From: CSO Online - Cisco patch stops attackers from taking over TelePresence systems

Cisco Systems has fixed a critical vulnerability that could allow attackers to take over TelePresence systems,  and patched other high-severity flaws in Cisco FirePOWER and Adaptive Security Appliance devices.

The TelePresence software vulnerability stems from an improper authentication mechanism for the XML application programming interface (API). Attackers could exploit it by sending crafted HTTP requests to the XML API in order to bypass authentication and execute unauthorized configuration changes and commands on the system.

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From: CSO Online - Presidential candidates asked to support encryption, embrace other IT issues

U.S. presidential candidates should embrace encryption and narrow government access to Internet users’ data as part of a comprehensive technology agenda, IT trade groups say.

While the FBI and some lawmakers have pushed in recent months for encryption workarounds in criminal investigations, presidential candidates should “recognize encryption as a critical security tool,” 13 tech trade organizations said in a set of tech policy recommendations released late Wednesday.

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From: GeekWire - GeekWork Picks: AnswerDash seeks Marketing Manager to help grow contextual Q&A service

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AnswerDash, a spinout from the University of Washington, offers predictive technology to answer customer questions in context on websites, aiming to reduce costs and improve the self-help experience for users. The company is currently seeking a Marketing Manager to drive its marketing strategy and generate leads to expand AnswerDash’s client base. The Marketing Manager will implement SEO, PPC, social media, and content strategies while working with the CEO and VP of Sales and Marketing. This role will also be involved with long term branding across the website and all communication media. AnswerDash says, “This position offers the opportunity to broaden your marketing skills, with a career… Read More

From: Digital Trends - Listen: First single in five years shows off The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ new sound

The Red Hot Chili Peppers have released their first new single since 2011, a piano-driven cut that showcases a new sound from the band, which largely has to do with their new producer Dangermouse.

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