Infoaxis holds Summer Kickoff BBQ

On Friday, May 30th Infoaxis held its first ever Summer Kickoff BBQ. The event was a great success! The weather could not have been more perfect for a classic BBQ which included hamburgers, hot dogs, salads and ice cream. The employees competed in a Cornhole Tournament throughout the afternoon.

National security

According to iSight Partners, a cyber-security research firm, a group of Iranian hackers have been targeting hundreds of high-ranking US defense, diplomatic, and other officials via an elaborate social media scheme. As discussed in a Washington Post article, this fake website attracted targets through phony Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn accounts.

TrueCrypt

TrueCrypt (a popular open source encryption solution) has recently shut down. In the last 24 hours, its website was updated with a message informing visitors that the solution is considered harmful and shouldn’t be used. Development was halted when Microsoft stopped supporting Windows XP in May and users have been advised to start using Microsoft BitLocker instead.

Federal Communications Commission

On May 15th, the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) voted to move forward with their proposed rules for net neutrality: deeming that all internet traffic will be treated equally. This proposal, which will be open to public comment until September, would radically change the internet – ISP’s would be allowed to charge websites (such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) for faster service, which in turn would have consequences for those that utilize and frequent these websites.

eBay

eBay, the multinational consumer-to-consumer corporation, was victim to one of the biggest data breaches in history. Hackers infiltrated its network three months ago, accessing and copying nearly 145 million user records. Although these records didn’t contain any financial information, they did contain passwords, email addresses, birthdates, and mailing addresses.

Lenovo, the Treasure Hunter of Tech

Did you know that just ten years ago Lenovo sold only one product in one country? Fast forward to 2013, when they became the top-selling PC maker in the world. Then in January of this year, they announced that they’d be acquiring Motorola less than a week after announcing their purchase of IBM’s low-end server business.

Infoaxis Employees complete Demarest 5k Race

On Sunday, May 18, 2014 our employees, Dominick, Jon, Lauryn and Rich ran the Demarest 5K Race in Demarest, NJ. The Demarest 5k is a long-standing tradition in our community. Now more than ever it is important to emphasize the value of exercise as a critical part of staying healthy for children and adults.

Infoaxis Employees complete Demarest 5k Race

On Sunday, May 18, 2014 our employees, Dominick, Jon, Lauryn and Rich ran the Demarest 5K Race in Demarest, NJ. The Demarest 5k is a long-standing tradition in our community. Now more than ever it is important to emphasize the value of exercise as a critical part of staying healthy for children and adults.

Adult Athlete of the Month May 2014

We would like to congratulate our long time employee Lindsey on her accomplishments at Velocity Sports Performance! Lindsey has been dedicated to the gym for the past two years; she goes several times a week on her lunch hour. Velocity Sports Performance recently named her Adult Athlete of the Month for May 2014!

Lindsay is getting married in June and began working out at Velocity to get in shape for the wedding.

Symantec Develops New Attack on Cyberhacking

In an interview with Wall Street Journal on Sunday, Symantec claims that antivirus tools (like their own Norton software) are “dead.” These services catch less than half of all attacks and the focus seems to have shifted to minimising the damage once there’s a successful infection.