Over the weekend there was a lot of talk about how Windows in particular is vulnerable to a flaw that is linked to SMB. This flaw could allow someone to grab user information by forcing a redirect to a malicious server using the SMB protocol. The way it works is pretty simple; if you give someone a URL that begins with the work “file” then Windows (and some other systems) will think that you want to use SMB to connect to a file share. If the server that the link (URL) points to uses even basic authentication then you can try and tempt a user to put in their own credentials and grab them during the exchange.
Box, one of the most popular service for storing data in the cloud, has collected about $100 million of fresh investment capital, according to company's CEO Aaron Levie. In search for investors they turned to Europe, Japan, Australia and Latin America, since these are regions where they are planning to expand their business. After collecting this amount, the value of the company is estimated at about $2 billion.
Box, a company that provides cloud services and the lives from selling storage to business users, is trying to get closer to residential customers. Competition they have in many popular services like Dropbox and Google Drive SkyDrive or forced them to make a move that will surely please their customers.