I sat down with Sarah Evans—tech industry PR legend and strategic communications startup founder—to talk all things branding and influence: from personal to B2B. You can watch the Youtube version of this podcast right here in this post, or grab the audio-only on Spotify, or over at podcast.hackernoon.com.
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I’ve heard a bewildering number of career advice claims since I started working in tech. There is always some secret knowledge which you can use to take your career to the next level. It’s not enough to be a coding ninja rockstar or whatever buzzword bingo you see in a job ad, you have to focus on the “metagame” of your career. All of this advice started out with the best of intentions, but…
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Attackers could hack the smartwatch and send dementia patients alerts for taking their medication.
Researchers are warning vulnerabilities in a smartwatch application for dementia patients could allow an attacker to convince patients to overdose.
The vulnerabilities stem from the SETracker application, which is developed by Chinese developer 3G Electronics (based out of Shenzhen City). The app, which is available on iOS and Android and has been downloaded over 10 million times, is used to power various third-party smartwatch devices. These smartwatches are utilized by elderly patients with dementia who need reminders for taking their medication and to carry out everyday tasks. The apps are also used by parents to track their children – expanding the impact of the security issues.
“Is this yet another cheap Chinese kids GPS watch story? No, this is much more than just kids watches. The SETracker platform supports, automotive trackers, including both car and motorcycle, often embedded in audio head units and dementia trackers for your elderly relatives,” said Vangelis Stykas, with Pen Test Partners, in a Thursday post. “The vulnerabilities discovered could allow control over ALL of these devices.”
Researchers discovered an unrestricted server-to-server application programming interface (API) behind the app that allowed them to carry out a number of malicious activities. Specifically, the API had no authentication required to send commands, other than the requirement of a semi-random string that was already hardcoded to the code. That means a remote, unauthenticated attacker could send commands freely as if they were on a “trusted” server, said researchers.
This issue allows an attacker – who knows the device ID of the smartwatch – to make a device call for any phone number or send SMS with any text from the watch, spy on any smartwatch, or fake a message from a “parent” to the smartwatch or access its camera. Worse, an attacker could send a “TAKEPILLS” command to the smartwatch that uses the app, to remind a relative to take medication (even if the target already took his pills).
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This story is for the people who doesn’t have any experience in IT industry, whether you are completely new to job market or have some experience in other fields yet want to start over a new career.
Sometimes you just feel lost when starting out a career. That happens to most people too. These steps will help you to get a glimpse of what to do when you are starting to look for an entirely new position in the IT industry.
Before anything, you need to be prepared for the journey you are going to take. And first thing first, you have to pick a career that may interest you.
The purpose of this step is to get to know you. Let’s assume that you never have any experience related to information technology industry; then you may not know what these positions are, or maybe never even heard of it, and you need to take a look a little bit a what do they do before jumping into one career. You never know that maybe you are a talented guy for the position you never heard of!
We all know that goal setting is important, yet sometimes we overlook this important process. Knowing what you want will escalate your learning progress and it will be more satisfying if you know that you are getting closer to the goal.
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So you’ve decided you are interested in starting in a career in tech , congrats!
According to CNBC, there are approximately 700,000 vacant tech jobs in the United States. There is no better time to get started!
Little disclaimer, I have a degree in computer science. However, in every single job I have held — from fullstack web development to research and development — 90% of my coworkers did not have a computer science (or similar) degree. Plus, at my first job out of college as a robotic process automation engineer, less than half of my entire department of engineers had a college degree. The point I am trying to make is: I have seen both sides and usually, honestly, unless you are going for a really fru-fru software engineering job somewhere in Corporate America, it doesn’t matter.
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