions and partnerships at Logitech. He emphasized that the keyboard is crafted to enable users to "carry less and do more from anywhere."

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FOX News crushes CNN and The New York Times in May's digital battle for views and engagement!

In May, FOX News Digital emerged as a leading news brand in multiplatform engagement, showing notable increases in minutes and views according to Comscore. The figures indicate that FOX News Digital achieved 3.2 billion total multiplatform minutes, 1.7 billion views, and reached 100 million unique digital visitors.

The FOX News Mobile App also reported substantial traffic, attracting 5.8 million unique visitors. Additionally, the average views per visit for FOX News Digital stood at 2.7, marking a 2 percent increase from the previous month.

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Sysdig uses automation to cut cloud incident response times

Cloud security company Sysdig is launching a new, enhanced cloud-native investigation process designed to cut incident analysis time to just five minutes.

By visualizing a given incident in the Sysdig Cloud Attack Graph, security analysts can gain a dynamic view of the relationships between resources for a better understanding of the killchain and potential lateral movement across a cloud environment.

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Logitech introduces MX Ink: A new stylus for Meta Quest users

Logitech has collaborated with Meta to introduce the MX Ink, a stylus designed to improve user interactions in mixed reality (MR) environments for Meta Quest users. This product aims to provide precise control for a seamless transition between digital spaces.

Vadim Kogan, Logitech’s Head of AR/VR, stated, "For over four decades, Logitech has shown the way with software-enabled, hardware solutions crafted to provide people the freedom and precise control they need to express themselves, connecting them to the digital world." He further added, "The new Logitech MX Ink is a stylus that seamlessly transitions from 2D to 3D spaces, offering the familiarity of a 2D stylus with the tracking accuracy expected by Meta Quest users in MR."

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Adapting service and consultancy businesses to the boom in AI use [Q&A]

As more companies look to embrace AI technology, professional services and consultancy providers must make sure they're ready to help their customers respond to the opportunities that it presents. Indeed, professional services teams also need to look at how using AI in their own organizations can help them to adapt as well.

But how can they ensure that they take full advantage of what is on offer, and not just fall foul of the latest hyped technology trend? We spoke to Andy Campbell, director, solutions marketing at Certinia, to find out.

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Yes, Microsoft Cross Device Service is causing high CPU usage in Windows 11; no, there is no fix

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If you have been experiencing higher than normal CPU usage in Windows 11 recently, you are certainly not alone. There is good and bad news.

The good news is twofold. Firstly, the cause of the issue has been identified by Microsoft, and secondly, it only affects Insider builds of Windows 11. The bad news, however, is that there is no fix available, and no indication of when this may change.

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Linux-based postmarketOS v24.06 supports over 250 devices, taking on Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS

postmarketOS v24.06 is now available, targeting Linux enthusiasts who seek more control and flexibility on their devices. This release brings stability improvements and automated testing, though it may not yet match the polish of ChromeOS, Android, or iOS.

The appeal of running Linux on personal devices lies in the freedom it offers. postmarketOS does not require account setups, does not push cloud storage, avoids pre-installed bloatware, and does not follow privacy-invasive AI trends. Instead, it focuses on free software, user control, and extending device usability beyond the original vendor's support.

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Your company needs a BEC policy and five other email security trends

Hardly a week goes by without news of another email-based attack via phishing or Business Email Compromise (BEC) scam. These types of attacks can cause a great deal of damage to infrastructure and an organization’s image, whether it is a large enterprise, a small-medium business (SMB) or even much smaller retailers. The FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) reports that the average financial loss per BEC attack is $125,000 and last year estimated the Business Email fraud industry to be valued at a whopping $50 billion.

These attacks are increasingly creative, and typically involve impersonation of someone such as the head of an organization or finance. If someone responds on behalf of the executive, they could unknowingly give away the keys to the kingdom, causing significant losses. With that in mind, let’s review some of the larger email security trends.

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