Most popular travel sites have unsafe password practices dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-05-02 16:10:31

A new study of password and account security on 55 of the world's most popular travel-related sites reveals that 89 percent leave their users' accounts potentially exposed to hackers due to unsafe password practices. The research by password management company Dashlane tested each website on five critical password and account security criteria. A site received a point for each criterion it met,...

PayPal is ready to get into traditional banking with debit cards, loans and more dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-04-10 19:49:05

PayPal is looking to expand its services and gain a foothold in more traditional banking services, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. The company has been testing a number of offerings in the US over the last few months, including debit cards, ATM cards, and services such as check depositing via photo. PayPal has teamed up with small banks to offer different services as it tries...

Linux Mint 19 'Tara' Cinnamon will be faster dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-03-18 20:44:21

Is Linux Mint slow? Hell, no! The operating system is plenty fast. Speed is in the eye of the behold, however, and the Mint developers apparently thought app-launching seemed slow when using the Cinnamon desktop environment. They didn't have any proof, but they felt that both Mate and Xfce were faster in this regard. Well, rather than allow their feelings to remain unproven, the Mint devs decided...

Une fausse étude basée sur un épisode de Star Trek publiée dans un journal scientifique dans Informatique / Multimedia
Infos-du-net - Actualités 2018-02-18 13:00:00

« Threshold » est l’un des épisodes les plus tristement célèbres de Star trek. Récemment, celui-ci a fait le sujet d’un faux document de recherche pour tester et exposer le problème qui perdure dans les revues scientifiques.

Bitcoin dips below $10,000 -- it's a bloodbath dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-02-01 13:12:15

After peaking at just over $20,000, Bitcoin entered a massive correction last year which took it dangerously close to the $10,000 mark. The most-valuable cryptocurrency looked like it could recover for a while, but today it is still far, far away from the record price of last year. The correction is moving Bitcoin back into sub-$10,000 territory today, and it is taking the market down along with...

Why blockchain is the real star of the cryptocurrency boom dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-01-30 17:10:13

Bitcoin remains one of the hottest financial topics of the last several years. The digital currency grew from less than $1,000 per coin at the start of 2017, to nearly $20,000 by the end of the year. The buzz around Bitcoin continues to grow despite high volatility -- including a 50 percent drop between December and January -- and condemnation from figures like Warren Buffet who call it a "fraud."...

Lack of soft skills holds IT staff back from leadership roles dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-01-24 17:32:01

The importance of interpersonal skills has increased in recent years according to a new report, but companies aren't training their technology teams in these abilities. The study from business and technology consultancy West Monroe Partners looks at soft skills, including communication, collaboration, conflict resolution, and leadership in relation to technology and IT hiring decisions West Monroe...

Corporate cultural issues hold back secure software development dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-01-22 15:18:31

As the digital economy expands and software becomes more critical, security worries grow. In a new survey, 74 percent of respondents agree that security threats due to software and code issues are a growing concern. The study of over 1,200 IT leaders, conducted by analysts Freeform Dynamics for software company CA Technologies, finds 58 percent of respondents cite existing culture and lack of...

Java is the most popular programming language, but C is gaining ground dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2018-01-05 18:15:50

Java established itself as one of the leading programming languages shortly after its debut, over two decades ago. According to the TIOBE Index for January 2018, it is actually the programming language that most people are interested in. For newcomers, it is among the top picks, no doubt due to the sheer number of jobs available. The TIOBE Index, which provides a glimpse into our interest in...

Greater transparency and digital transformation, what 2018 holds for artificial intelligence dans Informatique / Multimedia
BetaNews 2017-12-22 12:41:31

One of the most interesting trends we've seen in 2017 is the spread of artificial intelligence into areas like marketing and security. Is this set to continue into next year, and are there new fields where AI is set to make a significant impact? Here are the views of some industry experts. AI isn't yet ready to go mainstream, but more businesses will be laying the ground work to use it in future,...