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Cloudflare is adding Drupal WAF Rule to Mitigate Critical Drupal Exploit

Drupal has recently announced an update to fix a critical remote code execution exploit (SA-CORE-2018-002/CVE-2018-7600). In response we have just pushed out a rule to block requests matching these exploit conditions for our Web Application Firewall (WAF). You can find this rule in the Cloudflare ruleset in your dashboard under the Drupal category with the rule ID of D0003. Drupal Advisory: https://www.drupal.org/sa-core-2018-002 Source link…

Building Check-In Queuing & Appointment Scheduling for In-Person Support at Uber

With over 700 locations worldwide, Uber’s Greenlight Hubs (GLH) provide in-person support for driver-partners for everything from account and payment issues to vehicle inspections and driver onboarding. To create better experiences for driver-partners and improve customer satisfaction, Uber’s Customer Obsession Engineering team built an in-house customer support system, a solution that has led to more streamlined and quicker support ticket resolution through GLHs. This customer support system consists of two main features: a check-in queuing system for our service experts to…

Monitoring electric current offers high-precision, sensor-free means to control valves and locks

Niklas König, a research assistant in Prof. Nienhaus’ group, demonstrates the precision of the new sensor-free technology by levitating a steel ball. Credit: Oliver Dietze Using a new technique developed by drive systems engineers at Saarland University, electromagnetic valves can precisely control the amount of liquid they dispense and electromagnetic door locks can close smoothly and quietly. All that the engineers in Saarbrücken need is a magnetically permeable metal bolt that moves within a coil of wound copper wire and…

Learn Ways How Instagram Impacts Your Email List

Marketers have a fascination for email marketing. Marketers also have a soft corner in their hearts for Instagram. Even though marketers love both the online channels, on very rare occasions, they have brought these two of their favorites together. As per the statistics provided by Curalate only 14 percent of marketers are actually utilizing social media pictures or visuals in the email marketing endeavors. Moreover, marketers would be leveraging Instagram content, as per the findings, even less than 3 percent…

Predicting costly outages with drone analytics

Images of solar panels taken with an infrared thermal-imaging camera. White hot spots mark damaged cells that need replacement. Credit: Northwestern University Lance Li clicks through an endless, uniform sea of purple, pink, and yellow rectangles. He stops and zooms in on a narrow section that’s glowing white. “This hot spot tells us that part of the panel is not performing correctly,” he says. The 2017 Kellogg School of Management graduate is looking at thermal images of a solar…

Prosthetic memory system successful in humans — ScienceDaily

Scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and the University of Southern California (USC) have demonstrated the successful implementation of a prosthetic system that uses a person’s own memory patterns to facilitate the brain’s ability to encode and recall memory. In the pilot study, published in today’s Journal of Neural Engineering, participants’ short-term memory performance showed a 35 to 37 percent improvement over baseline measurements. “This is the first time scientists have been able to identify a patient’s own brain…

New technique sheds light on body language in job interviews, sales calls, team projects

A joint research team from the University of Cambridge and Dartmouth College has developed a system for using infrared light tags to monitor face-to-face interactions. The technique could lead to a more precise understanding of how individuals interact in social settings and can increase the effectiveness of communications coaching. The system, named Protractor by the Cambridge-Dartmouth team, uses invisible light to record how people employ body language by measuring body angles and distances between individuals. Prior studies have revealed…

The Makeup of Successful Geographically-Distributed SRE Teams: Part 2

In part one of this series, we discussed some of the key principles to consider when developing geographically distributed (GD) SRE teams. Similar to the first article, we’re leveraging the journey of LinkedIn’s SRE team as the point of reference for the topics discussed here in part two. Within this post, we’ll discuss growth planning, the challenges associated with being part of a remote team, and some of the unexpected advantages geographically distributed SRE teams can offer. Tenets to focus…

Tattoo electrodes from an ink-jet printer for long-term medical diagnostics

Researchers at TU Graz present tattoo electrodes from the printer, which are particularly attractive for long-term medical diagnostics. Credit: Lunghammer – TU Graz Electrodes for longterm monitoring of electrical impulses of heart or muscles in the form of temporary tattoos produced using an ink-jet printer. An international research group involving TU Graz, Austria, presents this novel method in Advanced Science. In the case of diagnostic methods such as electrocardiogram (ECG) and electromyography (EMG), gel electrodes are the preferred method of…

MU Engineering junior bitten by study abroad bug

Civil and Environmental Engineering junior John Perlik has added yet another stamp to his growing passport by studying abroad in South Korea for the entirety of his junior year. Photo courtesy of John Perlik. After spending his freshman year winter break on a College of Engineering study abroad trip, John Perlik caught the travel bug. Big time. In fact, the Civil and Environmental Engineering major has travelled to more than 35 countries since and racked up an impressive number of…