Hackers target smart phones

Smartphones have become the number one target for hackers trying to cheat New Zealanders, says a New Zealand academic who has been studying global trends. University of Auckland Computer Science lecturer Dr Giovanni Russello will this week share his research that reveals how stealing personal information, hacking into bank accounts and secretly sending SMS and emails from vulnerable Android-operated smartphones has overtaken computer hacking as the number one digital security threat. "Users will not even be aware of those attacks happening,"...

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Average worker spends quarter of day on emails

The average worker spends two-and-a-half hours writing emails every day, researchers have discovered. A poll found that more than a quarter of most employees’ time is wasted sending, receiving or sorting out emails instead of doing their jobs. That means that every year workers spend some 81 working days hunched over their computers - often emailing other people in the office. The research points towards the technology driven culture that has taken over where putting in the hours is what is important,...

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