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‘Unhackable’ BitFi crypto wallet has been hacked

The BitFi crypto wallet was supposed to be unhackable and none other than famous weirdo John McAfee claimed that the device – essentially an Android-based mini tablet – would withstand any attack. Spoiler alert: it couldn’t. First, a bit of background. The $120 device launched at the beginning of this month to much fanfare. It consisted of a device that McAfee claimed contained no software or storage and was instead a standalone wallet similar to the Trezor. The website featured a bold claim by McAfee himself, one that would give a normal security researcher pause: Further, the company offered a bug bounty that seems to be slowly being eroded by outside forces. They asked hackers to pull coins off of a specially prepared $10 wallet, a move that is uncommon in the world of bug bounties. They wrote: We deposit coins into a Bitfi wallet If you wish to participate in the bounty program, you will purchase a Bitfi wallet that is preloaded with coins for just an additional $10 (the reason for the charge is because we need to ensure serious inquiries only) If you successfully extract the coins and empty the wallet, this would be considered a successful hack You can then keep the coins and Bitfi will make a payment to you of $250,000 Please note that we grant anyone who participates in this bounty permission to use all possible attack vectors, including our servers, nodes, and our infrastructure Hackers began attacking the device immediately, eventually hacking it to find the passphrase used to move crypto in and out of the the wallet. In a detailed set of tweets, security researchers Andrew Tierney and Alan Woodward began finding holes by attacking the operating system itself. However, this did not match the bounty to the letter, claimed BitFi, even though they did not actually ship any bounty-ready devices. Something that I feel should be getting more attention is the fact that there is zero evidence that a #bitfi bounty device was ever shipped to a researcher. They literally created an impossible task by refusing to send the device…

How Are Millennials Changing the Way We Work?

It’s been three years since millennials (born between 1982 and 2000) became the largest generation in the American workforce. While the youngest millennials are just entering the workforce, the oldest are well into their careers, and many of them are in management roles. With millennials dominating the labor force for decades to come, attracting and retaining employees in this key demographic will be vital to your small business’s success in the coming years. How is the massive millennial generation changing the way we work, and what do you need to know about their expectations for their employers? Here’s a closer look at what’s most important to millennial employees. Millennial Employees Want to Make a Difference Millennial employees care about your business’s impact on society and the planet. More than three-quarters (76%) consider a company’s social and environmental responsibility before accepting a job offer. How do you treat your employees, vendors, and customers? Millennials will want to know. Show you care about the planet by instituting environmentally friendly practices in your business. Printing and paper are prime waste areas in most businesses, but you can minimize your environmental impact by choosing Xerox® printers that print double-sided by default and can restrict printer use with PIN codes. Is it time for new equipment? You can save money and reduce waste by purchasing a refurbished printer or multifunction printer from Xerox®. Millennials are here to stay. By understanding what they want from your workplace, you can get the most from these valuable employees Millennial Employees Value Collaboration The millennial generation grew up doing team projects in school. They value diversity and a wide range of input, so encourage collaboration by bringing employees from different departments, different generations, and different roles together. Make it easy for your team to collaborate by using Xerox Versalink® printers with ConnectKey technology to scan paper documents into the cloud. ConnectKey works with popular apps such as Box, Dropbox, Microsoft Office 365 and more so you can securely share. Millennial Employees Seek Work-Life Balance Some 82% of millennials say work-life balance is a big factor when evaluating job offers. According to a…

Nike Accused of Gender Discrimination in Lawsuit

Nike has been hit again for alleged discriminating working conditions, this time biased against women. Two former employees. Kelly Cahill and Sara Johnston filed a class action lawsuit in Portland’s federal district court, claiming they were subject to hostile working environments, which the company failed to address, and paid less with fewer opportunities than their male counterparts, despite having equal comparable performance. The suit accuses Nike of violating the Federal Equal Pay Act, the Oregon Equal Pay Act, and the Oregon Equality Act. Heads Have Already Rolled Over Hostile Work Environment Since the beginning of 2018, eleven Nike executives have resigned over their protective behavior towards male staffers accused of belittling women and foreign-born workers. These executives were brought to the attention of CEO Mark Parker after women started pooling their stories of how demeaning Nike had become towards women. Reports of staff outings at strip clubs, supervisors bragging about carrying condoms in backpacks, inappropriate touching and emails, coupled with women claiming their careers had been marginalized, all surfaced. A few heads voluntarily rolled, but human resources seemed to do little on their own. Comp Changes Too Little Too Late Nike claimed it was giving across-the-board raises and revamping its bonus award formula, away from individual and team performance and more towards company performance, thereby eliminating any possible gender bias. These actions are too little too late for Cahill and Johnston, who claim Nike is still a “good ol’ boy” company, where alcohol runs freely, and drunk texting even freer. They are looking for a more “reliable” method of performance analysis, as well as damages, and for women who faced discrimination to be reinstated “to their rightful position.” Though the #MeToo movement is about a year old, it has been predominantly limited to the entertainment industry and select individuals. This is the first time it has been brought as a class-action against an entire company, especially one that claims to support women, or at least women in sports. Related Resources: Find a Business Lawyer Near You (FindLaw Lawyer’s Directory) How a Company Can Recover From a #MeToo Claim in 3…

Rev.com Review: Flexible Online Captioning Work

If you’re a good typist and like making your own hours, Rev might just be the work-from-home opportunity you’ve been looking for. Rev provides contract work for transcription, captioning, subtitling, and translating with the ability to choose your own projects. You have the option to work full-time or part-time, or a combination of both depending on your availability. All you need is a computer and an internet connection to get to work. And best of all, you’ll get paid weekly via PayPal. Working with Rev Getting started is easy, just visit their website, choose the position you’re interested in, and apply. You’ll then need to take their online grammar and transcription test. Within 48 hours they’ll let you know if you’re an approved freelancer. Once you’re approved, simply choose the projects you like from the list of available jobs. There are only two requirements for accepting jobs once you’re approved. You must have:  A computer. (Laptop or desktop are both fine.) A reliable internet connection. And, if you don’t already have one, you’ll need to create a PayPal account so that you can get paid. That’s it! Each job posting will tell you the rate you’ll be paid, the number of speakers you’ll need to identify in your transcription, and the turnaround time, along with any other pertinent information. Some jobs, like translation, will require additional skills. You’ll need to be fluent in another language in order to apply for these positions. Rev works with a variety of reputable companies like Comcast, Dropbox, PBS, Princeton University, Google, US Bank, and BuzzFeed just to name a few. How Much Money Can You Make with Rev.com? The pay varies based on the job you choose. Some jobs pay by the minute, others by the word. Transcription and captioning average $0.40 – $0.70 per minute, subtitlers average $5 – $8 per minute, and translators are paid $0.05 – $0.07 per word. The average Rev contractor makes about $245 a month, but the top monthly earning is currently almost $1500. Your pay will be based on the job you select, completing the work on…

7 Strategies for People Who Hate Networking

Networking doesn’t come naturally to everyone. If you find it awkward, try these seven strategies to make networking more enjoyable and profitable.

Hiring an accountant: A small business guide

When you’re running your own business, it’s inevitable that you’ll end up wearing a lot of different ‘hats’ and taking on a range of different roles within the business. Many businesses and entrepreneurs are operating on a limited budget, so it’s understandable that some may opt to try to do their accounts themselves. However, they The post Hiring an accountant: A small business guide appeared first on Small Business.

Six tactics to get more clients for your start-up social media agency

So, you’ve decided to quit your day job to get your very own social media agency off the ground. Congratulations! The road ahead is going to be a challenging one, but at the same time it will be extremely rewarding. With so many powerful social media management tools available to help you make a success The post Six tactics to get more clients for your start-up social media agency appeared first on Small Business.

The seven-point checklist for setting up a business

When you’re in the process of setting up a business, there are one hundred and one things to think about. Having a comprehensive business plan in place can help you to visualise the path to success. Splitting this plan into smaller steps can make the process easier and less daunting to tackle. This seven-point checklist The post The seven-point checklist for setting up a business appeared first on Small Business.

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