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Scottish business owners warned of cyber crime hacks raiding smartphones …and more about resilience

Scottish business owners warned of cyber crime hacks raiding smartphones

Technology experts have warned that businesses using their smartphone are at risk of having their devices ‘raided’. Criminals can intercept and manipulate mobile data by using fake cell towers according to the Scottish Business Resilience Centre and Norwegian security app developers Rosberg System. Phones with GPS and mobile data features are especially vulnerable…

 

Sea levels are rising at the fastest rate for 28 centuries – what does this mean for cities?

Image: A ship travels north on the Hudson river past the Manhattan borough of New York City. REUTERS/Mike Segar.

Image: A ship travels north on the Hudson river past the Manhattan borough of New York City. REUTERS/Mike Segar.

Sea levels are rising several times faster today than at any other point in roughly the last 3,000 years, according to new research. Scientists project that if humans don’t get control over greenhouse gas emission levels, then sea levels could rise by as much as 3-4 feet by the year 2100. Sea levels rise because of melting glaciers and ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica as a result of warming temperatures. The ocean also expands as it warms. Rising sea levels make coastal areas, particularly those with dense populations, much more vulnerable to heavy flooding…

 

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