It isn’t your imagination that your apps and gadgets seem half-baked. They are, and there is a reason why.
And I thought 2016 was a rough year…
I’m not going to go all Pollyanna on you. We are far from being out of the woods, but I am seeing signs that the People have had enough. They are hearing the voices of the legitimate protestors, and finally they are taking a stand.
Highly automated GUI-interface tools are only as good as the programmers who wrote them. Additionally, they can actually prevent users from accessing certain things.
I know everyone is writing, talking, and tweeting about COVID-19 these days. Please bear with me while I ramble a bit, sharing some thoughts and predictions of my own.
“Hardening” is a term used by IT professionals to describe various processes used to make computer systems more secure against different kinds of attacks.
In 2009 something happened that had never been done before in the history of computer malware. A digital weapon was released with the express purpose of attacking specific machines and causing them to fail, sometimes spectacularly.
RC4 is a stream cipher and variable length key algorithm, and it was once the go-to cipher suite for web encryption. Then someone figured out how to break it.