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The Neil Buchanan of Vietnamese cyber security has pulled Apple’s pants down by making a mask that can trick the iPhone X’s facial recognition technology. Come and have a look at this.
Now, to make your phone hacker mask, you’ll need a 3D printer, a pot of your mum or dad’s old silicone and…READ MORE
If Arnie’s Terminator walked into a Canary Wharf bar late at night and demanded the job of a back office worker there would be reason to panic.
The use of the word robot rather than software creates a bad guy, but software has been replacing people for a long time.
There is a trend at presen…READ MORE
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How do you feel about Equifax CEO Barros not knowing whether customer data is encrypted or not? Check out his testimony in this week’s roundup.
1. Following Equifax breach, CEO doesn’t know if data is encrypted – Madelyn Bacon (SearchSecurity)
News roundup: F…READ MORE
With the 8TB SSD drives that Azure has, which makes the most sense to use multiple 1TB SSDs or the 8TB SSD drives? Well that depends. The 8TB SSDs give you 7500 IOPs and 250 MB/sec, but if I take 8 1TB SSD drives I can get 1600 MB/sec of throughput and 40,000 IOPs in the same amount of space.
Cloud and mobile computing are driving demand for a never-ending supply of new applications as enterprises move toward digital transformation, which is driving demand for more developers.
Coding boot camps have entered into the equation, providing an influx of new developers. In fact, Coding Dojo…READ MORE
The ongoing drama between Kaspersky Lab and the U.S. government received some much-needed sunlight last week as the antivirus vendor finally uttered two very important words: Equation Group.
Kaspersky issued a statement describing how it came to possess Equation Group malware, which was a respons…READ MORE
The United Kingdom is a prisoner of geography. It is part of Europe. Unlike the rest of Europe it is, however, protected from invasion by a natural barrier, the English Channel. There is no natural barrier between Brussels and Moscow other than a few rivers. The imperative behind the “The European P…READ MORE
This is a guest blogpost by Partha Sen, CEO and co-founder of Fuzzy Logix.
Ever heard of the legend of Alexander the Great and the Gordian Knot? According to the myth, Alexander was confronted on his travels with an ox cart tied with a knot so fiendishly difficult that no man could untangle it. A…READ MORE
The sad news that outsourcing pioneer Robert Morgan recently died is a great loss to a great many people.I was with Robert a couple of weeks ago so it was a huge shock to hear of his sudden death.Robert is best known as co-founder of sourcing advisory Morgan Chambers, which cornered its market. It …READ MORE
Alongside Splunk’s annual event Splunk.conf runs the software firm’s learning and certification course, Splunk University, where in 2017 I spent a day learning how to use Splunk to deep dive data and improve my big data skills.
As is common with third party software deployments, firms usuall…READ MORE
In conjunction with last week’s IT Nation 2017 conference, hosted by PSA vendor ConnectWise, numerous vendors in the MSP software space launched integrations with the ConnectWise platform.
The integrations support ConnectWise’s vision of building an expansive ecosystem of third-party integrations…READ MORE
Which is correct?
A number of IoT gateway products ____ equipped with additional security features.
The subject of this sentence, a number of IoT gateway products, is plural. Use the plural verb form, are….READ MORE
I stumbled upon this proposal by Brian Goetz for data classes in Java, and immediately realized that I too have a few ideas about how to make Java better as a language. I actually have many of them, but this is a short list of the five most important.
There was a time not too long ago when backup software pretty much only handled one scenario, ie backing up physical servers.
Then came virtualisation. And for quite some time the long-standing backup software providers – Symantec, EMC, IBM, Commvault et al – did not support it, while newcome…READ MORE
At a time when traditional industries are being upended by technological disruption, the most progressive libraries around the world in places like South Korea are pulling all stops to stay relevant to users who prefer to turn to digital resources rather than visit a local library.
In Singapore, …READ MORE
With so many natural disasters in the news this year, many enterprises have thought about their approach to disaster recovery — and whether their plan is foolproof.
The cloud provides many benefits for disaster recovery (DR), and enables an enterprise to safeguard its data across multiple region…READ MORE
Like it or not, it appears that the continuing skills gap that continues to plague many sections of the software world, including development, testing and more, has found a new victim: digital transformation through the use of machine learning.
A survey conducted by ServiceNow looked at the eager…READ MORE
Now that the aftershocks from the WannaCry ransomware outbreak have subsided, I think we can distill everything we’ve learned into a nutshell: It’s all the systems administrators’ fault.
Forget the National Security Agency, the developers of the EternalBlue exploit, and the hackers who packaged t…READ MORE
As AI capabilities find uses in new markets, more companies are turning to the cloud for these high-performance computing workloads. And AWS is opening its arms wider with expanded support for GPU-backed instances to provide those resources, at premium prices.
The P3 Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) i…READ MORE
At the beginning of 2016, we asked our panel of experts on the SearchServerVirtualization Advisory Board to gaze into their crystal balls and offer predictions for virtualization trends in 2016. These predictions came hot on the heels of Dell announcing its acquisition of EMC, so it’s no surprise th…READ MORE