This is the first in a series of three articles and videos featuring Tom Corn, SVP of security products, discussing the present and future of cybersecurity.There may be no closer analogy today to the Myth of Sisyphus, in which the protagonist is condemned to repeatedly pushing a boulder up a mountain, than current global spending on cybersecurity.Cybersecurity Ventures, a leading cyber economy research firm, predicts that more than $1 trillion will be spent worldwide on cybersecurity products and services over the next five years.Despite this massiveinvestment, however, the firm projects losses due to cyber crime will also rise—to $6 trillion over that same time frame.But according to Tom Corn, VMware’s senior vice president of security products, there is a solution.This solution, he says, requires organizations to “rethink how to prevent, detect, and respond to threats.”
A Californian school is going to be making big bucks when Snapchat parent company Snap goes public, thanks to a fortuitous early investment in the app.The Information's Alfred Lee and Tom Dotan report that Saint Francis High School stands to make "tens of millions" of dollars — if not even more.
If you want to make a Formula 1 car that can already top 200 mph go even faster, you don’t worry about pushing it forward as much as you worry about pushing it down.The sports engineers never stop tweaking the car’s wings and slots and vanes, aiming to increase downforce while minimizing drag.Throw in wider tires for better grip, and teams expect to cut lap times by up to five seconds and increase cornering speeds by up to 25 mph—fast enough that the FIA asked every track to upgrade its safety standards.The goal is to make races, which in recent years have largely been processionals behind reigning champs Mercedes, more exciting.Not everyone agrees the new rules will do that, but we’ll know soon enough.“You’ve got this bigger, more powerful beast around you,” says three-time champion Lewis Hamilton, who drives for Mercedes.
A software bug means private messages, password, and account details from some of the world's biggest sites have been exposed.Google security researchers found the bug in Cloudflare's software.Developers and security experts say Cloudflare isA major software bug means that passwords from the world's biggest sites, including Fitbit, OKCupid, and Uber have been
Some iPhone 6, 6s, 6 Plus and 6s Plus devices could basically go dark unexpectedly, forcing a user to have to plug them into an outlet to get them to power back on.Apple has been working on this very annoying bug and it says it has come up with a fix of sorts that should mitigate the problem on a majority of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s devices.The fix is actually already on your iPhone if you have installed iOS 10.2.1 — something that around 50 percent of iOS users have already done.After letting the fix simmer on customer devices, Apple now has statistics to share on how it has improved the issue, citing 80 percent reduction on iPhone 6s and 70 percent reduction on iPhone 6 devices.It s also important to note that there was a similar but different issue that had the same unexpected shutdown symptoms late last year that resulted in a battery recall of some devices.Here is the comment they provided to TechCrunch today:
Cloudflare revealed a serious bug in its software today that caused sensitive data like passwords, cookies, authentication tokens to spill in plaintext from its customers websites.However, the most severe leakage occurred between Feb. 13 and Feb. 18, when around 1 in every 3,300,000 HTTP requests to Cloudflare sites would have caused data to be exposed.Attackers could have accessed the data in real-time, or later through search engine caches.Cloudflare notes in its announcement of the issue that even at its peak, data only leaked in about 0.00003% of requests.It doesn t sound like much, but Cloudflare s massive customer base includes categories like dating websites and password managers, which host particularly sensitive data.He emphasized that not all of those leakages would have contained secret information.
The Internet of Things craze is well and truly upon us, and the latest manifestation of it comes in the form of a connected mousetrap that retails for $1,600Who knew getting rid of such a plebeian problem could be so … expensive?Of course, it doesn’t have to be, but if you want to rid your home of rodents the high-tech way, you’ll need to spend an impressive $1,600.It’s all thanks to a new connected mousetrap from Rentokil called the ResiConnect.It certainly does away with the more icky parts of pest control, but you’ll have to decide for yourself if it’s worth the hefty price tag.What differentiates the ResiConnect mousetrap from your run of the mill trap is its interconnectivity.
The facility, and the site, dominate the landscape, and reflect the enormity of World View s main goal, which is nothing short of carving out a brand new and unique market for commercial spaceflight operations.CEO and co-founder Jane Poynter explained in a press conference that World View is, at heart, a stratospheric flight and exploration company.This means that it sends gas-filled balloons to the very edge of space, complete with payloads that could include imaging and sensor suites.Yet it presents a considerable one, she says.Likewise, you could imagine positing a constellation of stratollites over high-risk fire areas, offering very early detection of wildfires via stationary observation on a sustained basis.These balloons are laid out on these long tables, which run to 1/10th of a mile at their longest.
A little hole opens in your heart as you watch your past fly away on a jet plane.Whether you’re glad to see it go or will miss the old days, this playlist helps you find the words to say goodbye.The playlist, curated by Spotify user Isaiah Rowley, features songs that help you let go from artists like Rob Thomas, Kelly Clarkson, Matchbox 20, and, of course, Adele.It’s probably best to keep a box of tissues nearby while you listen.Welcome to our Featured Playlist series.Each week, we’ll share a new themed playlist, embedded for your convenience!
Chileans Cristian Donoso and Exequiel Lira, along with Spaniard Roger Rovira returned to continental Chile this week after kayaking for 11 days around the islands in extreme weather conditions.The group had to deal with winds of more than 20 knots and waves over 16.5 feet in one of the most inhospitable and desolate parts of the planet.The expedition had no outside help of any kind, a constraint that forced the sportsmen to be self-sufficient and handle any difficulties that cropped up on their own.Each man carried two flares, two satellite telephones, a life jacket with radio, a knife, a whistle and all the items they would need during their expedition, including a tent, a small cooker and bags."We had to have all the necessary resources within the limited room in the kayaks.Nevertheless, you can never be 100 percent sure, so it's important to be very flexible and have lots of imagination to improvise solutions with limited means," Donoso said.
After long debate, you ve decided to outsource some of your development work in order to free up staff members or ease some of their workflow.All you need to do now is bring in skilled folks, people who understand not only the task before them, but can match your company s enthusiasm and goals.Like any hire, freelancers have a wide range of skill and commitment levels.So how do you sort out which person, or group of people, have the best abilities and attitudes for your project?experts offer up their best questions to ask freelance developers, or for an outsourced development shop, to find out.I pose a hypothetical issue we d like to fix, or feature we d like to build, and see how the developer or firm approaches making a solution.
If you want a Nintendo Switch at launch but don't have a pre-order yet, you may be out of luck.But just in case you like standing in lines and long shots, you'll have one more chance to pick the thing up when it launches on March 3rd: Gamestop just announced that physical locations would be receiving limited shipments for walk-in customers.According to the press release, your best chance is to show up at midnight:We have worked with Nintendo to do the best we can in ensuring walk-in customers who want the Switch are taken care of - and they will have a hard time finding consoles for walk-in customers anywhere else!In addition, we suggest to customers who want to take advantage of this to attend our midnight launch parties, as that will give them the best chance of securing one of these extra Switch consoles.Gamestop also announced that it will be selling bundles of the Switch and on its website for $429.99 starting at launch.
Powered by a deep learning model trained on more than 17 million manually reviewed reader comments provided by the New York Times, the model assigns a score to a given passage of text, rating it on a scale from 0 to 100% similar to statements that human reviewers have previously rated as “toxic.” What makes this new approach from Google so different than past approaches is that it largely focuses on language rather than ideas: for the most part you can express your thoughts freely and without fear of censorship as long as you express them clinically and clearly, while if you resort to emotional diatribes and name calling, regardless of what you talk about, you will be flagged.While the online world largely consists of the equivalent of private property where traditional legal rights like “free speech” do not exist, companies none-the-less want to allow their users as much freedom as possible to express themselves – if users feel a platform is censoring them, they will simply go elsewhere.Historically most attempts to address “hate speech” or “abusive speech” or “toxic speech” online have conflated the concept of ideas with the language used to express those ideas.The latter is what we most commonly talk about as “hateful speech” in which logic and reason drown beneath a sea of emotional attacks that bear no relation to the topic being discussed.If the argument centers strictly on factual information (how much sugar is in each, chemical sensitivities of the average human tongue to the ingredients of each drink, additives in each drink, the role of soft drinks in the human diet, etc.), the discussion takes on an informative and constructive tone in which the two sides may vehemently disagree with each other, but focus their efforts on the factual environment surrounding their mutual arguments.
A) The SCM World community’s experience suggests that first of all it’s necessary to break the hype.A great tip I heard once from a top supply chain executive was to be conscious of making the technology less scary.Amorphous, but real technologies like big data are potentially powerful, but their public image can be daunting.Q) Which technologies are most disruptive to the daily work of supply chain executives and why?First, because it applies to evolving the skill sets we use today.By observing and enhancing as-is realities of supply chain decision making, it will change work continually rather than promising a one-time step change.
There's a crafty new way hackers are trying to get inside your computer: By tricking you into installing a fake "missing font."The attack was detailed in a recent blog post by Mahmoud Al-Qudsi at Neosmart Technologies, and pretends to be a pop-up on Google Chrome in order to fool the would-be victim into installing malware onto the computer.
Many online retail businesses use one of three popular strategies to set product prices: cost-based, competitor-based, and value-based.Knowing something about the three most popular retail ecommerce pricing models might help you mix and match them to set prices for the products you sell.To calculate cost-based pricing, simply find the cost of the product and add some markup to create a profit margin.You want to make a profit of $10.50 on each shirt you sell, so you set the price at $25.00.This, of course, works for percentages too.Second, it is just as likely that your price could be too high, and you sell many fewer units of the product, resulting in less profit.
A warm blob of water lurking in the Pacific Ocean in 2014 and 2015 led to a spike in ozone levels across the western U.S., new research suggests.The blob of warm water, which sat about 310 miles off the Oregon coast, was linked to a high-pressure system in the atmosphere that resulted in warm, calm air and sunny skies across nearly a quarter of the country, said study co-author Dan Jaffe, an atmospheric scientist at the University of Washington Bothell.Those atmospheric conditions sped up the formation of ozone in the atmosphere, Jaffe added.(Ozone in the lower atmosphere is harmful to human health, while high in the atmosphere it forms a protective layer that shields the planet from harmful UV radiation.)The finding suggests that these ocean patterns don't just mess with sea life; their effects may also reach far inland, he said.[The World's 10 Most Polluted Places]
As hot as bike-sharing is becoming, it has also fallen into the center of a media storm this week.On Tuesday, China Central Television openly criticized the depositing system of the country s leading bike-sharing apps, Mobike and ofo, questioning whether the millions of RMB deposited by the app users might be at stake.Mobike saw its monthly active users MAUs at around 5 million in November last year, according to Chinese mobile app analytics firm App Annie.The total deposits of these MAUs are thought to reach as much as RMB 1.5 billion USD 217 million , as the company set the deposit rate at RMB 299 for each user.The company claimed so far that it has bank accounts exclusive for deposits, to ensure that deposits are secure and the money will not be used for other purposes.It promised that it would refund a deposit as soon the user required it, and the money will immediately be returned to the user via third-party payment channels.Ofo, Mobike s rival, claimed it had similar practices and said that the company has not used the deposits for any other purposes, Chinese news portal Sina reported on Wednesday.A Mobike user.Photo from Mobike.Firms in the sector have had access to a gigantic sum of money, as they mainly require deposits from RMB 99 to RMB 199.Deposits have become a major source of cash flow for the bike sharing sector.However, as a new form of business, the bike sharing industry is still unregulated.In the use of deposits, some bike sharing players say they save deposits in the bank and take the saving interests, while others said they save 30% of all deposits for potential risk and invest the rest into business expansion efforts like producing more bikes, according to Chinese tech media 36Kr.Users of bike sharing company Kala almost lost their deposits, as the company s investors early this month declared their intention of withdrawing their investment, effectively taking the first batch of user deposits.
LONDON — App-only bank Monzo is raising £22 million to launch its current account in the UK.Monzo has closed £19.5 million in Series B funding — the second injection of institutional money — and is planning to raise a further £2.5 million through crowdfunding.The £19.5 million has been raised from New York-based Thrive
Evan Blass a.k.a @evleaks was on fire last night and after leaking a black glossy teaser image of LG G6 and an official press render of the upcoming Huawei P10 model, he completed his… show off with a leaked specs sheet of the Galaxy S8 flagshig, scheduled to be unveiled by the end of March.Samsung Galaxy S8 – Official Specifications6.2-inch Super AMOLED displayQuad HD resolution 18:9 aspect ratio Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC4GB RAM/64GB ROMmicroSD slot12Mpixel dual camera8MPixel selfie camera4G LTE, IP68 certified chassisiris scanner, Samsung Pay, Samsung Knoxwireless chargingAndroid 7.0 NougatNote also that the Galaxy S8 model will be shipped with earphones tuned by AKG, a brand own by Harman that specializes in acoustics and headphones.In case you wonder about the specs of its younger sibling Galaxy S8 , it will have similar hardware, but it will pack a smaller 5.8 inch QUAD HD display.You can expect both phones to be unveiled on March 29 so we have a little over a month until that day.Share this:TweetMorePocketShare on TumblrEmailPrint