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Out in the Open: Hacker Vows to Instantly Analyze Your Big Data  10 February 2014 
Source: Wired - Posted by Alex   
These days, Hadoop is everywhere. It began as an esoteric data-crunching platform used by vanguard web companies like Yahoo, Facebook, and Twitter, and now, less than a decade later, itís a sensation that spans industries. IBM uses Hadoop inside Watson, its Jeopardy-winning supercomputer.
Former NSA employee looks to make email more secure  03 February 2014 
Source: Network World - Posted by Alex   
It wasn't designed with security in mind. It was just designed to work. But following disclosures of large-scale spying by the U.S. as well as other nations over the last several years, a variety of companies, including Wickr and Silent Circle, see commercial opportunities in making encrypted messaging products that are easier to use.
Should you switch to a supersecure operating system?  08 January 2014 
Source: InfoWorld - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Qubes, a Linux OS, uses Xen to spawn multiple domains and promises to reduce risk with some extra effort. For most of us, the effort would be better spent elsewhere
Why security benefits boost mid-market adoption of virtualization  27 November 2013 
Source: Network World - Posted by Alex   
While virtualization has undoubtedly already found its footing in larger businesses and data centers, the technology is still in the process of catching on in the middle market. But a recent study conducted by a group of Cisco Partner Firms, titled "Virtualization on the Rise," indicates just that: the prevalence of virtualization is continuing to expand and has so far proven to be a success for many small- and medium-sized businesses.
Why Hasn't Open Source Taken Over Storage?  01 November 2013 
Source: Forbes - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Open source products have very uneven penetration into the world of business technology. If you look at content management systems or languages, open source rules. But if you look at the market for ERP software or for storage systems, open source hasnít made much of a dent.
Take the Exclusive Tour of GitHubís New Hacker Heaven  27 September 2013 
Source: Wired - Posted by Alex   
The first thing you see upon arrival at GitHub's brand new San Francisco headquarters is Ryan Tomayko's Macbook Pro. This beat-up old laptop is where Tomayko, one of the company's first engineers, created the "pull request" -- the all-important way of contributing software code (and all sorts of other stuff) to projects housed on the company's web service, a contraption that has redefined the way the world builds things.
How To Avoid Getting Your DNS Hacked Like The New York Times  29 August 2013 
Source: Read Write Hack - Posted by Dave Wreski   
When the New York Timesí website fell prey to a high profile hack Tuesday, you may have wondered how a huge, multimillion dollar corporation could get hacked in the first place. From there, it's not that far to another terrifying idea: ďIf the NYT didnít stand a chance, what hope is there for my own website?Ē
Meet the Next Open-Source Stars  02 July 2013 
Source: Network World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
The world of open-source software, by design, is something of a collective. Instead of well-defined teams of developers working on a project for pay, open-source software is the result of an amorphous community making contributions Ė some good, some bad. Everyone is part of the project, everyone has a stake.
The top ten most common database security vulnerabilities  27 June 2013 
Source: ZDNet Blogs - Posted by Alex   
Digital warfare and worldwide cyberattack rates are on the rise, and protection on corporate networks is even more crucial.
WordPress hardened with XSS, DoS and SSRF fixes  24 June 2013 
Source: H Online - Posted by Dave Wreski   
With the second security and maintenance release of WordPress 3.5, the developers of the popular open source blogging software have closed 12 bugs, seven of them security issues. In their announcement, the developers "strongly encourage" all users to update all their installations of the software to version 3.5.2 immediately.
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