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
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The personal details of over 280 KrisFlyer members may have been seen by other customers due to a software bug affecting Singapore Airlines' (SIA) website last Friday. "We have been made aware of a number of cases in which a customer (who) logged in to his or her KrisFlyer account, under certain specific conditions, may have been able to see selective details of another customer," an SIA spokesman said in response to queries. These details may have included names, e-mail addresses, account numbers, membership tier statuses, KrisFlyer miles and rewards, and travel history. In seven cases, passport details were seen. The spokesman added that the breach occurred when any two members logged in to their KrisFlyer accounts and accessed transactions displaying their membership information at the same time, while also being assigned the same server by the system. The software bug arose from a change to SIA's homepage on Friday, and the incident occurred between 2am and 12.15pm. Investigations … [Read more...] about 284 KrisFlyer members’ details exposed due to software bug
After a software bug affected Singapore Airlines' (SIA) website on Friday, January 4 over 280 KrisFlyer members' personal data may have been seen by other customers.As per an SIA spokesperson, the authorities are aware of "a number of cases in which a customer logged in to his or her KrisFlyer account, under certain specific conditions, may have been able to see selective details of another customer."Reports stated that the unprotected details may have included names, e-mail addressed, travel history, account numbers, membership tire status, KrisFlyer miles and rewards. The authority also said that in seven cases they found that passport details of the members were also disclosed due to the software bug.In addition, the spokesperson said that the personal details were leaked when two members log in at the same time to their KrisFlyer accounts and access transactions displaying their membership information, while also being assigned the same server by the system.A Facebook user, Tricia … [Read more...] about Over 280 KrisFlyer members’ personal details disclosed due to software bug affecting SIA’s website
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?