Welcome Guest | Sign In
ECTNews.com
E-Commerce Times TechNewsWorld CRM Buyer LinuxInsider
Home
Friday - August 22, 2014
SoundCloud on Thursday launched On SoundCloud, a program that will facilitate advertising on the site. Membership initially is by invitation only; SoundCloud will roll it out to a select number of artists. It later plans to bring on more advertisers and make the program available to the general membership. The announcement sparked a mixed response from members. "Really dude?" wrote "creator 1,000,001. "Ads? ... "I'm a huge supporter of [SoundCloud] and I gotta be honest here, yall are gonna lose a lot of 'creators' over this." [More...]

Friday - August 22, 2014
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration, part of the Department of Homeland Security, has spent more than a billion dollars on full-body scanners designed to strengthen airport security. It turns out that at least one model of scanner in use for four years -- the Rapiscan Secure 1000 full-body scanner -- easily could have been foiled by a savvy bad actor. In addition, it harbored software flaws that made it vulnerable to cyberattacks. That was the conclusion of nine researchers who presented their findings Thursday at the USENIX security conference in San Diego. [More...]

Friday - August 22, 2014
A flaw in Android's GUI framework let university researchers hack into applications with up to 92 percent success. They tested apps from Gmail, H&R Block, Newegg, WebMD, Chase Bank, Hotels.com and Amazon. "Changes in the shared memory side channel allow an attacker to infer if there is an activity transition going on in the foreground," said researcher Zhiyun Qian, an assistant professor at the University of California at Riverside. "This is a design choice by modern OSes ... . The same attack may work as well [on other mobile OSes]," he added. [More...]

Friday - August 22, 2014
Salesforce.com on Thursday reported a second-quarter loss of about 10 cents per share -- but hey, who's counting? Not investors, apparently, who drove up the price of the CRM giant's stock 7.6 percent by market close Friday. Certainly not Wall Street analysts like Deutsche Bank, which promptly raised its target price for the company to $70.00 per share, pointing to a potential upside of 25.65 percent. The optimism largely has to do with Salesforce.com's forecast for fiscal 2015, which exceeded analyst expectations. [More...]

 

Free Newsletters from ECT News Network
Don't Miss a Story. Get the Latest Headlines Deliverd to Your Inbox.
Tech News Flash Daily - View Sample
E-Commerce Minute Daily - View Sample
ECT News Network Weekly Newsletter - View Sample
Editor's Pick - View Sample

 

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ RSS