Today’s Tech Sightings:
Microsoft’s latest Security Intelligence Report says hackers have been spying on Asian governments since 2009. Dubbed PLATINUM, this particular hacking group has carried out a number of cyber espionage campaigns against government and private targets in Asia, according to Tim Rains, security editor of the Microsoft website. The company has also found the highest rates of malware attacks in Asia, particularly in Pakistan, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Nepal, and the Palestinian territories.
Social isolation can be deadly, particularly for older, immobile populations. But technology is now making it easier for home-bound elderly people to keep in touch with loved ones across the miles and get the healthcare they need remotely. In a recent Bask survey, up to 80 percent of participants 50 years and older said technology was helping them live longer in their homes.
Believe it or not, your favorite gadgets can be stressful. According to a new Turkish study, men are more likely to suffer the effects of “techno stress” than women in four out of five stress categories. The research found men stressing out over time management and comprehension, while half of the surveyed women felt stress due to problems with the technology they were using.
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- How Intel Knocked Itself Out of the Smartphone Chip Market