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Friday, 20 October 2017

Mail backup software MailStore Home 10.2 released

MailStore Home 10.2 is a new version of the popular mail backup software for the Microsoft Windows operating system.

MailStore Home can back up local email accounts as well as POP3 and IMAP mailbox backups so that most online email services are covered by the application.

As far as local programs are concerned, it supports Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, Windows Mail and Windows Live Mail, and any email that is in a supported format such as PST or EML.

It furthermore supports Microsoft Exchange Server and Microsoft Office 365.

Check out these MailStore articles as well:

MailStore Home 10.2

mailstore home 10.2

The major new feature of MailStore Home 10.2 is a new email signing function. It is supported in all editions of MailStore, and may be used to add digital signatures to exported emails. The information is useful as it may be used to verify that archived email was not modified.

The digital signature is a cryptographic means to ensure that an email from a protected archive remains unchanged after being exported.

export directory

You use the feature in the following way:

  • Select a folder or individual emails.
  • Right-click the selection and select Export To > Directory (File System).
  • Select the format you want the email backups to be in.
  • Check the "sign export" option on the next page that opens. Sign export signs the exported emails so that you can verify.
  • You select the target folder there as well. Note that the directory needs to be empty for the process to complete successfully.

Three features of the email backup software have been improved in the new version. The Help function is context sensitive now. The program itself comes without help file, but a click on the help button opens the documentation on the official MailStore website. The page of the documentation that opens is directly related to your activity in the program in MailStore Home 10.2.

If you are in search email for instance, the search email help page is opened on the MailStore website when you click on the help icon in the program interface.

The developers of the program hardened the encryption key management furthermore, and added additional details to skipped messages in the profile summary.

MailStore Home 10.2 fixes two issues on top of that. The first fixes the Exchange profile's test button behavior when selecting "ignore SSL warnings", the second updates third-party libraries.

You can check out the blog post on the MailStore website for additional details. Existing MailStore Home users may download and install the update from within the application. Just hit the "check for updates" link on the startpage to do so.

Downloads are also available on the MailStore website.

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Research: 52% of UK shoppers believe online fraud is inevitable

New research conducted by a payments provider suggests the British are increasingly educating themselves in security matters, and rapidly so, with the GDPR around the corner and Brexit also not too far off.

The UK is making notable strivings in aligning itself with new rules and regulations taking effect next year. And if a recent survey by Paysafe is any indication, both businesses and customers are becoming well acquainted with cyber security.

According to the payment processor, 52 percent of UK consumers think fraud is an inevitable part of shopping online. 60 percent are willing to accept any security measures needed to eradicate fraud, and 65 percent are open to the introduction of more secure payment processes such as two-factor authentication (TFA), contradicting the belief that online shoppers value convenience over security.

In fact, the results from Paysafe’s survey seem to completely invalidate findings from a similar survey conducted by Visa Inc. earlier this year.

Analyzing the spending habits of 1,000 UK shoppers, Visa Inc. reported in August that as many as 72% of online shoppers abandoned their carts mid-purchase. The respondents cited two main reasons: 1) fear of having their credentials stolen, and 2) the buying process was too tedious.

But going by the Paysafe survey, this is not at all the case. What really drives one to abandon their shopping cart, according to 43 percent of respondents, is hidden transaction fees and delivery charges. Only 1 in 10 consumers said they abandon online shopping carts due to payment security taking too long.

That’s two very contrasting sets of results by any measurement!

Furthermore, the report mentions that almost a quarter of consumers reported experiencing credit card fraud in the last year, with one in five receiving no reimbursement – definitely a motivating factor to ask for tighter security.

Other findings include:

  • 32 percent of UK businesses believe their customers would favour tighter security
  • 59 percent think longer verification processes increase their risk of losing customers (which, apparently, isn’t the case)
  • 69 percent of businesses want to increase customer sign-ups and transaction volumes by reducing risk thresholds for ID verification
  • 78 percent also want to produce more effective verification measures to reduce fraudulent transactions
  • 42 percent of merchants say that over 5 percent of their transactions are fraudulent
  • 8 out of 10 businesses expect to increase spend on fraud by at least 10 percent in the next year
  • 40% of UK businesses would like to see a decline in payment by credit and debit cards
  • credit cards are the most vulnerable to fraud according to 54 percent of respondents, followed by debit cards (45 percent) and then cheques (36 percent)
  • A quarter of businesses have plans to introduce voice-activated systems in the next 24 months
  • 1 in 5 have embraced biometric payment
  • 14 percent are looking to introduce cryptocurrencies
  • 26 percent are planning to introduce mobile wallets.
  • Consumer-wise, 1 in four 4 a mobile wallet, 1 in 6 has used biometric and voice activated systems, and 12 percent are already using cryptocurrencies for payments

“In many ways it is surprising to see such a consumer focus on security features rather than more convenient checkout processes,” said Andrea Dunlop, CEO Acquiring and Card Solutions, Paysafe. However, it’s clear that protection against fraud is top of mind, and merchants will need to focus on delivering the right balance of fraud protection and frictionless experience.”

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University of Kansas student used keylogger to change grades

University of Kansas is the latest victim of a cybersecurity breach which may lead to further problems in the higher education sector.

University of Kansas professors are concerned their data may be at risk, after an engineering student used a keylogger to change his failing grades to straight A’s, after stealing their login credentials to the grading platform.

Although the hack occurred in the 2016-2017 academic year, university administrators failed to inform the faculty who only found out about the hack last week in a meeting with the dean of the School of Engineering.

“He may never even have gotten caught, but he got greedy,” said Ron Barrett-Gonzalez, professor of aerospace engineering at KU and president of the KU chapter of the American Association of University Professors. “It does look a little suspicious when you are on academic probation and the dean’s honor roll at the same time.”

Keystroke loggers are cheap and easy to get on the web for less than $50. Because they record any information typed on the computer, University of Kansas professors are concerned their data has been exposed, allowing hackers to tamper with their private information such as Social Security Numbers, log in credentials for the human resources platform and bank accounts.

“A person could change the routing number on payroll direct deposit and have a faculty member’s payroll dumped into a different account,” Barrett-Gonzalez added. The students’ behavior “transcends student conduct violation and goes into criminal. It is a security breach.”

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WPA2 Wi-Fi vulnerability demands efficient tools for securing business networks

Due to a new security vulnerability uncovered on Monday regarding WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access II) protocol, it’s been a busy week for IT teams tasked with securing business networks—not to mention employee devices and machines.

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Mr. Robot Review: Eps3.1_Undo.Gz

At the end of episode one, Elliot asks Angela for a job at E Corp. Angela, like a true best friend, delivers.

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Snag a copy of “The Microsoft Office Toy Box – 5 Programs, 50 Tips” (Free eBook)

The Microsoft Office Toy Box – 5 Programs, 50 Tips is a tips and tricks guide from a Microsoft Certified Trainer. This eBook offers a selection of useful tips for using the Microsoft Office suite of apps that includes Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, and OneNote.

If you haven’t already signed up previously with TradePub, there are a few hoops to jump through before you can download this guide. The small effort helps The Gadgeteer to earn some affiliate fees that enables us to bring you more cool product reviews, giveaways, and more.

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Danny P. Leather Messenger Bag review

There are times when you want your bag to be more than simply a sack to carry your laptop or loose items. You want it to act as a true accessory and complete your look, the way a nice belt or pair of shoes does. Nothing says sophistication like fine leather, and few do it better than Danny P.

I’ve been using a bag of some sort to lug my everyday carry items ever since college. Whether it be a backpack or satchel or messenger bag, I’ve been on a constant hunt for my next favorite bag. I find that the older I get, the more I care about the quality and longevity of the items I use in a daily basis, so when I was asked to review this fine leather messenger bag from Danny P. I was thrilled. Could this finally be the bag?

Yes, it smells as good as it looks.

Quick Specs

  • Fits laptops up to 15”
  • iPad pocket – could fit 10” tablet or Kindle
  • an umbrella holder and a bottle holder
  • 3 small compartments
  • outside zippered pocket
  • removable & adjustable shoulder strap
  • protective metal studs on the bottom corners
  • dimensions: 16.06 x 11.69 x 3.5 inches (408x297x89 mm)

The Feel

Right off the bat, this bag exudes simplicity, minimalism and timeless style. The leather is smooth and supple and moves easily while retaining its rigidity. The bag itself is skillfully handmade that shows in every little stitch and fold. All of the elements — zippers, snaps, interior cloth, thread — are very high quality. The color, dark brown in the case of this review bag, is rich and seems to go with everything.

I love the thread color they went with.

This is the first bag I’ve used that I’m honestly a little self-conscious about carrying around because it’s exactly the sort of bag that gets noticed. Even in my short commute from the parking lot into the office, and in the office itself, I received several compliments on the bag. Nestled on the passenger seat of my car in the morning, I found myself saying “Jeez that’s a nice bag.”

I love this thing, in case you couldn’t tell.

It came with a removable shoulder strap, which I didn’t use much. But it’s a nice strap. Almost a shame not to use it. I’d consider adding it back on if I had to walk further than across a parking lot.

I was almost sad to not use the shoulder strap.

I like the large, stitched-on handles, and prefer to carry the bag like an old doctor’s sack. It just feels right.

Showing off those long handles.

If I had one minor quibble about those handles, it’s that they sort of stack vertically when carrying the bag, as the handles are just a bit too wide to comfortably squeeze them side-by-side in your hand. The handles are a bit tapered, so they do naturally slide into that vertical arrangement.

Nibbles hands that dig too deep.

There is a single small zipper pocket on the outside that’s deep enough to make it a little hard to snag a chapstick from the bottom. I wouldn’t want to keep anything too thick in that pocket for fear of stretching a shape into the outside of the bag.

On the Inside

Danny P. put just as much thought to the inside of the messenger bag as the outside. Their fabric choice — a brown plaid — is complimentary and safe, which I can appreciate. It wouldn’t surprise me if the interior was some crazy florescent orange, but I’m really glad it isn’t.

An understated pattern, but classy.

In the large side pocket, I can easily fit my iPad Pro with the smart keyboard case and a folder, which is secured with a snap. It would handle an average 15” laptop or smaller.

On the opposite wall, there is a medium pocket that was apparently made for an iPad or tablet, but I’ve been using it for cables and my headphones. Next to that is a stack of 3 accessory pockets. There is also a pen holder in between them.

Get organized. Note the water bottle loop folded against the side. It feels like a strange appendage in there if not in use.

The width of the main compartment is enough to fit my Nintendo Switch case, can of Progresso soup, honey crisp apple and a pair of gloves. The bag does bulge out a bit when necessary… the leather feels like it’s already broken in and wasn’t stiff at all.

Hello, dedicated umbrella loop.

Stitched into the inside of the short sides are two thick fabric loops which act as an umbrella holder and a water bottle holder. I am making use of the umbrella holder, and that’s come in handy more than once during late-afternoon autumn downpours. The water bottle holder, I’m not much of a fan of, mostly because all my bottles are too fat for it. That loop is easy enough to fold flat against the inside of the bag.

Conclusion

I’ve used a lot of bags over the years and this is unequivocally my favorite. I’m having a hard time finding many negative things to say about it. If anything, this review feels like a long-winded justification of its cost.

The leather messenger bag by Danny P. is available on their website for $489 and comes in black, brown or dark brown.

While that price is a fair bit of money to invest in any one thing, I feel it’s comparable to other leather bags I’ve drooled over. This bag could easily last you 10-20 years, perhaps even longer with care, and will only look better with age. It could easily become an heirloom piece.

Source: The sample for this review was provided by Danny P. Visit their website for more information or to order.

 

Product Information

Price: $489
Manufacturer: Danny P.
Pros:
  • Very high quality leather
  • Plenty of interior pockets
  • Heavy-duty handles
  • Not too big or too small
  • Will last a very long time
Cons:
  • One caveat: price

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