Books To Help You Secure *Nix

Books To Help You Secure *Nix
One ‘solution’ for the security issues in the Microsoft Windows operating systems is to just not use it. Many security experts and the techno-geek crowd shun Microsoft in favor of…[Lees verder]

Symantec and McAfee Take Issue With Planned Vista Security
Microsoft is wrapping up the final stages of tweaking Vista to get it ready for its official release. Vista includes a number of security updates and changes in the way…[Lees verder]

Step-By-Step: Change Your Wireless Router Default SSID
To secure your wireless network, one of the steps you should take is to change your default SSID, or Network Name, for your wireless network. I had previously written a…[Lees verder]

Don’t Take The Bait
As viruses and worms have declined in numbers, other forms of malware are on the rise. Phishing attacks in particular have become a malware attack of choice for many malware…[Lees verder]

Zero-Day PowerPoint Exploit
No sooner did Microsoft release an out-of-cycle patch to address the Internet Explorer VML vulnerability being exploited in the wild, than a new zero-day exploit targeting Microsoft has been discovered….[Lees verder]

The Death Of Viruses
According to this article in The Register, normal viruses and mass-mailing worms seem to be all but dead. As malware has converged and organized crime has gotten involved in developing…[Lees verder]

Understanding HiJack This Logs
Anti-spyware has become somewhat of a standard security tool that most people run on their computers in some way, shape or form. Most antivirus vendors now include anti-spyware functions in…[Lees verder]

The Spam Epidemic
Spam continues to be more than a simple nuisance for users of email- which is essentially every computer user in existence. Spam has evolved some, primarily as it has become…[Lees verder]

Weekly Secunia Advisory Summary
This week Secunia published 39 new Security Advisories rated as Highly Critical or higher. They affected a broad range of products including the Firefox web browser and Thunderbird email client….[Lees verder]

September Security Bulletins From Microsoft
Microsoft gave everyone a little break for the month of September. There were only three new Security Bulletins released, and only one of them is rated as Critical. The Critical…[Lees verder]

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Books To Help You Secure *Nix

Books To Help You Secure *Nix
One ‘solution’ for the security issues in the Microsoft Windows operating systems is to just not use it. Many security experts and the techno-geek crowd shun Microsoft in favor of…[Lees verder]

Symantec and McAfee Take Issue With Planned Vista Security
Microsoft is wrapping up the final stages of tweaking Vista to get it ready for its official release. Vista includes a number of security updates and changes in the way…[Lees verder]

Step-By-Step: Change Your Wireless Router Default SSID
To secure your wireless network, one of the steps you should take is to change your default SSID, or Network Name, for your wireless network. I had previously written a…[Lees verder]

Don’t Take The Bait
As viruses and worms have declined in numbers, other forms of malware are on the rise. Phishing attacks in particular have become a malware attack of choice for many malware…[Lees verder]

Zero-Day PowerPoint Exploit
No sooner did Microsoft release an out-of-cycle patch to address the Internet Explorer VML vulnerability being exploited in the wild, than a new zero-day exploit targeting Microsoft has been discovered….[Lees verder]

The Death Of Viruses
According to this article in The Register, normal viruses and mass-mailing worms seem to be all but dead. As malware has converged and organized crime has gotten involved in developing…[Lees verder]

Understanding HiJack This Logs
Anti-spyware has become somewhat of a standard security tool that most people run on their computers in some way, shape or form. Most antivirus vendors now include anti-spyware functions in…[Lees verder]

The Spam Epidemic
Spam continues to be more than a simple nuisance for users of email- which is essentially every computer user in existence. Spam has evolved some, primarily as it has become…[Lees verder]

Weekly Secunia Advisory Summary
This week Secunia published 39 new Security Advisories rated as Highly Critical or higher. They affected a broad range of products including the Firefox web browser and Thunderbird email client….[Lees verder]

September Security Bulletins From Microsoft
Microsoft gave everyone a little break for the month of September. There were only three new Security Bulletins released, and only one of them is rated as Critical. The Critical…[Lees verder]

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Fri, 11/12: Atlanta Hawks vs. Utah Jazz (Atlanta)

Fri, 11/12: Atlanta Hawks vs. Utah Jazz (Atlanta)
NBA Basketball Game[Lees verder]

Fri, 11/12: John Henton (Atlanta)
John Henton of the sitcoms Living Single and The Hughleys performs live on stage[Lees verder]

Fri, 11/12: Thought Provoking Evening of Indian Classical Dance (Austin)
Priyadarsini Govind is going to perform “Bhakti Margam – The Path to devotion” accompanied by K.S Balakrishnan – Nattuv…[Lees verder]

Fri, 11/12: Katherine Jenkins (Boston)
Performing Live[Lees verder]

Fri, 11/12: La Bayadere (Boston)
Ballet Performance[Lees verder]

Fri, 11/12: Mercyme (Boston)
Performing Live[Lees verder]

Fri, 11/12: Boston College Eagles vs. St. Francis (NY) Terriers (Boston)
College Basketball Game[Lees verder]

Fri, 11/12: The Art of Still Life – Works from the Baltimore Museum of Art (Baltimore)
Opening reception and family program: Art educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the “Still Life” exhibition fol…[Lees verder]

Fri, 11/12: The Wedding Experience (Columbus Ohio)
A unique opportunity for brides and grooms to experience three different wedding themes at three different venues.Engag…[Lees verder]

Fri, 11/12: Hair (Washington D.C.)
Presented live[Lees verder]

Fri, 11/12: Sanctified (Washington D.C.)
Presented live[Lees verder]

Fri, 11/12: Sex, Dreams and Self Control
(Washington D.C.)

Stand up comedy, music and the spoken word come together to create absolute hilarity on stage[Lees verder]

Fri, 11/12: Singles Seated Speed Dating and Twenty Questions Party (Washington D.C.)
If you have attended our speed dating events in the past, we’ve got a surprise for you. Have you ever heard of the game…[Lees verder]

Fri, 11/12: 5th Annual Honors Gala of Community Services for Autistic Adults and Children (CSAAC): “High Rollers for Autism” (Washington D.C.)
Celebrate Monte Carlo Style. Master of Ceremonies is Kirk McEwen from 105.9 The Edge radio; open bar cocktail reception…[Lees verder]

Fri, 11/12: Justin McRoberts with Jason Brown (Washington D.C.)
Over the past eleven years Justin McRoberts has carved out a niche for himself in the independent music scene as a song…[Lees verder]

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Base speelt belwaarde klanten kwijt

Base speelt belwaarde klanten kwijt
Base liet woensdag de belwaarde van 82.000 klanten verdwijnen bij een upgrade van de IT-systemen. Het probleem raakte pas een dag later verholpen.[Lees verder]

Tips om stalkers te blokkeren op Facebook
De keerzijde van Facebook is dat sommige mensen met wie je liever geen contact hebt jou niet met rust laten. Hoe pak je zoiets aan?[Lees verder]

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Vodafone, Telecom NZ partner on rural broadband plan

Vodafone, Telecom NZ partner on rural broadband plan
(Telecompaper) Telecom New Zealand and Vodafone announced a partnership to develop rural broadband services. The two operators submitted the proposed to the Rural Broadband Initiative, the government’s programme for bringing fibre broadband to at least 97 percent of rural schools and a minimum 5Mbps broadband service to 80 percent of rural households within six years. The companies said they will combine their resources to build new, open access network infrastructure for the provision of broadband in rural areas using a range of technologies. Telecom’s existing fibre infrastructure would be extended to key rural points of presence, including schools and hospitals, and an expanded Vodafone wireless infrastructure supprted by the fibre network would deliver mobile broadband services. The proposal extends Telecom’s fast broadband (10Mbps+) rollout to 92 percent of the country, while also providing an open infrastructure for alternative providers. Telecom will be responsible for building fibre to schools and hospitals, cell sites and rural exchanges and cabinets. Vodafone will be responsible for the design and build of open access tower infrastructure that Vodafone and Telecom XT will co-locate their mobile services on, as could any other wireless service provider who wishes to do so. Vodafone and Telecom said they are open to future collaboration with other parties to deliver broadband services to regional and remote parts of New Zealand. The Ministry of Economic Development is running the bid process for the RBI, and a decision by the Minister is expected to be made by Christmas.[Lees verder]

Vodafone, Telecom NZ partner on rural broadband plan
(Telecompaper) Telecom New Zealand and Vodafone announced a partnership to develop rural broadband services. The two operators submitted the proposed to the Rural Broadband Initiative, the government’s programme for bringing fibre broadband to at least 97 percent of rural schools and a minimum 5Mbps broadband service to 80 percent of rural households within six years. The companies said they will combine their resources to build new, open access network infrastructure for the provision of broadband in rural areas using a range of technologies. Telecom’s existing fibre infrastructure would be extended to key rural points of presence, including schools and hospitals, and an expanded Vodafone wireless infrastructure supprted by the fibre network would deliver mobile broadband services. The proposal extends Telecom’s fast broadband (10Mbps+) rollout to 92 percent of the country, while also providing an open infrastructure for alternative providers. Telecom will be responsible for building fibre to schools and hospitals, cell sites and rural exchanges and cabinets. Vodafone will be responsible for the design and build of open access tower infrastructure that Vodafone and Telecom XT will co-locate their mobile services on, as could any other wireless service provider who wishes to do so. Vodafone and Telecom said they are open to future collaboration with other parties to deliver broadband services to regional and remote parts of New Zealand. The Ministry of Economic Development is running the bid process for the RBI, and a decision by the Minister is expected to be made by Christmas.[Lees verder]

Primus to buy Arbinet, sell certain European ops
(Telecompaper) Telecom product and service provider Primus Telecommunications has entered into a definitive agreement to fully acquire global communications exchange service provider Arbinet for USD 28 million, in an all-stock transaction. The boards of directors of both companies have approved the merger, which is still subject to the usual regulatory approvals. The buy is expected to close in the first quarter. After completion, Primus will integrate Arbinet into its Global Wholesale group, which should add over USD 300 million in annual revenue and generate accretive cost synergies of USD 3-7 million annually for the next two years. On a pro forma basis, the Wholesale business unit is expected to generate over USD 500 million in annual revenue, and bring the total consolidated annual run rate revenue to over USD 1 billion. Primus president and CEO Peter Aquino said the acquisition is expected to realise significant synergies over time. The acquisition is expected to enhance the global competitive positioning of the company and up gross margins and EBITDA by eliminating operating redundancies and increase scale. Separately, Primus has engaged Akira Partners UK to sell certain assets in the UK, France, Belgium and Italy. Primus has also worked to sell assets in other European countries. To date, the sales of the UK, Belgium, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Italy operations are closed.[Lees verder]

BT adds 114,000 net broadband customers in Q2
(Telecompaper) BT Group has reported adjusted revenue of GBP 4.98 billion for the second quarter ending 30 September, down 3 percent from GBP 5.12 billion a year earlier, with adjusted EBITDA up 3 percent to GBP 1.45 billion, from GBP 1.42 billion. Adjusted operating profit was up percent to GBP 715 million, from GBP 656 million a year earlier, with adjusted pre-tax profit up 13 percent to GBP 496 million, from GBP 440 million. The company has raised its 2010/2011 full-year outlook and now expects adjusted EBITDA to be around GBP 5.8 billion. BT Global Services generated Q2 revenue of GBP 1.99 billion, down 2 percent from GBP 2.02 billion a year earlier, reflecting the ongoing trend of declining UK calls and lines revenue, and the impact of lower wholesale call volumes in Continental Europe. EBITDA for the division was up 45 percent to GBP 138 million, from GBP 95 million in the year-earlier second quarter. BT Retail posted Q2 revenue of GBP 1.93 billion, down 4 percent from GBP 2.02 billion a year earlier, with EBITDA down 8 percent to GBP 414 million, from GBP 451 million. Broadband net additions reached 114,000 in Q2, accounting for 45 percent of total market DSL and LLU net additions. The company’s Wi-Fi network has passed 2 million hotspots and the free BT Fon application has been downloaded over 170,000 times to iPhone and Android devices since its September launch.[Lees verder]

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Keep the Holiday Gifts in Their Carts With Remarketing

Keep the Holiday Gifts in Their Carts With Remarketing
Want a huge lift in ad response for the holidays? A remarketing campaign can help you combat rising cart abandonment rates. …[Lees verder]

Learn the Full Value of Your Paid Search Program
If you have a conversion without revenue tied to it, here’s how you can use data from various channels to help put a value on those events. …[Lees verder]

Social CRM: Mainstream Practices vs. Essential Requirements
In social customer relationship management, you have to learn to crawl before your walk. So check out these social CRM fundamentals and start walking already! …[Lees verder]

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Thu, 11/11: Atlanta Falcons vs. Baltimore Ravens (Atlanta)

Thu, 11/11: Atlanta Falcons vs. Baltimore Ravens (Atlanta)
NFL Football Game[Lees verder]

Thu, 11/11: Buckhead Exchange (Atlanta)
Join fellow Buckhead residents and professionals for an evening of networking! This week’s theme is becoming an entrep…[Lees verder]

Thu, 11/11: When Design Meets Dance (Atlanta)
The Museum of Design Atlanta presents When Design Meets Dance, a rare private tour of the Atlanta Ballet. Enjoy compli…[Lees verder]

Thu, 11/11: Mark Karan (Atlanta)
Mark Karan (of RatDog) & Jemimah Puddleduck with Roy Jay[Lees verder]

Thu, 11/11: La Bayadere (Boston)
Ballet Performance[Lees verder]

Thu, 11/11: Meg Hutchinson (Boston)
Performing Live[Lees verder]

Thu, 11/11: Mumford And Sons (Boston)
Performing Live[Lees verder]

Thu, 11/11: Cky (Boston)
Performing Live[Lees verder]

Thu, 11/11: Deer Tick (Boston)
Performing Live[Lees verder]

Thu, 11/11: Boston Bruins vs. Montreal Canadiens (Boston)
NHL Game[Lees verder]

Thu, 11/11: The Right Cut: The 4Cs of Diamond Buying (Boston)
Learn about the four most important words that begin with “C”, apart from “commitment,” and what the dispersion of a di…[Lees verder]

Thu, 11/11: Leo Blanco World Jazz Ensemble & C4 Trio (Boston)
Both bands hail from Venezuela, making their folklore elements one in a million! Leo Blanco and C4 Trio are the perfec…[Lees verder]

Thu, 11/11: Veterans Day March (Baltimore)
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake hosts the annual march, which will proceed along Charles Street, from Centre Street to t…[Lees verder]

Thu, 11/11: Veterans Day Observance at the Wall (Washington D.C.)
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund sponsors the annual ceremony, where visitors can leave memorabilia some of which wil…[Lees verder]

Thu, 11/11: Veterans Day Wreath Laying Ceremony (Washington D.C.)
The ceremony takes place at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, followed by a service in the Memorial Amphitheater[Lees verder]

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Telefonica Q3 profits boosted by Vivo gain

Telefonica Q3 profits boosted by Vivo gain
(Telecompaper) Telefonica reported third-quarter net profit of EUR 5.06 billion, more than double the year-earlier figure of EUR 1.88 billion due to a valuation gain from its takeover of Brazilian operator Vivo. Revenues rose 7.3 percent to EUR 15.23 billion, and OIBDA jumped 65.3 percent to EUR 9.46 billion. Results were offset by restructuring charges of EUR 202 million in Germany, as well as continued weakness on the Spanish market. Telefonica said organic growth was improving, to 2.5 percent year-on-year in the first nine months of the year compared with 2.0 percent during the first half. The number of access lines rose by 4.1 million in the quarter to 282 million at the end of September, up 4.9 percent from a year earlier. The number of mobile customers increased by 3.9 million from June to 214.9 million, with contract customers up 3 percent points from a year ago to 31 percent of the total base. Mobile broadband subscribers rose 73.4 percent year-on-year to over 19 million at the end of September, and retail fixed broadband lines showed organic growth of 10.7 percent to 16.7 million. Telefonica said fixed broadband growth improved in the last quarter, with Latin America gaining 267,000 lines, net additions in Germany 3.6 times higher than a year ago and sequential growth of 24.4 percent in Spain. The pay-TV customer base was up 7.0 percent year-on-year on an organic basis, to 2.7 million customers at the end of September, and fixed telephony lines were stable year-on-year at 41.5 million, or down 4.1 percent on an organic basis. Telefonica reported operating cash flow for the first nine months up 7.1 percent from a year ago to EUR 13.13 billion, and capex, excluding spectrum acquisitions, rose 11.1 percent to EUR 4.85 billion. The company reiterated all its financial targets for this year and through to 2012, including dividends.[Lees verder]

Cisco quarterly sales up 19%, orders soften
(Telecompaper) Cisco reported revenues of USD 10.75 billion for its fiscal first quarter to 30 October, up 19.2 percent from a year earlier. Net profit rose to USD 1.9 billion or USD 0.34 per share, from USD 1.8 billion or USD 0.30 per share. Cash flow from operations increased to USD 1.7 billion from USD 1.5 billion a year ago, and Cisco finished the quarter with total cash of USD 38.9 billion. Cisco said results were solid despite the challenging economic environment. Product orders were up 7 percent in the US and Canada, 2 percent in Europe, 32 percent in emerging markets and 18 percent in Asia Pacific, giving the company total growth of 10 percent year-on-year. Across customer groups, orders were strongest from the enterprise and commercial sectors, up respectively 16 percent and 13 percent, while service provider orders rose 8 percent and the public sector grew 6 percent. Consumer orders were unchanged year-on-year. Overall, the product book to bill ratio was less than 1, and Cisco said it saw capital spending moderate in some areas of its business. The company said it plans to “power through the short term challenges” in parts of its business, including weakness in the public sector, service provider and European business.[Lees verder]

MTN, Western Union sign mobile money tranfer deal
(Telecompaper) Middle East and African operator MTN Group and Western Union announced a commercial agreement to introduce international mobile remittance services in the 21 countries where MTN operates. The service will allow MTN subscribers to send and receive Western Union Money Transfer transactions using their MTN MobileMoney accounts. The service will first be introduced in Uganda, where MTN’s MobileMoney service already boasts over 1 million registered users. According to the World Bank, Uganda receives nearly USD500 million in remittances every year, making up 3 percent of the country’s GDP. MTN subscribers registered for MobileMoney will be able to receive Western Union Money Transfer transactions in their mobile accounts. In addition, MobileMoney users in certain countries will be able to send Western Union Money Transfer transactions directly from their mobile phones for payout at one of Western Union’s 386,000 agent locations in 200 countries and territories around the world. An MTN subscriber who receives a Western Union Money Transfer transaction in his MobileMoney account will be able to use the funds to pay bills, top-up airtime, send money domestically and internationally, or withdraw cash at MobileMoney Agents or any participating ATM. MTN’s MobileMoney service is currently available in Benin, Cameroon, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Rwanda, South Africa and Uganda, with pilots underway in several other markets. MTN offers the service in partnership with local banks.[Lees verder]

Telkom warns H1 earnings to fall by up to 20%
(Telecompaper) South African operator Telkom warned that its earnings for the fiscal first half will be lower than in the year-earlier period. Normalised headline earnings a share (HEPS) for the six months ended 30 September are expected to be up to 20 percent lower than 280.6 cents a share a year before. A number of factors negatively impacted profits for the six months ended 30 September, including the 7.5 percent salary increases agreed with unions and ZAR 144 million in costs for workforce reduction. Telkom also spent ZAR 205 million on the launch of its mobile service 8ta. Higher fair value and exchange rate losses were incurred owing to the strengthening of the rand. and the group earned lower investment income as a result of lower cash balances. The group pointed out that it had also incurred significant one-off costs, including a ZAR 201 million impairment on its Multi-Links Nigeria business and a ZAR 60 million secondary tax on companies charge on a special dividend that was paid. HEPS, including the tax and the fair value loss on Vodacom shares in the 2010 financial year, would be between 240 percent and 260 percent higher than the loss of 160.2 percent a share incurred in the six months ended September 2009. Telkom’s results will be published on 22 November.[Lees verder]

Vodafone tipped as potential buyer of TalkTalk – report
(Telecompaper) Vodafone is being tipped as a possible buyer of UK home broadband and phone provider TalkTalk Telecom, reports the Daily Mail’s Market Watch column. Market speculation suggests that HSBC’s corporate finance team are working on a potential GBP 1.8 billion, 195 pence a share cash offer for TalkTalk. The speculation led to TalkTalk’s shares jumping 6.3 pence to 140 pence.[Lees verder]

Bharti Airtel revenues up 47% on Africa expansion
(Telecompaper) Indian operator Bharti Airtel reported revenues of INR 152.15 billion for its fiscal second quarter to 30 September, up 47 percent from a year earlier thanks to its takeover of Zain’s African operations. The latter were consolidated for the first full quarter, contributing INR 38.9 billion, while revenues in India and South Asia were up 9.2 percent from a year ago, with an EBITDA margin at 37.3 percent. Total EBITDA increased 19 percent to INR 51.21 billion. Net profit was hurt by higher financing charges for the takeover, but helped by INR 2.49 billion in forex gains. Net profit dropped 26.6 percent year-on-year to INR 16.61 billion. Net income for India and South Asia stood at INR 20.40 billion, down 9.9 percent from a year ago but up 7.1 percent from fiscal Q1. Free cash flow for the fiscal first half reached a record INR 43.34 billion, including INR 50.96 billion from India and South Asia. The net debt was at 2.93 times EBITDA at the end of the period. Airtel said it’s preparing to launch 3G services in India in the current quarter and a re-branding of its African operations to the Airtel name is “imminent”. The customer base in India and South Asia reached 147.626 million at the end of September, up 5 percent from three months earlier, while the African operations grew 10 percent over the same period to 40.082 million. Bharti also had 3.21 million customers for its broadband services and 3.899 million TV subscribers, up respectively 2 percent and 20 percent from June.[Lees verder]

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The 2 Principles of Effective Performance Advertising

The 2 Principles of Effective Performance Advertising
Creating relevant ads is easy. Making people click on them? Not so much. Here’s how to design a good user experience that leads to performance ads that work well. …[Lees verder]

How General Keywords Can Influence Brand-Related PPC Purchases
Which search queries are leading users to make a purchase? The search funnel reports within AdWords can provide deeper insights into your account’s performance. …[Lees verder]

Choosing a Naming Convention for Global Search Marketing
The pros and cons of ccTLDs, subdomains, subdirectories, IDNs, and RegionalTLDs in international search. …[Lees verder]

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