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Beesion Releases Next Generation of Low-Code Telecom Commissions…

Software release has functionality to calculate sales commissions for IoT and 5G services, like connected cars.

(PRWeb December 21, 2017)

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Comcast Showcases Redesigned X1 Voice Remote

By Cablefax Staff

Comcast revealed the newly designed voice remote for its X1 platform on Monday. Like its predecessor, which won an Emmy, the remote was designed and developed by Comcast and manufactured by Universal Electronics. Comcast is Universal’s largest customer, accounting for 21% of its net sales ($36.8mln) in 3Q17.

The main hardware change is a relocated microphone button. New functions—available on both the original and new X1 remotes—include the ability to fast forward or rewind by a specific increment of time, music recognition technology, new commands for IoT devices and better AI for Spanish-language searches.

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Nearly three-quarters of retail orgs lack a breach response plan

By Zenobia Hegde

With more than 174 million Americans shopping over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, it’s looking to be a busy holiday season for retailers this year. As shoppers continue hunting for the perfect gift over the next couple weeks, it’s important to remember that cyber criminals will likely be on the hunt as well. How prepared are retailers to deal with an attack?

In an effort to answer that question, Tripwire surveyed IT security professionals working in retail organisations about their experiences and attitudes towards factors affecting IT security. The results found that a large majority are not fully prepared for data breaches this holiday season.

Of the respondents, only 28% of respondents said they have a fully tested plan in place in the event of a security breach. 21% said their organisation doesn’t have a plan at all, and the same proportion of respondents said they didn’t have the means to notify customers of a data breach within 72 hours, a requirement specified by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

“Considering the amount of high-profile data breaches that have occurred recently, plus the continued discussion around GDPR, it is surprising and concerning that many retailers do not have a tested plan in the event of a security breach,” said Tim Erlin, vice president of product management and strategy at Tripwire. “It’s encouraging that most respondents think they can meet the 72-hour notification window as set out in the upcoming GDPR, but if they haven’t tested their plans, I don’t know how confident they should be in that assumption.”

Only a small minority of the retail industry felt fully secure in their incident response capabilities. 23% of respondents said they were “fully prepared” to absorb potential financial penalties. Even fewer professionals (15%) said they were fully prepared to manage customer and press communications following an incident.

Not all the survey’s findings were discouraging, however. The results did provide some hope that the industry is moving in the right direction. More than half of respondents (57%) said that their organisation’s ability to detect and respond to a security breach has improved in the past year and a half. With the holiday season in full swing, organisations should make sure they have proper security safeguards in place.

“It’s really critical that organisations have a good view of what’s on their network at all times, that they harden their systems with secure configuration and vulnerability management, and that they are able to continuously monitor for change and are alerted to any drift outside the established security and compliance policies,” said Erlin.

There are a number of effective and established security control frameworks available to guide organisations, such as the CIS Critical Security Controls. Implementing even the most basic security controls can go a long way in improving an organisation’s security posture.

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CHTF 2017, Lighting Up the Smart City Dream

By IoT – Internet of Things

The Smart City Exhibition under the umbrella of the China Hi-Tech Fair, being held from November 16 to November 21, 2017, at Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center, features Smart City solutions, products, frontier technologies and innovative ideas in the sector. It aims to make news related to the sector available to everyone. The Smart City Pavilion flies the […]

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How to set up an IPv6 enabled FTP server – vsftpd

How to set up an IPv6 enabled FTP server: vsftpd

Many people are searching for configuration examples on how to set up an IPv6 enabled FTP server like vsftpd. Here you will find examples of a number of popular FTP servers. This article covers vstftpd for Linux.

vsftpd

 

Let’s have a look at vsftpd. vsftpd is a stable GPL licensed FTP server for UNIX systems, including Linux. It is secure and very fast. The configuration example is based on an Ubuntu installation an assumes you have an active IPv6 network stack:

Install the vsftpd package:

 

apt-get update

Let’s install vsftpd and any other required package:

apt-get -y install vsftpd

Configure vsftpd:

 

Use your favorite editor to edit the configuration file for vsftpd:

vim /etc/vsftpd.conf

First of all, disallow anonymous, unidentified users to access files via FTP; change the anonymous_enable setting to NO:

anonymous_enable=NO

Allow local uses to login by changing the local_enable setting to YES:

local_enable=YES

If you want a local user to have write permissions, then change the write_enable setting to YES:

write_enable=YES

You probably want local users to be ‘chroot jailed’ so they will only have access to their own environment and cannot see anything else on the system; change thechroot_local_user setting to YES:

chroot_local_user=YES

Make the server stop listening on IPv4:

listen=NO

Now make the server listen on an IPv6 socket:

 listen_ipv6=YES

You may want to go over the other options which I will not cover here as they fall outside the scope of this example. Then exit and save the file by typing:

wq

Restart the vsftpd service:

service vsftpd restart

And done.

Check to see if it is listening on an IPv6 socket:

netstat -an6|grep 21

Which should produce an output similar to:

tcp6       0      0 :::21                   :::*                    LISTEN