Accordingly, hackers could gain control of the devices. Also: Swedish Embracer Group secures rights to “Lord of the Rings” and SpaceX rocket to launch Japanese satellite.
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Apple has warned its users of serious security vulnerabilities in iPhones, iPads and Macs. This could potentially allow hackers to take control of the devices. The group announced that it was also aware of a “report that this problem could have been actively exploited”. Security experts advised those affected to immediately carry out a software update on the following devices: the iPhones 6S and later models, iPad models from the fifth generation, as with all iPad Pro models and the iPad Air 2, and Mac computers with MacOS Monterey.
Rachel Tobac, head of security firm Socialproof Security, said a hacker could get “full admin access to the device,” allowing them to “run any code as if it were you.” A software update should primarily be initiated by those people who could be the target of official surveillance. [Mehr bei Handelsblatt, The Guardian, Tagesschau und The Verge]
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The Swedish Embracer Group has announced six new acquisitions. The largest gaming company in Europe has agreements to buy the US group Limited Run Gamesthe karaoke group Singtrix and the PC game studio Tuxedo Labs announced. In addition, the Swedes secure the rights to “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit”. This allows the Tolkien books to be made into video games, films, plays, and merchandise. Embracer reported second-quarter revenue that doubled year-over-year to $681 million, below analysts’ expectations. [Mehr bei Financial Times]
The Japanese satellite operator Sky Perfect JSAT has a contract for a mission on the Starship rocket from SpaceX signed. It is one of the first deals announced by a commercial satellite operator for a Starship launch. The Superbird-9 satellite is scheduled to become operational in 2024 to deliver broadcast and broadband signals over Japan and East Asia. The Starship spacecraft is designed as a reusable multipurpose vehicle for transporting passengers, cargo and fuel. Last year the Nasa awarded a contract for a Starship lunar landing mission. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk aspires to eventually bring humans to Mars. [Mehr bei Bloomberg]
SAP sells the learning platform Litmos to the financial investor Francisco Partners. The conclusion of the deal is expected for the fourth quarter and is subject to the antitrust authorities, it said. According to information from the “Handelsblatt”, the purchase price is several hundred million euros. Litmos came in 2018 as part of the $2.4 billion acquisition of Clever Cloud into the portfolio of SAP. [Mehr bei Handelsblatt]
South Korea SK On has raised approximately $1.5 billion from private equity firms. As reported by Reuters, the energy group’s battery unit led discussions with a local private equity consortium that includes Eastbridge Partners, Korea Investment Partners and Stella Investment. SK On was made last year SK Innovation outsourced. His customers include Ford, Hyundai and Volkswagen. The company operates production facilities in the USA, South Korea, China, Hungary and Turkey. [Mehr bei Reuters]
The Emirati AI company G42 has raised a $10 billion fund for investing in late-stage technology companies. G42, which also counts Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala sovereign wealth fund among its investors, said the fund will operate as a private equity investor, targeting a broad range of technologies “that promise to shape the global economic landscape for decades to come.” . The fund will consider investments in computing, clean technology and renewable energy, digital infrastructure, life sciences, healthcare, new materials and fintech. [Mehr bei Reuters]
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