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    • By ©Jimi Wikman
      According to Henry Huang, a Taiwanese security researcher, there are still hundreds of thousands of QNAP NAS systems that have yet to be patched for no less than three bugs. This allow an attacker to exploit the three bugs to take full control over QNAP devices.
      These bugs was found last year and Henry Huang reported it to QNAP last June. QNAP issues a patch in November last year to fix these bugs and still, 6 months later there are hundreds of thousands of unpatched units online.  These bugs are:
      CVE-2019-7192 (CVSS 9.8) (Photo Station bug) CVE-2019-7194 (CVSS 9.8) (Photo Station bug) CVE-2019-7195 (CVSS 9.8) (Photo Station) The bugs that are connected to the Photo Station app are in themselves not a big issue. It is when chained together they can bypass authentication (bug #1), insert malicious code in the Photo Station app PHP session (bug #2), and then install a web shell on unpatched QNAP devices (bug #3).
      Henry Huang have written detailed information regarding the bugs in an article on Medium. He also strongly advice users to patch their QNAP NAS as soon as possible. If that is not possible then he suggest that you take it off the Internet as it can be used for malicious purposes or you could attract a ransomware gang.
      This is of course the official recommendation from QNAP as well.
    • By ©Jimi Wikman
      Today the Swedish company Teknik Magasinet filed for bankruptcy after failing their reconstruction. It is one of several Swedish companies that have failed recently and many other are struggling at the moment. With tougher competition, changes in peoples buying habits as well as more expensive rent I think we will see more brick and mortar based companies fold in 2020.
      After a few rough years for Teknik Magasinet and with a reconstruction started in the summer of  2019 they finally gave up the struggle and filed for bankruptcy. The company that started in 1989 have had a tough time adjusting to the new times, just like many other older companies. They did a push for E-commerce and had some success in 2018, but lower number of customers in the physical stores and raising rents did nothing to help the difficult situation.
      While Teknik Magasinet has filed for bankruptcy on January 15th they have looked into the possibility to have someone else take over the business. So far no one has stepped forward, but there is still hope that TeknikMagasinet will survive in one for or the other.
      As sad as this is it does not come as a surprise. We see many companies struggle with making ends meet these days. It is easy to blame the death of old companies on the rise of E-commerce, but there is more to it than that. That is a topic for another time however and for now we say goodbye to Teknik Magasinet and thank them and all their employees for the services these last 30 years.
    • By ©Jimi Wikman
      An official notification was sent out last night regarding the cancellation of the Atlassian Summit 2020 in Las Vegas. The event will still take place, but in the form of a virtual event. This is another event cancelled to the growing fear of the Corona Virus and while it sucks for people already made plans, it could be a good thing to try out a virtual event.
      If you go to the Atlassian Summit page it is now called the Atlassian Remote Summit 2020. You can register for a remote participation for free. So if you want to check out the latest news from Atlassian and their partners, it is now free and you can watch it from the comfort of your living room!
    • By ©Jimi Wikman
      Popular email startup Front has just finished a a new funding round to bring in more capital. Instead of choosing the traditional way however Front’s CEO Mathilde Collin decided to take a rather unusual route: a large-sized, later-stage investment group led predominantly by fellow software founders.
      While this type of funding is not unheard of, it is unusual. For the email startup Front this seem to have been a successful round and they managed to raise $59 million to fund their future plans.

      The majority of the money in this funding round comes from a small group of already-successful tech executives: Atlassian cofounder Mike Cannon-Brookes and president Jay Simons, Okta cofounder Frederic Kerrest, Qualtrics cofounders Ryan Smith and Jared Smith, and Zoom founder Eric Yuan.
      This funding will now allow Front to move forward with their roadmap, which I must say look quite impressive.
      I have used Front myself and quite liked it. It is however a product that really shines when used by teams rather than as an individual. With an affordable pricing starting at just $9/user this is a great choice for small to medium businesses with customer service and group collaboration in mind.
      2020 will be an exciting year for email startup Front and i look forward to see their innovation as they move forward.
    • By ©Jimi Wikman
      Another week has past and as usual I will bring you some of the happenings of the week. This is a weekly newsletter that focuses on the development chain that I am most passionate about: Management, Design, Requirement, Development, Test and special interests such as Atlassian and Security.

      If you have news that you think should be included in this newsletter, please let me know. You are also welcome to guest blog if you like.

      This week I purchased a ton of new graphics from Shutterstock to use for blogposts and content creation.
      I also made some changes to the colors of the different sections as they were a bit difficult to see on dark backgrounds.
      This weekend I also added a new section to the Awesome People articles where I will add my thoughts on the people added there.
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      Get to know Jira Align: FAQ Be GDPR compliant: ensure the right to erasure, find and anonymize PII in Jira One year later: major updates to Jira Software’s roadmap function Security
      Beware of this sneaky phishing technique now being used in more attacks Deepfakes are getting easier to make and the internet's just not ready The Annoying MacOS Threat That Won't Go Away Google finds privacy holes in Safari’s ITP anti-tracking system Shlayer, No. 1 Threat for Mac, Targets YouTube, Wikipedia Cisco Warns of Critical Network Security Tool Flaw Mastercard Opens New Intelligence and Cyber Center in Vancouver, Canada Multiple Vulnerabilities Found in AMD ATI Radeon Graphics Cards sLoad Malware Revamped as Powerful ‘StarsLord’ Loader Interesting
      Mozilla has banned nearly 200 malicious Firefox add-ons over the last two weeks Introducing ‘Rebuilding Notre Dame,’ a New VR Documentary Google’s John Mueller on Optimizing Images for Search Results LinkedIn Announces Merger of Elevate Functionality with Company Pages A New Search Engine Enters the Market – OneSearch from Verizon Media Twitter Launches Emoji Reactions for Direct Messages 3 Tips for Brands Looking to Utilize TikTok for Marketing Google Updates Mobile-First Indexing Best Practices Documentation 10 Amazing mobile apps built using Flutter framework Social shorts: Instagram tests web DMs, TikTok explores curated content streams, Pinterest passes Snapchat in users E-commerce
      Why Hyper-Personalization is Key for Marketers in 2020 Is personalization working? Budgets are increasing, but martech challenges threaten future investments Eight Types of Online Reviewers, and How to Handle Them [Infographic] Awesome People
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