Saturday, December 3, 2016

Netiquette IQ Security Alert For 12/3/16 - Google Releases Security Updates for Chrome


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National Cyber Awareness System:

12/01/2016 09:31 PM EST

Original release date: December 01, 2016
Google has released Chrome version 55.0.2883.75 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. This version addresses multiple vulnerabilities that, if exploited, may allow an attacker to take control of an affected system.
Users and administrators are encouraged to review the Chrome Releases page and apply the necessary updates.
 



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For a great satire on email, please see the following:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTgYHHKs0Zwscoop_post=bcaa0440-2548-11e5-c1bd-90b11c3d2b20&__scoop_topic=2455618
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Good Netiquette And A Green Internet To All! 
=========================================================================================Tabula Rosa Systems - Tabula Rosa Systems (TRS) is dedicated to providing Best of Breed Technology and Best of Class Professional Services to our Clients. We have a portfolio of products which we have selected for their capabilities, viability and value. TRS provides product, design, implementation and support services on all products that we represent. Additionally, TRS provides expertise in Network Analysis, eBusiness Application Profiling, ePolicy and eBusiness Troubleshooting. We can be contacted at:
sales@tabularosa.net  or 609 818 1802.
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In addition to this blog, Netiquette IQ has a website with great assets which are being added to on a regular basis. I have authored the premiere book on Netiquette, “Netiquette IQ - A Comprehensive Guide to Improve, Enhance and Add Power to Your Email". My new book, “You’re Hired! Super Charge Your Email Skills in 60 Minutes. . . And Get That Job!” has just been published and will be followed by a trilogy of books on Netiquette for young people. You can view my profile, reviews of the book and content excerpts at:

 www.amazon.com/author/paulbabicki

Anyone who would like to review the book and have it posted on my blog or website, please contact me paul@netiquetteiq.com.

In addition to this blog, I maintain a radio show on BlogtalkRadio  and an online newsletter via paper.li.I have established Netiquette discussion groups with Linkedin and  Yahoo I am also a member of the International Business Etiquette and Protocol Group and Minding Manners among others. I regularly consult for the Gerson Lehrman Group, a worldwide network of subject matter experts and I have been contributing to the blogs Everything Email and emailmonday . My work has appeared in numerous publications and I have presented to groups such as The Breakfast Club of NJ and  PSG of Mercer County, NJ.


Additionally, I am the president of Tabula Rosa Systems, a “best of breed” reseller of products for communications, email, network management software, security products and professional services.  Also, I am the president of Netiquette IQ. We are currently developing an email IQ rating system, Netiquette IQ, which promotes the fundamentals outlined in my book.

Over the past twenty-five years, I have enjoyed a dynamic and successful career and have attained an extensive background in IT and electronic communications by selling and marketing within the information technology marketplace.
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Netiquette IQ Blog Of 12/3/16 - A Great review On the Premiere Netiquette Publication


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 www.amazon.com/author/paulbabicki



The books I have written on Netiquette (see below) have been widely accepted as the ultimate guide for online communication. You can view a sample or buy the books at

 www.amazon.com/author/paulbabicki

Here is one review:
TITLE INFORMATION
NETIQUETTE IQ
A Comprehensive Guide to Improve, Enhance and Add Power to Your Email
Babicki, Paul CreateSpace (264 pp.) $18.95 paperback ISBN: 978-1481849524; September 14, 2013


BOOK REVIEW
A revealing primer on the art of effective emails and other communications.
Babicki, in his debut self-help guide, covers the many peculiarities of computerized messaging: How to shape an eye-catching subject line; how to troubleshoot error messages from a returned email; what the file-extension suffixes on attachments mean; what the email time stamp tells others about your personality (night owl vs. early riser); and how to craft a corporate email security policy. His advice on these sometimes-arcane topics is precise—“RTF format should only be used when it is certain that the recipient uses Outlook”—while also remaining intelligible to laypeople. The author also instructs readers on time-honored principles of proper English and clear expression. He delves with detailed lucidity into rules of grammar, punctuation and usage; prescribes the proper formatting of numbers and dates; and inveighs against the dangling participle. He also explores the tonal shadings of different kinds of salutations, crusades for concise and gracious style, warns against the gassy redundancy of such wordings as “final outcome” and “at an early time,” and appends a blacklist of “the most irritating phrases,” from “out of the box” to “team player.” Good writing grows from good thinking, so he instructs readers on the pitfalls of logical fallacies, from the ad hominem attack to the begged question, and on the distinctions between assumption, presumption and inference. Furthermore, since communication is the cornerstone of civilized life, he limns its legal and moral underpinnings in copyright and plagiarism strictures, codes of courteous Internet deportment and techniques for pacifying flame wars. (He recommends a “Zen” approach, for example, in replying to angry missives.) The result is a mashup of Strunk and White, Miss Manners, Aristotle and Microsoft Help, all laid out in a well-organized, very readable text sprinkled with amusing examples and phrased in the tart, aphoristic style of an exacting schoolmaster (“The better it sounds, the more it is trusted”). Overall, Babicki’s technical expertise and literary aplomb make this a fine manual for the everyday scribe. 

A comprehensive, stimulating guide to getting the word out.
Kirkus Indie, Kirkus Media LLC, 6411 Burleson Rd., Austin, TX 78744 indie@kirkusreviews.com
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For a great satire on email, please see the following:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTgYHHKs0Zwscoop_post=bcaa0440-2548-11e5-c1bd-90b11c3d2b20&__scoop_topic=2455618
=============================================== 
Good Netiquette And A Green Internet To All! 
=========================================================================================Tabula Rosa Systems - Tabula Rosa Systems (TRS) is dedicated to providing Best of Breed Technology and Best of Class Professional Services to our Clients. We have a portfolio of products which we have selected for their capabilities, viability and value. TRS provides product, design, implementation and support services on all products that we represent. Additionally, TRS provides expertise in Network Analysis, eBusiness Application Profiling, ePolicy and eBusiness Troubleshooting. We can be contacted at:
sales@tabularosa.net  or 609 818 1802.
 ===============================================================
In addition to this blog, Netiquette IQ has a website with great assets which are being added to on a regular basis. I have authored the premiere book on Netiquette, “Netiquette IQ - A Comprehensive Guide to Improve, Enhance and Add Power to Your Email". My new book, “You’re Hired! Super Charge Your Email Skills in 60 Minutes. . . And Get That Job!” has just been published and will be followed by a trilogy of books on Netiquette for young people. You can view my profile, reviews of the book and content excerpts at:

 www.amazon.com/author/paulbabicki

Anyone who would like to review the book and have it posted on my blog or website, please contact me paul@netiquetteiq.com.

In addition to this blog, I maintain a radio show on BlogtalkRadio  and an online newsletter via paper.li.I have established Netiquette discussion groups with Linkedin and  Yahoo I am also a member of the International Business Etiquette and Protocol Group and Minding Manners among others. I regularly consult for the Gerson Lehrman Group, a worldwide network of subject matter experts and I have been contributing to the blogs Everything Email and emailmonday . My work has appeared in numerous publications and I have presented to groups such as The Breakfast Club of NJ and  PSG of Mercer County, NJ.


Additionally, I am the president of Tabula Rosa Systems, a “best of breed” reseller of products for communications, email, network management software, security products and professional services.  Also, I am the president of Netiquette IQ. We are currently developing an email IQ rating system, Netiquette IQ, which promotes the fundamentals outlined in my book.

Over the past twenty-five years, I have enjoyed a dynamic and successful career and have attained an extensive background in IT and electronic communications by selling and marketing within the information technology marketplace.
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Friday, December 2, 2016

Netiquette IQ Blog Of 12/2/16 - Rowhammer - A Definition


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 www.amazon.com/author/paulbabicki

Rowhammer
Posted by: Margaret Rouse
Contributor(s): Madelyn Bacon
Rowhammer is a vulnerability in commodity dynamic random access memory (DRAM) chips that allows an attacker to exploit devices with DRAM memory by repeatedly accessing (hammering) a row of memory until it causes bit flips and transistors in adjacent rows of memory reverse their binary state: ones turn into zeros and vice versa.
The flaw, first reported in the paper "Flipping Bits in Memory Without Accessing Them: An Experimental Study of DRAM Disturbance Errors," detailed how, as DRAM processes continues to scale to smaller sizes, it becomes more difficult to prevent individual memory cells from interacting with neighboring cells.
The Rowhammer flaw allows memory manipulation to be used by malicious actors to extract data such as passwords from vulnerable systems. The flaw has been detected in DDR3 and DDR4 DRAM chips and, when combined with other attacks, can be used to access the contents of memory on systems using vulnerable chips. The Google Project Zero team published details of its proof of concept code for exploits of Rowhammer on x86-64 Linux machines, but they wrote that the exploit was likely not specific to Linux systems.
Rowhammer accomplishes this manipulation by forcing the repeated reading and recharging of a row of capacitors in a DRAM chip. The repeated reading and recharging of a row happens when an attacker uses the machine code instruction Cache Line Flush (CLFLUSH) to clear the cache, as shown in the 2014 research paper from Carnegie Mellon University and Intel Labs researchers. Caching limits prevent bit flipping from occurring normally, so the repeated CLFLUSH overloads the system. When the bit flipping happens too often and in capacitor rows too close together, neighboring capacitors begin to interact electrically, and this opens up the opportunity to exploit the Rowhammer flaw.
Researchers at Intel became aware of Rowhammer in 2012 and filed patent applications that were publically disclosed, but the vulnerability didn't garner much attention until 2014 when the research paper was published. DRAM chips are an important part of most electronic devices, including those that are essential to computers. As such, DRAM vulnerabilities like Rowhammer cannot be fixed with basic security software or operating system (OS) updates. Rowhammer continues to be used in new attacks.
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For a great satire on email, please see the following:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTgYHHKs0Zwscoop_post=bcaa0440-2548-11e5-c1bd-90b11c3d2b20&__scoop_topic=2455618
=============================================== 
Good Netiquette And A Green Internet To All! 
=========================================================================================Tabula Rosa Systems - Tabula Rosa Systems (TRS) is dedicated to providing Best of Breed Technology and Best of Class Professional Services to our Clients. We have a portfolio of products which we have selected for their capabilities, viability and value. TRS provides product, design, implementation and support services on all products that we represent. Additionally, TRS provides expertise in Network Analysis, eBusiness Application Profiling, ePolicy and eBusiness Troubleshooting. We can be contacted at:
sales@tabularosa.net  or 609 818 1802.
 ===============================================================
In addition to this blog, Netiquette IQ has a website with great assets which are being added to on a regular basis. I have authored the premiere book on Netiquette, “Netiquette IQ - A Comprehensive Guide to Improve, Enhance and Add Power to Your Email". My new book, “You’re Hired! Super Charge Your Email Skills in 60 Minutes. . . And Get That Job!” has just been published and will be followed by a trilogy of books on Netiquette for young people. You can view my profile, reviews of the book and content excerpts at:

 www.amazon.com/author/paulbabicki

Anyone who would like to review the book and have it posted on my blog or website, please contact me paul@netiquetteiq.com.

In addition to this blog, I maintain a radio show on BlogtalkRadio  and an online newsletter via paper.li.I have established Netiquette discussion groups with Linkedin and  Yahoo I am also a member of the International Business Etiquette and Protocol Group and Minding Manners among others. I regularly consult for the Gerson Lehrman Group, a worldwide network of subject matter experts and I have been contributing to the blogs Everything Email and emailmonday . My work has appeared in numerous publications and I have presented to groups such as The Breakfast Club of NJ and  PSG of Mercer County, NJ.


Additionally, I am the president of Tabula Rosa Systems, a “best of breed” reseller of products for communications, email, network management software, security products and professional services.  Also, I am the president of Netiquette IQ. We are currently developing an email IQ rating system, Netiquette IQ, which promotes the fundamentals outlined in my book.

Over the past twenty-five years, I have enjoyed a dynamic and successful career and have attained an extensive background in IT and electronic communications by selling and marketing within the information technology marketplace.
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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Netiquette IQ Blog Of 12/1/16 - How Personalized Email Newsletters Can Increase Engagement


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 www.amazon.com/author/paulbabicki




How Personalized Email Newsletters Can Increase Engagement
mediashift.com August 12, 2016
 A version of this guest post was originally published on the RJI blog.
Tracy Clark, a 2015-2016 RJI Fellow, believes newspapers with editor-selected email newsletters would have better engagement rates if the content were personalized to each user’s interest. She is in the midst of a pilot study with a large U.S. newspaper, which is simultaneously publishing two email newsletters: one includes editor-selected news content, the other features reader-selected stories. The personalized newsletters are based on Clark’s Reportory platform. This is a progress report.
I have always believed that content personalization is superior to non-personalized experiences. That’s why I’m thrilled that initial data from our customized news email pilot supports my hypothesis. Time will tell once the newness wears off on our service and we do the final analysis. Right now we are laser-focused on subscriber growth and continue to tweak our platform to ensure an optimized user experience.
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Our experiment with a large daily U.S. newspaper has been in market for three months now. We are sending out two different newsletters simultaneously with the same amount of content, all aggregated from the newspaper and The Associated Press. In our version, users select the type of content they want to see. In the publisher version, an editor or journalist selects the content the reader will see.
We have reached 25 percent of their current subscriber base and so far the data leans toward supporting the personalized news approach. We will continue to grow the user base over the next three months to have six months of quantitative data on both services. We’ll also be deploying qualitative surveys to both readerships in order to get valuable satisfaction and preference feedback. All of this information will be published this fall as we unveil our publishing partner and the final results.
Readers Respond Positively to Personalization
Here’s a sneak peak of the performance so far. During the first month, our personalized news emails saw a higher open rate and substantially higher click-through rate (CTR) and click-to-open ratio (CTOR) than their editor-selected news emails. These numbers have stayed fairly similar month-to-month. We’ll release more comprehensive data at the conclusion of the study.
Let’s compare the performance of both newsletters against industry averages. IBM recently released its annual email benchmarking study that includes email performance data from 750 companies representing 3,000 brands in 40 countries. I also pulled recent stats from MailChimp, another email service provider. For reasons unknown, both of their average open rates and CTR and CTOR stats are well below both the publisher’s newsletter and our personalized newsletter. This bodes well for the publisher we are working with and extremely well for our hypothesis that personalization is superior:

Last year Digiday and others clamored over The New York Times’ 70 percent email open rate. While that statistic is phenomenal, they also mentioned that the Times has a 12-person newsletter staff. Many newsrooms across the country have greatly increased the number of newsletters they provide their readers (The Washington Post has more than 75 newsletters, according to Digiday). I petition that instead of deploying multiple niche newsletters that require manual editing and publishing, that media executives instead consider investing in a content personalization vehicle that automatically delivers personalized newsletters for each and every recipient.
Think about the numbers: Let’s say a dedicated newsletter editor at a medium-size publication makes $50,000 a year and he or she oversees three newsletters with a total of 40,000 subscribers. That means that the newspaper is paying this employee basically $1.25 per subscriber, not to mention the acquisition costs spent marketing the newsletters and providing ongoing email provider support. If instead the newspaper invested that $50,000 to building — or otherwise utilizing — an email personalization platform, then there wouldn’t be additional ongoing editor-related costs (albeit you can never forgo the technology and marketing costs). Please don’t think that I’m suggesting newspapers fire these newsletter editors. I’m suggesting that perhaps technology can automate their jobs, and their talents can be re-allocated to another part of the business that requires a human touch.
Unique Email Automation Challenges
Ultimately the experience depends on the content, and we’ve already had some snafus on the content based on the news feed that we have had to work through. For instance, the feed contains both English and Spanish articles but there’s no meta tag to distinguish language. Thus, we had to add code to detect a Spanish character and if it sees one, remove the article from the newsletter. This obviously isn’t fail-proof for articles on topics such as BeyoncĂ©, for example.
Another “gotcha” that I’m dealing with is that if there are no articles that match a user’s preferences we revert to sending the latest articles from AP marked in the feed as “top news” so that we can always send five articles each day for every newsletter for research comparison purposes. However, for some reason in the feed AP flags all of their state lottery articles (and there are a lot of them) as top news, so that often times gets pulled into the newsletter. Someone in North Carolina, for example, could care less about results in the Ohio daily lottery, so I’m working now to re-code how articles get selected versus just relying on the “top news” meta tag.
I’m not the only one in the industry working on news personalization. Crain’s recently announced its own nationwide email news personalization initiative in 35 markets: “Crain’s new city brands feature smart email newsletters that customize business news based on location, reader preferences and engagement.” Moreover, according to Nieman Lab, The Washington Post is deploying “pop up” newsletters based on preferences, and they’re already seeing similar success to ours. “Click-through rates for the personalized newsletters are three times the average and the overall open rate is double that of the average for the Post’s newsletters,” writes Nieman Lab’s Ricardo Bilton.
I believe these two examples reinforce the notion of news personalization, and I’ll be following their efforts closely. More updates on our study to come this fall. Let me know if you have any questions in the meantime.
Tracy Clark is an RJI Fellow and founder of Reportory. As a nonresident fellow, she is conducting usability testing on her technology platform to create news digests for publishers’ subscribers based on individual preferences. Contact her at tracy@reportory.com.
=====================================================      For a great satire on email, please see the following:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTgYHHKs0Zwscoop_post=bcaa0440-2548-11e5-c1bd-90b11c3d2b20&__scoop_topic=2455618
=============================================== 
Good Netiquette And A Green Internet To All! 
=========================================================================================Tabula Rosa Systems - Tabula Rosa Systems (TRS) is dedicated to providing Best of Breed Technology and Best of Class Professional Services to our Clients. We have a portfolio of products which we have selected for their capabilities, viability and value. TRS provides product, design, implementation and support services on all products that we represent. Additionally, TRS provides expertise in Network Analysis, eBusiness Application Profiling, ePolicy and eBusiness Troubleshooting. We can be contacted at:
sales@tabularosa.net  or 609 818 1802.
 ===============================================================
In addition to this blog, Netiquette IQ has a website with great assets which are being added to on a regular basis. I have authored the premiere book on Netiquette, “Netiquette IQ - A Comprehensive Guide to Improve, Enhance and Add Power to Your Email". My new book, “You’re Hired! Super Charge Your Email Skills in 60 Minutes. . . And Get That Job!” has just been published and will be followed by a trilogy of books on Netiquette for young people. You can view my profile, reviews of the book and content excerpts at:

 www.amazon.com/author/paulbabicki

Anyone who would like to review the book and have it posted on my blog or website, please contact me paul@netiquetteiq.com.

In addition to this blog, I maintain a radio show on BlogtalkRadio  and an online newsletter via paper.li.I have established Netiquette discussion groups with Linkedin and  Yahoo I am also a member of the International Business Etiquette and Protocol Group and Minding Manners among others. I regularly consult for the Gerson Lehrman Group, a worldwide network of subject matter experts and I have been contributing to the blogs Everything Email and emailmonday . My work has appeared in numerous publications and I have presented to groups such as The Breakfast Club of NJ and  PSG of Mercer County, NJ.


Additionally, I am the president of Tabula Rosa Systems, a “best of breed” reseller of products for communications, email, network management software, security products and professional services.  Also, I am the president of Netiquette IQ. We are currently developing an email IQ rating system, Netiquette IQ, which promotes the fundamentals outlined in my book.

Over the past twenty-five years, I have enjoyed a dynamic and successful career and have attained an extensive background in IT and electronic communications by selling and marketing within the information technology marketplace.
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