For this week’s tech recap, we look at: Spyware-for-hire, Linux skills, In-demand tech jobs for 2022.

spywareWhen it comes to technology, one thing you can count on is that nothing is going to stay the same. Technology answers all the demands of today’s constantly evolving fast-paced society in rapid-fire response, which means it is constantly evolving as well – but with evolution, comes risks that need certain skills to solve them.

In our Tech Recap this week, we look at Spyware-for-hire, Linux skills, In-demand tech jobs for 2022 and more tech career opportunities.

A New Spyware-For-Hire, Predator, Caught Hacking Phones Of Politicians And Journalists:

According to Tech Crunch, Cytrox is one of seven surveillance companies now banned from Meta’s platforms.

While NSO Group was taking blame for hacking into the phones of journalists, activists and human rights defenders, an entire class of spyware makers and surveillance-for-hire outfits were operating as normal, largely unnoticed.

These private surveillance groups develop and deploy never-before-seen exploits that quietly hack into and steal the contents of a victim’s phone — call logs, text messages, emails, location data and more — often on behalf of authoritarian governments targeting their most vocal critics.

Meta said it’s notified around 50,000 people it believes were targeted by the seven groups.

See how Meta responded here.

How to become a Linux pro:

The great resignation has left employers desperate for developers, project managers, and system administrators. One thing these jobs have in common is they require Linux-savvy people.

The Linux Foundation and edX , the leading massive open online course (MOOC) provider, made some interesting discoveries in their 2021 Open Source Jobs Report.

They found more demand for top open-source workers than ever; on top of that, 92% of managers are having trouble finding enough talent. Many of them are also having fits retaining their existing senior open-source staffers.

Now, more than ever, companies want employees with Linux skills.

10 Most In-Demand Tech Jobs For 2022:

We are seeing digital transformation in organisations at an unprecedented rate.

The events of the last two years have completely changed how businesses interact with their customers and each other, with much of the workforce requiring enhanced digital skills than at the start of 2020.

It’s no surprise then that the most in-demand tech jobs for 2022 are enablers of that accelerated digital transformation.

Click here to see the list of the most in-demand tech jobs for 2022.

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