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Patch issued to tackle critical security issues present in Dell driver software since 2009

zdnet all blogs - Tue, 05/04/2021 - 18:05
Five critical security issues have been discovered.
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You should update your iPhone and iPad to iOS 14.5.1 right away

zdnet all blogs - Mon, 05/03/2021 - 22:54
The update includes security fixes for bugs that are actively being exploited.
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Turn the Apple logo on the back of your iPhone into a button

zdnet all blogs - Mon, 05/03/2021 - 14:00
It's a virtual button, but still a super useful one.
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Reports say one-third of Basecamp employees exit in the wake of new company etiquette

zdnet all blogs - Mon, 05/03/2021 - 07:27
Less than a week after Basecamp published a 'new etiquette regarding societal politics', which included a ban on staff talking politics on work platforms, The Verge confirmed 18 of the company's 57 employees accepted the six-month severance offer.
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Microsoft made a joke about working from home. Not everyone was amused

zdnet all blogs - Sun, 05/02/2021 - 17:00
Sometimes, companies don't always think through the jokes they make. Yes, it's just like their software.
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Samsung tried to get customers excited. Then the lawyers spoiled it all

zdnet all blogs - Sun, 05/02/2021 - 17:00
The launch of Samsung's new Galaxy Book Pro laptops should have been an unqualified hosanna. But then I observed the caveats.
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Battery problems after installing iOS 14.5? Try this

zdnet all blogs - Sat, 05/01/2021 - 16:30
Battery problems are a familiar complaint after installing iOS updates. Here are some steps you can take.
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iPhone users: Do this today!

zdnet all blogs - Sat, 05/01/2021 - 09:00
It's update time… again. But this is a big one.
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AirTags review: Tile trounced by the power of Apple’s Find My network

zdnet news - Fri, 04/30/2021 - 17:00
Curious what can be done when nearly one billion Apple devices work together? Apple’s AirTags show the potential.

Samsung Galaxy A52 5G review: A serious mid-range 5G contender

zdnet news - Fri, 04/30/2021 - 16:43
Samsung's 6.5-inch Galaxy A52 5G offers a good set of features at an attractive price point, including a 120Hz Super-AMOLED screen, but only two of the four rear cameras really pull their weight.

360 S10 review: Sweeping and mopping robot vacuum with 3D mapping

zdnet news - Fri, 04/30/2021 - 01:43
If you want a fully featured, multi-purpose robot vacuum with a good app, the 360 S10 should definitely be on your shortlist

DPMA SSL Certification Reminder

DigiumBlogs - Thu, 04/29/2021 - 20:00

The Digium Phone Module for Asterisk or DPMA for short is an Asterisk software module that provides a secure communications channel between D-Series phones and Asterisk. This secure channel is used to ensure an easy installation process and offers direct integration with many Asterisk capabilities, including presence, voicemail, call parking, and call recording. The DPMA is utilized in stand-alone Asterisk systems, in FreePBX systems, and Switchvox systems.

The D-Series telephones possess an embedded root certificate used to encrypt communications between the D-phone and the DPMA. This certificate was created during the initial development of the D-Series phones in 2011 and had a ten-year lifetime.

As a result, the certificate will expire and become invalid on Friday, May 28, 2021, at 4:45 pm Eastern Daylight Time.
The effect of this certificate expiring is that after May 28, any D-phones already in use will experience application loading errors, which affects voicemail, status, parking, and queues. Any new D-phones that are started anew or rebooted will be unable to connect to and provision. The D-phone will attempt to “contact proxy,” and it will never succeed.

However, we do know how to fix it.
Sangoma has produced new versions of DPMA, Proxy, D-Series telephone firmware, and Switchvox mobile softphone that remediate the problem. Administrators (except Switchvox Cloud and PBXact UCC) MUST take action before the expiration date. For Switchvox users on 7.x, the new firmware is included in Switchvox version 7.6.2. For Switchvox users on 6.x or 5.x, the latest releases are 6.8 and 5.12, respectively.

Steps to take…
Sangoma has developed quick to implement and future-proof solutions. Please visit the resource page for complete information on how to resolve the issue.

Since the certification expires on May 28, 2021, this is a time-sensitive issue that requires immediate action to be taken. Please visit the resource page for complete information on how to resolve this issue.

The post DPMA SSL Certification Reminder appeared first on Sangoma.

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NucBox2 mini PC review: More powerful, more ports, more performance

zdnet news - Wed, 04/28/2021 - 21:21
GMK's NucBox2 is a superb mini PC with a host of potential use cases at home or work.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano review: Slim, lightweight, durable, expensive

zdnet news - Wed, 04/28/2021 - 18:24
We are impressed with Lenovo's latest ultraportable ThinkPad, although the 13-inch screen won't suit every use case, and the paucity of ports and connectors may put some potential buyers off.

Emotet botnet harvested 4.3 million email addresses. Now the FBI is using Have I Been Pwned to alert the victims

zdnet all blogs - Wed, 04/28/2021 - 16:45
The law enforcement agency is working with the data breach service to alert people that their information may have been harvested by the botnet.
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Ecovacs Deebot N8 Pro+ review: A 2-in-1 robot vacuum with an auto-empty station included

zdnet news - Wed, 04/28/2021 - 00:32
The Ecovacs Deebot N8 Pro+ is a powerful robot vacuum that will avoid your carpet when in mopping mode and increase its vacuuming suction power when it detects carpet.

You’re “Always” Starting a Call with Video, Really?

DigiumBlogs - Tue, 04/27/2021 - 20:00

Two weeks ago, I wrote a blog about video calling and starting calls with video. I got a few questions and comments about that, some saying “The future is all video all the time!” while some agreed with my point of view of “That’s not going to happen all the time”. So, let me write a little more about this.

First, in that blog, I did talk about differentiation of use case. In the case of a calendared meeting, where a link can go into your calendar, many meetings we’ve all been on in the last 12 months start this way. You click on the link; you go to the video meeting. You have a nice shirt on but maybe shorts or PJs, not that I’ve done that. But these are internal meetings, or meetings with partners and even key customers, and many people forget this is NOT the entirety of communications in a business. These are simply meetings where 3 years ago, we’d calendar a “conference call”. They are important parts of your communication plan but not the only way to communicate.

People also said, “Hey I use video when I talk through my collaboration client”. Presumably these are to other employees, or to key partners. I remember “in the old days” I’d use Skype to talk to some of my partners in Europe. But you start with presence / instant message and then you move to a call. Many times the call is still voice, and sometimes it’s also video. I guess it depends on the person. But in any of these use case scenarios, you are not leading with video!

What I’m really talking about though is interaction with your customers or prospects. These are people that are going to call your business to schedule an appointment, get a service person to your house, etc. Sure, because of the internet and having web pages, over the last 25 years, there has been less voice interaction / calls with this group. But with this group, a real call control / call routing engine like exists in UC platforms is really required. There are incoming calls that need routing, there are external calls (or texts) that need scheduling. These cannot be done via scheduling a meeting on a calendar. You need a real IVR, you need contact center features, you need voice mail, you need find me / follow me. You get the picture.

To run a business and interact with external customers, a video first platform just won’t cut it.

A Unified Communication system that knows how to handle phone numbers, and texting, and all kinds of call control as is found in a “PBX” is required.

The post You’re “Always” Starting a Call with Video, Really? appeared first on Sangoma.

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FBI: Russian hackers are still trying to break into networks, here's how to protect yours from attack

zdnet all blogs - Tue, 04/27/2021 - 18:28
Joint advisory urges organisations to stay alert when it comes to attacks by Russian's Foreign Intelligence Service - aka APT 29.
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Now Windows 10 can spot cryptojacking malware using up your CPU power

zdnet all blogs - Tue, 04/27/2021 - 17:11
Microsoft Defender for Endpoint can now block cryptocurrency miners using data from Intel CPUs.
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Apple's new privacy feature will change the web. And not everyone is happy about it

zdnet all blogs - Tue, 04/27/2021 - 16:13
With iOS 14.5, Apple has introduced some new privacy features that will limit targeted advertising.
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