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Friday, September 30, 2016

I’m Ready to Make Cloud Part of My Offerings To Customers, What Do I Do Next?

So you’ve decided you’re ready to make the cloud part of your offerings to your customers.
But what’s your next step to make sure you ready for this new phase of your IT business?


I’m Ready to Make Cloud Part of My Offerings To Customers, What Do I Do Next?

Gee Whiz! G Suite is a Smarter Version of Google Apps for Work

The name Google Apps for Work was a mouthful. So was Google Apps for Your Domain.
With an energized marketing campaign, the company is trying a third time …


Gee Whiz! G Suite is a Smarter Version of Google Apps for Work

Flashback Friday: SQL Slammer

On Saturday 25th January 2003, the internet was hit by a rapacious computer worm now known as SQL Slammer. Spreading like wildfire over the internet via a bug in a version of Microsoft SQL, it is believed to have infected over 75,000 machines within a matter of minutes. Globally, over 250,000 computers were thought to have been affected.



Flashback Friday: SQL Slammer

5 Advanced Local PPC Techniques

Unless you run a huge corporation with locations in multiple countries, and your products and services are available globally, it’s more likely that you want to reach a certain area with your advertising. If you run a bakery in Chicago, then you want to reach people who are actually in the Chicago area that can come to your bakery. You have no need to advertise to people in France, who will most likely never buy your cookies or cupcakes.
This is where local PPC comes in. Local PPC, also known as geo-targeting, gives you the ability in AdWords to target your ads to people who are only in the area that you specify. Like we said earlier, you don’t want to be wasting your ad budget on those who are not in your target area. This is essential for location-based companies to make the most of their budget. Not only does it make more sense, but you should also see an increase in your ROAS due to an increased chance of the audience being able to use your services or products.


5 Advanced Local PPC Techniques

REA Group overhauls legacy Sage ERP platform with NetSuite OneWorld

Australia’s leading property website manages and streamlines business processes with a single instance of NetSuite OneWorld



REA Group overhauls legacy Sage ERP platform with NetSuite OneWorld

Emma & Tom’s achieves 30 percent revenue since implementing NetSuite

Health food start-up gains scalability to support rapid growth



Emma & Tom’s achieves 30 percent revenue since implementing NetSuite

Paycorp joins NetSuite SuitePayments Program

Paycorp Integration for SuitePayments SuiteApp Achieves “Built for NetSuite” Status, Expanding Payment Options for B2B and B2C Merchants in Australia and New Zealand
Enabling Omnichannel Payment Processing in any Currency via a Single NetSuite Interface


Paycorp joins NetSuite SuitePayments Program

NetSuite announces SuiteCloud Development Framework

Bringing Greater Flexibility, Control, Efficiency to Customers and ISV Cloud Developers



NetSuite announces SuiteCloud Development Framework

NetSuite unveils new OneWorld features for businesses in Australia and New Zealand

NetSuite OneWorld Fuels Business Growth and Global Expansion for Regional Businesses
New Functionality Enables Greater Flexibility and Better Control for ANZ Businesses to Meet Regulatory Tax Compliance


NetSuite unveils new OneWorld features for businesses in Australia and New Zealand

Cloud technology enables Australian businesses to capitalise on globalisation opportunities

Moving to Cloud ERP is a critical factor for successful internationalisation of local businesses



Cloud technology enables Australian businesses to capitalise on globalisation opportunities

8 Questions to Ask Before Redesigning Your Website

If your website isn’t gaining traffic, actively engaging customers, or targeting the right personas, it might be time for a redesign. This is particularly true if your site’s been online for more than a year and isn’t updated frequently. It’s important to stay relevant — nothing screams “behind the times” like an outdated front-end website — but redesigns can be time-intensive and costly, even if you know exactly what you’re doing.



8 Questions to Ask Before Redesigning Your Website

Sprint, on the Value of Diversity | Sprint Newsroom

We live in a globalized, connected world that is changing rapidly in every way. From new technologies to messages and marketing tactics, businesses are becoming more and more astute in how to engage and communicate with people who come from all walks of life. Globalization is opening doors to new markets and expanded services, and businesses must be able to adapt to meet the needs of a changing landscape.




Sprint, on the Value of Diversity | Sprint Newsroom

Boost Mobile Brings Back "Where You At?" in a Return to Form Rally Cry That Celebrates the Unlimited Lifestyle | Sprint Newsroom

New brand campaign “We Are Where You At” underscores Boost’s role in helping consumers pursue their passions and an Unlimited Life, thanks to the new simplified Unlimited Unhook’d no-contract plan



Boost Mobile Brings Back "Where You At?" in a Return to Form Rally Cry That Celebrates the Unlimited Lifestyle | Sprint Newsroom

Thursday, September 29, 2016

What Is Medium and How Can It Be Used for Business?

Launched in August 2012, Medium has been called a lot of things, including a blogging platform, a blend of publisher and platform, and an online magazine, to name a few.
But what is it, really?


What Is Medium and How Can It Be Used for Business?

Q&A: Threat Intelligence and the Threat Landscape



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Xero Announces Improved Integration with PayPal

Xero (NZE:XRO), the cloud-based accounting software for small and medium-sized businesses, has been on a roll this year having already offered its customers a way to support credit card payments through Stripe and to access a variety of payment options when preparing an invoice.



Xero Announces Improved Integration with PayPal

7 Statistics That Prove Mobile Apps Are Crucial For Customer Loyalty

As a small business owner, it is imperative to retain the customers you have as attracting new customers costs nearly seven times the amount it does to retain an existing one. In addition, your existing customers are fourteen times more likely to buy from you than a new customer.
Here are the facts:


7 Statistics That Prove Mobile Apps Are Crucial For Customer Loyalty

Paychex CEO: Breaking Down The Numbers | Mad Money | CNBC

New Google Trips App Could Simplify Travel for Business -- and Pleasure

Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) recently launched a new smartphone app that can help you plan and organize your trip. The app, better known as Google Trips, automatically pulls details about your trip from your Gmail account and goes ahead to recommend “local gems,” attractions and restaurants based on data collected from other travelers. Stefan Frank, Google Trips Product Manager writes in a post on Google’s Official Blog that you can use the app to download itineraries and reservations so you no longer have to worry about internet or cellular coverage on arrival to your destination.
Google is combining what it knows (which is a lot) about what attractions and activities are generally popular in your travel destination with what it knows about you. This results in a ton of information that the company says will help you maximize opportunities on your business — or personal — trip.


New Google Trips App Could Simplify Travel for Business -- and Pleasure

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

High Tech Pucks Help NHL Keep Up With Industry Trends (Watch)

The latest high tech device to debut isn’t a smartphone or flying drone — it’s actually a hockey puck. The National Hockey League has teamed up with Sportvision to put chips in hockey pucks so that they can measure things like shot speed and trajectory. The pucks, along with jerseys that are also equipped with chips, are in use at this year’s World Cup of Hockey.
All that extra data might seem boring or not super useful to anyone who isn’t a sports fan. But microdata is a growing trend in sports — and in every other aspect aspect of life it seems. And this move shows that the NHL is looking to keep up.


High Tech Pucks Help NHL Keep Up With Industry Trends (Watch)

Avnet Featured in CRN 2016 Cloud Partner Program Guide

PHOENIX – Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a leading global technology distributor, announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has recognized Avnet in its 2016 Cloud Computing Partner Program Guide, a list of leading technology companies with cloud-related partner programs that enable and accelerate the growth of solution providers' cloud initiatives.



Press Releases | Avnet Newsroom: In this section of the Avnet Newsroom, you'll find our press releases listed in chronological order and archived by year. Organize press releases with the dropdown menu or try the 'search newsroom' feature to search by keyword, date range and more.

Outlook Getting High Marks for Playing Well With Others, Adds Google Drive, Facebook Integrations

Over the next few weeks, the tech giant Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) will be adding support for Facebook photos and Google Drive to Outlook.com. These new additional features will also be accompanied by a fresh “attachments view” feature that makes it easier to find those old attachments, the company says.



Outlook Getting High Marks for Playing Well With Others, Adds Google Drive, Facebook Integrations

48 Social Media Channels for Marketing Your Business: The Ultimate Guide

Social media can be an incredibly effective tool for businesses of all types and sizes. But the actual social networks that you choose can make a big impact on your chances of being successful. Here are 50 different social media channels that you can consider using to market your business.



48 Social Media Channels for Marketing Your Business: The Ultimate Guide

A Security Fabric Needs to Be Local AND Global

Security today relies on total visibility across the distributed network, as well deep insight into threats gathered and correlated from across the globe. But visibility isn’t enough. It needs to be combined with an integrated security architecture, such as the Fortinet Security Fabric, that can actively convert that visibility into actionable intelligence.



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Fortinet Delivers Automated Network Security Operations for Splunk’s Adaptive Response Framework

A Security Operations Center (SOC) helps improve security and compliance by consolidating key security personnel as well as event data into a centralized location. Incident detection and response can be greatly accelerated and enhanced as a result. To accomplish this, organizations are embracing Splunk® Enterprise Security (Splunk ES) for improving SOC visibility, analytics, and operational effectiveness.



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Smart Turntable Creates 360 Degree Images For Ebay, Etsy, Other eCommerce Stores

Having an online retail store generally involves taking high quality images of the items you offer to your customers, and increasingly a 360-degree view is becoming the norm. However, for many small business owners this typically means hiring a professional to get the desired result. The people at Orangemonkie have a new product called Foldio360 that will let you create 360-degree rotating images of your product using your smartphone or DSLR camera.
The Folidio360 successfully completed funding its campaign on Kickstarter by raising $571,960. The initial funding goal was $80,000, but by raising this amount, it allowed the company to unlock four stretch goals. This has made it possible to add a smartphone tripod, center guide film, and a black and gray color sheet.


Smart Turntable Creates 360 Degree Images For Ebay, Etsy, Other eCommerce Stores

QuickBooks Introduces Bundles Feature for Tracking Groups of Merchandise

The accounting software package QuickBooks from Intuit (NASDAQ:INTU) recently released “Bundle,” a feature that lets you track a group of items you are selling on the software. The new bundle feature is one of a number of recent improvements to the QuickBoks platform.
According to a post by QuickBooks’ products manager Richard McCann, the new “Bundle” feature will help you to “group items you often sell together into bundles so you can easily add multiple items to transactions. For example, you can create a bundle called Garden Fountain bundle, which consists of items Concrete, Rock Fountain, and Fountain Pump.”


QuickBooks Introduces Bundles Feature for Tracking Groups of Merchandise

Mellanox Delivers Advanced Network Capabilities and Crypto Functions with New Innova IPsec 10/40G Ethernet Adapters (NASDAQ:MLNX)

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MLNX), a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, has announced today the availability of its new Innova® IPsec Ethernet adapter. The Innova IPsec network adapters offload and accelerate security protocols and advanced network functions, enabling the ubiquitous use of encryption across the data center with low CPU utilization and without compromising application performance.



Mellanox Delivers Advanced Network Capabilities and Crypto Functions with New Innova IPsec 10/40G Ethernet Adapters (NASDAQ:MLNX)

Spotlight: Pyze Levels the Playing Field for App Publishers

As mobile apps become more and more popular, the resources available to those app publishers also continue to expand. But the tools available to smaller app publishers are much more scarce than those aimed at larger companies and app developers. That’s where Pyze, a mobile app marketing solution provider, comes in.
Read on for more about Pyze and what the company does to help small app publishers in this week’s Small Business Spotlight.


Spotlight: Pyze Levels the Playing Field for App Publishers

Growth of cybercrime is ‘ruthless’

Cybercrime has established itself as a permanent fixture in 21st century life, with the number of incidents and victims continuing to rise with dogged determination.
This is according to a new report from Europol, which stated that this “relentless growth” is being fuelled by an increase in the number of cybercriminals and the highly profitable opportunities they are looking to exploit.


Growth of cybercrime is ‘ruthless’

Penguin 4.0 Is Here - and It's In Real Time

It’s been two long years since Google’s last Penguin update, Penguin 3.0 happened on October 17, 2014. Finally, Penguin 4.0 is here, and the sites slammed by Penguin 3.0 are finally penalty free. Even more exciting is the news that the waiting game played in anticipation of these updates is over for good, because Penguin 4.0 is the last release of this kind, because Penguin is now real-time.



Penguin 4.0 Is Here - and It's In Real Time

Why and How to Use Social Media for Content Promotion

You’ve done it. You have finally finished creating an amazing piece of content. You spent hours researching and developing something that you know your readers are going to love. So much work has gone into this piece, and you can’t wait for people to read it. This could be the content that goes viral and which is read by thousands. Only one problem — how are people going to read it if they don’t know it exists?



Why and How to Use Social Media for Content Promotion

Ransomware to hit $1B in 2016

While there are many types of malware, including viruses, worms, Trojans, Spyware, Adware, and others, ransomware has gained the most notoriety over the last few years in part due to the popularity of crypto currency such as Bitcoin, as well its brazen ability to grind productivity to a complete halt.



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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Dissecting Mamba, the Disk-Encrypting Ransomware

Another new ransomware has joined the file-encrypting bandwagon. Only this time, instead of choosing what types of files to encrypt, it has decided to join the league of a few others and encrypt the entire disk directly using an open-source tool called DiskCryptor.
This is not the first time that disk-encrypting ransomware has hit the spotlight. Earlier this year, Petya ransomware wreaked havoc by encrypting disks through the master file table (MFT), denying access to user files. Unlike that former attack, however, this new ransomware fully encrypts the entire disk, including its data, leaving the system totally unusable unless a ransom is paid. Fitting to its capability to incapacitate systems, it has been named after a venomous snake, the Mamba.


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Overview: Fortinet Threat Landscape Report

Periodically, Fortinet publishes a set of findings based on threat intelligence gathered from hundreds of Cyber Threat Assessments we have performed across the globe. This report provides analysis and insight into the threats we’ve experienced within certain industry segments and regions.
Published just this week, the most recent report includes some interesting trends that every security professional ought to be reviewing in order to keep ahead of the ever-shifting threat landscape.


Fortinet Blog

Avalara Tools Provide Tax Automation and Resources for Small Businesses

Manually managing tax compliance requirements can be extremely difficult and time consuming as well. It can also be costly as your business can face penalties and fines if you get it wrong. This is why it is absolutely critical for you to get yourself an automated system that will help you reduce risks and complexities, allowing you to focus on your primary expertise.



Avalara Tools Provide Tax Automation and Resources for Small Businesses

Mellanox and Micron Smash 1 Terabit per Second Storage Performance Record with Windows Server 2016 (NASDAQ:MLNX)

SUNNYVALE, Calif. & YOKNEAM, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Mellanox® Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MLNX), a leading supplier of high performance cloud and storage networking solutions, today announced a high performance Windows Server 2016 storage solution that delivers 1.2Tb/s data communication bandwidth, maximizing cloud infrastructure performance at the lowest possible cost. This solution eliminates the traditional bottlenecks associated with software-defined data center deployments, while enabling all enterprise applications to run over Windows Server 2016 with extremely high efficiency.



Mellanox and Micron Smash 1 Terabit per Second Storage Performance Record with Windows Server 2016 (NASDAQ:MLNX)

GoPro HERO 5 Black and HERO 5 Session Provide Action Video for Outdoor, Other Businesses

The internet, mobile technology, video and social media have merged together to give businesses and consumers a platform to share, connect and market with rich media. What GoPro (NASDAQ:GPRO) has tried to do with the new HERO 5 Black and HERO 5 Session cameras is simplify the process of capturing,sharing, storing and editing video so much, it becomes effortless.
GoPro is well known for capturing extreme sports and action sequences by professionals and amateurs alike. So the company has a customer base that greatly relies on its cameras. But going beyond this base required GoPro to add new features so anyone can pick up the new cameras and start recording 4K videos with greater ease than its previous versions.


GoPro HERO 5 Black and HERO 5 Session Provide Action Video for Outdoor, Other Businesses

Learning to code can get you a $70,000 job - Sep. 27, 2016

It's no secret that coding is a lucrative skill, but it turns out learning this skill can actually double your salary.



Coding Dojo, a coding bootcamp founded in 2012, released a report Tuesday, which found that 56.5% of its graduates earned less than $35,000 before enrolling. After completing the 14-week course, graduates make an average of $72,221.



Learning to code can get you a $70,000 job - Sep. 27, 2016

BMC Honors Channel Partners of the Year at BMC Engage 2016

HOUSTON — September 27, 2016 — BMC, a global leader in IT solutions for the digital enterprise, today announced the 2016 Partner of the Year winners in the BMC Partner Advantage channel program. Partners were honored at an awards ceremony during BMC Engage 2016, the largest gathering of BMC users, which focused on the disruptive factors driving digital transformation and how to accelerate digital business.



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Shopify Partners with Export Development Canada to Insure Merchant Cash Advances

Shopify (NYSE:SHOP), a cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform, announced September 20 that it has partnered with trade finance and insurance solutions agency Export Development Canada (EDC) to insure the merchant cash advances offered by Shopify Capital.
Shopify Capital is the new service the ecommerce platform launched in April this year to help small business owners and entrepreneurs secure financing and accelerate their business growth. The service seeks to tailor cash advances to each merchant’s needs, based on data processed through the Shopify platform, in order to help them grow their business


Shopify Partners with Export Development Canada to Insure Merchant Cash Advances

Krebs’ website remains online following massive DDoS attack

Brian Krebs’ website appears to be holding steady, following what has been described as “one of the biggest web attacks ever seen”.
The information security expert’s site, Krebs on Security, had been targeted by a sizable distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack.


Krebs’ website remains online following massive DDoS attack

Small Business Apple Users, MacOS Sierra Is Here

While Apple might not admit it, the company seems to have a clear preference for iOS, leaving macOS and its users a bit under appreciated. But the company is slowly adding new capabilities to its desktop operating system, making its latest major release, macOS Sierra, the closest it has come so far to an iPhone or iPad.



Small Business Apple Users, MacOS Sierra Is Here

#MetLifeSmallBiz Chat: Playing to Small Business Strengths

At a time when the economy is growing and unemployment remains low, small businesses are once again populating job boards with available positions and hiring new employees. Yet, many face a daunting challenge: competition from other employers who woo job candidates with attractive salaries and a bevy of benefits. The key differentiator for many small businesses is the business owner themselves and the culture they create. Driven by business purpose and the owner’s personality, a company culture is defined by powerful values that permeate and motivate strong teams.



#MetLifeSmallBiz Chat: Playing to Small Business Strengths

Snapchat Introduces Sunglasses to Record Video in Effort to Differentiate (Watch)

If you’re in the market for a new pair of sunglasses, there’s a new brand to consider. Snapchat — yes, that’s right, Snapchat — just revealed a new product: sunglasses that record video.
Like the popular smartphone app, the glasses record video in ten second increments. But since they’re wearable, it gives the user more freedom to record their daily lives.


Snapchat Introduces Sunglasses to Record Video in Effort to Differentiate (Watch)

Monday, September 26, 2016

Microsoft Doubles Down on Cybersecurity with Improvements to Windows Defender

Microsoft’s Windows Defender is getting a major retooling to improve its ability to combat malware.
This week, 23,000 IT professionals are gathered at the Microsoft Ignite conference in Atlanta to learn about some of the latest technology advancements in security, intelligence and the cloud.


Microsoft Doubles Down on Cybersecurity with Improvements to Windows Defender

What Pippa Middleton can teach us about iCloud security

This weekend it emerged that Pippa Middleton was the latest in a long line of celebrities to have her online accounts broken into by criminals, and private photographs stolen.
As The Daily Mail reports, a man who had allegedly broken into Pippa Middleton’s iCloud account was offering 3,000 private photographs of the 33-year-old socialite including snaps of her at a wedding dress fitting, and naked photographs of her fiancĂ© James Matthews.


What Pippa Middleton can teach us about iCloud security

Microsoft Announces Cloud Partnership With Adobe

At the Microsoft Ignite Conference in Atlanta today, Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) announced a new partnership with Adobe (NASDAQ:ADBE). Under the partnership, Microsoft Azure will become the preferred cloud platform for the Adobe Marketing Cloud, Creative Cloud and Document Cloud.
Customers of Adobe will have the benefit of Microsoft’s powerhouse Azure cloud infrastructure behind them.


Microsoft Announces Cloud Partnership With Adobe

Going “Open” with the Fortinet Fabric-Ready Partner Program

Good companies evolve; great companies push the market to evolve. Fortinet has collaborated with a cadre of best-in-class technology alliance partners to produce the industry’s first truly open security framework. The Fortinet Security Fabric is the culmination of technological and partnership initiatives to provide the market with a holistic security strategy designed to solve real-world problems. Today’s announcement expands Fortinet’s robust ecosystem of technology alliances by expanding the functionality of the Fortinet Security Fabric to complementary solutions. Partners in this program have validated the integration of their technology with the Security Fabric, are committed to sharing roadmaps for consistent interoperability, and will join in joint go-to-market initiatives.



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Innovation Insights: Defining Open with the Fortinet Security Fabric

Securing networks has been a serious challenge ever since DEC salesman Gary Thuerk sent the first spam message to 400 unsuspecting users of the ARPANET back in 1978. Sure, security devices have become more sophisticated over time, and their evolution is a fascinating subject. But they all tend to suffer from a common problem: because they are a siloed technology, they can only solve the problem sitting right in front of them.



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Innovation Insights: Securing Today’s Evolving IT Environments Requires Four Things

Networks are evolving rapidly. The transformation to a digital business model has extended the network beyond the perimeter, which means that today’s networks and their related security are becoming borderless. IoT and cloud solutions require organizations to worry about an attack surface that may not even be visible to IT. Worse, many IoT devices are headless, run simple communications protocols, and are unable to run a client or even be patched. Instead, they rely exclusively on the access layer for security.



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I Hear My Customers Talking About Cloud, How Do I Deliver and Make Money?

Customers want the cloud. They expect it. They demand it.
The only problem is, some IT providers aren’t giving them what they’ve heard about and want.


I Hear My Customers Talking About Cloud, How Do I Deliver and Make Money?

13 Ways to Make the Most of Your Freelancers

Small businesses across the country are relying on freelance contractors to complete more of their tasks. And one type of freelancer with a specific skill set is being called upon more than others: the tech guru.
These invaluable freelancers can get you out of a jam with knowledge only they, seemingly, have when you need it most. So members of the Young Entrepreneur Council have advice when dealing with this talent as part of your small business operation. They answer the question:


13 Ways to Make the Most of Your Freelancers

Avnet to Launch MakerSource.io Directory at N.Y. World Maker Faire

Will Team with IBM and Hackster.io to Offer Free IoT Workshops



Press Releases | Avnet Newsroom: In this section of the Avnet Newsroom, you'll find our press releases listed in chronological order and archived by year. Organize press releases with the dropdown menu or try the 'search newsroom' feature to search by keyword, date range and more.

DDoS robots for the masses: IoT security comes of age

Why patch that old router firmware at your mom’s house? Because it can become a digital soldier enlisted by bad guys to break the internet. Don’t worry, it’s not all your fault and you’re not alone, but millions of those old routers can be turned into zombies and start swamping the internet and target someone like our friend Brian Krebs’ website with a barrage that would cripple all but a few. Now, IoT security starts to matter.



DDoS robots for the masses: IoT security comes of age

USBee: how to spy on an isolated system with a USB

In recent years we’ve seen increasing numbers of attacks designed to affect systems which are isolated from the network and cannot be attacked using conventional methods. Almost all research into this has been carried out by experts in Israel – that comes as no great surprise since this is a country at the forefront of cybersecurity. The latest – USBee – is no exception.



USBee: how to spy on an isolated system with a USB

Powerful Russian supercomputer to ‘speak’ to any robotic system, no matter which manufacturer — RT News

Russia’s state United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation (UIMC) has designed a supercomputer tailored to operate all aerial, ground and sea robotic systems, no matter who produced them, which makes the cutting-edge solution also cost-saving.



Powerful Russian supercomputer to ‘speak’ to any robotic system, no matter which manufacturer — RT News

Join Ramon Ray and Citrix ShareFile for Events September 27 and 29

Want to learn to use technology to remain smart and competitive?
Then join Ramon Ray and Citrix ShareFile for two upcoming events in Denver, Colorado, September 27 and Austin, Texas September 29.


Join Ramon Ray and Citrix ShareFile for Events September 27 and 29

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Microsoft Removed Journal From Windows Due To Security Issues

Last month, Fortinet researcher Honggang Ren discovered a heap overflow vulnerability in Windows Journal and reported it to Microsoft. This month, Microsoft released update KB3161102 and removed the Journal component from all versions of Windows because the file format used by Journal has been demonstrated to be susceptible to a number of security exploits. Microsoft recommends that all users install this update immediately. On the Microsoft Acknowledgments web page, Microsoft labeled the title of this vulnerability as “Defense-in-depth”.



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In the News: eBay Announces New Partnership, Freshbooks Unveils Updated UI

If you sell on eBay, you could soon be in for a better experience thanks to a new partnership with Sellbrite. And that’s not the only announcement from the past week that could positively impact small businesses. Freshbooks also unveiled a new user interface that should make the platform easier to use.
There are even more small business headlines from the past week included below in this week’s Small Business Trends news and information roundup.


In the News: eBay Announces New Partnership, Freshbooks Unveils Updated UI

Mr. Robot season 02 recap: 10 security lessons learned

The second season of Mr. Robot had us thrilled during the last two and a half months, as we found out Fsociety’s plans and the whereabouts of Elliot, Darlene, Cisco and the rest of the gang, followed closely by the Dark Army and the FBI agent Dominique DiPierro.
Cybersecurity and hacking are just plot devices the series uses to achieve its goals, but they play a major role in the series, which has already won the respect of the InfoSec community because it takes such good care of technical details. Now, with Season 02 almost over, we want to do our own reality check on the hacking scenarios we saw.


Mr. Robot season 02 recap: 10 security lessons learned

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Malicious Android apps: the big threats and how to stay safe

Happy Birthday Android! It has been eight years since the Android project was officially released and introduced to the public – on September 23rd 2008 to be exact. In that short time, Google’s platform has rocked the mobile universe.
As the latest stats from Gartner show, Android now controls over 85% of the smartphone market and is by far the biggest player in the tablet market as well. However, that huge share also has its drawbacks – it makes the operating system very attractive to cyber aggressors, who aren’t sitting idly by and waiting.


Malicious Android apps: the big threats and how to stay safe

Need High End Photography for Business? Details of Panasonic's Lumix GH5 Emerge

Image capturing technology has evolved so much, near professional grade solutions are readily available on smartphones. But no matter how good the technology is on a mobile device, standalone cameras are still the way to go if you really want full professional grade features. The announcement of Panasonic’s Lumix GH5 camera is greatly anticipated because of the success the GH4 achieved in terms of reviews and sales.
Panasonic (TYO:6752) didn’t reveal much at PhotoKina 2016, the world’s largest trade fair for the photographic and imaging industries, which will be going on until September 25, 2016 in Germany.


Need High End Photography for Business? Details of Panasonic's Lumix GH5 Emerge

Half a billion Yahoo users hit by ‘biggest data breach in history'

Yahoo has confirmed that half a billion users may have had their data stolen in what has been described as the ‘biggest data breach in history’.
The company said it believes that the sensitive information – which includes names, email addresses, hashed passwords and phone numbers – was stolen from its network in late 2014 by a ‘state-sponsored actor’.


Half a billion Yahoo users hit by ‘biggest data breach in history'

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Watch Out! YouTube Calls On Users to Help Enforce Community Guidelines

YouTube is encouraging and “empowering” its users to “flag” content that does not meet the site’scommunity guidelines, while also offering more transparency on how its flagging feature works.
The video site’s renewed call on users to help enforce its community guidelines by flagging inappropriate content on the platform comes hot on the heels of YouTube’s apparent demonetization of some videos for content considered unfriendly to advertisers.


Watch Out! YouTube Calls On Users to Help Enforce Community Guidelines

Malware in Libya: African targeted attacks

This blog post describes details that we discovered during our analysis of malware that focuses on a specific country — Libya. The malware has existed since at least 2012, with threat actors using it for mass-spreading malware campaigns and for ongoing targeted attacks.
Despite the lack of sophistication of the technical details of the malware and its mechanisms for spreading, the threat actors have demonstrated ability to compromise governmental websites successfully. This, combined with its focus on a specific region, makes this threat interesting from the malware researchers’ perspective.


Malware in Libya: African targeted attacks

Phishing attacks: 5 simple ways you can protect yourself

As a report from the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) revealed earlier this year, there has been a notable rise in the number phishing attacks. It’s a widespread problem, posing a huge risk to individuals and organizations (there were, for example, more attacks in Q1 2016 than in any other quarter in history).
Needless to say, it’s something we all need to be aware of, as these types of attacks are not going to go away anytime soon. But worry not, as our Top 5 guide will help keep these criminals at bay.


Phishing attacks: 5 simple ways you can protect yourself

Solutions - 40VIN, 2.1A Rail-to-Rail LDO+ Now Offered in High Temp, 150°C H-Grade in TSSOP Package

MILPITAS, CA – September 22, 2016 – Linear Technology Corporation announces a new higher temperature “H-grade” version of the LT3086 in the TSSOP package. The LT3086 is part of Linear’s feature-rich LDO+™ family, offering significant functionality previously unavailable in linear regulators. The 40V, 2.1A low dropout linear regulator (LDO) includes current monitoring with externally settable current limit and temperature monitoring with external control of thermal limit temperature. The device includes a programmable power good status flag, cable drop compensation and easy paralleling. The current reference in the LT308x LDO family provides regulation, independent of output voltage.



Solutions - 40VIN, 2.1A Rail-to-Rail LDO+ Now Offered in High Temp, 150°C H-Grade in TSSOP Package

Why Angels Like Software Startups

Angel investors love software companies.
Since 2002, when the Center for Venture Research at the University of New Hampshire first reported the results of its annual survey of angel investment activity, software has been the number one industry sector for angel investments in every year.


Why Angels Like Software Startups

Your Business Could Be Missing Big Opportunities in Search Advertising, Report Says

The only constant in search advertising is change. The loss of right side ads. More and much larger ads above the organic search results. Exciting new ad targeting options. And so much more.
With that in mind, and in honor of our recent Grader milestones — the Grader has now been run over 1 MILLION times! — I set out to look at fresh data to get a sense for what if anything is changing in terms of the overall AdWords ecosystem.


Your Business Could Be Missing Big Opportunities in Search Advertising, Report Says

How To Get Old Content Ranking Better

Do you ever look at a piece of content and feel a sad swell of nostalgia? It did so well back then, when it was first published.
Maybe it even hit viral status. But the ravages of time did their dirty work, and before you know it the traffic has dropped off to nothing.


How To Get Old Content Ranking Better

Tesla Model S hacked from 12 miles away

A team of researchers was able to hack the controls of a Tesla Model S – adjusting the mirrors, locks and, even from a distance of 12 miles, slamming on the brakes.
The Chinese security researchers from Keen Security Labs alerted Tesla to the vulnerability just over a week ago, and the electric vehicle manufacturer moved quickly to patch the flaw.


Tesla Model S hacked from 12 miles away

Avnet and Arizona State University Seek Nation’s Next Technology Entrepreneurs

PHOENIX – Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a leading global technology distributor, in partnership with Arizona State University (ASU) and its Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, are now accepting applications for the next class of entrepreneurs for the Avnet Innovation Lab. Launched in May 2016, the lab was created to spur economic growth and help aspiring technology entrepreneurs accelerate their ideas and take their inventions to the next level. Applications for the next Avnet Innovation Lab will be accepted through November 14, 2016 and are accessible at Avnet Innovation Lab.



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Weebly 4 Brings Websites, eCommerce, Email Marketing Together to Focus on Business Growth

DIY website builder Weebly today announced a new version of its platform, Weebly 4, that expands the focus beyond websites and ecommerce and adds a marketing element: email.
Weebly 4 builds on the previous version, Carbon, by pairing the ecommerce engine with email marketing that creates campaigns on the fly based on customer actions. It also segments customers into groups automatically, to improve targeting.


Weebly 4 Brings Websites, eCommerce, Email Marketing Together to Focus on Business Growth

How Threat Awareness is Different from Threat Intelligence

There is an increasing interest by a wide range of organizations to acquire access to external threat intelligence or feeds.  While this is potentially a good thing, it needs to be seen within the context of what an organization can actually do with such information once acquired. 



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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

10 Features of Apple’s iOS 10 Small Businesses Need to Know About

The new iOS 10 by Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has been described by the company as its biggest release yet, and as an operating system with more personal, powerful and playful features. The good thing for small business owners is that the new features would seem to drastically enhance the way you can run your business on your iPhone or iPad.
Whether you are using the new iPhone 7 or many of the previous versions also supported by iOS 10, there are some new features that will make you more productive, the company says.


10 Features of Apple’s iOS 10 Small Businesses Need to Know About

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SwiftKey’s Mobile Keyboard Is Way Ahead of You Already

Typing on smartphones or even tablets is doable, but not that enjoyable. The size of the devices as well as the limitations of the technology are some of the challenges. The creators of the SwiftKey Keyboard app have managed to make the process better, the company says, for hassle-free typing.
Although teens and younger demographics can get away with mistakes when they type on mobile devices, for business users it is not an option. And with autocorrect features inserting words that have left the recipient of a text message scratching their head and questioning the sanity of the person that sent it, SwiftKey decided to create a more intelligent system.


SwiftKey’s Mobile Keyboard Is Way Ahead of You Already