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Cisco WebEx ($19/mo – $49/mo)
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It has been announced that InfoConnect will be taking place in International Fairs Ground, Halls 5, 6, 7 & 8 on 29th of January 2012 and till 4th of February 2012.
The timings will be 9AM to 1PM and 4:30PM to 9PM
It’s nothing compared to Gitex of course, but it will be a good gathering for the Geekz in Kuwait 😉
We shall be writing a small review about the event shortly.
Microsoft TMG (Threat Management Gateway) 2010 is basically the latest version of it’s elder brother Microsoft ISA.
The product is much better than it’s earlier release especially after releasing service pack 2, which gave it much more utilities and power.
Today we will be guiding you through utilizing the product to be able to block Uploading files to different sites, and especially to Webmail sites.
We will keep posting about other tweaks for this product in the following weeks.
Blocking Uploads on TMG
Since it’s not a straight forward process we will be guiding you through the steps:
1- Go to Forefront TMG Management
2- From the left menu choose Web Access Policy as shown below:
3- Once clicked on Web Access Policy, on the right hand side make sure that HTTPS Inspection is Enabled as shown below:
4- Now, first we will start the blocking of uploads for all sites. Go to the Allow Web Access for All Users as shown below:
5- Right click on the Web Access Rule and choose HTTP Filtering as shown below:
6- In General make sure that Allow any payload length is checked:
7- Go to Signatures and click on Add.
8- When the Dialog box is opened fill the following fields,
Name: You can add anything, let’s say we will call it Block Uploads
Search in: Request headers
HTTP Header: Content-Type:
9- Click on OK once finished.
10- Now this should be blocking uploads for all websites, unless you are facing problems with Hotmail, then you need to do the following:
10.a.: Go to Signatures again and click Add.
10.b.: When the Dialog box is opened fill the following fields,
Name: You can add anything, let’s say we will call it Block Hotmail Attachment
Search in: Request URL
10.c: Click on OK once finished.
10.d: Go to Signatures again and click Add
10.e.: When the Dialog box is opened fill the following fields,
Name: You can add anything, let’s say we will call it Block Hotmail SilverLight
Search in: Request URL
Now you are ready to start annoying the employees in your company 😉
This will be just the start with TMG, and later on we will be posting about more features soon.
Which county has the world’s fastest Internet service? How about South Korea. That’s according to a new study from content delivery service Pando Networks that sampled some 35 petabytes of data from 27 million downloads and 224 countries. The service found that South Korea is top in the world in terms of download speed, averaging 17.62 Mbps.
Romania has the second fastest Internet speeds on the planet, clocking in at 15.27 Mbps, and a trio of Eastern European countries round out the top five, Bulgaria, Lithuania and Latvia. The United States musters a very pedestrian 4.93 Mbps — good for 26th in the world — while China, home to the world’s largest Internet population, manages a dismal 1.96 Mbps.
The slowest Internet, according to the study, is in the Congo, with an average of just 13 KBps, a speed that would make even a 1990s dial-up Internet user cringe. Most of the world’s slowest countries on Pando’s list are located in Africa, where broadband access is sparse and mobile is often the most prevalent point of access for users. However, we suspect that the data from some countries may have suffered from too small a sample size for an accurate reading.
If you want the fastest Internet in the United States, head to Andover, Mass., the only American city to crack the top 10. Andover residents are downloading at a very speedy average of 22.41 Mbps. That pales in comparison to speeds in Seocho, South Korea, though, the fastest city on Earth at 33.5 Mbps.
Pando also sliced up the data by ISP, gathering data on 18,017 of them. The fastest in the U.S. is Verizon Internet Services, which offers users average downloads that are 153 Kilobytes per second faster than the next closest ISP on the list (Comcast). Those speeds are still almost five times slower the average connection offered by Dacom Corp. in South Korea, which takes the cake as the world’s fastest ISP by average download speed.
Pando provided Mashable with the infographic below illustrating some of the key findings in the report. The company also created an interactive map showing all of the findings.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer launched the much-awaited Office 365 on Tuesday, after a beta program of about nine months, as the company responds — some critics say belatedly — to the rising popularity of cloud-based applications for collaboration and communication.
“Office 365 is where Office meets the cloud,” Ballmer said at an event in New York.
Office 365 is the next version of the BPOS (Business Productivity Online Suite) collaboration and communication suite. Among the main improvements in Office 365 is that its applications, including Exchange Online and SharePoint Online, are based on the 2010 version of their on-premise counterparts, while BPOS’ are based on the 2007 version. Office 365 also comes with Lync Online, which is an upgrade to Office Communications Online.
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So soon, in fact, that a team of Norwegian scientists are hard at work on a common platform called ISIS. What ISIS does is allow users to create and harmonize apps for all their connected items. This useful feature’s value is in keeping the multiplicity of things organized. That’s what lies at the heart of the internet of things—everything is connected.
ISIS stands for Infrastructure for Integrated Services and is a pet project of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. One of the key features of ISIS is an experimental programming tool called Arctis that allows apps to be made and synced together. The whole idea here is cohesion in the upcoming era of domestic computing (to con a phrase) where each and every gadget w euse are connected with the rest.
As technology goes, both ISIS and Arctis might both be buried in a mass of similar platforms that will emerge in the near future to address the multiplicity of electronic devices in human lives. Once ISIS and its descendants are slated to become the norm, the Singularity won’t be far off. Uh oh.
Many sites haven’t applied patches for well-known ‘renegotiation’ flaw
More than a year after the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) issued a security extension to the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol for a flaw that affects servers, browsers, smart cards, and VPN products, as well as many lower-profile devices such as Webcams, more than one-fourth of SSL websites haven’t deployed the patch–leaving them vulnerable to a form of man-in-the-middle attack.