We recently bought a list of nearly 10K customers that fit the bill of my product.However, when I sent this out, Amazon using their email server service ie.Amazon SES , we had a bounce rate of 29.88% which is absolutely terrible.This has brought me to ask, what is more worthwhile for a tiny startup business that is running very lean, financially?We have tried adwords without great success, but we can rework our ads and experiment more to achieve a better result I am sure.But in your experience, are paid email lists a waste of time?
The point-of-sale cash register systems sold by Oracle appear to have been hit by Russian hackers known for breaking into banks and retailers, security blogger Brian Krebs reports.Oracle purchased the company that makes these systems, Micros, back in 2014 for $5.3 billion.Micros is known as one of the top three POS vendors in the world, Krebs reports, and when Oracle bought the company it said these systems were installed in over 330,000 places worldwide like restaurants, bars, retail sites, and hotels.The breach appears to have happened from within Oracle's customer support systems.Krebs writes:"Oracle s MICROS customer support portal was seen communicating with a server known to be used by the Carbanak Gang.Carbanak is part of a Russian cybercrime syndicate that is suspected of stealing more than $1 billion from banks, retailers and hospitality firms over the past several years.
After writing no fewer than 17 posts in the past few weeks about our globe's newest craze, I have some sad news to report to you all: Pokémon Go is a bad, bad game.But mostly it s for your own good.Let me shout the ways:Many things have stood between Pokémon Go players and this elusive quality called fun since the game s release just over a month ago.Initially it was a total lack of in-game direction or tutorial, followed by server issues, hacks, and app crashes, all of which caused players to lose out on catches or waste valuable items.Players also realise this supposedly casual game is also hiding key information from them, requiring a massive crowdsourcing project and the work of some blackhat hackers to figure out.
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After writing no fewer than 17 posts in the past few weeks about our globe's newest craze, I have some sad news to report to you all: Pokémon Go is a bad, bad game.But mostly it s for your own good.Let me shout the ways:Many things have stood between Pokémon Go players and this elusive quality called fun since the game s release just over a month ago.Initially it was a total lack of in-game direction or tutorial, followed by server issues, hacks, and app crashes, all of which caused players to lose out on catches or waste valuable items.Players also realise this supposedly casual game is also hiding key information from them, requiring a massive crowdsourcing project and the work of some blackhat hackers to figure out.
The SSDs and DIMMs will work with standard storage and memory interfaces3D XPoint is the technology behind Optane products.Intel's lightning-fast Optane SSDs and memory won't be limited to PCs featuring the company's own chips, but could work with PCs based on AMD processors as well.Intel wants to make adoption of Optane easy for makers of PCs and servers regardless of the chips they use, said Rob Crooke, senior vice president and general manager of the company's Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group, in an interview.Optane is a brand name for a new class of storage and memory that could make PCs significantly faster.It is based on a technology called 3D XPoint, which Intel claims can be 10 times faster than flash storage and DRAM.
On the one hand, Facebook doesn t want people feeling super creeped out when they use its site or apps, so now it s giving them a new way to control what data brands can use to target them with ads.But on the other hand it wants to ensure it makes money from the people who use its site or apps for free, so it s not going to let them use it without seeing ads.On Tuesday Facebook announced that it s come up with a way to thwart ad blockers and show ads to people who visit its desktop sites with ad blockers enabled.Even though Facebook s ad business is 84% mobile at this point, it still made $998.2 million from desktop ads in the second quarter of 2016, so today s move is as much about protecting its money as supporting the wider digital media industry s fight against ad blocking.A Facebook spokesperson wasn t immediately able to answer questions about how Facebook is able to override these ad blockers, whether it will be able to do so for mobile web ad blockers and if Facebook has ever paid ad blockers to not block its ads.Right now there isn t a way to block ads within Facebook s mobile app or at least not one that doesn t reroute a device s internet connection to a third-party server .
Google has removed two Google-related elements from the Play Store, specifically 1 -button and the department that shows what people in even circles installed applications.When we opened the Play Store on a OnePlus 3 where both functions away while they were left on another device.the Change seems to be activated from the server side.Button 1 like on Facebook filled no practical function, while in the best of cases went to discover new and talented apps through the People department.the Company invested heavily in Google to begin with, and integrated the social network in a number of other services.Google has then become gradually more independent: Photos are a completely separate product, login with Google nowadays is the login with Google and YouTube no longer requires Google account.
News: The Carbanak gang is said to be behind the attack.Oracle s point-of-sale division MICROS has been hit by a data breach affecting hundreds of computer systems.The attackers also compromised a customer support portal for companies using the credit card payment systems, the security blog KrebsOnSecurity found.It is believed that the intrusion impacted over 700 systems.The portal was seen communicating with a server used by the Carbanak gang.It is a multinational gang from Russia, Ukraine, China and other parts of Europe.
Choosing between a Core or a Xeon processor is not as easy as one would think especially when there are literally hundreds of versions to choose from thanks to Intel convoluted strategy.For the sake of simplicity, we're not going to cover laptops or embedded models, focusing instead on the desktop and server models from the latest generation.Xeon processors tend to be more expensive than core ones with a few notable exceptions though.The lower-speed Xeon E3 are as affordable as some Core i5 processors which make them attractive options for some niche markets for example mobile workstations .This is particularly true if you are looking for dual-socket models that take only Xeon CPUs E5 and above and can support more than 128GB memory.There are exceptions though as we've seen a few models from Asrock and Gigabyte costing far less than £50 but only compatible with E3-1200 v3 series.
We'll look at how you might decide what belongs where: on-premise, in the private cloud, or in the public cloud.On-premise doesn't really mean thatBefore we get going it's worth considering what we mean by our terminology.Imagine you have a pair of data centres and you build a ESXi/vCloud world that spans them other virtualization platforms are available … but they're not as good – that's the type of private cloud I'm used to.Our decision process is, then: what to host as stand-alone systems in the data centre; what to run on a virtual infrastructure in the data centre; and what to put in the cloud.On-premise We'll do this one first because it basically soaks up all the exceptions: my default position is seldom to host something as a stand-alone entity for a number of reasons – the cost of making it resilient, the space it takes, the power it drinks and the relative maintenance effort compared to the alternatives.If your architecture choice involves a pile of SPARC-based enterprise servers, or a big IBM Power8 setup, it's a real no-brainer: you need to go out and buy the kit.
Azure Stack is a Microsoft Azure cloud infrastructure product that will let businesses run Azure IaaS and PaaS services directly in their own data centres.Essentially, customers will be able to benefit from the full range of public Azure services, but maintain them on their own hardware in private or hybrid platforms.Microsoft believes Azure Stack will put the company in good stead to compete with cloud rivals Amazon Web Services AWS and Google, as well as OpenStack.With Azure Stack, Microsoft is bringing proven innovation – including IaaS and higher level PaaS services – from hyper-scale datacenters to on-premises, enterprise-scale environments to meet customers business requirements, explains Mike Neil, corporate vice president for enterprise cloud at Microsoft.Customers will be able to run virtual machines, virtual networks and blob/table storage for applications such as SQL Server or SharePoint.Applications can be built and deployed in exactly the same way they are in Azure, too, using Azure Resource Manager to build reusable application templates for both traditional and cloud-native apps.
We gathered and analyzed 3,000 data points from the 100 top marketing blogs to answer questions like: How many use popups?What font style is the most popular?How many sentences per paragraph are optimal?How many characters per line is optimal for readers?How many of the top blogs use a Secure Server?What font size should I use?
Image caption As the volume of personal data in the cloud increases, so does the level of ID fraudWhen Max Schrems, an Austrian privacy activist, requested to see his personal data that Facebook stored on its servers, he was mailed a CD-ROM containing a 1,222-page document.That file, which would stretch nearly a quarter of a mile if printed and laid end-to-end, offered a glimpse into Facebook's appetite for the private details of its 1.65 billion users.Mr Schrems' experience vividly illustrates the challenges we face in a digital age full of messaging apps, social networks, tailored search engines, email clients, and banking apps, all collecting personal data about us and storing it, somewhere, in the cloud.More than half of the world's rentable cloud storage is controlled by four major corporations.The next three biggest providers are Microsoft, IBM and Google, and each of them adopts a similar global pattern of server farms.
According to a report by security blogger Brian Krebs, Oracle s popular MICROS point-of-sale terminals support website was commandeered by a Russian cybergang.This is bad since MICROS is in the top three most popular payment systems in the world.In a statement to Gizmodo, Oracle said it had detected and addressed malicious code in certain legacy MICROS systems.Right now, the extent of the breach is unclear, and the damage inflicted by the hackers has yet to be determined.Krebs spoke with two security experts who have been breached on Oracle s investigation, who drew a connection to Russian hackers.Oracle s MICROS customer support portal was seen communicating with a server known to be used by the Carbanak Gang.
What if machines could outsmart would-be attackers to protect national security?Last week, the Paris Las Vegas Conference Center became the battleground for the world s first all-machine hacking tournament, the culmination of three years of development and qualifiers.The cyber challenge took place on the eve of the famous DEF CON tournament, where top code slingers from around the world converge annually.Xandra made by TECHx and Mechanical Phish created by Shellphish came in second and third and won their human creators $1 million and $750,000 respectively.The results of the competition were clear.Set against Vegas-style glamour, huge machines dominated the stage and commanded the action.
There's some potentially bad news for a lot of Oracle customers surfacing today, as it seems the company has fallen victim to a data breach.According to KrebsOnSecurity, the breach affected Oracle's MICROS division, which provides point-of-sale systems and support for many businesses around the world.In fact, the number of locations using MICROS around the world comes in at more than 330,000, spread across 180 different countries.That makes MICROS one of the most used point-of-sale systems in the world.According to the KrebsOnSecurity report, the breach was considered to be small-scale at first, with anonymous sources claiming that what likely occurred was a single system became infected by malware before spreading that infection to other systems on Oracle's network.Though Oracle is said to still be investigating the scale of the attack, here's the kicker about this report: a pair of unnamed sources told KrebsOnSecurity that the MICROS customer support portal was seen communicating with a server belonging to the Russain Carbanak Gang, which allegedly has a long and storied history with stealing money through attacks like these.
Last week, we saw the first battle in that war, and so far it seems like the hackers are winning handily.After largely ignoring the growing issues of bots and related mapping hacks for weeks, Pokémon Go developer Niantic rolled out a mandatory game update last Wednesday focused on cutting off server access for such unofficial apps.In a blog post last Thursday, Niantic cited "aggressive efforts by third parties to access our servers outside of the Pokémon Go game client and our terms of service.""It s worth noting that some of the tools used to access servers to scrape data have also served as platforms for bots and cheating which negatively impact all Trainers."But we do want you to understand why we have taken the steps we have and why we will continue to take steps to maintain the stability and integrity of the game."In examining the updated game, hackers quickly focused their efforts on a bit of hidden data called Unknown6 or U6 in the code.
Gold plate can give a durable and affordable alloy a 24-carat veneer finish, adding value to cheap metal.DRAM gives Samsung-Netlist Hybrid DIMMs a cache veneer, providing what looks like DRAM to applications but is really persistent NAND underneath, cheaper than DRAM and lots of it.The idea is to use NAND as a DRAM substitute, masking its slowness with predictive software called PreSight, that loads data into DRAM from NAND in anticipation of it being needed.Gen 2 HybriDIMM will add to this and be configurable to 1TB NAND 32GB DRAM per DIMM/2400 MTS 2DPC for Purley processors.Inspur is qualifying Memory 1 together with a tier 1 server vendor.There are three broad classes of non-volatile DIMMs – that is, memory DIMMS with flash onboard – according to JEDEC task group leader Jonathan Hinkle:
The name "Project Sauron" came from code contained in one of the malware's configuration files.Security experts have discovered a malware platform that's so advanced in its design and execution that it could probably have been developed only with the active support of a nation state.The malware—known alternatively as "ProjectSauron" by researchers from Kaspersky Lab and "Remsec" by their counterparts from Symantec—has been active since at least 2011 and has been discovered on 30 or so targets.Its ability to operate undetected for five years is a testament to its creators, who clearly studied other state-sponsored hacking groups in an attempt to replicate their advances and avoid their mistakes.Much of ProjectSauron resides solely in computer memory and was written in the form of Binary Large Objects, making it hard to detect using antivirus.That means that clues collected from one infection don't help researchers uncover new infections.
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