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Flexible Working is the Path Forward – Maintel Study

64 per cent of remote workers don’t feel micromanaged73 per cent believe their company has a good flexible work policy 58 per cent would spend less time in an office environmentLondon, 26 April 2017: Maintel, the fast-growing provider of managed communications services, today announced the results of a study on flexible working preferences in the UK.

The study polled 1,000 employed adults in the UK, ages 18 and over.

The study revealed that today’s multi-generational... Source: RealWire

AT&T/Time Warner merger is one step closer to government approval

Time Warner sells a TV station to avoid public interest review of AT&T deal.

VU#921560: Microsoft OLE URL Moniker improperly handles remotely-linked HTA data

Microsoft OLE uses the URL Moniker to open application data based on the server-provided MIME type,which can allow an unauthenticated remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.

Confirmit Compass Guides Companies Along the Path of VoC Maturity

Company expands customer experience methodology with innovative five-part framework to help businesses map out Voice of the Customer (VoC) programme evolutionLondon, UK and Oslo, Norway and New York, NY – 5 April, 2017 – Confirmit, the leading global customer experience solutions provider for Customer Experience, Voice of the Employee, and Market Research, today launches Confirmit Compass™, a comprehensive, five-stage VoC maturity model.

Confirmit Compass is designed to advance the overall goals of effective customer experience... Source: RealWire

IDG Contributor Network: How to work with FileSystemWatcher in C#

The FileSystemWatcher class in the System.IO namespace can be used to monitor changes to the file system.
It watches a file or a directory in your system for changes and triggers events when changes occur.In order for the FileSystemWatcher to work, ...

C++ toolkit helps shorten the path to AI apps

Hoping to spread development of artificial intelligence applications, neural network platform builder Neurala is offering a toolkit that uses C++ for building AI applications. The Neurala Developers Program includes C++ APIs, testing tools, code sa...

The path to cloud success goes through your data

Last week, Google showcased its enterprise cloud offerings at the Google Cloud Next conference, trying to show it could meet the needs of businesses, not only schools and small companies.

The underlying pattern I saw in Google’s presentations was data.Increasingly, I see the same focus on data among all cloud providers.
It’s not Google alone that understands the need for data.

Data should also be your IT organization’s measure of success in the cloud.
I often look at the state of the data to determine success or failure of an enterprise that’s moving—or has moved—to the cloud.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Magnetic storage reaches the atomic level

The magnetic field of a single atom is read and written, but it's not very stable.

VU#168699: dotCMS contains multiple vulnerabilities

The dotCMS administration panel is vulnerable to cross-site request forgery,and the"Push Publishing"feature in Enterprise Pro is vulnerable to path traversal and arbitrary file upload. dotCMS versions 3.7.1 and earlier are affected.

The future of solar power technology is bright

From photovoltaic paint to thermal fuel, we peek at a future beyond today's solar cells.

RiskIQ Offers Security Analysts Free Cyberthreat Hunter and Defender Tools with...

New RiskIQ Digital Threat Management Offering Promotes Collaboration Among the Security Analyst CommunityLONDON, UK – February 13, 2017 – Recognising the power of team collaboration and online communities, RiskIQ, the leader in digital threat management, today launched a Community Edition of its RiskIQ PassiveTotal® and RiskIQ™ Digital Footprint products at no cost to security analysts. Fast and simple registration sets cyberthreat hunters and defenders on the path to superior discovery, investigation and research of threats,... Source: RealWire

Furby Rickroll demo: what fresh hell is this?

Toy-makers, please quit this rubbish, you're NO GOOD at security Here's your future botnet, world: connected kids toys that will Rickroll their owners while hosing big servers and guessing the nuclear codes. Hacker Jake Davis, once known as "Topiary" of LulzSec, has pulled apart the Bluetooth variant that toy-maker Hasbro uses to update its "Furby" dolls with new content. The video below the fold is equal parts cute and scary, but as you can see from Davis' GitHub repo, he's well along the path to reverse-engineering Hasbro's Bluetooth. “Furby can be interacted with stand-alone or while connected to the Android / iOS App 'Furby Connect World', which takes full control of Furby's movement and speech and sends updates it pulls from Hasbro's servers at Amazon AWS.” He's already documented a decent amount of what goes on in a Furby's “brain” (two microcontrollers, a GeneralPlus chip that seems to handle movement, and a Nordic Semiconductor chip that runs Bluetooth Low Energy comms). Youtube Video His documentation list covers Furby Bluetooth; the two chips' commands and responses; Furby's action sequences; the app update mechanism; a list of possible names for Furby; and the DLC files that bring new content and firmware upgrades into Furbies' brains. With all that, you won't be surprised that he's also worked out how to flash a custom DLC, which is why Davis thought of botnets: A Furby that can be updated from "the app" is a Furby whose eyes will flash red and whose mouth will constantly sing Never Gonna Give You Up — Jake Davis (@DoubleJake) January 23, 2017 In his GitHub post, Davis notes that no Furbies were harmed in the making of the hack: he didn't want to peel it open, partly because a Furby isn't cheap. Here's a nice detail: if Davis' documentation is correct, the Furby Connect World app doesn't bother with niceties like HTTPS for its startup connection: “When first starting up, the Furby Connect World connects to a server http://fluff-gameupdates.s3.amazonaws.com/ and downloads in-game content, like the 3D models, background music and other sounds”. Later, stuff gets encrypted – but Davis notes, with a suitable proxy, that wasn't a problem. Since Davis still has a few items on his to-do list, including working the structure of the DLC files, there's still plenty of fun to be had for tinkerers. ® Sponsored: Customer Identity and Access Management