Posts About: Software

The Weak Case Against Strong Encryption

I used to think that the idea of banning encryption was too absurd for discussion. Whenever a politician or government official suggested it, I figured it to be a ploy covering the real desire, which was not to ban encryption,...

How Containers are Changing Everything

Modern application development owes much to the growth of the development operations (devops) movement and the automation tools it has delivered. Instead of just writing code, developers now need to think in terms the tools they're using -- and how they...

The Security Risks of Third-Party Data

Most of us get to be thoroughly relieved that our e-mails weren't in the Ashley Madison database. But don't get too comfortable. Whatever secrets you have, even the ones you don't think of as secret, are more likely than you...

The Internet Officially Sucks

We are entering yet another new era for the Internet --  a very sad pessimistic one. You don’t have to take my word for it at all, but you should at least think about it and consider what I am...

It's Back! IronPython for .NET Framework

IronPython is a implementation that runs on .NET Framework's Common Language Runtime (CLR) is coming back thanks to the change of hands. Jeff Hardy, former lead IronPython developer, confirmed the transition on the Ironpyton-users mailing list earlier this month. For many reasons...

Open Source can Save the Internet of Things

To a half-decent degree, open source is present in the internet of things chain of value. Cloud applications that collect and analyze our data are extremely dependent on open source software and standards. Device manufacturers have taken up open source...

Take a Selfie to Process an Online Payment

MasterCard is working on a process to accept selfies and fingerprints as a new alternative to passwords to accept online payments. MasterCard is working on a process to accept selfies and fingerprints as a new alternative to passwords to accept...

RedHat Linux can be run in the Microsoft Azure

Over the last few years, Microsoft and RedHat have gone from being rivals to now buddies. Instead of fighting, their now scratching each others' backs. RedHat has been hosting .NET applications, and Microsoft supporting linux (such as RedHat) on Azure....