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Sloppy old code leaves banks at risk to hackers

Sloppy old code leaves banks at risk to hackers

Technology
Old and sloppily written code is exposing businesses to hackers, new research has warned, with the financial sector at the highest risk.After reviewing more than 278 million lines of code in 1,388 applications worldwide, researchers have found 1.3 million weaknesses which could allow hackers to take advantage of corporate systems.Research by software company CAST found that financial services institutions had the worst code, according to a benchmark called the Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE).CWE is a repository of known security weaknesses hackers could take advantage of and covers software architecture as well as the code itself.Software in the financial sector has the most coding mistakes and non-secure coding practices for every thousand lines of code in its applications - its CWE den...
BMW recalls 1.4M vehicles over fire risk

BMW recalls 1.4M vehicles over fire risk

World
Nov. 3 (UPI) -- German automaker BMW announced Friday it is recalling 1.4 million vehicles in North America over fire risks.The company issued two recalls with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.The first affects some 740,000 vehicles, including the 1-, 3- and 5-Series, Z4, X3 and X5 from model years 2007-11. These vehicles may develop a rusty crankcase ventilation valve, posing a fire risk.The second recall is for about 673,000 vehicles, which have faulty heating and air conditioning wiring. Electrical connectors on these vehicles can melt and cause a fire.At least three injuries are related to the faulty mechanics.Dealerships are expected to begin repairs on the vehicles starting Dec. 18.Let's block ads! (Why?) World News - UPI.com
Study finds infertility increases risk of death in women

Study finds infertility increases risk of death in women

Health
Nov. 1 (UPI) -- New research from the University of Pennsylvania's School of Medicine have found that women who have experienced infertility are at an increased risk of death.The study will be presented this week at the American Society of Reproductive Medicine Scientific Congress & Expo in San Antonio.Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at Penn analyzed data form 78,214 women enrolled in the National Cancer Institute's Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian Cancer screening trial between 1992 and 2001, who were then followed for 13 years. About 14.5 percent of women in the study reported infertility problems."While associations between infertility and overall health have been noted in the male population, until now, the relationship between a woman's fertility and her over...
By cutting 401(k) contribution limit, Congressional Scrooges want you to work longer, take more risk

By cutting 401(k) contribution limit, Congressional Scrooges want you to work longer, take more risk

Finance
The holiday season is fast approaching. It is a time most people feel more generous to loved ones or to the less fortunate. Not so when it comes to Congress.If lawmakers have their way, taxpayers may have to work longer in their lives, work more hours or have to take more risk in the investment markets to live the retirement they envision now.This is what reducing the 401(k) plan contribution limit could mean. This is what Congress is calling "tax reform."There are 54 million American workers participating in about 550,000 401(k) plans, according to the Investment Company Institute. These plans hold more than $ 5 trillion in assets. This tax reform measure will most likely affect the wealth of most American households and certainly affect the way they save for retirement.A person can make ...
Breastfeeding for two months cuts risk of SIDS in half

Breastfeeding for two months cuts risk of SIDS in half

Health
Oct. 30 (UPI) -- The benefits of breastfeeding are well known, but now a new study has found that breastfeeding for two months cuts the risk of sudden infant death syndrome in half.A new study, published in the October edition of Pediatrics, found that breastfeeding for at least two months cuts the risk of SIDS in half.Previous studies have shown the benefits of breastfeeding for not just the baby but the mother as well. A study in February of more than 4,700 Korean women found a link between longer duration breastfeeding and a lower risk of metabolic syndrome in the mother.Researchers from the University of Virginia School of Medicine analyzed eight international studies of 2,259 cases of SIDS and 6,894 controls for the study."Breastfeeding for just two months reduces the risk of SIDS by ...