Enhanced admin controls highlight Alteryx platform update

The latest platform update from Alteryx gives administrators new controls over the data management process and includes a series of enhancements to the vendor’s Analytics Hub.

The vendor unveiled Alteryx 2020.4 in a blog post on Nov. 18, and all of the new features and upgrades outlined in the release are now generally available.

Alteryx, a data management specialist founded in 1997 and based in Irvine, Calif., introduced the Analytics Hub to its platform in its June 2020 update — Alteryx 2020.2 — as a place where organizations can consolidate their analytic assets to enable collaboration.

The hub is designed to eliminate the disconnected places that separate an individual department’s data from another’s, and using digital process automation it assists users throughout the data management process, while freeing data scientists from certain mundane, time-consuming tasks.

Upgrades to the Analytics Hub in the updated platform are focused around giving administrators better control over the platform job queue, including the ability to assign priority to certain jobs, assign tags to certain jobs so they can be run on a specific worker node, and activating and managing worker license keys.

In addition, a new integration enables users to synchronize Microsoft Windows Active Directory

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IPads & Tablets

Android is an working system developed by the Open Handset Alliance managed by Google, for cellular devices such as tablet computer systems and smartphones. The cellphone incorporates a 5-megapixel front-dealing with digital camera and a sixteen-megapixel fundamental digital camera which is ideal for taking selfies when closed. As a nod to its predecessor, there’s a plastic chin” at the bottom of the cellphone, which additionally acts as an optical fingerprint reader. Do you think cell telephones should be utilized in the classroom. Finally, each Apple and Microsoft offer you plenty of options to configure their units to your needs, so you won’t be missing alternative. If in case you have demanding workloads, the top-finish MacBook Professional is likely to be your best wager. For everything else, though, the engaging price tag of the Floor Pro 7 may give it the edge.

The iPhone has been Apple’s finest-promoting gadget for almost 12 years, and the iPhone 6s looks to continue this trend. The latest iPhone will include an all-new A9 processor, designed to exceed in computing energy Samsung’s Exynos 7420 processor. It’s also been confirmed that the iPhone 6s will get an improve to its body. Presumably, this will make it …

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SpaceX Crew Dragon Capsule Resilience, Carrying Four Astronauts, Docks With International Space Station

Four astronauts riding a newly designed spacecraft from Elon Musk’s SpaceX docked with the International Space Station Monday night, in the first crewed mission on a privately built space capsule purchased by NASA.

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule, dubbed Resilience by its crew of three Americans and one Japanese astronaut, docked at 11:01pm EST (9:31am Tuesday IST), 27 hours after launching atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Fla.

The space station, an orbital laboratory about 250 miles (400 km) above Earth, will be their home for the next six months. After that, another set of astronauts on a Crew Dragon capsule will replace them. That rotation will continue until Boeing joins the programme with its own spacecraft late next year.

The Resilience crew includes Crew Dragon commander Mike Hopkins and two fellow NASA astronauts: mission pilot Victor Glover and physicist Shannon Walker. They are joined by Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi, making his third trip to space after previously flying on the US shuttle in 2005 and Soyuz in 2009.

Another US astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts are aboard the space station from a previous mission.

“Welcome to the ISS. We can’t wait to have you onboard,” said

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How phishing attacks are exploiting Google’s own tools and services

Cybercriminals are taking advantage of Google’s open and accessible online tools to skirt past the usual security filters, says Armorblox.

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One of the primary challenges facing any type of cyberattack is getting past security defenses. And one way attackers manage this feat is by using legitimate services to carry out different phases of a campaign. A blog post published Thursday by cybersecurity firm Armorblox details how phishing campaigns are using some of the technologies available from Google and offers advice on how to protect yourself.

SEE: Cybersecurity: Let’s get tactical (free PDF) (TechRepublic)  

In the post entitled “OK Google, Build Me a Phishing Campaign,” Armorblox’s co-founder and head of engineering, Arjun Sambamoorthy, explains that Google is a ripe target for exploitation due to the free and democratized nature of many of its services.

Adopted by so many legitimate users, Google’s open APIs, extensible integrations, and developer-friendly tools have also been co-opted by cybercriminals looking to defraud organizations and individuals.

Specifically, attackers are using Google’s own services to sneak past binary security filters that look for traffic based on keywords or URLs. The blog post outlines five different phishing campaigns to illustrate how Google is being exploited.

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