News, via Renee Yao [with guest writer Mark Voelker, technical lead at Cisco] writing at Cisco Blogs, of the newly released OpenStack 2014.2 (aka Juno). Fundamentally, OpenStack open-source software targets the creation of cloud compute infrastructure, both private and public. Absolutely Outstanding.
In an astonishing announcement, and one that I thought might never materialize in my lifetime, Lockheed Martin's Skunkworks has revealed a new fusion reactor, slated for market deployment within a decade. Not to be outdone, the University of Washington has also announced a new tokamak concept reactor that promises inexpensive energy, in fact, 'cheaper than coal'. Absolutely Outstanding.
News [via Lucian Constantin writing at PCWorld] of the latest compromised advertising networks... In this case, Right Media (now Yahoo Ad Exchange), The Rubicon Project, and OpenX - all three broadcasting their nasty bits, now infecting unknown numbers of clients... Hence the necessity of proactive ad-blocking with browser extensions such as AdBlock.
Astonished to find this well-written investigative piece by Vince Lattanzio, writing for NBC 10, in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania [covering Philadelphia and the NBC affiliate in the City of Brotherly Love]. In an effort to detail the the Department of Homeland Security's Forensics Investigation Laboratory many of the tricks of the trade - so to speak- are illustrated for all, including an EMF blocker container to examine miscreant-owned mobile devices without the possibility of remote data destruction.
Readers who have examined this weblog during the thirteen years plus of it's publication, know of my Interest in Matters Turing and Bletchley; Alan Turning & Bletchley Park, that is... With those Foci in mind, here is a fascinating serial scrutinizing the history of Bletchley Park, the nearly seventy-year-old locale of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland's Government Code and Cypher School (GC&CS) (now known as GCHQ). Today's MustRead.
Not to be undone by the well reported Bourne Again Shell vulnerability of two weeks past, now, via, Robert Lemos, writing at ArsTechnica, comes this sordid tale of poor punctuation coupled with input validation issues. In which, the vulnerability at hand, opens up a logical path within the Microsoft Corporation (NasdaqGS: MSFT) Windows in-built shell, where all the badness is vectored...