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The ten things you didn’t know about malware

30 May 2013

Brian Laing, VP at AhnLab writes: Malware – no computer wants it but researchers estimate that the majority of computers have it. But what is malware and what makes it so particularly bad for your PC? Malware - Short for "malicious software," malware refers to software programs designed to damage or do other unwanted actions on a computer system. 

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Ruby Gone Wild

29 May 2013

Barry Shteiman writes: It has been recently discovered that the Ruby on Rails (RoR) environment suffer from certain parser vulnerabilities. The CVE-IDs associated with these vulnerabilities are CVE-2013-0155, CVE-2013-0156.

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While we are all busy beating up Softie…

28 May 2013

Let’s face it, Microsoft is everyone’s favourite punching bag.  Every analyst, publication and blogger has foretold its demise in recent times.  PC sales are down, Surface hasn’t taken off… so on and so forth; this is all I have seen in the press for the last month.

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How to protect your business from state-sponsored attacks

17 May 2013

Calum Macleod, EMEA Evangelist, Venafi writes: It has taken some time but we finally have succumbed to the delights of a certain kitchen utensil. Years of resisting George, John, and the seductive talents of Penelope, had left me more determined than ever to resist at all costs.

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Why Hosters Should Care About Web Security

17 May 2013

Barry Shteiman at Imperva writes: Earlier this week, the “Moroccan Ghosts” published a list of 52 defaced Israeli sites, replacing site content with political propaganda pages (and some cool Moroccan music).

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Cloud-Ready GlusterFS 3.4 Beta Now Available

08 May 2013

John Mark Walker, Gluster Community Lead writes: The Red Hat Storage team would like to congratulate the Gluster Community on the beta release of GlusterFS 3.4. With new features and enhancements in cloud, virtualization, and performance, the beta version of GlusterFS 3.4 brings high reliability, scalability, and data mobility to users and application developers.

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The global cost of cyber security

08 May 2013

Lane Thames writes: As an engineer, numbers and mathematics play significant roles in my daily activities. Sometimes, however, putting a number on something just doesn’t make sense.

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Can DCIM be the Autopilot of the Data Center?

01 May 2013

George Brooks at Commscope writes: The dream of automation is to take away the guess work and most of the burden associated with piloting technology. This is what helped spark the creation of an automated system for flying planes: autopilot. The same dream of automation also resides with the professionals who maintain and run data centers.

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