Today, six prominent information-security experts who took part in DEF CON's Voting Village in Las Vegas last month issued a report on vulnerabilities they had discovered in voting equipment and related computer systems. One vulnerability they discovered—in a high-speed vote-tabulating system used to count votes for entire counties in 23 states—could allow an attacker to remotely hijack the system over a network and alter the vote count, changing results for large blocks of voters. "Hacking just one of these machines could enable an attacker to flip the Electoral College and determine the outcome of a presidential election," the authors of the report warned. The machine in question, the ES&S M650, is used for counting both regular and absentee ballots. The device from Election Systems & Software of Omaha, Nebraska, is essentially a networked high-speed scanner like those used for scanning standardized-test sheets, usually run on a network at the county clerk's … [Read more...] about E-Voting researchers warn of hack that could “flip the Electoral College”
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BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 23, 2018--Fuze, the leading cloud-based communications platform provider for the modern global enterprise, announced today that it has been named one of Inc. magazine’s Best Workplaces for 2018, the publication’s third annual ranking in the fast-growing private company sector.Hitting newsstands today in the June 2018 issue, and as part of a prominent inc.com feature, the award is the result of a wide-ranging and comprehensive measurement of private American companies who have created exceptional workplaces through vibrant cultures, deep employee engagement, and stellar benefits. Out of thousands of applicants, Inc. singled out just under 300 winning companies.Built in partnership with employee engagement and work culture experts Quantum Workplace of Omaha, NE, Inc.’s Best Workplaces list is a magnifying glass on how innovative companies can truly raise the bar in hiring and retaining the best talent.What does it take to become a company … [Read more...] about Fuze is One of Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces 2018
OMAHA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 14, 2018--A new survey of 1,519 millennials shows just how important pets are to their lives, and just how much that love impacts their wallets. Of those surveyed, 72 percent own pets, most of whom (67 percent) warmly consider these pets as their “fur babies.” May is National Pet Month, so TD Ameritrade explored the financial habits of millennial pet owners. The survey found that, while both canines and felines are showered with financial affection, dogs tend to get a little more financial love than cats. On average, dog owners spend $1,285 a year on their pet, while cat owners spend $915 a year.TD Ameritrade’s survey also found that millennials expect to spend more money on their dogs over the course of the pet’s lifetime than they do on their own lifetime healthcare costs. And seven in ten millennials (68 percent) would gladly take time off to care for a new pet, if their employer offered it as a perk.“Just in the last … [Read more...] about Millennials Shower Pets with Financial Attention
caption Nashville is a hotbed for millennials. source Shutterstock U.S. News released its 2018 best places to live in America ranking. The list was based on factors like cost of living, salary, and job opportunities. We narrowed down the list to find the best places to live where home prices and rent are lower than the national median. The best places to live are the cities where people are happy, job opportunities are abundant, pay is good, and housing is affordable. So says U.S. News & World Report, which recently released its annual ranking of the best places to live in America. To rank the cities, U.S. News considered the job market, value, quality of life, desirability, and net migration of the 125 most populous cities (you can read the full methodology here). Austin, Texas, came out on top for the second consecutive year, while Colorado Springs, Colorado, jumped from No. 11 to take the … [Read more...] about Forget San Francisco and New York: These are the 19 best places to live where the typical home costs less than $260,000 and monthly rent is under $1,000
It’s time to give Firefox another chance If you’re like me, you switched your default browser over to Chrome years ago and never looked back. Chances are, before you made the switch, you used Firefox or — God forbid — Internet Explorer. What made Chrome stand out back then was its speed and simplicity, especially at a time when Firefox felt like it was getting slower and heavier with every update. But times have changed. It’s now time to give Firefox another chance. TechCrunch In context: Mozilla looks to challenge Chrome with Firefox QuantumDownload: Firefox 56, Firefox 57 Beta 4 A “right to repair” movement tools up As devices go, smartphones and tractors are on the opposite ends of the spectrum. And an owner of a chain of mobile-device repair shops and a farmer of corn and soyabeans do not usually have much in common. But Jason DeWater and Guy Mills are upset for the same reason. “Even we can no longer fix the home button of an … [Read more...] about Weekend tech reading: Is it time to give Firefox another chance?