CCC warns of security gaps in municipal systems
Forensics experts are still working at full speed when analyzing the cyber attack on the Anhalt-Bitterfeld district. Last week, malware infiltrated the systems and put them on hold. Digital traces are still being saved and clues about the perpetrators are being collected. However, it may still take some time until there are reliable findings. From the point of view of Manuel Atug from the Chaos Computer Club, there is no single cause for such a successful attack. Problems with ransomware and deficits in the systems did not arise overnight, says the IT security expert. This is a long, almost decades-long process. Many municipalities are working with old software and hardware that have not been updated for years.
Digitization should relieve nursing staff
The hard work of the nursing staff should be made easier by digitization. “The digitization in nursing should contribute to the fact that the nurses are relieved in their work through innovative digital approaches”, explained Christine Enenkel, head of the health insurance company DAK-Gesundheit in Saxony. This not only benefits the employees, but also those in need of care. The Saxon care facilities have so far been funded with 3.3 million euros in this area – most often when purchasing tablets, routers or software for accounting, care documentation and duty scheduling.
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Apple’s tracking transparency annoys Facebook
Apple’s so-called app tracking transparency is causing trouble for Facebook and its advertisers. According to a report by the financial news agency Bloomberg, the majority of users of the social network’s iOS app prohibit access to data that goes beyond the application. The rejection, in turn, makes advertising on the social network much less efficient when it comes to reaching iPhone users who are traditionally well-funded.
Blue Origin takes 18-year-olds into space
In a few days Jeff Bezos will be on board his company’s first manned flight into space, but the anonymous winner of the auction had to cancel due to scheduling problems. In addition to Bezos, his brother and the 82-year-old pioneer Wally Funk, the only 18-year-old Dutchman Oliver Daemen will fly with them instead. His father, the boss of a Dutch capital and investment firm, had bid at the auction.