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Researchers Uncover 6-Year Cyber Espionage Campaign Targeting Iranian Dissidents

Capping off a busy week of charges and sanctions against Iranian hackers, a new research offers insight into what’s a six-year-long ongoing surveillance campaign targeting Iranian expats and dissidents with an intention to pilfer sensitive information.
The threat actor, suspected to be of Iranian origin, is said to have orchestrated the campaign with at least two different moving parts — one for
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The Bearing of a Child Takes 9 Months No Matter How Many Women Are Assigned

I quote the title from the book Mythical Man-Month written by Fred Brooks and originated from Theodore von Kármán in the unique form “Everyone knows it takes a woman nine months to have a baby. But you Americans think if you get nine women pregnant, you can have a baby in a month.” Fred Brooks made this a very popular statement in the software industry, with good reasons. The idea behind it is that adding manpower to a late software project makes it later, also called Brooks’ Law.

This is a story about where I have seen this happen and what the result became to be.

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Editors’ Picks: Summer 2020


Agile 

AI

Big Data

Cloud

Database

DevOps

Integration

  • Mulesoft 4: Continuous Delivery/Deployment With Maven by Ashok S — This article is a great example of what we want every tutorial to look like on DZone. The main aim of this article is to provide a standard mechanism to release project artifacts and deploy to Anypoint Platform, from the local machine or configure in continuous delivery pipelines.
  • Integration With Social Media Platforms Series (Part 1) by Sravan Lingam — This article helps you to build a RESTful API through MuleSoft that integrates with LinkedIn and shares a post on behalf of one’s personal account. I like this article because, in the age of social media, it’s so important for businesses to be connected and integrated!

IoT

Java

Microservices

Open Source

Performance

  • What Is Big O Notation? by Huyen Pham — Aside from a silly name, this article is an example of an in-depth analysis on a little-spoken-about concept. In this article, take a look at a short guide to get to know Big O Notation and its usages.
  • Is Python the Future of Programming? by Shormisthsa Chatterjee — Where is programming going? This article attempts to answer this question in a well-rounded way. The author writes, "Python will be the language of the future. Testers will have to upgrade their skills and learn these languages to tame the AI and ML tools".

Security

Web Dev

  • A Better Way to Learn Python by Manas Dash: There’s so many resources available for learning Python — so many that it’s difficult to find a good and flexible place to start. Check out Manas’ curated list of courses, articles, projects, etc. to get your Python journey started today. 
  • Discovering Rust by Joaquin Caro: I’m a sucker for good Rust content, as there’s still so many gaps in what’s available. Joaquin does a great job of giving readers his perspective of the language’s features in a way that traditional docs just 

Source de l’article sur DZONE

Le malware Android Cerberus disponible gratuitement sur les forums clandestins

Le malware Android « Cerberus » disponible gratuitement sur les forums clandestins, une nouvelle menace pour les utilisateurs de services bancaires sur mobiles. Tribune Kaspersky – Le code source complet de Cerberus a été divulgué cet été sur des forums clandestins et est désormais accessible gratuitement aux cybercriminels. Cette fuite du code source – appelé Cerberus v2 […]

The post Le malware Android Cerberus disponible gratuitement sur les forums clandestins first appeared on UnderNews.


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Cybersécurité / COVID 19 et Dénis de Service : un cocktail explosif ?

Le monde connaît probablement la plus grave crise sanitaire de son histoire moderne. Face à la menace majeure de contamination des populations par un virus particulièrement actif et pathogène, les gouvernements ont mis en place un système de confinement des individus.

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U.S. Treasury Sanctions Hacking Group Backed by Iranian Intelligence

The U.S. government on Thursday imposed sweeping sanctions against an Iranian threat actor backed by the country’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) for carrying out malware campaigns targeting Iranian dissidents, journalists, and international companies in the telecom and travel sectors.
According to the U.S. Treasury and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the sanctions target
Source de l’article sur The Hacker News

CERTFR-2020-ALE-021 : Vulnérabilité dans Samba (18 septembre 2020)

La vulnérabilité CVE-2020-1742 pour laquelle Microsoft a publié un premier correctif le 11 août est une vulnérabilité du protocole Netlogon. L’éditeur du logiciel Samba confirme donc qu’un serveur Samba configuré en tant que contrôleur de domaine est également vulnérable. …
Source de l’article sur CERT-FR

Trois façons dont la technologie peut sauver le retail


À moins que vous ne vendiez des survêtements, qui se sont vendus 80 % plus vite en avril qu’en février de cette année, la plupart des détaillants de mode sont confrontés à un printemps et un été difficiles.

J.C. Penney est la dernière victime parmi les géants de la vente au détail, rejoignant Neiman Marcus, Macy’s et d’autres qui ont déposé leur bilan. Pendant ce temps, les ventes au détail d’avril aux États-Unis ont chuté de 17,8 % par rapport à 2019.

Les magasins dans certaines régions des États-Unis rouvrent, mais pas complètement. Le nombre de clients autorisés à l’intérieur des magasins pourrait être limité, et de nombreuses personnes continueront à se tenir à l’écart des commerces non essentiels.

Pour survivre aux retombées financières, les retailers doivent trouver de nouveaux moyens de rester virtuellement proches des clients.

Ici, deux fondateurs de start-up et un expert de SAP décrivent comment la technologie peut aider les détaillants à survivre et à se rétablir – tout en gardant leurs marques et le suivi de leurs clients intacts.

 

La réalité augmentée fait entrer le magasin chez vous

Ashley Crowder, co-fondatrice et directrice de Vntana, pense que les solutions de 3D et de réalité augmentée (RA) comme celles développées par son entreprise peuvent augmenter les taux de conversion pour les achats en ligne.

« Vntana permet de prendre facilement des fichiers de conception de fabrication existants et de créer immédiatement des expériences 3D et de RA qui ont prouvé qu’elles pouvaient plus que doubler les taux de conversion et réduire les retours de 40 % », a-t-elle déclaré.

Vntana travaille avec des clients comme Shah Jewelry pour créer des versions virtuelles de produits qui permettent aux clients d’ »essayer » les articles à la maison. Même avant la pandémie, Vntana a constaté une augmentation du taux de conversion des navigateurs en acheteurs parmi les entreprises qui offrent des expériences 3D à leurs clients. Par exemple, selon M. Crowder, Ikea a connu une augmentation de 30 % de ses revenus lorsque les consommateurs pouvaient placer virtuellement des produits dans leur maison.

Crowder pense que la technologie de Réalité Augmentée (RA) et de réalité virtuelle (RV) est là pour rester : « Artillery Intelligence, une publication de recherche sur la RA et la RV, a réalisé une étude de consommateurs qui a révélé que 45 % des consommateurs veulent essayer les achats en RA/RV. Trente pour cent ont déclaré que si cela pouvait leur fournir suffisamment d’informations pour prendre une décision d’achat, ils ne voudraient plus jamais aller dans un magasin de détail. Les gens veulent donc ce contenu et ils veulent cette option ».

Elle s’attend à ce que l’adoption s’accélère en raison de la crise du coronavirus et souligne que les entreprises qui agissent rapidement maintenant seront mieux positionnées pour survivre et se développer à l’avenir.

 

Le commerce électronique hyperlocal dynamise le retail physique

Sandeep Bhanote a cofondé Radius8, une start-up qui améliore les interactions des acheteurs en ligne en leur proposant des expériences hyperlocales et personnalisées. Comme Crowder, Bhanote participe au programme d’accélération de SAP.iO Foundries à New York, qui soutient actuellement une cohorte d’entreprises axées sur l’expérience client.

Radius8 résout ce défi. Le commerce électronique est le même, quel que soit l’endroit où se trouvent les consommateurs, ce qui peut se traduire par des expériences médiocres pour les acheteurs en ligne, en particulier si le détaillant possède de nombreux magasins dans tout le pays.

« Notre technologie prend la localisation du consommateur et détermine sa proximité avec n’importe lequel de ces magasins au sein de la chaîne de vente au détail et modifie dynamiquement l’expérience du commerce électronique pour refléter l’endroit où il se trouve », a expliqué M. Bhanote.

 

  1. Bhanote pense que l’unification de l’expérience numérique et physique des magasins propulsera la vente au détail à un niveau supérieur.

Grâce aux données géospatiales, Radius8 offre aux consommateurs une meilleure expérience en ligne tout en stimulant les ventes en magasin en amenant les gens à se rendre dans des magasins spécifiques. M. Bhanote explique que le point central de l’intégration entre les magasins virtuels et physiques s’est limité à la compréhension de l’inventaire.

« Mais la réalité est que tous ces magasins physiques ont toutes ces choses merveilleuses qui se produisent et qui ne sont presque jamais communiquées numériquement – même pas dans le rayon de ce magasin physique », dit-il.

 

  1. Bhanote a ajouté que les clients – dont adidas, Lucky Brand, Snipes USA, Orvis et Eddie Bauer – utilisent déjà Radius8 pour créer de superbes expériences sur des sites virtuels et physiques.

 

L’entreprise intelligente offre des expériences uniques et de l’agilité

Matt Laukaitis, vice-président exécutif et directeur général mondial des industries de consommation chez SAP, estime que le maintien de l’intimité avec le client est primordial pour les détaillants.

« C’est la capacité à continuer à renforcer ce lien avec les consommateurs », a-t-il déclaré. « Nous voyons beaucoup d’innovations de la part de marques, grandes et petites, où les gens font des choses créatives avec des stylistes personnels virtuels et des sessions individuelles de vidéo-shopping pour donner aux clients une expérience unique ».

Qu’il s’agisse d’une expérience en ligne ou traditionnelle, les gagnants du futur maintiendront la cohérence de la marque tout en augmentant la pertinence et la fidélité des clients. « C’est ce qui va leur permettre de réussir leur réouverture de magasins », a déclaré M. Laukaitis.

L’agilité des détaillants pour répondre à la pandémie les rendra plus ou moins efficaces. « Les entreprises qui pourront le mieux naviguer dans la crise sont celles qui peuvent être créatives et agiles dans l’environnement actuel », a-t-il déclaré.

Les entreprises qui ont déjà adopté la transformation numérique et investi dans une infrastructure d’entreprise intelligente auront une longueur d’avance sur leurs concurrents. Elles disposent de la rapidité, de la simplicité et de la flexibilité nécessaires pour adapter leurs modèles d’entreprise tout en répondant aux attentes des consommateurs.

Une chose est sûre : le commerce électronique se développe rapidement. Le taux de croissance récent des recettes du commerce électronique aux États-Unis a atteint près de 80 % d’une année sur l’autre.  Et la crise a accéléré le besoin des gens de vivre de meilleures expériences numériques.

Les nouvelles technologies comme la RA et le géospatial, combinées à un noyau numérique solide et aux technologies traditionnelles de l’expérience client, permettront aux détaillants de pivoter rapidement et de conserver leurs clients.

https://youtu.be/rFiopsB5JzA

 

Publié initialement en anglais sur news.sap.com

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U.S. Announces Charges Against 2 Russian and 2 Iranian Hackers

Immediately after revealing criminal charges against 5 Chinese and 2 Malaysian hackers, the United States government yesterday also made two separate announcements charging two Iranian and two Russian hackers and added them to the FBI’s most-wanted list.
The two Russian nationals—Danil Potekhin and Dmitrii Karasavidi—are accused of stealing $16.8 million worth of cryptocurrencies in a series of
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How to Design the Perfect Developer Portfolio

As a freelance web developer, how many clients do you get from your website? If you’re like most, you’re probably lucky to get one client every 2-3 months. Unfortunately, that’s very common.

These days it’s not enough just to be a web developer if you want to make really good money. You have to be able to differentiate yourself in the marketplace to get more opportunities. If you can do this successfully, I’m 100% sure that it will help you win more projects and charge higher rates.

So today I’d like to share with you a little bit of my own story. In the last 4 months, I was able to position myself as a specialist with my personal site that ultimately helped me win more projects and get better clients.

The Importance of Niching Down

The first thing that I would invite you to do is to shift your thinking a little bit.

If you want to be a high-paid professional (especially if you’re a freelancer), you need to learn how to market and sell yourself. And the first rule of marketing is to identify your target audience and the result that you help them achieve.

I can’t over emphasize the importance of this.

You need to know exactly who you help and the outcome that you provide. That is ultimately what you get paid for. So you need to define your ideal client.

My suggestion is to pick a market segment that you would love to work with, that has the money to afford you and (ideally) those that have already done some projects for. Once you have identified your target market, you need to create your positioning statement. Your positioning statement should immediately tell who you help and what results you help them achieve.

Here is a formula that you can use to create your positioning statement:

I help __ (target audience) __ do (build/achieve/overcome) ___ (problem that you help them solve).

For example: I help startup SaaS companies build highly converting websites. You can go even narrower if you want, but this is already much better than just saying, “I’m a web developer.”

If your positioning statement is “I help startup SaaS companies build highly converting websites” it can still be narrowed down and improved. As you gain more experience and work with more clients, you can refine it to something like: “I help healthcare SaaS companies build highly converting websites.”

Now imagine if a SaaS startup founder from a healthcare niche came to your site and saw that positioning statement vs a very generic one like “I’m a web developer”. How much easier would it be for you to differentiate yourself and gain a huge advantage over your competitors in the marketplace?

4 Elements of a Perfect Landing Page

“I am passionate about coding, I have 10+ years of experience, client satisfaction is my main goal…” 

Have you ever seen statements like that on someone’s portfolio site? Or maybe it even says that on your own site. From my experience, statements like that don’t really help you convert site visitors into customers.

If you personally go to a company’s website, what would you like to see yourself as a visitor? Somebody saying how good they are, or to find out if they can be a good fit to solve your problem? I think that most of the time the latter is what you’re after. That’s what other people usually go to your website for; they want to know how you can help them solve their problems.

For instance, take a look at this section from Tom Hirst’s website:

As you can see, this immediately helps the visitors understand if Tom is a good fit for them or not. He doesn’t just boast about how good he is, but rather helps the client understand what problems he can solve for them. Another important part here is that Tom doesn’t use a lot of technical terms. Since a lot of his visitors may be not as tech-savvy as he is, there is no point in confusing them with technical jargon. The more you can speak their language – the easier it will be for you to build trust and connection that will later help you during the sales process.

Let me tell you a bit about the 4 parts of my site that I think have contributed significantly to having me win more projects. The 4 elements are problem, solution, proof, and call to action. Let me go over them 1 by 1 and explain why they’re important.

1. Problem

A good way to start your landing page sales letter is by identifying the problem of the client. If you know their pain points and you mention them, you should be able to hook them into reading your copy. And a well-written copy plays a significant role in persuading your visitors to take the next action.

2. Solution

Once you have mentioned their problem, you need to present them with a solution that you provide. You need to show them how working with you can solve their problems. Whatever their problems are, you have to show them that you understand them and can help solve them.

That’s what UX designer Matt Oplinski is doing on his website is doing. He knows that his clients might need help with 3 types of projects: Digital Products, Marketing Websites or Mobile Apps. For example, the clients who are seeking a redesign of their website may have an issue with their current conversion rates. And that’s exactly what Matthew lists in the middle section under “Custom Marketing Website” headline. I would even argue that he may have been a bit more specific with the solutions that he can offer.

The main takeaway here is that it’s important to be very specific with the result that you can help your clients achieve. The more accurate it is, the better it is going to convert.

3. Social Proof

Social proof plays an extremely important role in converting a lead into a customer. When someone comes to your site, they don’t know if they can trust you. If they were to spend one, two, five, ten or even more thousand dollars – they need to feel comfortable with you. They need to have at least some level of trust. That’s why they want to see as many signs as possible that you’re trustworthy.

Social proof obviously can come in many different forms. The most popular and important ones, in my opinion, are case studies with results that you’ve produced and testimonials. They will be absolutely crucial to persuade your clients and be able to differentiate yourself from others.

Here is a good example from Bill Erickson’s site:

Ideally, your testimonials should showcase a particular business goal that you’ve helped your client to achieve. But even if you don’t have those, you can use ordinary testimonials that your clients give you. That alone is better than no testimonials at all.

4. Call to Action

Last but not least you should have a single call to action on your site. Most likely it will be a button to contact you, or book a call with you.

In my opinion, it’s important to have a single call to action because if you give people too many options they will not be so focused on taking an action that you actually want them to take.

I also suggest that you have a call to action button at least 2-3 times on the page: one on the first screen where you have your positioning statement and/or your offer, and one at the very bottom of the page so that when they finish reading they don’t need to go back to the top to take action. Having another call to action in the middle of your page is also a good idea. My advice would be to add it after you’ve described the problem, your solution and presented yourself as someone who can help your leads with their problems.

Results

I started niching down and created my own website four months ago. Being a member of multiple freelance platforms, I’ve been fortunate enough to get enough leads in my target market to test out my strategy. So far the results are pretty amazing.

It has become a lot easier for me to win projects, get clients that respect my knowledge, and my process. Besides that, I’ve been able to significantly increase my rates for my work. A great thing about working with similar projects every time is that you automate and streamline a lot of things, improve your delivery process and become much more efficient. You can even create a productized service. This is something that is very hard to achieve if you’re constantly working on custom projects that have different requirements and involve different technologies.

To be completely transparent, I’m still in the process of building my authority in the niche, polishing my offer and gaining experience. I still have a long way to go. What I can certainly say today is that it has been one of the best decisions in my professional career.

To become a high paying professional in your industry you have to do things differently. Today I tried to show you one of the ways that you can improve your career or freelancing business fast. It probably won’t happen overnight, but in a matter of a few months you can be so much ahead of your competition if you deploy some of the strategies that I’ve shared with you today.

I really hope that this article has helped you gain some perspective and you will start to consider doing a similar thing that I did to achieve amazing results.

 

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