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OpenStack in transition
OpenStack is one of the most important and complex open-source projects you’ve never heard of. It’s a set of tools that allows large enterprises ranging from Comcast and PayPal to stock exchanges and telecom providers to run their own AWS-like cloud services inside their data centers. Only a few years ago, there was a lot of […] [...]
Box expands Zones to manage content in multiple regions
When Box announced Zones a couple of years ago, it was providing a way for customers to store data outside the U.S., but there were some limits. Each customer could choose the U.S. and one additional zone. Customers wanted more flexibility, and today the company announced it was allowing them to choose to multiple zones. […] [...]
Square brings its Stand for iPad tablets to the UK
Square, the company that provides payments and other business services to merchants, is today taking another step in its gradual expansion outside of the U.S. Stand — one of Square’s key pieces of hardware, turning an iPad into a point of sale system — is launching in the U.K. It will sell for £64 (+VAT) […] [...]
Okta introduces ‘Sign in with Okta’ service
Consider that there are millions of Okta users out there using the service to sign into their company applications with a single set of credentials. Yet getting customers to work together using Okta authentication was an enormous task for developers. Okta wanted to simplify it, so they created a service they are calling it ‘Sign […] [...]
Meet the speakers at The Europas, and get your ticket free (July 3, London)
Excited to announce that this year’s The Europas Unconference & Awards is shaping up! Our half day Unconference kicks off on 3 July, 2018 at The Brewery in the heart of London’s “Tech City” area, followed by our startup awards dinner and fantastic party and celebration of European startups! The event is run in partnership […] [...]
Slack introduces Actions to make it easier to create and finish tasks without leaving
As Slack tries to graduate beyond a Silicon Valley darling to the go-to communications platform within a company, it’s had to find ways to increasingly pitch itself as an intelligent Swiss Army knife for companies — and not just a simple chat app — and it is trying to continue that today once again with a […] [...]
Dropbox beefs up mobile collaboration in latest release
Dropbox announced several enhancements today designed to beef up its mobile offering and help employees on the go keep up with changes to files stored in Dropbox . In a typical team scenario, a Dropbox user shared a file with a team member for review or approval. If they wanted to check the progress of […] [...]
Parabola raises $2.2 million to simplify programming for employees stuck in Excel all day
While knowledge workers are handling increasingly difficult tasks — ones that may be much easier to handle with just a Python script — Alex Yaseen thinks that in the future not everyone will actually need to learn how to code. Instead, he hopes that tools like the one he’s building, called Parabola, will bridge that gap […] [...]
Okera raises $12M to simplify data governance within companies
As companies start to gather more and more data on their users and customers, including a firehose of information from a nigh-endless flow of tests, managing and maintaining that data isn’t the only place companies are hitting a wall — and figuring out who can actually access it is becoming just as big of a […] [...]
Fiix raises $12M to smooth out the asset maintenance process
As sensors become cheaper and easier to install, the whole process of maintaining equipment and assets is starting to shift from just scrambling to fix problems to getting a hold of issues before they get out of control. That’s opened the door for startups like Fiix, which are creating workflow software that helps companies manage […] [...]
Uizard raises funds for its AI that turns design mockups into source code
When you’re trying to build apps, there is a very tedious point where you have to stare at a wireframe and then laboriously turn it into code. Actually, the process itself is highly repetitive and ought to be much easier. The traditional software development from front-end design to front-end html/css development to working code is […] [...]
OpenStack spins out its Zuul open source CI/CD platform
There are few open-source projects as complex as OpenStack, which essentially provides large companies with all the tools to run the equivalent of the core AWS services in their own data centers. To build OpenStack’s various systems the team also had to develop some of its own DevOps tools, and, in 2012, that meant developing […] [...]
Rackspace acquires Salesforce specialist RelationEdge
Rackspace today announced that it has acquired RelationEdge, a Salesforce implementation partner and digital agency. The companies did not disclose the financial details of the acquisition. At first, this may sound like an odd acquisition. Rackspace is still best known for its hosting and managed cloud and infrastructure services, after all, and RelationEdge is all […] [...]
Contentstack doubles down on its headless CMS
It’s been about two years since Built.io launched Contentstack, a headless content management system for the enterprise. Contentstack was always a bit of an odd product at Built.io, which mostly focuses on providing integration tools like Flow for large companies (think IFTTT, but for enterprise workflows). Contentstack is pretty successful in its own right, though, with customers […] [...]
Sprinklr hires former fed CIO Vivek Kundra as COO
Sprinklr, the unicorn startup best known for helping customers interpret social signals has been moving into the broader customer experience market in the last year. Today it announced is was hiring a heavy hitter as Chief Operating Officer, bringing in former federal CIO and Salesforce executive Vivek Kundra. He began working at his new position […] [...]
Pluralsight prices its IPO at $15 per share, raising over $300M
Pluralsight priced the shares in its IPO at $15 this afternoon, above its previously set target range of between $12 and $14, and will raise as much as $357 million ahead of its public debut tomorrow morning. Pluralsight offers software development courses, specifically ones targeting employees that are looking to advance in their careers by […] [...]
Parsable secures $40M investment to bring digital to industrial workers
As we increasingly hear about automation, artificial intelligence and robots taking away industrial jobs, Parsable, a San Francisco-based startup sees a different reality, one with millions of workers who for the most part have been left behind when it comes to bringing digital transformation to their jobs. Parsable has developed a Connected Worker platform to […] [...]
Dashdash, a platform to create web apps using only spreadsheet skills, nabs $8M led by Accel
Sometimes I think of spreadsheets as the dirty secret of the IT world today. We’ve seen a huge explosion in the number of productivity tools on the market tailored to help workers with different aspects of doing their job and organising their information, in part to keep them from simply dumping lots of information into […] [...]
Aircall raises another $29 million
French startup Aircall has raised a funding round of $29 million for its cloud based call center solution. Draper Esprit led the round with NextWorld Capital, Balderton Capital and Newfund also participating. The company has raised $40.5 million in total. Aircall participated in the Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt SF a few years ago. The […] [...]

Security News

8 Unusual Bug Bounty Programs Offering Big Bucks
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Apple Exposes iOS Security Details
Yes, Apple's Ivan Krstic announced a new bug bounty program at Black Hat. But before that he explained several components of iOS security in unprecedented detail. [...]
Having a One-Network Stand in a Short-Term Rental? Use Protection!
Using the free Wi-Fi in a sharing-economy rental could put you in a world of hurt, and the sharing renters can have their own serious problems. [...]
Don't Click That Link!
You know that you shouldn't click links in any email messages from unknown sources. So why do you keep doing it? [...]
From Hacked Pacemakers to Cyber-Attacked Dissidents, Enigma Conference Offers a Fresh Look at Security
Usenix's Enigma Conference brings together the security industry and academic security researchers, aiming for a fresh perspective. [...]
Microsoft Raises the Bar in Antivirus Test
Many antivirus testing labs treat Microsoft's free antivirus as a baseline rather than as a competitor. Now that baseline is rising, so other antivirus vendors need to step up or be left behind. [...]
Success and Failure in Antivirus Lab Test
Microsoft is the baseline in antivirus tests by AV-Test. When Microsoft's score rises, other products must work harder to beat the baseline. [...]
Tasty Spam: SMS Sex Spammer Moves into the Cloud
It's a sad state of the world that sex sells, and spammers know it, too. This month's Tasty Spam column features insights from Cloudmark regarding a recent SMS scam pushing adult dating sites. [...]
Mobile Threat Monday: Android Malware Breaks Banking Security
For this edition of Mobile Threat Monday, Malwarebytes points us to a banking Trojan that steals users' login information. [...]
We Weren't Surprised CSI:Cyber Gets InfoSec Wrong. Were You?
Mainstream TV rarely gets cyber right, so I sat down to watch CSI:Cyber with very low—very low—expectations. And a BINGO card. I wasn't disappointed. [...]
Mobile Threat Monday: Mysterious Android App Emails Your Location to Creepers
This week, Malwarebytes details a malicious app that emails your current location on command. [...]
Survey: Hardly Anybody Uses a Password Manager
Once you've installed a password management tool, you only have to remember one password. So how come the vast majority of consumers still rely on bad passwords and sticky notes? [...]
Tasty Spam: Ebola Scam Infects Inboxes
Scammers love disasters. They craft stories designed to tug at heartstrings and open wallets. Lately, cyber-criminals are including the ongoing Ebola crisis as part of their Nigerian 419 campaigns. [...]
Mobile Threat Monday: Telegram Has Unencrypted Copies of Secret Chat Messages
Telegram is a free cloud-based mobile and desktop messaging app for iOS 6, Android, Windows Phone, Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X which lets you send encrypted messages, photos, videos, and file of any type (including .zip, .doc, .mp3, and others) to other Telegram users. Zuk Avraham, founder and CTO of mobile security company Zimperium, found unencrypted copies of the app's Secret Chat message on Android devices. [...]
Lenovo's Worst Superfish Sin? Getting Caught
Yes, Lenovo poisoned recent PCs with a heavy-handed adware component that could be exploited to compromise your security. But Superfish's activities pale compared to what wholly hardware-based malware could do. [...]
You Can't Remember Good Passwords, So You Need a Password Manager
Memory tricks can help you remember one very strong password, but in the real world you need dozens of passwords. That's OK. You can use that one strong password as the master for your password manager, protecting all the rest. [...]
Best Antivirus Products Honored by AV-Test Institute
Every two months, AV-Test's researchers release a report on their ongoing antivirus testing. Combining all of last year's results, they've identified the best products in several different categories. [...]
How Secure is Your Android? Mobile Antivirus Apps Tested
Wondering if your Android antivirus is up to snuff? The independent testing lab AV-Test puts the big names through their paces. [...]
Mobile Threat Monday: Mild-Mannered Android Trojan Seeks to Avoid Notice
Malware writers want to make money, but they don't all go for high-risk behaviors. This week, researchers at Malwarebytes report on a mild-mannered Trojan that attempts to go unnoticed while it gleans advertising revenues. [...]
PCMag Goes Inside the Dark Web
We spend hours every day surfing the Web, but we're just looking at the Surface Web. Underneath, the Dark Web offers anonymity that protects evildoers and dissidents alike. [...]