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Cashfree: Cashfree launches risk management and fraud prevention tool RiskShield

Bengaluru-based payment aggregator Cashfree Payments has launched a real-time risk management solution ‘RiskShield', which the company claims can help reduce fraudulent activities by up to 40%.The online merchant-focused payment player will allow the users of this product to block transactions from specific mobile numbers, email addresses, IP addresses, Card BIN, UPI handles, and card numbers ensuring better risk management and fraud compliance, the company said in a release today.Elevate Your Tech Prowess with High-Value…

Time-Restricted Eating May Increase Risk of Early Death, Study Warns : ScienceAlert

Intermittent fasting is being touted for a range of short-term benefits revealed in recent studies, but we don't know much about its long-term effects. A new study has found some concerning links that may outweigh the benefits of intermittent fasting in the long run. One form of this popular dietary intervention, known as time-restricted eating (TRE), has dieters restricting their food intake to within a window of just eight hours or less in a day, and fasting for the remaining 16 hours or more. While some people…

Intermittent Fasting Linked to a 91% Higher Risk of Cardiovascular Death

Recent research presented at the American Heart Association’s 2024 sessions found that individuals adhering to an 8-hour time-restricted eating plan had a significantly higher risk of cardiovascular mortality compared to those eating over longer periods.Research Highlights:A study of over 20,000 adults found that those who followed an 8-hour time-restricted eating schedule, a type of intermittent fasting, had a 91% higher risk of death from cardiovascular disease.People with heart disease or cancer also had an increased…

Research reveals global wildfire risk trends in wildland–urban interface areas

Global distribution of WUIs. a–c, Geographic distribution of global WUI areas (a) and zoomed-in subsets of intermix WUI and interface WUI areas (b) and global urban areas (c) overlaid on high-resolution satellite imagery across different continents in 2020. Credit: Nature Sustainability (2024). DOI: 10.1038/s41893-024-01291-0 Wildfires present complex socio-economic and ecological challenges, as they devastate vegetation,…

‘Forever Chemicals’ Could Be Putting Us at Greater Risk of Cardiovascular Disease : ScienceAlert

'Forever chemicals' are increasingly 'everywhere chemicals,' too.The durable pollutants are now pervasive in environments around the world, quietly persisting and accumulating. They're also ubiquitous in us, routinely appearing in human blood, lungs, kidneys, and other organs. Formally known as per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS), the synthetic compounds have been linked with serious health risks, although much of their danger still remains poorly understood, including the specific mechanisms they might use…

Study Links Computer Habits to Erectile Dysfunction Risk : ScienceAlert

Spending hours sitting at a desk watching YouTube clips or collecting frags on your favorite shooter isn't likely to do your heart much good. A team of researchers from China found it might also have a rather depressing effect on other body parts, increasing the risk of erectile dysfunction. It's not uncommon for penises to fail to rise to the occasion now and then, especially with age, but for many it's a persistent problem that gets in the way of having an enjoyable sex life. In some cases, the issue is largely…

Indian government issues ‘high risk’ warning for Google Chrome users, remote attacker can…

The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has revealed that multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in Google browser which can allow fraudsters to cause denial of service on your device.Google Chrome is the most popular web browser across the globe and it is accessed by millions of users everyday. Google Chrome is known for its regular updates and for the ease of use, people often store and share a lot of our personal information including…

Reddit’s biggest risk ahead of its IPO is its own users

Reddit, the launchpad for many meme stocks, could now become one: The social media giant makes its debut on Wall Street this week in one of the most highly anticipated initial public offerings of the year. The nearly 20-year-old company is seeking to raise up to $748 million in its IPO on March 21, putting its valuation at about $6.4 billion. It’s the first time that a major social media company has gone public since Snap (i.e., Snapchat) in 2017. It will sell approximately 22 million shares priced at $31 to $34 each…

Apple iPhone users in India under ‘high risk’, sensitive information may be leaked, government issues warning

The vulnerabilities mentioned by CERT-In will affect Apple iOS versions prior to 16.7.6 installed in available for iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad 5th generation, iPad Pro 9.7-inch, and iPad Pro 12.9-inch 1st generation.Apple iPhone is scaling new heights in India and the popularity of the device is now higher than ever. Apple iPhones are popular throughout the globe for their durability and security features. To keep the users safe, Apple rolls out security updates for its devices. The Cupertiino based tech giant…

Your Blood Could Be Aging Your Brain, Increasing Risk of Dementia : ScienceAlert

Our brains change more rapidly at various times of our lives, as though life's clock was ticking faster than usual. Childhood, adolescence and very old age are good examples of this.Yet for much of adulthood, the same clock seems to tick fairly regularly. One lap around the Sun; one year older.However, there may be a stage of life when the brain's clock starts speeding up. The brain starts changing without you necessarily noticing it. It may even be caused (partly) by what's in your blood.This stage of brain ageing…