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The Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies of Azerbaijan is preparing 13 new state standards in the area of information and communication technologies. According to the MCIT, 3 standards concern biometric information, 4 - digital TV, 2 – software products, 2 – terminology. Their development relates to the application of international standards in the sector. http://abc.az/
18 July 2013
Latin American governments urged the United States to be more forthcoming in answering allegations of U.S. spying programs there that have set off a wave of outrage that could damage its standing in the region. Colombia, Washington's closest military ally in Latin America, joined the chorus of governments seeking answers following reports the United States used surveillance programs to monitor Internet traffic in most of the region's countries. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said it would...
17 July 2013
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has confirmed that the Stuxnet malware used to attack Iranian nuclear facilities was created as part of a joint operation between the Israelis and the NSA's Foreign Affairs Directorate (FAD). The Stuxnet code, which has been deployed since 2005 , is thought to be the first malware aimed specifically at damaging specific physical infrastructure*, and was inserted into the computer networks of the Iranian nuclear fuel factory in Natanz shortly after it opened....
11 July 2013
Three hackers have received five-year prison terms with three-year deferment for developing and trying to provide banks with malware, called Carberp, that was used for for tampering with automated data processing systems of financial institutions and further robbery of funds from the accounts of their customers. Illegal activity of hackers in various regions of Ukraine and Russia has been stopped in March due to efforts of Security...
09 July 2013
Ukrainian Ministry of Revenues and Duties informed that it had managed to block 60 million hryvnias at accounts, affiliated with WebMoney electronic payment company. While searching the Kyiv office of Web Money the Agency has withdrawn a considerable amount of computer equipment devices, which ensured the payment system operation and contains information on the operations of this system. In addition to that, it has established that regulations of this payment system’s operations had...
26 June 2013
The European Commission is proposing new rules to make it easier for consumers to switch bank accounts. Under the proposals, banks will be expected to put in place procedures to handle the transfer of accounts within a fifteen-day timeframe and inform utility suppliers of the change. Banks must also provide a full list of fees charged for individual accounts and each member state will be obliged to establish at least one independent comparison website, collecting information on bank...
25 June 2013
The issue of illegal content, according to experts, is easy to solve, but the Ukrainian government is in no hurry to deal with it. In addition, the leaders of the use of unlicensed software in Ukraine are state agencies. The problem of piracy is a technical problem, not political. This was stated by Director General of "Microsoft Ukraine" Dmytro Shymkiv at the round table "Ukraine - the intellectual pirate No.1, causes and consequences." According to Mr.Shymkiv, the problem is first...
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