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Zoho Notebook for Microsoft Teams now available

Microsoft has announced the launch of Zoho’s note-taking app called Zoho Notebook for Microsoft Teams. As a result of this move, Zoho Notebook and Teams users can create, access, and edit all their note cards without switching browser tabs. You can organize and personalize your note cards by color-coding them. All you need to do is install the Zoho Notebook tab for Microsoft Teams.“Save time and jot down your thoughts the moment you think of them using the new Zoho Notebook tab for Microsoft Teams. Take notes, create to-do lists, capture moments, and add files and spreadsheets with the different types of note cards in Notebook. You can also access and edit your note cards without having to switch tabs,” Microsoft said in its blog post.Zoho is also providing Microsoft customers with Zoho Wallet credits worth $500. For more details, check out the Microsoft blog post.

Cloud services under great risk of security issues amid Covid-19

In its survey of more than 200 IT security professionals, AppOmni has highlighted security concerns of cloud SaaS applications. According to this survey, 66 percent of organizations seem worried about facing technical issues with their enterprise public SaaS application. Many businesses have adopted SaaS in their transition to remote work technologies amid Covid-19. With an increase in the adoption of SaaS applications, managing and securing these applications is important.Over 90 percent of respondents have recently received additional responsibilities and two-thirds have less time to effectively manage and secure SaaS applications, as per the survey. Additionally, 68 percent of respondents rely on manual efforts to detect data exposures. 52 percent of respondents said that their biggest challenge with existing cloud security solutions is their reactive nature.Additional key findings of the report:93 percent of respondents have received more responsibilities due to COVID-19.66 percen…

Outlook for Windows soon getting suggested files feature

According to an official roadmap entry seen by Techtsp, Outlook for Windows will soon introduce a new feature: Suggested files. As the name suggests, Outlook will provide Windows 10 users with suggestions on recent and relevant files while entering a particular search query.“By clicking in the Search box at the top of your screen, recent and relevant files will be suggested as optional results before you enter a specific query,” Microsoft explains.Outlook for Windows will receive the suggested files feature in January 2021.

Covid-19 leaves unequal impact on women at home and in business: Facebook

Facebook has shed light on the unequal impact of the pandemic on women at home and in the business. According to a survey of more than 460,000 Facebook users in more than 200 countries and territories:More than 25% of respondents in most regions reported having concerns about having enough food and basic supplies during COVID-19, including more than a third of women in the US and Canada.Women consistently reported earning less than men and being dependent on someone else financially. A quarter of women expressed concerns about the future of their jobs and that they spent more time on unpaid care and domestic work as a result of COVID-19.The majority of people agreed that women and men should have equal opportunities in education, employment and household decision-making.In another survey of 25,000 small and medium-sized businesses across more than 50 countries, Facebook found this:23% of all female business leaders stated that they spent six hours or more per day on domestic responsib…

Can blockchain be hacked?

One of the biggest benefits of blockchain technology is that it is considered impossible to break, courtesy of proof-of-work. Each block is added to the ledger and once it's added, it sits in a complete and immutable chain that records data fairly accurately (considering that its functions aren't affected). Well, that's until it gets hacked, unfortunately.If the blockchain gets hacked, it directly affects the trust of early adopters. And if things go wrong, what was once considered a valuable commodity will be intensely scrutinized. In order to discern their real value, computer technologies have always been plagued by apps and systems that allow hackers access to the blockchain. Hence, the focus is on creating technology that's impenetrable.Is blockchain being hacked? The all-important question is this: Can the blockchain be hacked and more specifically, has blockchain already been hacked, or is it being hacked right now? The answer is pretty simple and straightforwar…

CES 2021: Microsoft to 'host' upcoming Consumer Electronics Show

Microsoft will be the technology partner for CES 2021 happening January 11-14, 2021. Microsoft has been selected as CTA’s technology partner to host CES. Microsoft will bring its Cloud solutions, including Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Teams, and Microsoft Power Platform. CES 2021 will be a virtual event.“We are thrilled to be able to work side by side with the team from CTA. What I’m even more excited about personally, though, is the opportunity this will give us to share all that we’ve learned about digital events over the past many months as world circumstances have necessitated that we rethink everything we thought we knew about how to host a major event,” said Bob Bejan - CVP, Global events, production studios and marketing community.

Hackers impersonating cryptocurrency leaders on Telegram to lure people into making crypto trades

Cryptocurrency executives, beware. Telegram and email accounts of cryptocurrency leaders have caught the attention of cybercriminals. Hackers gaining access to accounts of cryptocurrency leaders is part of an attack on Israel-based telecommunications provider Partner Communications Company (formerly Orange Israel).Israel’s National Cyber Security Authority and national intelligence agency Mossad are probing into the incident.According to Pandora Security, the devices of partner clients were compromised, courtesy of a Signaling System 7 (SS7) attack. In such attacks, hackers try to steal data, eavesdrop on their victims, intercept text messages, and track locations.In this attack, in particular, hackers tried to intercept the 2FA codes sent to the devices of the cryptocurrency executives. SS7 protocol was developed in 1975.Researchers are of the opinion that national governments must update their telecommunications infrastructure to protect against such modern security threats.Pandora …

LinkedIn messages now offer one-click access to Teams, Zoom, BlueJeans calls

LinkedIn has come to terms with Microsoft Teams, BlueJeans, and Zoom to let users easily add video meeting links to their private conversations. You won’t be able to host the meeting on LinkedIn. LinkedIn only facilitates sharing a video meeting link from an integrated third-party provider’s app or website.Click on the video meeting link in private conversations to join a meeting. You’ll have to sign into the video meeting provider’s app or website or create an account if you don’t have one. LinkedIn says over 60 percent of members want to use video meetings on LinkedIn for networking.This new video-calling functionality via LinkedIn DMs is now available globally.Source: LinkedIn

Facebook Watch: Now discover new videos by subscribing to topics

In addition to pages and profiles, Facebook users can now follow topics to find new videos to watch on the website. Facebook says topics let you personalize the videos that show up in your feed. You can choose from hundreds of topics to follow in Watch.“Topics are available now in the US, and can help you personalize the videos you see by showing you more videos that match your interests. Topics can also help you find new Pages to follow. Only you will be able to see what topics you’ve selected, and you can add or remove topics at any time,” said Sherif Kassatly, Product Manager.Facebook also revealed that more than 1.25 people visit Facebook Watch every month.

Hackers imitated Microsoft the most in phishing attempts in Q3 2020: Report

Check Point Research in its report has highlighted the brands that hackers imitated the most to lure people into giving up personal data during July, August, and September this year (Q3 2020). According to the report, Microsoft was the most frequently targeted brand by cybercriminals. 19 percent of all brand phishing attempts were related to Microsoft. DHL came second with 9 percent of all phishing attempts related to the company.For the full list of brands targeted in phishing attempts, check out the official Check Point Research blog post.