All posts tagged: Bolstering

Zelenskyy Calls for Bolstering Ukraine’s Air Defenses After Kharkiv Attack

Zelenskyy Calls for Bolstering Ukraine’s Air Defenses After Kharkiv Attack

[ad_1] Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Wednesday it is vital to bolster his country’s air defenses and speed delivery of F-16 fighter jets for use against Russia’s invasion. “There are no rational explanations for why Patriots, which are plentiful around the world, are still not covering the skies of Kharkiv and other cities and communities under attack by Russian terrorists,” Zelenskyy said on social media. “Every day, we work to provide better protection for our people and Ukraine.” Zelenskyy’s comments came after Russian strikes on the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv killed one person and injured 19 others. Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov said the Russian attack damaged 18 residential buildings. Russia said Wednesday it thwarted rocket attacks by Ukraine targeting the Belgorod region, while Ukraine said Russia attacked overnight with 13 aerial drones. Russia’s Defense Ministry said the country’s air defenses shot down 18 Ukrainian rockets. Vyacheslav Gladkov, the governor of Belgorod, said on Telegram there was some damage to homes in several villages, and that at least one person was hurt. Belgorod, located along …

Apple to launch PQ3 update for iMessage, bolstering encryption against quantum computing

Apple to launch PQ3 update for iMessage, bolstering encryption against quantum computing

[ad_1] Apple has confirmed its plans to launch its newest iMessage security protocol, named PQ3, in response to what it claims is a future threat from quantum computers, according to a recent PCMag report. iMessage currently uses end-to-end encryption, ensuring that messages between the sender and receiver are secure and inaccessible to anyone else, including Apple. However, Apple is concerned that the advancement of quantum computers may soon reach a level where they could decrypt iMessage content. Such powerful quantum computers would presumably also be capable of decrypting messages sent through other apps, such as WhatsApp. Last year, the Technical University of Denmark stated that although quantum computers are already operational, they lack the power to break end-to-end encryption at present, indicating it may take years to achieve this capability due to their current size limitations. On Wednesday, Apple’s Security Engineering and Architecture (SEAR) team wrote about the evolution of encryption on messaging platforms. They explained that traditionally, platforms have relied on classical public key cryptography methods like RSA, Elliptic Curve signatures, and Diffie-Hellman key …

British firms’ exports are almost certainly bolstering Russia’s war machine in Ukraine, Sky data analysis finds

British firms’ exports are almost certainly bolstering Russia’s war machine in Ukraine, Sky data analysis finds

[ad_1] British companies are exporting hundreds of millions of pounds of equipment and machinery which almost certainly ends up in Russia, undermining the official sanctions regime and bolstering Vladimir Putin’s war machine, according to data analysis from Sky News. The items – which include drone equipment, optical supplies and heavy machinery – are being sent to countries in the Caucasus and Central Asia, including Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Uzbekistan and others, from where they are understood to be forwarded on to Russia. Ukraine war latest: Russia hits out at UK after prison bosses sanctioned over Navalny death The numbers show that despite the sharp fall in the flow of goods to Russia, following the imposition of trade sanctions after its invasion of Ukraine two years ago, large volumes of sensitive, “dual use” British goods are still finding their way to Moscow. The analysis underlines the scale of Britain’s participation in a shadow economy which helps keep Russia’s military supplied with parts and hardware for the weaponry it uses against Ukraine Flows of British goods to Russia itself …

British firms’ exports are almost certainly bolstering Russia’s war machine in Ukraine, Sky data analysis finds | Business News

British firms’ exports are almost certainly bolstering Russia’s war machine in Ukraine, Sky data analysis finds | Business News

[ad_1] British companies are exporting hundreds of millions of pounds of equipment and machinery which almost certainly ends up in Russia, undermining the official sanctions regime and bolstering Vladimir Putin’s war machine, according to data analysis from Sky News. The items – which include drone equipment, optical supplies and heavy machinery – are being sent to countries in the Caucasus and Central Asia, including Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Uzbekistan and others, from where they are understood to be forwarded on to Russia. Ukraine war latest: Russia hits out at UK after prison bosses sanctioned over Navalny death The numbers show that despite the sharp fall in the flow of goods to Russia, following the imposition of trade sanctions after its invasion of Ukraine two years ago, large volumes of sensitive, “dual use” British goods are still finding their way to Moscow. The analysis underlines the scale of Britain’s participation in a shadow economy which helps keep Russia’s military supplied with parts and hardware for the weaponry it uses against Ukraine Flows of British goods to Russia itself …

Capital One to acquire Discover, bolstering credit card market power

Capital One to acquire Discover, bolstering credit card market power

[ad_1] Capitol One will acquire Discover Financial Services in a $35.3 billion all-stock transaction that is expected to boost the bank’s standing in the credit card market, the bank announced Monday. Discover shareholders will receive just over 1 (1.0192) Capitol One share for each Discover share they own, a nearly 27 percent premium based on Discover’s closing price last Friday, Capitol One said in a statement Monday night. If the deal closes, Capitol One shareholders will own about 60 percent of the combined company, and Discover shareholders will own about 40 percent, per the statement. “Our acquisition of Discover is a singular opportunity to bring together two very successful companies with complementary capabilities and franchises, and to build a payments network that can compete with the largest payments networks and payments companies,” Capitol One founder, chairman and CEO Richard Fairbank said in a statement. “Through this combination, we’re creating a company that is exceptionally well-positioned to create significant value for consumers, small businesses, merchants, and shareholders as technology continues to transform the payments and banking …

Bolstering our sense of smell may reduce the risk of dementia | Health

[ad_1] Whether it is the waft of clove-studded oranges or the crisp fragrance of a fir tree, the festive season is filled with aromas that conjure Christmases past. Now researchers say our sense of smell, and its connection to our memory, could be used to help fight dementia. Our senses can worsen as a result of disease and old age. But while impairment to hearing or vision is quickly apparent, a decline in our sense of smell can be insidious, with months or even years passing before it becomes obvious. “Although it can have other causes, losing your sense of smell can be an early sign of dementia,” said Dr Leah Mursaleen, the head of research at Alzheimer’s Research UK, adding it was a potential indicator of damage in the olfactory region of the brain – that is, the part of the brain responsible for smell. That has led to researchers examining whether loss of smell could be used to diagnose conditions such as Alzheimer’s long before symptoms such as memory loss set in – …