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Deutsche Telekom and Software application AG are partnering to broaden on their shared IoT cloud platform (DTEGY)

This is an excerpt from a story delivered exclusively to Business Insider Intelligence Connectivity & Tech subscribers. To receive the full story plus other insights each morning, click here. German telecommunications provider Deutsche Telekom (DT) and Germany-based enterprise software provider Software AG announced a new partnership to expand on their mutual IoT platform efforts. The…

Serious Security Flaw With Teleconferencing App Could Enable Sites to Pirate Mac Webcams

Photo: Alex Cranz (Gizmodo)On Monday, security researcher Jonathan Leitschuh publicly disclosed a serious zero-day vulnerability in conferencing software Zoom—which apparently achieves its click-to-join feature, which allows users to go directly to a video meeting from a browser link, on Mac computers by installing a local web server running as a background process that “accepts requests…

Microsoft Puts Slack On Internal List of ‘Prohibited and Discouraged’ Software

Microsoft Puts Slack On Internal List of ‘Prohibited and Discouraged’ Software (geekwire.com) Posted by EditorDavid on Sunday June 23, 2019 @09:34AM from the permanent-mute dept. PolygamousRanchKid shares a report: GeekWire obtained an internal Microsoft list of prohibited and discouraged technology — software and online services that the company doesn’t want its employees using as part…

Report: Election Systems Throughout Country Still Rely on Windows 7, Which Loses Free Support Next Year

Photo: Matt Rourke (AP)Amid growing concern about the vulnerability of the U.S. election system to hackers, Pennsylvania told election officials they had to upgrade their machines last year. But according to a Saturday report in the Associated Press, though some 60 percent of those systems have been upgraded—at a cost of $14.15 million—many of them…

Steam Will Drop Official Support for Ubuntu

Graphic: SteamValve is dropping official support for Ubuntu 19.10 and future releases for its mega-popular Steam video game distribution platform, per Engadget, as the upcoming version of the OS will eliminate updates to 32-bit x86 components. According to Valve developer Pierre-Loup Griffais, the company will “evaluate ways to minimize breakage for existing users,” though it will…

Pipefy raises $45 million for procedure pipeline management software

Pipefy, a San Francisco firm developing a process pipeline management platform for enterprises, today revealed that it this month closed a $45 million series B funding round led by Insight Partners, with participation from existing investors OpenView and Trinity Ventures. The fresh funds bring the four-year-old startup’s total raised to $65 million following a $16…

‘Em pire of Sin’ is John Romero’s brand-new strategy game

The godfather of first person shooters, John Romero, is back — with a strategy game. Empire of Sin showed up on Nintendo’s E3 livestream, full of noirish rain-slicked streets, fedoras and tommy guns. In the game, players will shape an organized crime empire in Prohibiton-era 1920s Chicago as one of 14 bosses, with “randomly generated…

Bugs in a popular hospital pump might let attackers alter drug does

They also found that attackers can use the vulnerabilities to remotely kick the pumps offline, as well as adjust specific commands. For instance, they could change its configuration, which will alter infusion rates and change the dosages patients get. CyberMDX told TechCrunch that creating an attack kit is “quite easy,” but the actual infiltration process…

Dieselgate 2.0: 42,000 Mercedes diesels remembered for “prohibited software”

Germany’s auto regulator has ordered Daimler to recall 42,000 Mercedes diesels because the company installed illegal software in their engines that gimmicked the engine’s thermostat, which would allow the manufacturer to selectively tune its cars’ emissions. Daimler disputes that the software is illegal and has said it will appeal (it says it showed the regulator…