Cyber warrior throwback Vector Markup Vulnerability

In September 2006, the tech world was focused on a reported Windows vulnerability related to the implementation of Vector Markup Language (VML). While programmers raced to fix the VML issue, spammers capitalized on the opportunity. Using the new bug in the Windows, these viruses infect the computer without being noticed. After the penetrating into the computer the virus harvests all the …

Cyber warrior throwback Compaq introduces the Presario

If you owned a home computer in the 1990’s, chances are it was a Compaq Presario. Today, the name Compaq might incite nostalgia, but during the 1980’s and 1990’s, Compaq dominated the personal computer market. Compaq was one of the first companies to successfully reverse engineer IBM technology and market it to the masses. The August 1993 release of the Presario family …

Cyber warrior Experiment with blockchain dev tools for free

You might easily have missed it this week, when Kadena, a Brooklyn, New York startup, announced a free private Blockchain as a Service tool in the Azure Marketplace, but it could be more relevant to you than you think. When most people think about blockchain, it’s related to tracking digital currency. While it’s true that’s where the technology has its roots, over time we’ve …

Cyber warrior throwback Bank of America introduced ERMA

It’s easy to write checks off as passé, but according to Next Gen Personal Finance, the average American still writes 38 checks a year. Next time you pull out your checkbook, consider the extraordinary staying power of checking technology, which has remained largely the same since its September 1955 introduction by Bank of America. In the early 1950s, as Americans continued to increase …

Cyber Warrior Oracle autonomous cloud tools

Even with the shift to the cloud, it’s still up to IT to make sure that Linux is being patched and updated on a regular basis — which is often a tedious job. Oracle announced a product this week to help: a self-patching Linux OS. That is a pretty attractive idea to patch-weary admins, and it should get you thinking about automation in general. …

Cyber Warrior throwback NeXTSTEP paved the way for IOS & OS X

Steve Jobs’ story has many fascinating chapters, including the story of NeXTSTEP, the operating system that proved to be the first step toward OS X and iOS. After Jobs parted ways with Apple in 1985, he founded NeXT Inc. and set out to outdo the Macintosh. He hired a talented group of developers, including Avie Tevanian, who had worked on the Mach microkernel at Carnegie …

Cyber Warrior 5 steps to adopting a cloud service model

Cloud computing has transformed the way companies do business. It’s no longer a solution for just enterprises, as it’s expected to exceed $270 billion by 2020 and 44 percent of the growth will come from small businesses. And it’s anticipated that this shift will be bigger than the transition to managed services. Adopting a cloud services model Business as usual is …

Cyber Warrior VMware on AWS swelling speeds

Following a few early VMware missteps, it would appear that cloud momentum surrounding VMware, on the eve of the annual VMworld conference next week, is finally starting to increase. A survey of 1,156 IT and business professionals published today by Faction, a provider of managed services, finds 29 percent plan to increase workloads on VMware Cloud on AWS in the next 12 months. …

Cyber Warrior How DevOps savvy is your business

The term DevOps has been bandied about for several years now, and while its meaning is open to debate, it’s basically a set of principles that help establish roles for developers and IT to build software in a continuous delivery environment. Developers deliver the code at whatever cadence makes sense for the organization, and operations makes sure it’s secure and …