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GTX 970 or 6GB GTX 1060

Looking for either of the above cards. Hoping to pay around £120 for a 970 or £170 for a 6GB 1060. Could be wishful thinking on both counts, but if you don’t ask, you don’t get!!

Let me know if you can help.

Cheers,
Dave.

Location: Chandlers Ford near Southampton

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GTX 970 or 6GB GTX 1060

GTX 970 or 6GB GTX 1060

Looking for either of the above cards. Hoping to pay around £120 for a 970 or £170 for a 6GB 1060. Could be wishful thinking on both counts, but if you don’t ask, you don’t get!!

Let me know if you can help.

Cheers,
Dave.

Location: Chandlers Ford near Southampton

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GTX 970 or 6GB GTX 1060

Inno3d GTX1080ti ichill X2 + Waterblock

I am selling this 1080ti as having two is just way overkill for my needs and I could do with the money for a project.

Just removed from my water cooled system.

The price is for the block, the 1080ti and the aftermarket cooler with all screws etc to refit. Comes boxed with all original accessories, unused codes and mousepad. The block comes with the purchase as I don’t want to sell the orphan block separately. The block had clear mayhems x-1 fluid in it and no dyes, it is flawless.

It was…

Inno3d GTX1080ti ichill X2 + Waterblock

Z77 Motherboard

My MSI Z77A has crapped out on me, so I need a replacement. Please could you send me your offers.

Location: South West London

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Z77 Motherboard

Z77 Motherboard

My MSI Z77A has crapped out on me, so I need a replacement. Please could you send me your offers.

Location: South West London

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Z77 Motherboard

Z77 Motherboard

My MSI Z77A has crapped out on me, so I need a replacement. Please could you send me your offers.

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How Apple Business Chat could change contact-center market

When Apple Business Chat launches in beta this spring, it could elevate the mobile reach of contact centers — if, as expected, enterprises direct customer service reps to connect to the hundreds of millions of iPhone users.

Industry experts expect Apple Business Chat to draw more enterprise attention than competitors in the business messaging market for two reasons: Apple Pay and download-free access to the service.

Most business messaging platforms require users to install an app and create a profile. In contrast, Apple Business Chat will be instantly accessible to every iPhone user following a software update, and it will allow those users to message companies without having to divulge any personal information.

Through Apple’s platform, iPhone users can converse with businesses through iMessage to ask a question, schedule an appointment or place an order. For participating businesses, their search results in Safari, Maps, Spotlight and Siri will feature an iMessage icon, allowing customers to start a chat with one tap.

“If you’re trying to be customer-centric and you’ve got a lot of customers who are Apple users, if this mode [Business Chat] takes for them, then you’ve got to support it,” said Jon Arnold, principal of Toronto-based research and analysis firm J Arnold & Associates.

Apple has released a developer preview of Business Chat and is accepting online registrations from businesses that want to use it in the future. The company has partnered with four customer service vendors — LivePerson, Genesys, Salesforce and Nuance — to support the platform’s beta release with the iOS 11.3 upgrade this spring. Discover, Hilton Hotels and Resorts, Lowe’s and Wells Fargo will be among the first businesses to deploy it.

Companies using Apple Business Chat will find that unlike competing platforms Facebook Business Messenger, WhatsApp, WeChat, Line and Kakao Talk, the Apple service is “baked into the surrounding operating system,” said Keith Dawson, principal analyst for customer experience and commerce with 451 Research.

“It means that for anyone who’s not an Android user, it’s ever present on their device as a contact mode,” Dawson said. Rivals, on the other hand, will have the additional hurdle of convincing consumers to download their apps.

Apple Business Chat release could accelerate a restructuring of contact centers

In a 2017 survey by Nemertes Research, based in Mokena, Ill., 27% of 225 participating companies said they planned to support social messaging services like WhatsApp, Facebook Business Messenger and Apple Business Chat as customer engagement channels.

“So, I see the Apple announcement as a positive development, as companies look for new ways to engage with customers, especially among a younger demographic that is more reliant on their cellphone than a traditional web browser for shopping,” said Nemertes analyst Irwin Lazar.

Social media and chat apps are contributing to a “fundamental rethinking of how businesses engage with customers,” Dawson said. Contact centers are beginning to work more closely with marketing and sales teams to make sure the company is taking advantage of the customer connections these platforms offer.

The standout connection Apple has with its customers is Apple Pay

“If Apple didn’t have Apple Pay, [Business Chat] wouldn’t be as interesting, because that’s one of the things that the contact-center experience can’t deliver as seamlessly,” Arnold said.

An interaction initiated by a customer asking a question could end with a product sale, facilitated by an Apple Pay thumbprint within the iMessage chat. This should motivate companies to invest more in their contact centers, which have the potential to become revenue-generators.

Nevertheless, Apple and other chat platform providers will have to show a solid return on investment before contact centers deploy the technology broadly.

“The last thing contact centers want to do is have to jump for the next shiny ball and just try the next thing that comes along,” Arnold said. “They can only handle so many platforms in the business, and they can only adapt to so many new things at a time.”

Critical Cisco ASA vulnerability patched against remote attacks

A new critical flaw in Cisco’s Adaptive Security Appliance software could allow dangerous remote attacks and requires a patch to mitigate.

The Cisco ASA vulnerability received the highest severity rating of 10.0 on CVSS and according to Cisco, it could “allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a reload of the affected system or to remotely execute code.”

“The vulnerability is due to an attempt to double free a region of memory when the webvpn feature is enabled on the Cisco ASA device. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending multiple, crafted XML packets to a webvpn-configured interface on the affected system,” Cisco wrote in a security advisory. “An exploit could allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code and obtain full control of the system, or cause a reload of the affected device.”

Kevin Beaumont, a security architect based in the UK, said on Twitter the Cisco ASA vulnerability was disclosed early and called it “one of the bigger bugs.”

According to the official advisory, the Cisco ASA vulnerability has no mitigations, and the only way to secure affected devices is to apply the patch.

Potential damage

Craig Young, computer security researcher for Tripwire’s Vulnerability and Exposures Research Team, said the Cisco ASA vulnerability could be exploited by an attacker “to harvest credentials as well as to monitor and manipulate traffic which should be protected by the VPN.”  

“The danger is further compounded by the fact that attackers can easily locate public SSL VPN terminals through services like Shodan as well as by searching certificate transparency logs for security certificates containing the word VPN,” Young told SearchSecurity. “In general, an attacker must have some degree of knowledge or control over the remote memory layout. In practical terms, this means that attackers will need to study the vulnerability and develop reliable exploit methods specific for different firmware versions. Developing these exploits would not be within reach of the average hacker as it requires rather extensive knowledge about the ASA operating system and how it manages system memory.”

Mounir Hahad, head of threat research at Juniper Networks, said described a range of attacks that could leverage the Cisco ASA vulnerability.                                       

“Typically, WebVPN is enabled on edge firewalls, which means this particular vulnerability is exploitable directly from the internet. It is fairly easy to exploit as it only requires crafting specific XML packets to a WebVPN configured device. An attacker could take full control of the firewall: they could change the running configuration of the device, allow inbound traffic that should be blocked and infiltrate the organization,” Hahad told SearchSecurity. “They could also simply launch a denial of service attack by restarting the device continuously, which will basically shutdown internet connectivity to an entire organization. For cloud services, the entire service could go offline.”

Wanted – Z77 Motherboard

My MSI Z77A has crapped out on me, so I need a replacement. Please could you send me your offers.

Location: South West London

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