Could a timely software upgrade have prevented the death of 157 people aboard the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane that crashed on Sunday minutes after takeoff from Addis Ababa en route to Nairobi? Indications are that Boeing has been working on the software changes in collaboration with the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) taking into account results of an investigation into the crash of an Indonesian Lion Air MAX 8 plane killing all 189 people aboard on October 29 last year.FAA said in a note on Monday that the software changes will be available to airlines from next month, according to media reports. The Ethiopian plane crashed six minutes after takeoff from Addis Ababa in circumstances similar to that of a Lion Air aircraft that met with the accident 13 minutes into the flight after being airborne over Jakarta.Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), the Indian aviation regulator, has ordered additional safety checks for MAX family aircraft that two private … [Read more...] about Could a software upgrade have prevented Ethiopia Airlines crash and saved 157 lives?
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SINGAPORE: The Singapore Police Force (SPF) is warning people against falling for tech support scams after at least four reports were made this month.SPF said in a news release on Tuesday (Jan 22) that victims were tricked into making payments for software to address a fake virus infection in their computers. In some cases, they were told to provide credit or debit card information where they subsequently discovered unauthorised charges.More than S$28,000 was lost to such tech support scammers in 2018, police added.Police have observed two variants of the latest scam. "In the first variant, victims will first see a pop-up message on their computer screens indicating that their computers have been infected with a virus or their passwords and information might have been leaked," said SPF."A toll-free telephone number will be provided for the victims to contact to resolve the issue. After making the call, the victims will be connected to … [Read more...] about Scammers duping victims into buying software for fake virus infection: Police
Sharing your Netflix account may be a little more challenging in the future thanks to new software that was unveiled by Synamedia at the CES 2019 technology show in Las Vegas this week. The software maker created the software, Credentials Sharing Insight, to crack down on account sharing with streaming services, making it possible to track if a user has given their streaming service password to someone else. The software uses artificial intelligence, machine learning, and behavioral analytics to look for activity it deems potentially fraudulent. The technology is able to identify, monitor, and analyze password-sharing activities on streaming accounts using a real-time dashboard that will highlight sharing activity complete with alerts and trend analysis. The fraudulent behavior can also generate a message that, in some instances, asks a Netflix or other account holder if they would like to upgrade to the streaming service's premium option that includes sharing. The software can also … [Read more...] about New software aims to crack down on Netflix account sharing
By Annie Massa Bloomberg News Service Fri., June 15, 2018 Almost three decades ago, BlackRock Inc. created software to obsessively monitor the then-fledgling firm’s financial risks. Now, after turning it into an essential tool on Wall Street, the firm is zeroing in another kind of client: financial advisers. The world’s largest asset manager is marketing its risk analytics software, known as Aladdin, to the army of wealth managers who oversee billions of dollars in client assets. The effort has gained a foothold, with the wealth-management units of Morgan Stanley and UBS Group AG, which oversee about $5.1 billion (U.S.) in client assets, using the program to screen portfolios and analyze their weak spots. The software was the star of BlackRock’s biannual investor day last week. In an art deco ballroom in midtown Manhattan, a rotating cast of top executives took the stage bathed in teal light, where they outlined plans to spread Aladdin to further … [Read more...] about BlackRock woos wealth managers with ‘Aladdin’ risk software
By Robb Engen Special to the Star Mon., April 16, 2018 Canadian taxpayers have until April 30 to submit their personal taxes for 2017. Despite that deadline fast approaching, many wait until the last minute to prepare and file their taxes. The good news for do-it-yourself tax filers is that basic tax preparation software is free and rather intuitive to use. Two of the main free software providers are TurboTax and SimpleTax. Here’s how they compare: TurboTax Free Company: TurboTax is part of the Intuit family and is Canada’s number one tax software, providing free options for Canadian tax filers for more than a decade. Article Continued Below Who it’s for: Anyone can use TurboTax Free as it works on PC or Mac and covers simple to complex tax situations. Features: TurboTax Free can instantly import tax information from the Canada Revenue Agency with Auto-Fill My Return. The software includes a complete A-Z list of deductions to make it … [Read more...] about Which free software should you use to file your income tax return?