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Focus on Important Emails - Not on Clutter

Posted by Nick Fulfer on January 15, 2018 at 10:00 AM

Microsoft released an Outlook feature in 2015 with the benefits of de-cluttering the inbox by moving less important messages from the inbox and into a separate folder labeled "Clutter". Using algorithms that adjust based on analyzing user email habits, and based on past user behavior, it will determine what is considered low priority and move those messages into the clutter folder.

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Blueborne Allows Attackers to Control Your Bluetooth-Enabled Devices

Posted by Nick Fulfer on October 26, 2017 at 10:00 AM

In April 2017, The Automated Reporting Management Information System (ARMIS) contacted Microsoft, Apple, Samsung, and Linux to report eight zero-day vulnerabilities related to connections via Bluetooth, designated as Blueborne.

Blueborne endangers millions of unpatched devices by spreading through the air, across a wide variety of platforms: mobile, desktop, and IoT operating systems which includes Android, iOS, Windows, Linux; and all related devices that use these operating systems.

What is Blueborne?

Blueborne is a vulnerability by which attackers take advantage of Bluetooth connections to remotely control a device. The attack itself does not require the attacker's device to be paired with the target device, or require it to be in a discoverable state. It does, however, require the attacker to be within proximity of the device for the initial connection.

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