Apple confirmed what many analysts had expected: that it would introduce new editions of the iPhone on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at a virtual event.
“Hi, Speed,” is the title of the invite Apple sent Tuesday to media, but the general public is also invited to watch, beginning at 1 p.m. ET on Apple’s website and YouTube channel.
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The “speed,” refers to the new iPhone models, which are expected to connect to the new, faster, wireless standard of 5G, which is rolling out nationally from AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile. While the current 5G in the United States is not considerably faster than 4G, and also isn’t available everywhere, it’s expected to grow substantially in the coming years and improve.
Accenture Security lists five other “extreme but plausible threat scenarios in financial services” in a new report.
Financial institutions have interdependent supply chains that offer a “broad, target-rich attack surface that adversaries can undermine,” a new report from Accenture warns. The firm listed it as the latest security trend gaining significance.
The six threats identified by Accenture are:
Supply chains, which introduce increasingly interconnected attack surfaces
Credential and identity theft, which continue to accelerate
Data theft and data manipulation, which stem from new vulnerabilities and cybercriminal behaviors
Emerging technologies, especially deepfakes and 5G, advance cyberthreats
Destructive and disruptive malware attacks, which spur multiparty and cross-sector targeting
Misinformation that is shaking trust in retail and government-backed banks
Attackers have been conducting supply chain attacks for years, the Accenture report noted. “However, supply chain threats to financial institutions in the past year have primarily involved technology service providers
Digital Cognitive Testing App Allows Users to Take Charge of Their Brain Health
Savonix, a global leader in digital cognitive health testing, and Fujitsu Connected Technologies Limited (FCNT), one of the major smartphone manufacturers in Japan, unveiled Savonix Mobile–a digital cognitive testing app–on the Raku-Raku Smartphone F-42A.
More than 4.6 million people in Japan are suffering from some form of dementia, with the total expected to soar to about 7.3 million people – or one in five Japanese aged 65 or over – by 2025. Japan’s government last year announced aims to reduce dementia cases by 6 percent in those aged 70 and older over the next six years.
Savonix Mobile, pre-installed on the Raku-Raku Smartphone F-42A, will allow users to test their cognition across eight brain functions such as executive function, working memory, and impulse control. Users will immediately receive test results within the app and will be able