Important Cybersecurity Measures for Remote-Based Businesses

Today, over 3.7 million Americans wake up and log on their computers to start their work day. This is how some businesses operate in the 21st century. The convenience, cost, and effectiveness of remote working have enabled most businesses to adopt this model in furtherance of their business objectives. In a 2016 study by the Global Workplace Analytics, over 50% of the workforce in the United States is now allowed the benefit of partially working from home.

Initially, this trend seemed strange, but as time goes by, it is now becoming the norm. The ability to work remotely especially for the non-self-employed population, has gone over and beyond the 100% increase mark since 2005.

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While it is exciting for both the employer and the employee to work remotely, there are certain factors that should be closely examined and discussed to ensure that information security is a top agenda. Information security professionals advise employers to put in place the following security measures if their employees are to be safeguarded when working remotely.

Protection for Employees Working from Home

If your remote working model means employees working from their homes, some of the things you need to consider include usage of strong, cryptic passwords on all accounts whether personal or work accounts. Also ensure they do not duplicate passwords. The two factor authentication system is important because it gives your employees an additional layer of security for their accounts.

All the work devices should be installed with credible antivirus software, firewalls, web filtering and encryption systems like the Dell SonicWALL. These antiviruses and firewalls must always be updated so as to keep them up to the challenge with regards to information security.

If you have an IT department, you can work with them so as to set up a virtual private network which means an additional security measure on your employees’ home internet.

Employees Working in Other Places Apart from Home

There is also a possibility that your employees could utilize malls, business parks, and other joint spaces as they work remotely. To ensure that they are still protected even in these setups, their devices must always be password protected.

You should also advise them against accessing sensitive company information on unsecured networks or Wi-Fi. This is because public Wi-Fi may compromise personal and professional accounts and enhance the risks of signal sniffing. A majority of hackers put up accounts that resemble the names of frequented locations with the aim of stealing important information and data from users.

Using a VPN (virtual private network) when accessing company data and setting up your phone as a hotspot can be viable alternatives to safeguarding your information.

A Cybersecurity Policy for Employees

In order to foster an environment that is strongly committed to cybersecurity, employers must come up with cybersecurity policies that prioritize staff training on security matters. Remind your employees on the value of information and the responsibility that the company has in protecting such information.

When creating the cybersecurity policy, identify the security risks as well as threats that your business faces and develop clear procedures for all employees irrespective of where they are. This will ensure your company data and employees are safeguarded even as they work remotely.

Know about the most common Clenbuterol negative reactions in men

Many men throughout the globe in our time have a preference on the Clenbuterol with an aim to reduce their unhealthy weight while increasing the lean muscle mass out of harm’s way. On the other hand, every user of this supplement has to be conscious on their health condition, exercises, and steroid cycle, lifestyle and dosage instructions as long as they use it. If they do not follow the dosage instructions of this supplement, then they get some negative side effects.

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Usual negative reactions in men who use Clenbuterol beyond the recommended dosage are severe headache, insomnia, anxiety, difficulty breathing, tremors, hypertension, muscle cramps, increased heart rate and dry mouth.  The long-term negative side effects for men who misuse Clenbuterol in the tablet, liquid or injection form are subaortic stenosis, thyrotoxicosis, high blood pressure, increased heart rate, and decrease in bone strength, heart degeneration, hypertension and insomnia.

As the most suggested metabolism booster at this time, Clenbuterol attracts many men and encourages them for using this product in a proper way.  Every user of the Clenbuterol hydrochloride in our time gets the complete support and fulfils their expectations on weight loss within a short period. They also get a notable improvement in their metabolism and physical appearance. They are confident to use and recommend this supplement in the injectable form for their friends who seek lean muscle mass development soon after weight loss in safe hands.

If you are keen to buy and use the potent thermogenic fat burner for reducing your weight, then you can listen to Clenbuterol injections online at this time. You will get an overview about how you can take advantage of this injectable form of Clenbuterol and fulfil your desires about the best improvement in the energy, metabolism and muscle gain. You will get the complete support and make a good decision for acquiring the most expected physical appearance.

Some negative reactions in men these days shock people who have an idea for using Clenbuterol. This is advisable to consult with your doctor and be aware of your healthcare requirements at first. Once you have planned to reduce your weight and improve the physical appearance, you can buy Clenbuterol at the official website and start using this supplement as per dosage instructions.

Professional bodybuilders and athletes nowadays use and suggest Clenbuterol. They are satisfied with a hassle-free way towards the attainment of the most expected physical appearance. They increase their energy level and aerobic capacity beyond what they have expected. Eye-catching health benefits make Clenbuterol popular worldwide and increase the overall interests of everyone for using this product as per dosage instructions.

There are some short-term and long-term side effects for people who misuse Clenbuterol these days. These side effects include, but not limited to muscle cramps, muscular tremors, headache, irritability, insomnia, increased appetite, nausea, sweating, palpitations, heart muscle necrosis, cardiac hypertrophy and high blood pressure.   You can seek advice from your doctor and gain knowledge of how to properly make use of clenbuterol injections every time.

Airtel Says Will Respond to TRAI, DoT on Interconnect Penalty

Airtel Says Will Respond to TRAI, DoT on Interconnect Penalty

Bharti Chairman Sunil Mittal today said the company will “respond” to TRAI as well as Department of Telecom on the penalty recommended by regulator on it for allegedly denying interconnectivity to newcomer Reliance Jio.

He also called for moderation in spectrum prices so as to ensure that enough resources are available for setting up telecom infrastructure which is vital for economic growth.

“We will respond to TRAI (telecom regulator) and DoT when the time comes,” Mittal said on the sidelines of a GSMA event. “The company will do what needs to be done,” he added, without elaborating.

Mittal said however that “Points of interconnect have been liberally given…points of interconnect is not an issue.” In a setback to incumbent telecom operators, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India last week suggested a penalty of about Rs. 1,050 crores each on Airtel and Vodafone, and Rs. 950 crores in case of Idea Cellular.

In its recommendation to DoT, TRAI said it found the trio to be non-compliant with licence conditions and service quality norms given the high rate of call failures and congestion at interconnect points for Reliance Jio.Announcing its second quarter results yesterday, Bharti Airtel, which is India’s largest mobile operator, had said that mobile business had experienced a slowdown in growth due to free services being offered by a new operator (Reliance Jio).

“When something out there in the market is free and it’s being consumed, obviously data growth in that sense will taper off for a period of time…let us wait till December…that is the time we need to assess…after that a couple of quarters …to see how it settles down,” Mittal today said.

Asked if the company was facing competitive pressures because of the launch of Reliance Jio’s 4G services, Mittal said “competitive pressures in this industry have been there for 20 years”.

Earlier while speaking at the opening session of GSMA conference ‘Mobile 360’, Mittal called for moderation of spectrum prices. “We would like to see some of the spectrum prices being more moderated. As an industry, we believe this vital resource is better utilised out on the radio base stations than staying with the government and other government users. Because it has a multiplier effect, it can move the economy, and create momentum in the economy,” he said.

In the recently-concluded spectrum auction, the debt- ridden telecom sector had ignored premium radiowaves in 700MHz band – which was put up for sale for the first time – at a reserve or base price of Rs. 11,485 crores per MHz.

Industry bodies like GSMA have urged Indian Government to reconsider the pricing for 700MHz band, which failed to attract buyers due to its “unrealistically” high pricing.

Chinese Firm Says It Did All It Could Ahead of Cyber-Attack

Chinese Firm Says It Did All It Could Ahead of Cyber-Attack

A Chinese electronics maker that has recalled products sold in the US said Tuesday it did all it could to prevent a massive cyber-attack that briefly blocked access to websites including Twitter and Netflix.

Hangzhou Xiongmai Technology has said some of its web-connected cameras and digital recorders became compromised because customers failed to change their default passwords.

Liu Yuexin, Xiongmai’s marketing director, told The Associated Press that Xiongmai and other companies across the home surveillance equipment industry were made aware of the vulnerability in April 2015. Liu said Xiongmai moved quickly to plug the gaps and should not be singled out for criticism.

“We don’t know why there is a spear squarely pointed at our chest,” Liu said.

The hack has heightened long-standing fears among security experts that the rising number of interconnected home gadgets, appliances and even automobiles represent a cyber-security nightmare. The convenience of being able to control home electronics via the web also leaves them more vulnerable to malicious intruders, experts say.

Unidentified hackers seized control of gadgets including Xiongmai’s on Friday and directed them to launch an attack that temporarily disrupted access to a host of sites, ranging from Twitter and Netflix toAmazon and Spotify, according to US web security researchers.The “distributed denial-of-service” attack targeted servers run by Dyn Inc., an internet company located in Manchester, New Hampshire. These types of attacks work by overwhelming targeted computers with junk data so that legitimate traffic can’t get through.

“The issue with the consumer-connected device is that there is nearly no firewall between devices and the public internet,” said Tracy Tsai, an analyst at Gartner, adding that many consumers leave the default setting on devices for ease of use without knowing the dangers.

Researchers at the New York-based cyber-security firm Flashpoint said most of the junk traffic heaped on Dyn came from internet-connected cameras and video-recording devices that had components made by Xiongmai. Those components had little security protection, so devices they went into became easy to exploit.

In an acknowledgement of its products’ role in the hack, Xiongmai said in a statement Monday that it would recall products sold in the US before April 2015 to demonstrate “social responsibility.” It said products sold after that date had been patched and no longer constitute a danger.

The company, which also makes dashboard cameras and computer chips, said it would recall several models of web-connected cameras and has offered customers a software security fix. The recall will apply only to devices sold under Xiongmai’s name. As an original equipment manufacturer, close to 95 percent of the company’s products are sold by other firms that repackage its devices under their own brand names, said Liu, the marketing director.

Liu refused to specify how many units the company expected to recall from the US other than that it could be in the thousands.

Xiongmai and Dahua, a video surveillance manufacturer also based in the eastern Chinese tech hub of Hangzhou, first came under scrutiny several weeks ago after Flashpoint assessed that hackers had controlled their devices to attack the website of cyber-security writer Brian Krebs, among other targets. Dahua has responded by saying it is dedicated to testing vulnerabilities, and has offered discounts for replacement equipment.

Xiongmai has adopted a less conciliatory stance. It downplayed its culpability this week, saying that as even the world’s largest technology companies experience security lapses, “we are not afraid to also experience it once.”

Xiongmai also slammed as “completely untrue, malicious and defamatory” reports about its products and appended to its statement a letter from its lawyers threatening litigation.

Mark James, an expert with Slovakia-based security company ESET, said that he doubted Xiongmai could be held liable for an attack such as Friday’s, but that the company’s officials “obviously recognize a concern here.”

“Hopefully other manufacturers will follow suit and take a look at what they can do to increase security of their own products,” he said.

Russian Indicted in US on Charges of Hacking LinkedIn

Russian Indicted in US on Charges of Hacking LinkedIn

A federal grand jury in California has indicted a Russian man for hacking computers belonging to LinkedIn Corp , Dropbox and Formspring, the US Justice Department said on Friday.

Yevgeniy Nikulin was arrested on October 5 by officials in the Czech Republic and remains in custody in Prague, the Justice Department said in a news release.

LinkedIn said at the time of his arrest that it was related to a 2012 breach at the social networking company that may have compromised credentials of 100 million users, prompting a massive password reset operation.

It was not immediately clear if US officials had begun extradition proceedings to have Nikulin, who was indicted on Thursday by a federal grand jury in Oakland, California, brought to the United States to stand trial.

According to the DOJ, Nikulin is accused of accessing computers belonging to LinkedIn, Dropbox and Formspring and obtaining information from them.

The U.S. attorneys office could not immediately be reached for further comment. It was not yet clear who would be representing Nikulin in the proceedings.

He is also alleged to have used credentials of LinkedIn and Formspring employees in connection with the computer intrusions. Further, Nikulin is alleged to have engaged in a conspiracy with unnamed co-conspirators to traffic stolen Formspring user credentials.

The indictment charges Nikulin with three counts of computer intrusion, two counts of intentional transmission of information, code, or command causing damage to a protected computer; two counts of aggravated identity theft; one count of trafficking in unauthorised access devices; and one count of conspiracy.

 

Samsung Unveils Galaxy C9 Pro, Its First Smartphone With 6GB of RAM

Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro With 6GB of RAM, 16-Megapixel Front and Rear Cameras Official

  • The Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro comes with 6GB of RAM
  • It has 16-megapixel front and rear cameras
  • The Galaxy C9 Pro is priced at CNY 3,199 on Samsung’s China store

After being listed online ahead of its launch, the Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro smartphone has officially been unveiled in the Chinese market. Packing a humongous 6GB of RAM, the Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro is a mid-range smartphone, which will be available via Samsung’s China store starting November 11, with the pre-orders having already started. The Galaxy C9 Pro is priced at CNY 3,199 (roughly Rs. 31,700).

The specifications of the Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro are similar to what surfaced on Friday. The dual SIM (Nano+Nano) 4G-enabled Galaxy C9 Pro runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the-box. It is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 SoC, with four cores clocked at 1.95GHz and the rest at 1.4GHz. In a first for the company, Samsung has equipped the device with 6GB of RAM. The smartphone has a 6-inch full HD (1080×1920) AMOLED display.

For photography, the Galaxy C9 Pro packs a 16-megapixel camera on both front and rear. The rear 16-megapixel camera comes with an aperture of f/1.9 and a dual-LED flash. The selfie camera too has the same aperture sans the flash module. The smartphone packs inbuilt storage of 64GB that is expandable via a microSD card (up to 256GB).

The Galaxy C9 Pro has a fingerprint scanner mounted on its physical home button. The smartphone packs a 4000mAh battery with fast charging support. Apart from 4G LTE, the connectivity options on the Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro include Bluetooth v4.2, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n), GPS, Glonass, Beidou, NFC, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm audio jack.

The Galaxy C9 Pro measures 162.9×80.7×6.9mm and weighs in 189gm.

Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro

Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro

Display

6.00-inch

Processor

1.44GHz

Front Camera

16-megapixel

Resolution

1080×1920 pixels

RAM

6GB

OS

Android 6.0

Storage

64GB

Rear Camera

16-megapixel

Battery capacity

4000mAh

 

HP Refreshes LaserJet, A3 Multifunctional Printers Lineup for SMBs;

HP Refreshes LaserJet, A3 Multifunctional Printers Lineup for SMBs; Prices Start at Rs. 22,999

In a fresh move to disrupt the A3 copier market in India, HP Inc on Thursday unveiled a new portfolio of LaserJet and A3 multifunctional printers (MFPs) that will ensure cost-effective and mobile-enabled printing for small and medium businesses (SMBs) in the country.

Powered by Jetintelligence, the Next-Gen HP LaserJet Ultra MFP M134fn prints up to 6,900 pages that can last about two years at 60 percent lower cost.

Together with the new HP LaserJet Ultra 134fn (Rs. 22,999) and the HP LaserJet MFP M436nda (Rs. 89,068), the new LaserJet portfolio will be available from this month.

On the other hand, the first MFP in A3 portfolio – HP LaserJet MFP M436 series – offers a combination of quality, reliability and built-in networking in a desktop A3 MFP.

“The new HP LaserJet Ultra is designed to meet the needs of small offices. We are excited to extend theHP experience to customers and partners who have been eagerly awaiting a high-quality and highly reliable choice for their A3 MFPs,” Parikshet Singh Tomar, Director, Printing Systems, HP Inc. India, told reporters here.

The HP LaserJet Ultra MFP prints 22 percent faster at 22 pages per minute (ppm), with the first page out within 7.5 seconds. The cost per page is also reduced by 60 percent while print quality is improved with the “Black Precision Toner” technology.

The HP LaserJet Ultra MFP comes with 3 toner cartridges, giving users up to 6,900 high-quality printed pages or two years of reliable printing.

The MFP further supports mobile printing with HP ePrint, Apple AirPrint 1.5 and Google Cloud PrintTM 2.0, enabling easy and seamless printing from one’s notebook PC, tablet or smart phone.

The HP LaserJet MFP M436nda comes with a 100-sheet automatic document feeder7, enabling easy two-sided scanning and copying.

In the A3 copier segment, the new HP LaserJet MFP M436 series which starts from Rs. 49,179 is the first MFP in HP’s A3 line-up, offering a cost-efficient option.

The A3 MFP can copy and print up to 23 pages per minute. Networking is built in and workflows can be simplified with efficient scan and copy solutions.

HP also launched a range of new entry-level LaserJets.

The HP LaserJet Pro MFP M132 series can print up to 23 pages per minute, while the HP LaserJet Pro MFP M277 series can print up to 30 pages per minute.

For users who only require printing, HP introduced HP LaserJet Ultra M106 series, which will be available from Rs. 15,699.

“The users can choose from the new HP LaserJet Ultra 106 series that comes with three-toner cartridges, the HP LaserJet Pro 203 series or the HP LaserJet 104 series,” the company said.

Additionally, HP unveiled four next-generation business scanners that are faster and more robust.

For businesses who only require scanning up to 2,000 pages per day, HP is also introducing a new entry-level HP ScanJet Pro 2000 s1, which can quickly and reliably digitise documents with scan speeds of up to 24 pages/48 images per minute.

 

WhatsApp for iPhone Update Brings Photo and Video Editing, Group Invite Link Features

WhatsApp for iPhone Update Brings Photo and Video Editing, Group Invite Link Features

  • The update brings the ability to draw and write on photos
  • Group Invite Link lets admin invite users to groups by sharing a link
  • WhatsApp for iPhone UI has been tweaked a bit as well

After introducing it on Android, WhatsApp has brought along the ability to draw, add text, and emojis on top of photos and videos to the iPhone app as well . The update also brings another new feature called ‘Group Invite Link’ that allows the admin to invite people simply by sharing a unique link with them.

WhatsApp for iPhone version 2.16.12 brings Snapchat-like abilities to scribble, draw, add text, and even emojis to photos and videos. This ability was first seen on the beta Android app, and then later was introduced for all Android users earlier this month. Now, iPhone users can also use these editing tools without ever leaving the app.

Once you finish clicking a photo or a video in-app, these additional new tools pop-up on the top right-edge of the screen. The smiley icon will pop up all Apple emojis, the ‘T’ lets you write on top of images and videos, and the drawing tool lets you scribble away to your heart’s content.

As mentioned earlier, the WhatsApp for iPhone update also brings a new feature called ‘Group Invite Link’. This feature allows the admin to send users a unique link to a new user. The user can then just click on the link and they will automatically become a member of the group. This unique invite link is found in the group info, and the link can be shared across other platforms as well. When someone tries to join a group using one of these links, they are given basic details about the group like name and other existing participants.

The update also brings a few design changes like the user profile picture and name position has been changed. Earlier, the name showed up in the top centre, while the profile picture sat at top right. However, with this update both the name and profile picture show up on the top left. This change is welcome because often iPhone users mistakenly ended up WhatsApp calling people, while all they wanted to do was see the user’s profile picture.

 

Strategy to clear JEE Advanced Exam

IIT’s are the most prestigious institutes in our country. Every engineering aspirant might have thought about this at least once. It’s more than just a college, its an experience worth having. From smart ideas, hardworking brains, sophisticated infra and highly educated professors. All this coupled with all your friends under one roof, it will create magic, won’t it?

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A recent order has also been passed by the government of India to increase the student strength in all the 23 IITs. Click here, to know more about this news.

However as exciting as it sounds, it is more difficult done than said. There are million of students who appear for JEE Advanced exam and a few students are shortlisted. Hence, it requires a lot of dedicated efforts and disciplined timeline. Believe us, it is not difficult, the only difficult part is the sacrifice you need to make and the temporary deliberate efforts you need to take.

Here are a few things that you need to take care of to crack your JEE Advanced Exams.

Very first step – wait and think, what do you want?

Do you want to crack JEE or do you want to crack JEE with top rank. Both are two different things, decide what you want.Be confident and you will get it.

Be practical and decide can you clear JEE yourself? if not then join coaching classes. They will give you proper guidance. You can also try mix and match, It’s a good idea to take tuitions for subjects you feel you need more help. Coaching gives you a systematic approach for your preparation. Coaching center organize mock test, which prepare students for exam day.
Strategy to crack JEE:
Though there is not any particular strategy that works with each aspirant, but below points may help you in preparing your own strategy.

    1. Solve numerical problems as many as possible – At least try to solve 60 problems from day 1 including PCM.

 

    1. Always note down your mistakes otherwise you will always repeat them

 

    1. Make a target for every day and try to achieve that, never compromise with your own target.

 

    1. Develop a subject-wise strategy, spend more time with difficult subject

 

    1. Fight until exam ends – Give your best till end, anytime don’t feel ‘enough, I can’t do it’. If you think this even for a sec, it will get back to you zero.

 

    1. Target the difficult parts of the syllabus first and prepare them along with concise, crisp, easy-to-look up notes.

 

  1. Analyze previous year paper pattern and plan your study accordingly.

If you are more keen to BITS, another premiere Institute for Engineering; you must crack BITSAT. It is a Computer based online test for Admission to Integrated First Degree Programmes of BITS Pilani Campuses in Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad. Getting into BITS is not an easy task as well. For proper  guidance and resources you need to log into Embibe, it will equip you with all the necessary requisites required to crack the exam.

Do You Need to Buy an Industrial Blender?

Many businesses need to use industrial blenders for a wide variety of tasks. Many different industries employ the use of industrial blenders. There may come a time in the future where you find that you are in need of an industrial blender because your old one has bitten the dust. If this is the case, you should not rush into any purchases. Take your time to carefully examine all of the commercial blenders that are currently available on the market. This will allow you to get a very good idea of the differences between the various manufacturers and models. Here are a few tips that will come in handy as you look for an industrial blender.

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1. Do you have the required amount of square footage in your place of business for the blender?

Some industrial blenders can be quite large in size. Therefore, it is very important that you never assume that you will be able to fit an industrial blender into your work area. You need to verify the size of the blender and the square footage of the area where you plan on installing it. It is always better to find out this info ahead of time before you make arrangements to have the blender shipped to you. Many people are horrified to discover than their blender will not fit after they already paid for it. You may need to do some renovations if the blender is too big.

2. Determine the specific type of blender that you will need for the specific substances you are going to be mixing.

It would be a mistake to assume that all industrial blenders are capable of mixing the same things. That is simply not the case. You will find that some paddle mixers are better at mixing certain substances than other types of blenders. This is why it is so important for you to educate yourself about these machines. This will help you to avoid buying the wrong one.

3. What type of maintenance requirements does the blender have?

You are going to need to learn how to take care of your blender after you buy it. These are machines that will stop functioning if you do not care for them properly. This is why you should get a good idea of the amount of maintenance that a model requires before you buy it.