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November 27, 2013  3:32 PM

Finnish devil crimeware & Android’s ‘compulsive clickers’

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Android, Security

Newly absorbed, acquired and assimilated by Cisco for its cyber security prowess, Sourcefire remains a subsidiary company under its own brand...

November 17, 2013  11:22 AM

Google: Chrome safer than Acrobat for PDFs

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Adobe, Chrome, Google, PDF, Security

Google's Fran├žois Beaufort has confirmed that starting with the Chrome Canary release for developers, users who have downloaded a PDF while in Chrome will find that the browser itself opens the file, rather than the native application. chromium-logo.png


November 15, 2013  9:28 AM

Why the Linux mainframe is the cloud datacentre

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
CA, IBM, Linux

Linux on the server has been respected and regarded in technology circles for many years now. One of the main reasons for this is that Linux is argued to be especially competent at handling "many processes at once", something Windows has traditionally not done quite so well. Windows configuration...


June 27, 2013  11:40 AM

Intel: the only Hadoop is secure Hadoop

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Intel, Open source, Security

Intel's MD of worldwide professional services Aaron Davies-Morris has been speaking at the Hadoop Summit 2013 in San Jose about his firm's drive to work with the open source Hadoop Java-based programming framework. Hadoop's key feature hinges around its support for the processing of large data...


June 12, 2013  2:44 PM

Open source HTML5 secure file sync for Android

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Android, Security, sync

File sync specialist SpiderOak has bolstered the Google Play Android app market with an open source secure sync tool. SpiderOak is emphasising the secure (no, really, really...


June 11, 2013  11:38 AM

Google patents silly face log in security software

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Android, Google, Security

Search giant Google has filed a patent this June that could lead to...


May 14, 2013  8:53 AM

A shot in the arm for enterprise Linux

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Fusion-io, Linux, Security, Storage

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April 3, 2013  1:21 PM

South Korean malware hides Linux-wiper inside Windows

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
korea, Linux, malware

As tensions rise across the length of the Korean peninsula, the spectre of Linux focused malware vulnerabilities in South Korean has thrown an increasingly eerie shadow over events currently unfolding. Recent cyber attacks against South Korean banks and local broadcasting organisations have led...


January 1, 2013  3:24 PM

Google Trends: Android more popular than iPad/iPhone

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Android, cloud, Cross Platform, Google, Interoperability, ipad, iPhone

Application development for the Android open source operating system and platform is of more interest to software programmers than building apps for either the iPhone or iPad. This is according to a Google TRENDS Web Search Interest ranking pitching the following three search terms against each...


December 28, 2012  9:55 AM

I’m turning cross-platform-dextrous

Adrian Bridgwater Adrian Bridgwater Profile: Adrian Bridgwater
Cross Platform, Open source

Of course the central premise behind the opportunity to "write once (and then) deploy anywhere" is an appealing proposition for both developers and users alike. Initially championed by Sun Microsystems as a slogan to illustrate the cross-platform advantages of the Java programming language and...


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