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Attackers Can Bypass Fingerprint Authentication With an 80 Percent Success Rate

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: A study published on Wednesday by Cisco's Talos security group makes clear that the alternative isn't suitable for everyone -- namely those who may be targeted by nation-sponsored hackers or other skilled, well-financed, and determined attack groups. The researchers spent about $2,000 over several months testing fingerprint authentication offered by Apple, Microsoft, Samsung, Huawei, and three lock makers. The result: on average, fake finger...
Tags: Samsung, Tech, Cisco, Ars Technica, Macbook, Huawei, Talos, Apple Apple, Apple Microsoft Samsung Huawei


#580 Senator Marco Rubio on the Paycheck Protection Program For Small Businesses

Listen to “#580 Senator Marco Rubio on the Paycheck Protection Program For Small Businesses” on Spreaker.         On this episode of The Small Business Radio Show… SEGMENT 1, starting at 0:00: There are plenty of people out there that are really good at making money, but not good at investing it for the future. Here to help is financial activist and educator Timothy Sykes who, at the age of 22, Sykes became a self-made millionaire when he turned his Bar Mitzvah gift money of $12k into $1.65 mi...
Tags: Small Business Radio Show, Economy, Federal Stimulus, Finance, Investing, Paycheck Protection Program, Radio Show, Small Business, Technology, Video Conferencing, Webex


Zoom could be the next great video chat app, but rampant security concerns have left room for Microsoft to swoop in (ZM, MSFT)

Video conferencing app Zoom has exploded in popularity over the past month as people have been looking for ways to stay in touch virtually while social distancing. But a number of security issues have come to light in recent weeks, including a new form of harassment known as "Zoom-bombing." This recently caused the NYC Department of Education to shift away from Zoom as a tool for distance learning. Zoom faces a number of competitors in the market, but some analysts think Microsoft is in a stro...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Microsoft, China, Boston, Massachusetts, New York City, Trends, Tech, Cisco, Taiwan, United States, Credit Suisse, Gartner, Department Of Education, RBC Capital Markets


Tips For Setting Up A Remote Working Environment

by Leonard Callejo, Director of Online Marketing at Cisco Webex Even before COVID-19 changed the landscape on working from home, it’s become an increasingly popular choice for the modern workforce. It’s also a convenient option for a variety of reasons, from caring for young children or housetraining a new puppy to avoiding spreading an illness if you’re under the weather but not too sick to work. There are many situations where people who haven’t yet worked from home may want – or have – to do...
Tags: Work From Home, Startups, Remote Work, Cisco, Home Office, Remote Working, Online Marketing, Personal Productivity, Leonard, WebEx, Professionalisms, Cisco WebEx, Christina DesMarais, Leonard Callejo, neighborhood Inc


VDI in the Age of Covid-19: Remote Work and the Challenge of the Virtualized Client

These are trying times, not least because corporate life needs to go on, which for millions of businesses means delivering compute resources to employees at home. Remote work is no longer an option or an initiative – almost overnight it’s become a global imperative. And just like that, IT pros worldwide face a massive challenge. One possible solution is Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), which connects users via web browser into a virtual machine instance running on a server somewhere, be it ...
Tags: Mobile, Cloud, Microsoft, Blog, Seo, Cisco, Netflix, EMC, Citrix, TCO, Ned, Brust, VDI, IBEN, Andrew Brust, Edge Infrastructure


Google is making the premium version of its workplace video chat tool free until the end of September, to help businesses and schools working remotely due to coronavirus (GOOG, GOOGL)

Google is making the premium paid features in its Hangouts Meet video-conferencing features free until September 30, extended from the previous date of July 1, to help businesses and schools keep operating remotely as they're impacted by the coronavirus. Those features include being able to have up to 250 participants per call, live streaming for up to 100,000 viewers within a domain, and the ability to record meetings and save them to Google Drive.  "As more employees, educators, and students...
Tags: Google, China, Trends, Cisco, Google Docs, Sundar Pichai, Cnbc, G Suite, COVID


Google's G Suite now has 6 million paying business customers, as it ramps up competition with Microsoft and Zoom (GOOGL)

Google's bundle of productivity tools for businesses and schools, G Suite, now has 6 million paying customers, up from the 5 million it had in February 2019. The new numbers come as much of the world is working from home and schools turn to online learning, to try and mitigate the spread of coronavirus.  Google's Hangouts Meet video meeting tool, part of G Suite, now has 25 percent more users than it did in January, according to CNBC. However, Google faces intense competition from Zoom, Micros...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, New York City, Trends, Cisco, Google Docs, Cnbc, Zoom, Javier Soltero, G Suite, Microsoft Teams, CNBC However Google


The Clock Tower: The Arrowverse Has Taken a Break When We Need It the Most

(Welcome to The Clock Tower , where we’ll break down the goings on of the The CW network’s Arrowverse. We’ll touch on things like themes , cultural impact, lead-ins to major events, ships, and more every week! Warning: this Clock Tower is filled with spoilers . Proceed at your own risk.) It always feels like the Arrowverse goes on hiatus right when we need it most. That’s not a shot at the shows – in fact, it’s quite the opposite. Because of how they tackle current events, it’s always w...
Tags: Television, Movies, Cisco, Features, The Cw, Leviathan, Cw, Alex, Lex, Maya, Ray, Allegra, Kara, Charlie, Alex Danvers, Nash


7 of the most important enterprise tech trends amid the coronavirus crisis that could make or break the stocks of enterprise tech giants like Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce, Dell or Intel (MSFT, CRM, GOOG, AMZN, ORCL, DELL, INTC)

Wall Street analysts say the coronavirus crash has triggered 7 key trends that could impact big tech names led by Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Oracle, Dell, IBM and Intel. The pandemic has led to a collapse in demand for gear used to set up private data centers. On the other hand, businesses are expected to embrace cloud computing at an even faster rate due to the pandemic. In an unexpected twist, the sudden rise of a remote workplace led to an uptick in demand for laptops and notebooks. Click h...
Tags: Apple, Microsoft, Trends, Cisco, Intel, Ubs, San Jose, Dell, Amd, Seattle, Morgan Stanley, Oracle, Zscaler, Jira, Marshall, Citrix


Cisco's response to the coronavirus reveals how the pandemic is turbo-charging innovation — from donating video-conferencing units to healthcare systems to manufacturing hundreds of face shields daily via 3D printing

Corporations are taking various approaches to helping out during the coronavirus pandemic, from offering up private planes to transport in-demand goods to increasing production of scarce medical equipment.  Cisco is no different. The tech firm has donated $225 million to global relief efforts, and it has given IT equipment from its offices around the globe to hospitals and federal governments.  The company is also using its trove of 3D printers to supply healthcare workers with face shields. C...
Tags: UK, Taylor Swift, Navy, US, Trends, Cisco, National Health Service, Tan, WebEx, NSO, Irving Tan, New York City New Orleans Washington Florida


Zoom's CEO has joined Forbes' billionaires list for the first time as use of the company's videoconferencing service skyrockets during the coronavirus outbreak (ZM)

Zoom CEO Eric Yuan has joined Forbes' annual billionaires list for the first time. Zoom's videoconferencing service has skyrocketed during the coronavirus outbreak as about 90% of Americans are under orders to stay at home.  Yuan currently has a net worth of around $5.5 billion, according to Forbes. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Zoom CEO Eric Yuan has joined Forbes' billionaires list as use of the company's video chat service has skyrocketed during the coronavirus outbre...
Tags: Microsoft, China, US, Trends, Cisco, Cnn, Yuan, Forbes, WebEx, Eric Yuan, Forbes Visit Business Insider


A new breed of tech stocks is thriving as the world works from home. Here are the key things to look for to make your own 'work from home' tech portfolio.

Wall Street analysts are keeping an eyeing on the shares of companies that are getting a lift from the sudden rise of the remote workforce. The so-called "work from home stocks" covers a broad range of tech players.  They include companies that offer tools that make it easier to communicate, like Microsoft and Slack, access networks, like Citrix, and store and process documents, like Docusign.  Other analysts also focus on the companies running the cloud infrastructures and manufacturers, incl...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Wall Street, Trends, Cisco, Intel, Dropbox, San Jose, Dell, Amd, Seattle, Lenovo, Jefferies, Vmware, Marshall


Microsoft and Cisco throw elbows at Zoom as the wildly popular video app struggles with security flaws (MSFT, CSCO, ZM)

In the past few weeks, wildly popular video service Zoom has dealt with snowballing security issues, prompting its rivals to trumpet their own superiority.   Microsoft published a blog post on Monday about how its video chat app, Teams, can better prevent bullying and bad actors, such as "Zoombombers" who have infiltrated meetings. Cisco has also taken a shot at Zoom's recent security woes, as has Wickr, maker of another web conference app. The damage from Zoom rapid adoption followed by casca...
Tags: Facebook, Microsoft, Colorado, China, Trends, Cisco, Vpn, Yuan, Zoom, Wickr, WebEx, Spataro, Kulkarni, Eric Yuan, Jared Spataro, Ted Kim


Here are 10 companies Amazon could buy up to fortify its massive cloud business if a recession drives prices down, according to experts — including Oracle, Twilio, and Zoom (AMZN)

Amazon Web Services currently has the biggest market share in the cloud industry, but analysts say it could look for more ways to grow through an acquisition in markets like cybersecurity or artificial intelligence. AWS has become even more important to Amazon's overall business, as fears of a recession swirl, analysts say: The future of the online retail industry is unclear, but cloud demand is only increasing. Plus, the current turbulence on the stock market is pushing down public company va...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Cisco, SU, Netflix, Larry Ellison, Aws, Silicon Valley, Fireeye, Pentagon, Oracle, Amazon Web Services, Zoom, Newman


Here are 10 companies Amazon could buy to maintain its lead as the biggest cloud in the world, according to experts – including Oracle, Twilio, and Zoom (AMZN)

Amazon Web Services currently has the biggest market share in the cloud industry, but analysts say it could look for more ways to grow through an acquisition in markets like cybersecurity or artificial intelligence. AWS has become even more important to Amazon's overall business, as fears of a recession swirl, analysts say: The future of the online retail industry is unclear, but cloud demand is only increasing. Plus, the current turbulence on the stock market is pushing down public company va...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Cisco, SU, Netflix, Larry Ellison, Aws, Silicon Valley, Fireeye, Pentagon, Oracle, Amazon Web Services, Zoom, Newman


Zoom helped to connect the world, then got slammed for cybersecurity issues – here's why experts say the company deserves a break (ZM, MSFT, GOOG, CSCO)

Zoom has become extremely prominent during the COVID-19 pandemic: its stock has doubled, its iOS app is No. 1 in the App Store, and schools are relying upon it to hold classes for students stuck at home. That spotlight has turned harsh, as the company has been battered by privacy and security scandals — so-called "Zoombombing" has become prevalent, as bad actors crash meetings, classes, and other online classes, while concerns swirl about how Zoom gathers user data.   Security experts and the ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, London, Taylor Swift, Microsoft, China, Trends, Cisco, Fbi, New York Times, Silicon Valley, Boris Johnson, Rsa, University of Toronto, Cabinet, Yuan


Amazon could buy a company like Slack or Zoom to replace its own unpopular chat app Chime and get in on the flood of coronavirus-related customers, analysts say (AMZN)

Amazon's videoconferencing and chat app, Chime, seems to be missing out on the surge of users flocking to Zoom and Slack amid the coronavirus crisis. The cloud wars aren't just about cloud infrastructure. One analyst believes that software helped Microsoft win a $10 billion Pentagon cloud contract over Amazon Web Services. Analysts said Amazon could turn to acquisitions to bolster its efforts in the collaboration space. Buying something "turnkey" like Zoom or Slack would help Amazon do that wh...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Cisco, SU, Italy, Aws, Pentagon, Morgan Stanley, Signal, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Annapurna Labs, Looker, Newman


Cisco rations VPNs for staff as strain of 100,000+ home workers hits its network (the register)

Following the moon to find capacity and sticking to safe sites as Chuck Robbins leads new weekly briefings Cisco was surprised by how quickly it needed to adopt a global working-from-home policy, amid the coronavirus pandemic, and is now rationing VPN use to safeguard its security.… [Author: Simon Sharwood]
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Cisco rations VPNs for staff as strain of 100,000+ home workers hits its network

Following the moon to find capacity and sticking to safe sites as Chuck Robbins leads new weekly briefings Cisco was surprised by how quickly it needed to adopt a global working-from-home policy, amid the coronavirus pandemic, and is now rationing VPN use to safeguard its security.…
Tags: Cisco, Software, Chuck Robbins


Visa’s Africa strategy banks on startup partnerships

Visa has prioritized growth in Africa, and partnering with startups is central to its strategy. This became obvious in 2019 after the global financial services giant entered a series of collaborations on the continent, but Visa confirmed it in their 2020 Investor Day presentation. On the , participants mentioned Africa 28 times and featured regional startups prominently in the accompanying deck. Visa’s regional president for Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEMEA), Andrew ...
Tags: TC, Uber, Finance, Nigeria, Africa, Tech, Cisco, E-commerce, South Africa, Cameroon, Kenya, Tanzania, Alipay, Payments, Financial inclusion, Financial Services


Meet Eric Yuan, the founder and CEO of Zoom, who has made nearly $4 billion in 3 months as usage of his video conferencing software skyrockets amid the coronavirus pandemic

Eric Yuan, the founder and CEO of video conferencing startup Zoom Technologies, Inc., built a $35 billion video conferencing empire in nine years. The 49-year-old billionaire's net worth jumped 112% to $7.57 billion in the past three months, as the rest of the world braces for an economic crisis caused by the novel coronavirus. The novel coronavirus has infected more than 887,000 people and killed more than 44,200 across the globe since being identified in Wuhan, China, in December. Visit Busi...
Tags: Amazon, Japan, New York, California, China, Trends, Cisco, Tesla, Bloomberg, United States, Mtv, Bill Gates, Silicon Valley, Telegraph, Jeff Bezos, St Louis


Slack will now let users make video calls with Microsoft Teams — its biggest competitor — from directly within the Slack app

Slack announced that it is officially launching an integration with Microsoft Teams video calling feature, allowing users to launch video calls in Microsoft Teams directly from Slack.  CEO Stewart Butterfield told Business Insider last month, before the integration was officially announced, that Slack already has integrations with many other video calling apps, like Zoom and Cisco WebEx, so this integration with Microsoft Teams is meant to give users more choice. While Slack and Microsoft Team...
Tags: Microsoft, NFL, Trends, Cisco, Stewart Butterfield, Slack, Business Insider, Brian Elliott, Butterfield, Microsoft Teams, Cisco WebEx


Coronavirus: Brand Moves for Tuesday March 31

Truist, the USA’s sixth-largest bank, has made a pledge of $25 million in philanthropic support to provide aid for basic needs, medical supplies, and financial hardship across the US. The company will immediately donate $1 million to the CDC Foundation and Johns Hopkins Medicine through the Truist Charitable Fund. This funding will aid in response and recovery efforts and assist in the purchase and delivery of much-needed medical supplies to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The Truist Foundation w...
Tags: Facebook, Usa, UK, France, New York City, Advertising, US, Toronto, Linkedin, Cisco, Canada, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Brazil, Manhattan


The sweetest Palm Springs family Vow Renewal at The Sands

Christina and Francisco’s story is too good, so let’s dive in: Sands Hotel & Spa, just outside of Palm Springs is the prettiest pink wedding venue that we love seeing all decked out for an intimate vow renewal. (Theirs had 20 guests, so it totally proves just how beautiful and detailed a micro wedding or elopement can be!) Having originally tied the knot in a small, spontaneous Malibu beach wedding (we know, cute), the idea of a vow renewal was always on the table… But life gets busy, you know?...
Tags: Minneapolis, Cisco, Wedding, Dallas, Lulu, Francisco, Malibu, Palm Springs, Brixton, Christina, Bethel, Courtney, La Michoacana, Real Weddings, Vow Renewal, Olive Grove


Apple Configurator 2 Updated With New Features, Including Support for Restoring Firmware on 2019 Mac Pro

Apple Configurator 2 has been updated to version 2.12 with several improvements, including support for restoring firmware on the 2019 Mac Pro. The release notes:• Added support for restoring firmware on the 2019 Mac Pro • Allow access to websites using TLS 1.0 and 1.1 • VPN: Configure Provider Designated Requirement for Custom SSL connection type • VPN: Configure network options for Cisco, Juniper, Pulse, F5, SonicWall, Aruba, CheckPoint, and Custom SSL connection types • Send all traffic t...
Tags: Apple, Cisco, Aruba, Apple Configurator, Custom SSL


The CEO of Slack explains how market downturns will make it both easier and harder to hire the top talent it needs: 'It's going to take us a while to figure out what that new reality is like' (WORK, MSFT)

Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield told Business Insider that the coronavirus pandemic and the new, work-from-home reality is forcing a lot of companies to accelerate their digital transformation plans. Slack has experienced a huge influx of new customers and that's creating novel hiring challenges for the company, Butterfield said. It's clear that engineering talent is needed to ensure the product can support all the new users. But, Butterfield said, the company is still thinking about how to hire...
Tags: Microsoft, Trends, Cisco, Louisiana, Stewart Butterfield, Slack, Butterfield, WebEx, Microsoft Teams, Slack Butterfield, COVID


The CEO of Slack explains how a recession would make it much harder for it to hire the people it needs to sustain its growth and take on Microsoft (WORK, MSFT)

Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield told Business Insider that the coronavirus pandemic and the new, work-from-home reality is forcing a lot of companies to accelerate their digital transformation plans. Slack has experienced a huge influx of new customers and that's creating novel hiring challenges for the company, Butterfield said. It's clear that engineering talent is needed to ensure the product can support all the new users. But, Butterfield said, the company is still thinking about how to hire...
Tags: Microsoft, Trends, Cisco, Tom Cruise, Mariah Carey, Stewart Butterfield, Slack, Butterfield, WebEx, Microsoft Teams, Slack Butterfield, COVID


What are you doing at quarter past? WebEx wants you on calls then, to ease Corona-congestion

Remember landlines? Cisco service wants you to remember them too, to make dial-in part of your isolation arsenal Cisco's Webex collaboration service has urged users to turn off video and avoid starting meetings on the hour, to help ease pressure on public networks during the Coronavirus-avoidance crisis.…
Tags: Cisco, Software, Corona, WebEx


Keep your mind sharp and your options open with over 600 expert-led online workforce courses

Many Americans are facing unexpected changes in their professional lives that have left them with quite a bit of downtime. It's stressful and frustrating, but the best thing to do is focus on controlling what you can control. If you have extra hours on your hands, you can be productive with them. Use them to invest in yourself by learning a new in-demand skill set or improving upon the one you're already familiar with. It's easy to do that at your own pace, from the comfort of home, with Integri...
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How I've been using free, virtual Alcoholics Anonymous meetings to connect and stay sober while under COVID-19 isolation

Hundreds of online AA meetings are now available from all over the world, connecting people in some of the hardest-hit areas of the COVID-19 outbreak.   The meetings address a vulnerability for alcoholics – isolation – and help to recreate the community that keeps many sober.  AA meetings were held online previously, but never this many, with this many people attending. The only requirement for AA membership is a desire to stop drinking. You can find online meetings here.  In accordance with A...
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