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Buffer overflow is what happens when a program or process attempts to write too much data to the buffer, a segment of computer memory reserved for temporary data storage. Continued…
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“We are still seeing a lot of the same techniques to hack applications as we have previously se…READ MORE
Challenge #1 hardware security
In my first article in this series, I highlighted just how difficult IoT security can be due to the plethora of hardware and operating systems on which those systems exist. As a penetration tester, I also frequently see organizations that follow stringent security p…READ MORE
I can’t tell you exactly how many storage products have launched in the past year, but I know it was in the hundreds. I can tell you it was more than I can count. That’s because hardly a day goes by when I don’t receive a briefing, press release, or pitch for a briefing from a storage vendor. …READ MORE
Today is the day that I have the privilege of announcing the PASS Summit 2018 Speaker Idol contestants. The contestants have been grouped into three groups, with each of groups presenting on either Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.
The groups that we have for the PASS Summit 2018 this year are:
Document exchange and transaction management company Amalto has come forward with early adopter options for its Platform 6 enterprise application framework.
This developer toolset is designed to allow programmers to create blockchain-based transactional applications.
It is blockchain-agnostic …READ MORE
Business automation is booming as organisations shift to a digital-first model with the aim of improving customer experience and increasing productivity at an unprecedented scale, all while driving down costs.
Automation is already helping to improve customer interactions in data-rich industry se…READ MORE
Whenever I speak to fintechs, or pretty much any startup for that matter, getting the right people is always one of their biggest tasks.
With competition for the best people rife and the worry that brexit could leave the UK short of certain skills a fintech’s progress could be stalled. These co…READ MORE
Pulumi Corporation has come forward with new libraries and tools for Kubernetes, the open source container orchestration system.
Pulumi who? Ah yes sorry, Pulumi is quite new (founded in 2017 and pronounced ‘puh-loo-me’) and describes itself as a cloud native development platform company that…READ MORE
The Government Accountability Office did its part to deliver some closure regarding the Equifax data breach by way of a newly published report on the now-infamous security incident.
The GAO report offers a comprehensive look at the numerous missteps made by Equifax, which allowed attackers to mai…READ MORE
Cisco said it would acquire SD-WAN vendor Viptela Inc. in a deal valued at $610 million. The transaction, expected to close later this year, will fortify Cisco’s existing SD-WAN portfolio with additional cloud-based services, the company said in a blog post.
“Viptela’s technology is cloud-first, wi…READ MORE
Those who’ve been using Windows for a while probably remember that Desktop Gadgets came and went during the Windows Vista and 7 era. A desktop gadget is a handy little applet of sorts that remains constantly visible in a fenced-off area on the desktop called “the sidebar.” MS did away with the…READ MORE
A friend of mine recently had to inform his staff of a new password policy requiring all of the following: Upper and lower case letters, a number, a special character, at least 12 characters in length and had not been used in the last six months. Someone sent him this meme in reply:
We are in conversation with Jerry Melnick, President & CEO, SIOS Technology Corp. Jerry is responsible for directing the overall corporate strategy for SIOS Technology Corp. and leading the company’s ongoing growth and expansion. He has more than 25 years of experience in the enterprise and high…READ MORE
The end of summer is typically slow for the IT world, but AWS this month continues to expand its horde of instance types, and lay the groundwork for a future where its customers won’t even bother with VMs.
The cloud vendor rolled out more instance options and made Amazon Aurora Serverless general…READ MORE
We’ve talked before about security issues involved with USB drives, but here’s a new one: A vendor alerting us to malware on a USB drive that it’s shipping with its product.
Schneider Electric recently notified users of its Conext Combox and Conext Battery Monitor that USB removable media s…READ MORE
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What do you think of how Trend Micro is handling the situation? Find out why the company’s latest admission raises even more questions in this week’s roundup.
1. Trend Micro apps fiasco generates even more questions – Michael Heller (SearchSecurity)
Each year, with the publication of A-level results, hundreds of thousands of school leavers embark on a journey that ultimately fuels the talent pool feeding the UK economy. Some argue that a generation brought up on the internet have different expectations of work than previous generations. But,…READ MORE
Investment dollars continue to flow heavily into tech startups, but the majority of bets are placed on technology products — mostly consumer apps — that could pay dividends in three to five years. The investment predilection for lightweight digital technologies that could pay off fast is creatin…READ MORE
A study commissioned by Stripe has revealed that the Singapore economy has the potential to grow by S$1.6bn each year, if companies harness developer resources more effectively.
Conducted by Nielsen, it found that 90% of businesses in Singapore rely on software to launch products, demonstrating t…READ MORE
On the surface Get-Date is a simple cmdlet that’s been around since PowerShell v1. However, it has some interesting quirks. In this post I’ll show how Get-Date –DisplayHint works.
By default Get-Date returns the data and time
13 September 2018 16:09:34
The DisplayHi…READ MORE