Archive for May 21, 2018

TeenSafe Leaks Emails And Passwords…. Oh My

Posted in Commentary with tags on May 21, 2018 by itnerd

TeenSafe which bills itself as a way for parents to securely monitor their kids turns out it isn’t secure. I say that because it has leaked thousands of Apple IDs and the plain text passwords of accounts. ZDNet has all the details:

But the Los Angeles, Calif.-based company left its servers, hosted on Amazon’s cloud, unprotected and accessible by anyone without a password.

Robert Wiggins, a UK-based security researcher who searches for public and exposed data, found two leaky servers.

Both of the servers was pulled offline after ZDNet alerted the company, including another that contains what appears to be only test data.

“We have taken action to close one of our servers to the public and begun alerting customers that could potentially be impacted,” said a TeenSafe spokesperson told ZDNet on Sunday.

Oops. That’s a #Fail. One wonders if they have other servers in the same state. In fact, I would suggest that this company is trying to find out as I type this. Because you can bet that hackers are trying to find out what state their servers are in as I type this.

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SAP Recognizes Seidor as the Best Global Partner in Cloud Services and Analytics for SMEs

Posted in Commentary with tags on May 21, 2018 by itnerd

Seidor, a multinational consulting firm specializing in technological services and solutions, has received two new SAP Pinnacle Awards to add to its outstanding global track record. The company has been recognized as SAP Cloud Partner of the Year – Small and Midsize Companies and SAP Partner of the Year – Analytics & Insight. Seidor was also a finalist in the SAP SuccessFactors and SAP Business ByDesign Partner of the year categories.

Every year, SAP delivers the prestigious Pinnacle Awards in recognition of those partners that have best contributed to the development, growth and track record of the business. As the main selection criteria, SAP took into account sales and performance data in terms of innovation, technology, services and specific areas of the solutions.

The official handover of the SAP Pinnacle Awards will take place at the next SAP Global Partner Summit, to be held on June 4 as part of SAPPHIRE NOW, the international customer conference organized by SAP.

 

Seidor has over 2,000 customers to whom it offers SAP services. The consultancy is also a founding member of United VARs, the largest global alliance of SAP partners, which this year obtained a total of 9 nominations for winners and finalists.

Review: 2018 Mazda6 Signature – Part 1

Posted in Products with tags on May 21, 2018 by itnerd

This is a USB memory stick I received from Mazda at an event that I attended a couple of years ago:

 

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Why am I highlighting this USB stick? It’s one of the best USB sticks that I have ever received. It feels very nice and upscale, as well as giving off an sense of being hand crafted and a quality product. Quite frankly it’s the best USB stick that I’ve had. I actually try not use it because of how well it is constructed.

Now imagine if you took that sort of attention to detail and applied it to a car. Well, you don’t have to imagine because Mazda would like you to look at the 2018 Mazda6 Signature:

 

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This is a mid sized car that looks very nice and upscale, as well as giving off an sense of being hand crafted and a quality product. The changes in the exterior of the 2018 model are subtle but significant. For example, LED exterior lights are the norm and there’s a nip here and a tuck there to make it look very upscale. But the real story is the engine and interior which really kick things up a notch. I’ll get to those in parts two and three of this review. But I think what you will see is that this is one impressive car.

My review of the 2018 Mazda6 Signature will be done in five parts:

  • Exterior
  • Engine, transmission, handling, fuel economy, and driving comfort
  • Interior
  • Technology in the vehicle
  • Wrap up

The next part of this review will cover the engine, transmission and driving comfort. All of which are far above what you would expect from a your average mid sized vehicle thanks to one significant change. Tune in tomorrow to see what I mean.