Hackers disrupt shopping during the Black Friday-Cyber Monday weekend

Nov
25

Recent high-profile distributed denial of service attacks on the Internet's infrastructure and an investigative journalist's website have spiked concerns over possible disruptions of traffic during the biggest online shopping weekend of the year.
According to Adobe,online spending last year exceeded US$5.8 billion on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and that figure is expected to be even higher this year.

"If you want to mess with the economy, that's the most disruptive time to do that," said John Wu, CEO of Gryphon.

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Big Bendy Screens, Chatterbox Robots, and TV in the Cloud

Nov
25

Welcome, dear friends, to Gadget Dreams and Nightmares, the column that's distracted itself from the shellshock of the election just long enough to cast a beady eye over the latest gadget announcements.

Spied from inside the comfort of a warm blanket this time around are a curved monitor, a robot with Alexa integration, and a cloud-based DVR from TiVo.

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Cyclomatic Complexity

Nov
21

The criticality and risk of software is defined by its complexity. Forty years ago, McCabe introduced his famous cyclomatic complexity (CC) metric. Today, it is still one of the most popular and meaningful measurements for analyzing code.

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CloudSigma is abandoning its hard-disk drives for the performance boost of SSD

Nov
21

CloudSigma, an IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) provider, is abandoning its hard-disk drives for the performance boost of SSD.

 

CloudSigma is confident that the all solid-state solution, offered by SolidFire, will be able to provide the required performance and uptime they demand, without raising prices on customers, despite the higher price point of solid-state storage costs.The Zurich-based provider serves Helix Nebula, a cloud used by scientists who demand performance.

 

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Hackers have stolen information of more than 400 million users of Friend Finder Networks

Nov
21

Hackers have stolen information of more than 400 million users of Friend Finder Networks, which runs several adult dating and pornography websites, LeakedSource reported earlier this week.

Last year, hackers accessed 4 million accounts, exposing information on users' sexual preferences and extramarital affairs.This is Friend Finders' second breach in two years.

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Best Storage Certifications In 2017

Nov
17

These storage certifications are in demand in 2016. Find the most valuable storage certification for your career path on Tom's IT Pro.

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Commerce Department Signs Up Private Sector IT Partners

Nov
17

The U.S. Commerce Department recently launched a new effort to jump-start more efficient ways to manage the vast amounts of data that reside within the federal government and put it to productive use.

NTIS has selected 35 joint venture partners, or JVPs, to support the program.The National Technical Information Service, a unit within the department, is leading the effort.

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DNA may have a similar impact in the fight to eradicate malicious software

Nov
15

It's widely known that human DNA evidence has had a major impact in the criminal justice system. Now another kind of DNA may have a similar impact in the fight to eradicate malicious software.

Malware DNA, also known as "malware provenance," is the art and science of attributing elements of one object to another object. The technique has applications outside information security -- for example, in genetics, or to test the authorship of student papers.

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Google Insists The Android Plays on Level Field in Europe

Nov
15

Google on Thursday fired back at the European Commission's charges that it violated antitrust law by imposing coercive rules on mobile operators and developers who use or write applications for its Android operating system.

The EC charged that Google prevented manufacturers from offering smart devices using rival operating systems based on the Android open source code.

The EC this spring also charged that Google's requirements to use its search engine and its Chrome browser on mobile devices running Android were coercive tactics.

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We’re using the best PC hardware now and why we love it

Nov
10

Some great components we couldn't live without.

We heart this hardware

We love all our gear, from our desktop PCs to every last one of our high-tech gadgets, but some pieces of kit hold a very special place in our hearts.  A component either fulfills its performance promise so spectacularly, or it perfectly satisfies a particular need, or we’re just plain attached to it out of well-worn habit.

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