Saturday, July 30, 2016

Tabula Rosa Systems Blog Of 7/30/2016 - Pokemon Go Coding Error Gave Company Access To Your Emails







CNNMoney (New York)First published July 11, 2016: 10:40 PM ET
Pokemon Go maker: Coding error gave company access to your emails
by Jose Pagliery   @Jose_PaglieryJuly 12, 2016: 1:33 PM ET
The makers of Pokemon Go -- the insanely popular smartphone game -- were forced to make emergency fixes to the game because the app gave the company an unprecedented level of access into players' personal lives.

For some users with iPhones, signing into the game with the most convenient option -- using your Google account -- allows the gaming company to read your emails.

That's because the Pokemon Go app gets "full access" to your Google account. It's something most apps don't dare demand.

Google settings state that "full access" means Pokemon Go "can see and modify nearly all information in your Google Account."

That includes access to email, according to Google.

Niantic, the game's developer, acknowledged the coding "error" on Monday.
In a statement late Monday night, the company said it sought only minimal information -- a person's unique player ID and email address. But "the Pokemon Go account creation process on iOS erroneously requests full access."

Niantic promised it will not use this supreme access of personal information and said it has started working on a fix to reduce the user permission needed to play the game.
"Google will soon reduce Pokemon Go's permission to only the basic profile data that Pokemon Go needs," the company said.

Niantic was forced to admit its mistakes on Monday after computer security experts realized that the video game gets a rare level of access to your Google account.
Adam Reeve, a computer security expert at the cybersecurity firm RedOwl, was the first to discover this.

"This is probably just the result of epic carelessness," Reeve wrote in a blog post Monday. "I don't know how well they will guard this awesome new power they've granted themselves... I really wish I could play, it looks like great fun, but there's no way it's worth the risk."

Google settings even warn users against granting this degree of trust on its settings page: "This 'full account access' privilege should only be granted to applications you fully trust."

Nintendo of America directed questions to the Pok√©mon Company International which refused to comment.

"A game shouldn't require this amount of access to your data," said Mark Nunnikhoven, a computer security expert with cybersecurity firm Trend Micro.

Since the game was released last Thursday, it has been downloaded on Android and Apple devices more than 5 million times.

CNNMoney (New York)First published July 11, 2016: 10:40 PM ET

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DHS Announces Cyber Incident Reporting Information




National Cyber Awareness System:

07/29/2016 09:22 PM EDT

Original release date: July 29, 2016
The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released guidelines and points of contact for reporting cyber incidents to the Federal Government. This communication follows the recent release of Presidential Policy Directive 41 (PPD-41)—United States Cyber Incident Coordination—which outlines how the Federal Government will handle cyber incidents.
Users and administrators are encouraged to review these documents to learn when, what, and how to report cyber incidents to the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) and other entities.
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Friday, July 29, 2016

Tabula Rosa Systems Blog Of 7/29/2016 - Chinese Satellite Is One Giant Step For The Quantum Internet







Chinese satellite is one giant step for the quantum internet
Craft due to launch in August is first in a wave of planned quantum space experiments.
27 July 2016
China is poised to launch the world’s first satellite designed to do quantum experiments. A fleet of quantum-enabled craft is likely to follow.
First up could be more Chinese satellites, which will together create a super-secure communications network, potentially linking people anywhere in the world. But groups from Canada, Japan, Italy and Singapore also have plans for quantum space experiments.
“Definitely, I think there will be a race,” says Chaoyang Lu, a physicist at the -University of Science and Technology of China in Hefei, who works with the team behind the Chinese satellite. The 600-kilogram craft, the latest in a string of Chinese space-science satellites, will launch from Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in August. The Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Austrian Academy of Sciences are collaborators on the US$100-million mission.
Quantum communications are secure because any tinkering with them is detectable. Two parties can communicate secretly — by sharing a encryption key encoded in the polarization of a string of photons, say — safe in the knowledge that any eavesdropping would leave its mark.
So far, scientists have managed to demonstrate quantum communication up to about 300 kilometres. Photons travelling through optical fibres and the air get scattered or absorbed, and amplifying a signal while preserving a photon’s fragile quantum state is extremely difficult. The Chinese researchers hope that transmitting photons through space, where they travel more smoothly, will allow them to communicate over greater distances.
At the heart of their satellite is a crystal that produces pairs of entangled photons, whose properties remain entwined however far apart they are separated. The craft’s first task will be to fire the partners in these pairs to ground -stations in Beijing and Vienna, and use them to generate a secret key.
During the two-year mission, the team also plans to perform a statistical measurement known as a Bell test to prove that entanglement can exist between particles separated by a distance of 1,200 kilometres. Although quantum theory predicts that entanglement persists at any distance, a Bell test would prove it.
The team will also attempt to ‘teleport’ quantum states, using an entangled pair of photons alongside information transmitted by more conventional means to reconstruct the quantum state of a photon in a new location.
“If the first satellite goes well, China will definitely launch more,” says Lu. About 20 satellites would be required to enable secure communications throughout the world, he adds.
The teams from outside China are taking a different tack. A collaboration between the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the University of Strathclyde, UK, is using cheap 5-kilogram satellites known as cubesats to do quantum experiments. Last year, the team launched a cubesat that created and measured pairs of ‘correlated’ photons in orbit; next year, it hopes to launch a device that produces fully entangled pairs.
Costing just $100,000 each, cubesats make space-based quantum communications accessible, says NUS physicist Alexander Ling, who is leading the project.
A Canadian team proposes to generate pairs of entangled photons on the ground, and then fire some of them to a microsatellite that weighs less than 30 kilograms. This would be cheaper than generating the photons in space, says Brendon Higgins, a physicist at the University of Waterloo, who is part of the Canadian Quantum Encryption and Science Satellite (QEYSSat) team. But delivering the photons to the moving satellite would be a challenge. The team plans to test the system using a photon receiver on an aeroplane first.
An even simpler approach to quantum space science, pioneered by a team at the University of Padua in Italy led by Paolo Villoresi, involves adding reflectors and other simple equipment to regular satellites. Last year, the team showed that photons bounced back to Earth off an existing satellite maintained their quantum states and were received with low enough error rates for quantum cryptography (G. Vallone et al. Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 040502; 2015). In principle, the researchers say, the method could be used to generate secret keys, albeit at a slower rate than in more-complex set-ups.
Researchers have also proposed a quantum experiment aboard the International Space Station (ISS) that would simultaneously -entangle the states of two separate properties of a photon — a technique known as hyperentanglement — to make teleportation more reliable and efficient.
As well as making communications much more secure, these satellite systems would mark a major step towards a ‘quantum internet’ made up of quantum computers around the world, or a quantum computing cloud, says Paul Kwiat, a physicist at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign who is working with NASA on the ISS project.
The quantum internet is likely to involve a combination of satellite- and ground-based links, says Anton Zeilinger, a physicist at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna, who argued unsuccessfully for a European quantum satellite before joining forces with the Chinese team. And some challenges remain. Physicists will, for instance, need to find ways for satellites to communicate with each other directly; to perfect the art of entangling photons that come from different sources; and to boost the rate of data transmission using single photons from megabits to gigabits per second.
If the Chinese team is successful, other groups should find it easier to get funding for quantum satellites, says Zeilinger. The United States has a relatively low profile when it comes to this particular space race, but Zeilinger suggests that it could be doing more work on the topic that is classified.
Eventually, quantum teleportation in space could even allow researchers to combine photons from satellites to make a distributed telescope with an effective aperture the size of Earth — and enormous resolution. “You could not just see planets,” says Kwiat, “but in principle read licence plates on Jupiter’s moons.”
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 www.amazon.com/author/paulbabicki

In addition to this blog, I maintain a radio show on BlogtalkRadio  and an online newsletter via paper.li.I have established Netiquette discussion groups with Linkedin and  Yahoo I am also a member of the International Business Etiquette and Protocol Group and Minding Manners among others. I regularly consult for the Gerson Lehrman Group, a worldwide network of subject matter experts and I have been contributing to the blogs Everything Email and emailmonday . My work has appeared in numerous publications and I have presented to groups such as The Breakfast Club of NJ and  PSG of Mercer County, NJ.


I am the president of Tabula Rosa Systems, a “best of breed” reseller of products for communications, email, network management software, security products and professional services.  Also, I am the president of Netiquette IQ. We are currently developing an email IQ rating system, Netiquette IQ, which promotes the fundamentals outlined in my book.

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Tabula Rosa Systems Blog Of 7/28/2016 - Internet Cloud Shift Will Affect $1 Trillion In IT Spending

www.helpnetsecurity.com
Cloud shift will affect $1 trillion in IT spending
More than $1 trillion in IT spending will be directly or indirectly affected by the shift to cloud during the next five years, said Gartner, Inc. This will make cloud computing one of the most disruptive forces of IT spending since the early days of the digital age.
 “Cloud-first strategies are the foundation for staying relevant in a fast-paced world,” said Ed Anderson, research vice president at Gartner. “The market for cloud services has grown to such an extent that it is now a notable percentage of total IT spending, helping to create a new generation of start-ups and “born in the cloud” providers.”
IT spending is steadily shifting from traditional IT offerings to cloud services (cloud shift). The aggregate amount of cloud shift in 2016 is estimated to reach $111 billion, increasing to $216 billion in 2020. Cloud shift rates are determined by comparing IT spending on cloud services with traditional noncloud services in the same market categories.
In addition to the direct effects of cloud shift, many markets will be affected indirectly. Identifying indirect effects can help IT asset and purchasing managers ensure they are getting the best value out of new expenditure and are protected against risk, as well as assisting them to exploit the new opportunities caused by cloud shift.
For example, instead of buying operating systems (OSs) for each user in the traditional way, many will be provided as OS images — particularly with the use of containers for next-generation applications. Another example is that enterprise storage needs could be met with a lower up front cost and far more scalability by switching to cloud solutions instead of buying dedicated hardware.
“Cloud shift is not just about cloud. As organizations pursue a new IT architecture and operating philosophy, they become prepared for new opportunities in digital business, including next-generation IT solutions such as the Internet of Things,” said Mr. Anderson. “Furthermore, organizations embracing dynamic, cloud-based operating models position themselves better for cost optimization and increased competitiveness.”


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 www.amazon.com/author/paulbabicki

In addition to this blog, I maintain a radio show on BlogtalkRadio  and an online newsletter via paper.li.I have established Netiquette discussion groups with Linkedin and  Yahoo I am also a member of the International Business Etiquette and Protocol Group and Minding Manners among others. I regularly consult for the Gerson Lehrman Group, a worldwide network of subject matter experts and I have been contributing to the blogs Everything Email and emailmonday . My work has appeared in numerous publications and I have presented to groups such as The Breakfast Club of NJ and  PSG of Mercer County, NJ.


I am the president of Tabula Rosa Systems, a “best of breed” reseller of products for communications, email, network management software, security products and professional services.  Also, I am the president of Netiquette IQ. We are currently developing an email IQ rating system, Netiquette IQ, which promotes the fundamentals outlined in my book.

Over the past twenty-five years, I have enjoyed a dynamic and successful career and have attained an extensive background in IT and electronic communications by selling and marketing within the information technology marketplace.Anyone who would like to review the book and have it posted on my blog or website, please contact me paul@netiquetteiq.com.
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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Netiqiette IQ Blog Of 7/26/2016 - GOOGLE’S PROJECT FI IS ONE STEP CLOSER TO UNIFYING THE WORLD’S WIRELESS NETWORKS








AUTHOR: CADE METZ.CADE METZ BUSINESS

FROM wired.com DATE OF PUBLICATION: 07.12.16.07.12.16

TIME OF PUBLICATION: 9:00 AM.9:00 AM 

GOOGLE’S PROJECT FI IS ONE STEP CLOSER TO UNIFYING THE WORLD’S WIRELESS NETWORKS

GOOGLE IS A few steps closer to unifying the world’s wireless networks—and, in the process, providing your smartphone with a faster, more reliable, and less expensive signal.
Today, Google announced a deal with Three, one of the largest cellular carriers in Europe, that will allow Americans to use its experimental Project Fi wireless service when traveling in an additional 15 countries, bringing the total number of foreign countries where the service is available to more than 135. And at the same time, the company is removing the speed cap that previously limited the service overseas.
Unveiled last year on Google’s flagship Nexus phones, Project Fi not only offers a way of making calls over Wi-Fi networks inside homes, offices, and local coffee shops. As you leave Wi-Fi coverage, it can seamlessly and automatically move those calls onto a cellular network. Plus—and perhaps more importantly—it can move phones between disparate cellular networks, depending on which offers the best signal. And it does all this for a small, flat fee.
Initially, the service allowed phones to jump between Sprint and T-Mobile. Then Google added US Cellular. And now, through its deal with Three, the Internet giant has extended the service’s reach even farther. “We can now reach about 97 percent of markets where Americans travel abroad,” says John Maletis, Project Fi’s head of operations. And, he adds, the service is significantly faster in these markets.
Project Fi already provided service in more than 120 countries worldwide via relationships T-Mobile had already established with foreign networks. But in an effort to keep its costs down, Google throttled all overseas traffic to a relatively slow 256 megabits per second. Now, the company says it’s lifting this throttle to provide 10 to 20 times faster network speeds for those traveling abroad.
Yes, other wireless services have long provided ways of roaming on other networks, but this often comes at a steep price—a price controlled by a single gatekeeper. Project Fi costs the same no matter what network you’re on and no matter where you are: Google charges a standard fee of $10 for every one gigabyte downloaded. That’s why it was throttling overseas traffic. Maletis says Google is intent on running Project Fi as a sustainable business, but the company now believes it can do so while offering faster speeds.
Room to Roam
A faster, more expansive Project Fi is good news not only for anyone using this groundbreaking service, but for, well, anyone. The model proposed by Project Fi is how wireless should work. Your phone will connect to the network with the best signal, not whatever signal a lone carrier happens to offer at a given location. Your phone roams based on what’s best for you, not your carrier’s bottom line. It’s an idea that’s long overdue, and it’s a sign of a larger shift across the world of mobile phones.
On its iPads, Apple now lets you test various wireless services before settling on one. Down the road, the company will surely do the same on iPhones. And Microsoft appears to be moving in a similar direction. Most phones still come tied to a single carrier, but as Project Fi and these others show, it doesn’t have to be that way. The technology has arrived to give everyone options.
Not everyone has the option of using Project Fi. Google classifies the project as an experiment, saying it does not intend to become a large-scale wireless carrier. But in presenting a better alternative, Project Fi is meant to push other providers in the same direction. It’s similar to Google’s approach with its Android mobile operating system and its landline Internet service, Google Fiber. In all cases, the aim is to show the world that a better way forward is possible, raising expectations for everyone. That said, Google now appears serious about turning Google Fiber into a true Internet service provider, as it expands to major cities across the US. We can’t help but wonder whether if it will expand Project Fi in similar ways.
At the moment, Project Fi is only available to Nexus buyers based in the US. And Maletis says the company has no plays to expand the service to other phones. But it’s telling that Google is building Project Fi as a viable business—and not just throwing money at the problem.



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 www.amazon.com/author/paulbabicki

In addition to this blog, I maintain a radio show on BlogtalkRadio  and an online newsletter via paper.li.I have established Netiquette discussion groups with Linkedin and  Yahoo I am also a member of the International Business Etiquette and Protocol Group and Minding Manners among others. I regularly consult for the Gerson Lehrman Group, a worldwide network of subject matter experts and I have been contributing to the blogs Everything Email and emailmonday . My work has appeared in numerous publications and I have presented to groups such as The Breakfast Club of NJ and  PSG of Mercer County, NJ.


I am the president of Tabula Rosa Systems, a “best of breed” reseller of products for communications, email, network management software, security products and professional services.  Also, I am the president of Netiquette IQ. We are currently developing an email IQ rating system, Netiquette IQ, which promotes the fundamentals outlined in my book.

Over the past twenty-five years, I have enjoyed a dynamic and successful career and have attained an extensive background in IT and electronic communications by selling and marketing within the information technology marketplace.Anyone who would like to review the book and have it posted on my blog or website, please contact me paul@netiquetteiq.com.
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