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Biostar security software ‘leaked a million fingerprints’

Biostar security software ‘leaked a million fingerprints’

Technology
More than a million fingerprints and other sensitive data have been exposed online by a biometric security firm, researchers say.Researchers working with cyber-security firm VPNMentor say they accessed data from a security tool called Biostar 2.It is used by thousands of companies worldwide, including the UK's Metropolitan Police, to control access to specific parts of secure facilities.Suprema, the firm that offers Biostar 2, said it was addressing the issue."If there has been any definite threat on our products and/or services, we will take immediate actions and make appropriate announcements to protect our customers' valuable businesses and assets," a company spokesman told the Guardian.According to VPNMentor, the exposed data...
North Korea develops software to teach ideology

North Korea develops software to teach ideology

Technology
North Korea has developed software designed to teach ideology to party members and workers, according to North Korean party daily Rodong Sinmun. Called Chongseo 1.0, it contains writings by the country's founder Kim Il-sung and his son - former leader Kim Jong-il. The paper explains that the encyclopaedia-like electronic book program aggregates classical works and anecdotes about the two Kims, as well as material related to current leader Kim Jong-un. The program works on different devices and operating systems - including Windows and North Korea's Linux-based Red Star - and the plan is to distribute it nationwide. And it won't stop there. Developers are already working on the next version - Chongseo 2.0, adding various functions...
Boeing facing more problems after fresh software problem

Boeing facing more problems after fresh software problem

Business
A new software issue has been found in the embattled Boeing 737 Max planes that could mean further delays to getting the aircraft back in the air.The planes were grounded earlier in the year after two deadly crashes involving the aircraft. On Wednesday, Boeing said that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had found an "additional requirement" for the 737 Max's software changes that the manufacturer has been working on for eight months after the first crash. Image: The Max planes were involved in two deadly crashes In a statement Boeing said: "Boeing agrees with the FAA's decision and request, and is working on the required software to address the FAA's request."US government test pilots, who were testing the new software last we...
DARPA taps BAE for autonomous air mission planning software

DARPA taps BAE for autonomous air mission planning software

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March 21 (UPI) -- The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded BAE Systems a new contract for its work on an autonomous air mission planning system for the U.S. military. The $ 3.1 million contract, announced Wednesday by BAE, is for development work on the Resilient Synchronized Planning and Assessment for the Contested Environment, or RSPACE, system. RSPACE is meant to develop software to aid air operators in planning and making battlespace decisions during daily operations, including when communications are limited or unreliable. BAE is focused on software called the Distributed, Interactive, Command-and-Control Tool, or DIRECT, which is meant to improve battlespace awareness. The system uses a visual interface to alert operators of areas of concern when planning missions...