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Last Updated on 17 April 2014, Total: 149 Blog Posts

  1. Why Can My Devices Be Searched at the Border?

    The U.S. Constitution prevents the government from performing searches without a valid reason; the government generally can't snoop through your laptop for no reason. Electronic data stored on personal devices is a reflection of our lives - family photos, medical documents, banking information, details about what websites we visit, and so much more. But those privacy protections don't safeguard travelers... Read More

  2. Passwords are not the bottleneck

    Passwords were and remain an important aspect of security in the financial sector, however, when you reflect on the whole scenario of financial mechanisms you might be surprised to find out that the impact of stolen passwords or compromised credentials is quite low in terms of financial losses. In fact, two researchers from Microsoft published a stimulating paper about this... Read More

  3. Microsoft security updates for April 2012

    If you do not have automatic updating turned on, or to check whether you need an update, go to Windows Update by clicking the Start button, All Programs, and then click Windows Update. In addition you can go to Microsoft Update. Microsoft Update is an online tool that will scan your computer and provide you a report about what updates... Read More

  4. Cellphones That Can See Through Walls

    Researchers at the University of Texas in Dallas have designed an imager chip that could turn mobile phones into devices that can see through walls, wood, plastics, paper and other objects. The team's research linked two scientific advances. One involves tapping into an unused range in the electromagnetic spectrum. The other is a new microchip technology. Read more here -... Read More

  5. The AWS ecosystem!

    Amazon's Web Services (AWS) announced the Public Beta launch of the new AWS Partner Network (APN). This new global program is focused on providing members of the AWS partner ecosystem with the technical information, and sales and marketing support they need to accelerate their AWS-based businesses. APN membership is available for both Technology-based partners and Consulting-based partners. Read more here... Read More

  6. Let your hands speak!

    A new technology developed by researchers at the University of British Columbia could help people who are unable to verbally speak! These researchers have developed a voice synthesizer that allows people to speak by simply moving their hands. The technology known as the Digital Ventriloquist Actor (DiVA) uses a pair of special gloves equipped with 3D sensors that use gestures... Read More

  7. Develop your first Tizen application!

    Tizen is an open source software platform supported by leading mobile operators, device manufacturers, and silicon suppliers for multiple device categories, including smartphones, tablets, netbooks, in-vehicle infotainment devices, smart TVs, and more. Tizen will offer an innovative operating system, applications, and a user experience that consumers can take from device to device. The Tizen platform works on the Linux kernel... Read More

  8. Procurement & Management of Cloud Services

    The European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA), which was set up by the EU to carry out very specific technical and scientific tasks in the field of Information Security has published a practical guide about the procurement and governance of cloud services. Although, the guide focuses on the public sector, the content covered such as, service availability and continuity... Read More

  9. The importance of log management

    According to recent investigations by Verizon companies are not aware of how precious and important systems logs are! Companies either do not maintain logs or simply ignore them but logs are needed to identify unusual system behavior and track events! Alan Brill, Senior Managing Director at Kroll has published an interesting article on net-security.org that discusses the importance and value... Read More

  10. IPv6 Webinar for African Operators

    AfriNIC, a source of information of Internet technology and governance for the African community, Internet Society a leader in Internet policy, and France Telecom a leading telecoms operator, will be organizing an IPv6 webinar to assist African operators with their adoption plans and raise awareness about IPv6 initiatives and activities. The agenda for the webinar is: The Cost of not... Read More

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