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Cisco Jasper package manages everything enterprise mobile

Cisco today announced an enterprise management package designed to help users monitor and control the data usage operation of the tons of mobile devices in their networks.Cisco Jasper’s Control Center for Mobile Enterprise is an extension of Jasper’s overarching Control Center IoT service platform, now directed at letting enterprise customers turn up services more quickly, and since it ultimately will be integrated directly into service provider networks will allow for real-time usage data, automated cost control and what Jasper calls “enterprise-grade self-serve management of mobile services and assets.”[ Android is now ready for real usage in the enterprise. Read InfoWorld's in-depth guide on how to make Android a serious part of your business. | Get the best office suite and the 38 best business-worthy apps for your Android device. ] Like Control Center for IoT, Cisco Jasper’s Mobile Enterprise features are delivered through a service provider and in for now only Canadian telco Telus offers the plan.

Cisco Jasper says others will soon follow, but a timetable remains open.

The company has 50 service providers offering Control Center services worldwide.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

From Shamoon to StoneDrill

Beginning in November 2016, Kaspersky Lab observed a new wave of wiper attacks directed at multiple targets in the Middle East.

The malware used in the new attacks was a variant of the infamous Shamoon worm that targeted Saudi Aramco and Rasgas back in 2012.

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Is Mirai Really as Black as It’s Being Painted?

The Mirai botnet, which is made up of IoT devices and which was involved in DDoS attacks whose scale broke all possible records, causing denial of service across an entire region, has been extensively covered by the mass media. Given that the botnet’s source code has been made publicly available and that the Internet of Things trend is on the rise, no decline in IoT botnet activity should be expected in the near future. To put this in perspective, recall the year 2012, when the source code of the Zeus banker Trojan was made publicly available. A huge number of modifications of the Trojan appeared as a result of this, many of which are still active and rank among the most widespread financial malware. Similarly, the recent leak is likely to result in the emergence of Mirai modifications, created by cybercriminals and based on the source code that was made public. The botnet remains active. We carried out an analysis of its activity to find out how Mirai operates, what objectives its owners are pursuing and, most importantly, what needs to be done to avoid becoming part of the botnet in the future. How Mirai Works Based on the botnet’s source code that was published on a user forum, Mirai consists of the following components: a command-and-control center (C&C) that contains a MySQL database of all infected IoT devices (bots) and sends commands to intermediate command distribution servers; a Scan Receiver component that collects the results of each bot’s operation and forwards them to the component that downloads the bot onto vulnerable devices (the Distributor); a downloader component, which delivers the bot’s binary file to a vulnerable device (using the wget and tftp utilities – but if they are not present in the system, it uses its own proprietary downloader); a bot, which, after being launched on an infected device, connects to the command-and-control center, scans an IP range (SYN scanning) for vulnerable IoT devices and sends the scan results to the Scan Receiver component in order for further malicious code to be subsequently downloaded to the device. An important feature of the way the Mirai botnet scans devices is that the bot uses a login and password dictionary when trying to connect to a device. The author of the original Mirai included a relatively small list of logins and passwords for connecting to different devices. However, we have seen a significant expansion of the login and password list since then, achieved by including default logins and passwords for a variety of IoT devices, which means that multiple modifications of the bot now exist. List of logins and passwords used by the original Mirai in its search for vulnerable IoT devices However, this is by no means all the Mirai botnet can tell us about itself. Analysis of the Botnet’s Activity All you need to do to evaluate the Mirai botnet’s current activity is to deploy a server with an open telnet port somewhere on the Internet and analyze connection attempts made by different bots. For example, we detected the first attempts to connect to our telnet port, by several different hosts, within three minutes of putting our experimental server online. Two facts indicate that these connections are made by bots of the original Mirai or its modifications (i.e., by infected devices): the accounts used by the bots in their attempts to establish a connection are found on the original botnet’s brute force word list; an analysis of connection sources has shown that infected hosts that perform scanning are in most cases IoT devices (cameras and routers of different manufacturers). Connection attempts by infected Mirai workstations in search of IoT devices using default passwords Here is a list of login and password pairs most often used by Mirai bots in connection attempts: “Login:password” combinations 1 admin : admin 2 root : xc3511 3 root : vizxv 4 root : juantech 5 root : default 6 admin : admin1234 7 root : password 8 root : root 9 root : xmhdipc 10 admin : smcadmin If you ignore trivial combinations like “root:root” or “admin:admin”, you can get a good idea of which equipment the botnet is looking for. For example, the pairs “root:xc3511” and “root:vizxv” are default accounts for IP cameras made by rather large Chinese manufacturers. Admin panel for managing an IP camera that is part of the botnet As for the activity of the botnet itself, you can analyze the number of login attempts over 24 hours and see for yourself. On December 13, 2016 we recorded 5,553 attempts by Mirai bots to connect to our server, while 10 days before that, on December 3, 2016, we recorded 8,689 connection attempts. Does this mean that the botnet is losing power? Reduced activity related to searching for new potential bots might certainly be an indication that the rate at which Mirai is infecting new devices is falling, but it is too early to draw any conclusions. How to Avoid Becoming Part of the Mirai Botnet We recommend the following measures to prevent your devices from being included in the Mirai botnet: Change the default account parameters on each of your devices. Account passwords should be at least 8 characters long and include digits, upper-case letters and special characters. On each device, install the latest updates provided by the manufacturer. It is a good idea to block all potential entry points to the operating system on your devices (telnet/SSH/web panel, etc.) from being accessed over the Internet. More details about the Mirai botnet are available to Kaspersky Intelligence Services reports’ subscribers. For more information, email intelreports@kaspersky.com

Download iOS 10.0 – iOS 10.2.1 Information

iOS 10.2  iOS 10.2 introduces new features including the TV app (US Only), a new and unified experience for accessing your TV shows and movies across multiple video apps.

Emoji have been beautifully redesigned to reveal even more detail and over 100 new emoji have been added including new faces, food, animals, sports, and professions.

This update also includes stability improvements and bug fixes.   TV Use Up Next to see the movies and shows you’re currently watching and pick up where you left off Get recommendations for new movies and TV shows in Watch Now  Discover new apps and the latest iTunes releases in the Store  Access the Library for your iTunes purchases and rentals   Emoji Beautifully redesigned emoji that reveal even more detail Over 100 new emoji including new faces, food, animals, sports, and professions   Photos Improves stabilization and delivers faster frame rate for Live Photos Improves accuracy of groupings of similar photos of the same person in the People album Fixes an issue where Memories might generate a memory from photos of screenshots, whiteboards or receipts Fixes an issue where the camera would stay zoomed in after switching back from the Camera Roll on iPhone 7 Plus Additional support for RAW digital cameras   Messages Adds new love and celebration full screen effects in Messages Fixes an issue that sometimes prevented the keyboard from displaying in Messages   Music Swipe up the Now Playing screen to more easily access Shuffle, Repeat and Up Next Choose how to sort Playlists, Albums, and Songs in Library   News Stories you’ve saved for later now appear in the new Saved section The best paid stories from channels you subscribe to will now appear in a dedicated section in For You It’s now easier than ever to get to the next story, just swipe left or tap Next Story while reading   Mail Fixes an issue that caused the Move sheet to persist after filing a Mail message Addresses an issue with long press activating copy and paste in Mail Fixes an issue in which the wrong message would be selected after deleting a Mail conversation   Accessibility Adds BraillePen14 support to VoiceOver Fixes an issue where the braille table could switch unexpectedly with VoiceOver Fixes an issue where sometimes Siri enhanced voices were unavailable to VoiceOver Fixes an issue where VoiceOver users could not re-order items in lists Fixes an issue where Switch Control was sometimes unable to delete Voicemails   Other improvements and fixes Adds notification support for HomeKit accessories including window coverings, occupancy, motion, door/window, smoke, carbon monoxide, and water leak sensors Adds notification support for HomeKit accessories when software updates are available to HomeKit accessories  Improves Bluetooth performance and connectivity with 3rd party accessories Fixes an issue that could cause FaceTime participants to appear out of focus Fixes an issue that could cause FaceTime calls to appear with incorrect aspect ratio and orientation Fixes an issue that prevented some Visual Voicemail from completing playback Fixes a Safari Reader issue that could cause articles to open as empty pages Fixes an issue that could cause Safari to quit unexpectedly after marking an item as read in Reading List   For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/HT201222 iOS 10.1.1 This update fixes bugs including an issue where Health data could not be viewed for some users. For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website:  https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222 iOS 10.1 This update includes Portrait Camera for iPhone 7 Plus (beta), transit directions for Japan, stability improvements and bug fixes. Camera and Photos Introduces Portrait Camera for iPhone 7 Plus that creates a depth effect that keeps your subject sharp while creating a beautifully blurred background (beta) People names in the Photos app are saved in iCloud backups Improved the display of wide color gamut photos in the grid views of the Photos app Fixes an issue where opening the Camera app would show a blurred or flashing screen for some users Fixes an issue that caused Photos to quit for some users when turning on iCloud Photo Library Maps Transit support for every major train, subway, ferry, and national bus line, as well as local bus systems for Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya Sign-based transit navigation including layouts of all underground structures and walkways that connect large transit stations Transit fare comparison when viewing alternative transit routes Messages New option to replay bubble and full screen effects Messages effects can play with Reduce Motion enabled Fixes an issue that could lead to contact names appearing incorrectly in Messages Addresses an issue where Messages could open to a white screen Addresses an issue that could prevent the report junk option from displaying with unknown senders Fixes an issue where videos captured and sent in the Messages app could be missing audio Apple Watch Adds distance and average pace to workout summaries in the Activity app for outdoor wheelchair run pace and outdoor wheelchair walk pace Fixes issues that may have prevented Music playlists from syncing to Apple Watch Addresses an issue that was preventing invitations and data to appear in Activity Sharing Fixes an issue that was allowing Activity Sharing to update over cellular when manually disabled Resolves an issue that was causing some third-party apps to crash when inputting text Other improvements and fixes Improves Bluetooth connectivity with 3rd party accessories Improves AirPlay Mirroring performance when waking a device from sleep Fixes an issue where playback would not work for iTunes purchased content when the “Show iTunes Purchases” setting is turned off Fixes an issue where certain selfie apps and face filters used with the FaceTime HD Camera on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus did not display a live preview Fixes an issue in Health where individual strokes are converted to separate characters when using the Chinese handwriting keyboard Improves performance of sharing websites from Safari to Messages Fixes an issue in Safari that caused web previews in tab view to not display correctly Fixes an issue that caused certain Mail messages to be reformatted with very small text Fixes an issue that caused some HTML email to be formatted incorrectly Fixes an issue that in some cases caused the search field to disappear in Mail Fixes an issue that could prevent Today View Widgets from updating when launched Fixes an issue where Weather widget sometimes failed to load data Fixes an issue on iPhone 7 where Home Button click settings would not appear in search results Fixes an issue that prevented spam alert extensions from blocking calls Resolves an issue that could prevent alarm sounds from going off Fixes an issue where audio playback via Bluetooth would cause the Taptic engine to stop providing feedback for some users Resolves an issue preventing some users from restoring from iCloud Backup For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/HT201222 iOS 10.0.3 iOS 10.0.3 fixes bugs including an issue where some users could temporarily lose cellular connectivity.  For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222     iOS 10.0.2 iOS 10.0.2 fixes bugs and improves the stability of your iPhone or iPad.

This update:   Addresses an issue that could prevent headphone audio controls from temporarily not working Resolves an issue that caused Photos to quit for some users when turning on iCloud Photo Library Fixes an issue that prevented enabling some app extensions   For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222   iOS 10.0 - iOS 10.0.1 Messages Expressive Messaging Bubble effects let you send messages loudly, gently, slam or with invisible ink Full-screen effects to celebrate special moments Tapback for quick replies to messages, links, and photos Handwritten messages animate like ink on paper Digital Touch lets you send sketches, taps, and heartbeats Tap to replace can emojify your text with just a tap Rich links show a preview of web pages you share iMessage apps New App Store for iMessage Use the power of apps in Messages to share and collaborate with friends Download stickers to send and place on text bubbles and photos   Siri Siri now works with the following types of apps Messaging apps to send, search and read back text messages VoIP apps to place phone calls Photos apps to search for images and photos Ride service apps to book rides Payment apps to make personal payments Fitness apps to start, stop, and pause workouts CarPlay automaker apps to adjust climate, radio, seat, and personal settings   Maps All new look Proactive suggestions for places you’re likely to go next, based on your routine or appointments in Calendar Improved search with new callout design, clustered results and category filters Home, work, favorite locations, and locations from upcoming Calendar events are displayed on the map Displays where your car is parked via CarPlay or Bluetooth Weather for the currently viewed area Extensions Make a reservation within Maps using extensions from participating reservations apps Book a ride to a destination within Maps using extensions from participating ride service apps Turn-by-turn navigation improvements Search along route for gas stations, food, and coffee shops Automatic view adjustment of the road ahead Use pan and zoom during navigation Option to avoid tolls and highways   Photos Advanced face recognition designed with deep learning to automatically group similar faces together Object and scene recognition to intelligently search for photos by what’s in them using advanced computer vision that scans your library locally on device Places album to see all your photos, videos and Live Photos on a map Memories Intelligently highlights forgotten events, trips, and people, and presents them in a beautiful collection Memory movies automatically edited with theme music, titles, and cinematic transitions Related memories make it easy to rediscover even more photos in your collection, based on location, time, people, scenes and objects Easily share with family and friends Brilliance control applies region-specific adjustments to brightness, highlights and contrast   Home New Home app to securely manage and control HomeKit enabled accessories Scenes to control groups of accessories with just a tap Rich Notifications with quick actions to control accessories Optionally share home access with family and friends Remote access and automation of accessories with Apple TV or iPad   Apple Music An all-new design for Apple Music brings greater clarity and simplicity to every aspect of the experience Navigate your Library with an improved menu and see all of the Downloaded Music that you can play on your device while offline See recommendations in For You that highlight mixes, playlists, albums, and Connect posts—selected for you based on the music and artists you love Visit Browse to more easily see exclusive releases, find curated playlists, and discover the most important new releases—picked by our editors each week Listen to Radio more easily—clearly see what’s live on Beats 1, hear your favorite shows on-demand, or choose a curated station for any genre of music Play music with an improved Now Playing experience—swipe up to view available lyrics and quickly see or edit songs that are coming up next   Apple News An all-new design in For You adds bold typography, vibrant color, and distinct sections that make it easier to find stories on specific topics See the most important stories of the day within Top Stories—updated by our editors throughout the day Find the most popular stories right now within Trending Stories—selected based on what others are reading See all of your stories grouped into easy-to-understand sections on the topics you follow or read Discover the best and most interesting stories of the week within Featured Stories—selected by our editors Share stories more easily—just tap the icon on any story to send it to a friend right from For You Receive breaking news notifications from some of your most trusted sources Subscribe to your favorite magazines and newspapers directly in News New personalized Today View widget lets you keep up with the latest stories throughout the day   Experience Raise to Wake automatically wakes the screen as you raise your iPhone Rich notifications that support real time information, audio, photos and videos Today view is redesigned and supports all new widgets for apps like Weather, Up Next, Maps, Stocks and more Control Center is redesigned with easier to access controls including dedicated cards for music playback and Home Expanded use of 3D Touch Lock screen notifications to support an expanded view and access to quick actions New quick actions for built in apps like Weather, Stocks, Reminders, Health, Home, FaceTime, iCloud Drive and Settings Home Screen widgets Control Center for access to quick actions for Flashlight, Timer, Calculator and Camera Clear all in Notification Center   QuickType New emoji, including gender diverse options to existing characters, single parent family variations, rainbow flag and beautiful redesigns of popular emoji Contextual predictions for current location, recent addresses, contact information and calendar availability using deep neural network technology Emoji predictions Calendar events are intelligently populated using deep learning technology with information from your conversations in Mail and Messages Multi-lingual typing now lets you type in two languages at once without having to switch keyboards Rest & Type on iPad intelligently adapts to your unique typing patterns Predictive typing now uses deep neural network technology for greater prediction accuracy   Phone Voicemail transcription (beta) Spam call alerts with spam call identification apps Support for third party VoIP apps receiving calls on the Lock screen, including support for Call Waiting, Mute and Do Not Disturb   Other improvements Apple Pay in Safari View two pages at once using Split View in Safari on iPad Notes collaboration lets you invite people to work on your notes together Markup support in Messages, Photos and PDFs stored in Notes Bedtime Alarm in the Clock app lets you set a regular sleep schedule and receive bedtime reminders Health adds support for health records and organ donation (US Only) Stabilization support for Live Photos for improved camera capture Live Filters support when capturing Live Photos iCloud Drive now supports Desktop and Documents folders from macOS Live search results in Spotlight for Chinese and Japanese Siri support for Spanish (Chile), Chinese (Cantonese - China), English (Ireland), English (South Africa) Ling Wai and Kaiti Black document fonts for Chinese Yu Kyokasho and Toppan Bunkyu fonts for Japanese New definition dictionaries in Traditional Chinese and Danish and bilingual dictionaries in Dutch and Italian New keyboard for Spanish (Latin America)   Accessibility Magnifier now uses the camera on your iPhone or iPad like a digital magnifying glass for real-life objects New range of display color filters to support different forms of color blindness or other vision challenges VoiceOver adds a Pronunciation Editor to customize the way words are pronounced, additional voices, and support for multiple audio sources Additional text highlighting options in Speak Screen and Speak Selection, as well as the ability to speak keyboard letters and predictive typing suggestions to support multi-modal learning Switch control now lets you control iOS, macOS and tvOS all from the same iPhone or iPad, so you don’t need to configure switches for the secondary device Software TTY allows you to place and receive TTY calls without the need for traditional hardware teletypewriter accessories Some features may not be available for all countries or all areas, for more information visit:    http://www.apple.com/ios/feature-availability and http://www.apple.com/ios/whats-new For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website:       http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

Download watchOS 3.0 -3.1.3 Information

Languages Download icon watchOS 3.1.3  This update includes improvements and bug fixes. For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222 watchOS 3.1.1  This update includes improvements and bug fixes. Fixes an issue that could prevent contact names from appearing in the Messages app and notifications Fixes an issue that could impact ability to respond to notifications Resolves an issue where the Stocks complication may not update on the watch face Fixes an issue that may prevent the Activity rings from displaying on the Activity watch faces Fixes an issue that prevented the dials on an analog watch face from appearing after changing the temperature unit in the Weather app Resolves an issue that could cause the Maps app to stay launched after navigation has ended Resolves an issue where the incorrect date could be displayed in the Calendar app month view For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222 watchOS 3.1 This update includes improvements and bug fixes. New option to replay bubble and full screen effects in Messages Messages effects can play with Reduce Motion enabled Fixes an issue that could cause the notification for Timer complete to be delivered twice Resolves an issue that could prevent Apple Watch Series 2 from fully charging Resolves an issue where Activity rings may disappear from the watch face Fixes an issue that prevented Force Touch options from appearing in some third-party apps For information on the security content of Apple software updates, please visit this website: https://support.apple.com/kb/HT201222 watchOS 3.0 This update includes support for pairing multiple watches to one iPhone, Maps improvements and new language support.

This release also includes additional improvements and bug fixes. Performance and Navigation Press the side button to access your favorite apps in the Dock Apps in the Dock launch instantly with already updated information Add up to 10 apps in the Dock, control music from Now Playing or launch your most recently used app Swipe edge-to-edge to quickly switch your watch face Swipe up from the bottom of your watch face to access important settings in Control Center Watch faces New Minnie Mouse, Activity, and Numerals watch faces Complications now available on Photo, Photo Album, Timelapse, and Motion New complications including Workout, Music, and Messages New Face Gallery in the Apple Watch app on iPhone to add and customize watch faces Discover and add third party complications in the Face Gallery Activity Ability to share and compare your Activity rings Rank alphabetically, or by progress towards Move goal, Exercise goal, steps or today’s workouts Automatic notifications when a friend completes their rings, finishes a workout, or earns an achievement Customized smart replies for encouragement or smack talk New Sharing tab in the Activity app on iPhone to view history Workout Quick Start for most commonly used workouts Multiple metric view, customizable for each workout type New gestures for pause, resume, and marking segments Labels for “Other” workouts to keep track of Yoga, Pilates, Cross Training, and more Auto-pause for running workouts Siri support for pause, resume, and end workouts Route maps with speed indicators for outdoor workouts Wheelchair use Activity rings optimized for wheelchair users Accounts for varying speeds, terrains, and pushing techniques Pushes contribute to all-day calorie goals Time to roll notification and roll ring New Outdoor Run Pace and Outdoor Walk Pace workouts Breathe New Breathe app to take a moment in your day for short deep breathing sessions Calming visualization and haptic cues guide you while you inhale and exhale Adjust session length and breaths per minute Summary upon completion including heart rate Time to breathe reminders Weekly summary Communication Expressive Messaging Full-screen effects to celebrate special moments Tapback for quick replies to messages, links, and photos Handwritten messages animate like ink on paper Send recent built-in or third-party stickers View secret messages with invisible ink Scribble Write words on the display and Apple Watch will convert the handwriting to text Use the Digital Crown to scroll through predicted options Available in English (US), Traditional Chinese, and Simplified Chinese Reply options available in the Messages and Mail notification, including Digital Touch, emoji, and smart replies New emoji, including gender diverse options to existing characters, single parent family variations, rainbow flag, and redesigns of popular emoji Emergency SOS Press and continue to hold the side button to call emergency services Automatically notify SOS contacts and share your location Display your Medical ID with information about medications, allergies, and medical conditions Adjusts the emergency number to your current location Home New Home app to control HomeKit enabled accessories Enable scenes created on your iPhone to control groups of accessories with just a tap Control favorite accessories from your wrist, even remotely with Apple TV or iPad Support for IP cameras to see live video in rich notifications and accessory controls Other improvements New Reminders app for managing scheduled reminders, grocery lists, and more New Find My Friends app for viewing location of friends and family Pay with Apple Pay within third party apps Delete events and switch calendars in Calendar app Support for FaceTime Audio calls directly from Apple Watch Search for Settings in Apple Watch app on iPhone Camera app controls for Flash, Live Photos, HDR, Zoom, Burst, and Front or Rear facing Siri support for Spanish (Chile), Chinese (Cantonese - China), English (Ireland), English (South Africa) Some features may not be available for all countries or all areas. For information on the security content of this update, please visit this website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

Ex-Citibank IT bloke wiped bank’s core routers, will now spend 21...

Performance review sparks deletion, 110 offices knackered A former employee of Citibank has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for crippling the bank's internal network. Lennon Ray Brown was given the nearly two-year jail term – along with a $77,000 fine – by a Northern Texas District Court this week after he pleaded guilty to one count of intentional damage to a computer. Brown, 38, admitted that on December 23, 2013, he issued commands to wipe the configuration files on 10 core routers within Citibank's internal network. The resulting outage hit both network and phone access to 110 branches nationwide – about 90 per cent of all Citibank branch offices. Brown had been working at Citibank's Irving, Texas, corporate office since 2012, first as a contractor and later as a staff employee, when he was called in by a manager and reprimanded for poor performance. At that point, the US Department of Justice said, Brown uploaded a series of commands to Citibank's Global Control Center routers, deleting the config files for nine of the routers and causing traffic to be re-routed through a set of backup routers.

Court documents show that while there was not a complete outage, the re-routing led to "congestion" on the network and at the branch offices. Brown said the following in a text message to a coworker shortly after the incident: They was firing me.
I just beat them to it. Nothing personal, the upper management need to see what they guys on the floor is capable of doing when they keep getting mistreated.
I took one for the team. Sorry if I made my peers look bad, but sometimes it take something like what I did to wake the upper management up. Brown admitted the intentional damage charge in February. ® Sponsored: Global DDoS threat landscape report