Archive for September 7, 2022

HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Pro Wins EISA’s Best Smartwatch Product for 2022-2023 Award

Posted in Commentary with tags on September 7, 2022 by itnerd

Huawei Consumer Business Group today received an award from the Expert Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) for its latest smartwatch device, the HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Pro. Composed of over 60 of the most respected international specialist consumer electronics magazines, websites, and journalists, EISA named the HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Pro its ‘Best Smartwatch Product for 2022-2023’, based on the independent technical reviews of its members. Huawei has been awarded this category for the third consecutive year. The award comes in the wake of several other publication awards for the HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Pro, which has also won prestigious industry awards from the likes of Android Headlines, Tech Advisor, and PhoneArena.

In the judges’ comments, EISA referred to the HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Pro as ‘Huawei’s most polished and perfected smartwatch to date,’ praising its ‘classic’ and ‘luxurious design’ which comprises a ‘titanium casing, ceramic back and sapphire glass face’ as well as Huawei’s ‘crisp’ and ‘colourful AMOLED display.’ Its ‘advanced operation system’ and ‘plethora of applications and features’ were also marked out for praise, including its blood oxygen level monitoring, stress testing, water resistance, and ‘exceptional’ battery life.

The latest instalment in Huawei’s highly popular HUAWEI WATCH GT Series, the HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Pro is a flagship smartwatch which aims to marry exquisite craftsmanship with high-end aesthetics, allowing users to take their health and fitness to the next level, or even down to completely uncharted waters thanks to its 5ATM and 30 meters diving waterproof. Sporting a premium, Neocrystalline look in either the Titanium or Ceramic colourway options, the HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Pro is the ultimate workout companion which further illustrates the benefits of Huawei’s Seamless AI life and 1+8+N strategy. 

Featuring a more robust battery life, and a 30 percent faster charging time than the last generation, the HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Pro also offers a host of specialist tracking features which can help users improve their daily lifestyle habits. This ranges from the device’s 100 plus workout modes to its Smart Heart Rate Monitoring and HUAWEI TruSleep 2.0 sleep tracker. In line with the Huawei Seamless AI life’s philosophy of connectivity, users can also pair the HUAWEI WATCH GT3 Pro with other smart devices, including additional Huawei products, as well as iOS and Android phones.

Comprising expert media across the full spectrum of consumer electronics from over 30 countries, EISA is divided up into six Expert Groups, which include mobile devices, Hi-Fi, home theatre audio, and in-car electronics. Every year, EISA members nominate a list of products that they consider the standout performers in each of these Expert Groups. These nominations are then presented at EISA’s AGM, where members conduct an in-depth deliberation before voting for the winner of each category. This prestigious award from EISA adds to a long and illustrious list of product awards that the HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Pro has recently received. 

Named also as the Editor’s Choice by Android Headlines, PhoneArena, and Tech Advisor, the HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Pro has been consistently marked out for its premium look and extensive features collection. In its review, Android Headlines called the device a ‘compelling offering’ with ‘much-improved software,’ an ‘excellent display’ and ‘top-notch build quality.’ PhoneArena, meanwhile, singled out the HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Pro for its HarmonyOS Bluetooth offering, its Free Diving mode, and its wireless charging facilities. Describing the device as a ‘stand out in the wearable space’, Tech Advisor similarly praised the HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Pro for its ‘attractive, premium design’ and its ‘rich’ and ‘varied’ ‘first-party functionality’. 

FBI, CISA, and MS-ISAC Issue A Warning About The Vice Society Ransomware Gang And The Education Sector

Posted in Commentary with tags on September 7, 2022 by itnerd

Yesterday I reported on a school district in Los Angeles getting pwned by ransomware. Today the FBI, CISA and MS-ISAC yesterday warned of US school districts being increasingly targeted by the Vice Society ransomware group, with more attacks expected after the start of the new school year. You can read more here as it is very detailed and provide a lot of insight.

Dr. Darren Williams, CEO and Founder of BlackFog offers this commentary:

     “BlackFog’s recent statistics show an increasing focus on Education from all threat actors ( In fact, Education is now the most commonly attacked sector which we attribute to aging infrastructure and lack of security budgets to adopt new cyber security technologies such as anti-data exfiltration. Cyber gangs tend to target victims with the lowest investments in cyber security protection and large volume of data that cab be leveraged for subsequent extortion.”

It’s pretty clear that the education sector needs to up its game. But that takes funding and resources which they don’t always have. Thus I fear that we’ll see more threat actors take advantage of this to try and extort their way to a big payday.

Guest Post: Over 45% of Gen Zers are victims of cyberbullying

Posted in Commentary with tags on September 7, 2022 by itnerd

Bullying has been a part of us for ages. The youngest generation started using computers, smartphones, and other electronic devices to threaten or harass others. According to the data presented by the Atlas VPN team, over 45% of Gen Zers are victims of cyberbullying.

In January 2014, 34.6% of teens experienced cyberbullying. Next year, in 2015, the percentage of cyberbullied students slightly decreased to 34%. For the third year in a row, in 2016, the lifetime cyberbullying victimization rate remained similar, decreasing minimally to 33.6%.

After 3 years, in 2019, another survey revealed that the percentage of teens experiencing cyberbullying increased to 36.5%. The latest statistics from 2021 showed a 25% increase in cyberbullying since 2019, reaching a 45.5% victimization rate. In addition, 23.2% admitted they had been cyberbullied in the last 30 days.

Despite the increase in cyberbullying victims, fewer Gen Zers admitted to cyberbullying others over the recent years. In 2019, 14.8% of students offended someone online, while 6.3% did so in the past 30 days. In the study from 2021, 14.4% revealed they had cyberbullied others during their lifetime, while 4.9% acknowledged doing so in the previous 30 days.

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