Here are the links we found interesting in August:
This new release is the culmination of several months of work to improve your experience using ejabberd. It contains as usual a lot of small bug fixes and some enhancements.
Cyber-criminals dabbling in phishing campaigns are experimenting with a new method of exfiltrating data from phishing websites, relying on the Jabber service to send data to their XMPP accounts, according to a report shared with Softpedia by PhishLabs.
Ahead of the final release of Apple’s iOS 10 and its support for Rich Notifications – where images, video, audio, GIFs and interactive buttons are embedded directly within push notifications – Urban Airship revealed initial performance analysis of similar big picture style notifications on Android.
In an interview at Code Conference earlier this summer, Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer took a moment to wax poetic about the possibilities of virtual reality. The prospect of virtual reality conference calls might seem incredibly futuristic, if not dystopic. But the idea of meeting in a virtual place to just, you know, hang, dates back to the early aughts.
Ready or not, the Internet of Things (IoT) is here. No longer just a buzz term, it’ll continue to grow at an unprecedented pace over the next few years. History shows that most fast-growth technology solutions focus on solving business problems first; security is an afterthought.
Planning trips with a group of friends can sometimes be a tricky task, so to make life a little easier Skyscanner joined forces with Skype to build the first travel search chat bot for the Skype platform. This new tool is the first to offer interaction in a group chat setting.