Showing posts from March 7, 2015

Funding for online-based services and technologies this week.

Nearly $400 Million raised this. We are far away from the excitements observed last weeks. Car trading platform in China, private social network and online marketplace lead the industry with about $ 306 Million captured. Top investors including: Sequoia Capital, Matrix Partners China, Renren Inc.,RedpointVentures, Insight Venture Partners, DST Global, Condé Nast and Vitruvian Partners have been more ambitious. Series B and A lead the trend.
$2.0Million in Seed funding from SV Angel , First Round, BoxGroup and more have been mobilized.
Overall has captured:
Tempered Networks ($15M / Series A), providessecurity for the industrial Internet of Things. Founded in 2012 and based in Seattle, Tempered Networks counts Boeing, Washington Gas and the University of Washington as customers. ToutApp ($15M / Series B) is a communication and email-tracking tool to make sales teams more effective. Founded in 2010, ToutApp has now raised $20 million and aims to become the core interfac…

Critical weakness in some implementations of SSL/TLS: updated versions, Security Advisory, and solutions.

Image recalls that FREAK (Factoring Attack on RSA-EXPORT Keys CVE-2015-0204) is a weakness in some implementations of SSL/TLS that may allow an attacker to decrypt secure communications between vulnerable clients and servers.
Google has released an updated version of its Android OS and Chrome browser for OS X to mitigate the vulnerability. Microsoft has released a Security Advisory that includes a workaround for supported Windows systems.
Therefore, Users and Administrators are encouraged to review Vulnerability Note VU#243585 for more information and apply all necessary mitigations as vendors make them available. Users may visit to help determine whether their browsers are vulnerable. 
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