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Posts Tagged ‘Adobe’

All about Firewalls (Pingdom Podcast #22)

Firewall

In this show, we talk to Nicolai Solling, Director of Technology Services at help AG, about security in general and firewalls in particular.

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How to keep your Google Drive secure

In this show, we talk to Nicolai Solling, Director of Technology Services at help AG, about security in general and Google Drive in particular.

First, we continue on the topic of the Flashback Mac trojan, which continues to haunt the Mac community, even more so than previously thought. And apparently Macs spread malware to Windows PCs at an alarming rate. The main topic of the show is Google’s new online storage service Google Drive, and how you can secure the information you store in your online drive with TrueCrypt.

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object response size smallFlash usage is declining, and to be perfectly honest, that isn’t a bad thing. At least not in the name of performance and responsiveness on our dear old World Wide Web.

We thought this chart was pretty telling, courtesy of HTTP Archive.

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Pingdom Podcast #20 – Flashback was bigger than Confickr

In this show, we talk to Nicolai Solling, Director of Technology Services at help AG, about security.

We continue on the topic of the Flashback Mac trojan, which has now been reduced to affecting about 140,000 Macs, but its reach has surpassed the Confickr botnet, at least in relative terms. We also touch upon the need for IT security education within organizations, and new Android malware.

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Pingdom Podcast #18 – Mac trojan and hacking smart meters

In this show, we talk to Nicolai Solling, Director of Technology Services at help AG, about security. The topics we cover include that around 700,000 Macs have been struck by a trojan, a survey says that using a computer without security software is seen as riskier than leaving the door to one’s home or car unlocked, and the FBI says that smart meter hacks are likely to spread.

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Security in 2011 by the numbers

As 2011 draws to a close we wanted to take a look at computer and information security in the twelve months that have passed.

What will probably stick in most people’s minds is the Sony PlayStation Network and Qriocity hack, which resulted in an outage lasting 23 days. In other developments, hacktivist groups like Anonymous and LulzSec took to social media to further their causes, and mobile malware got more attention than ever before.

All in all, there’s no doubt that 2011 was a very busy year for IT security professionals.

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Friday Fun: 10 amazing, fun and annoying Flash animations

Although there’s been much talk about the demise of Flash lately – including right here on this blog – no one can deny that it’s brought us a wide assortment of strange and wonderful web animations through the years.

So today we’re kicking off a series of articles called Friday Fun, where we’ll try to bring you some of the more fun, weird, quirky and wacky corners of the web, and we start with Flash animations.

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The beginning of the end for Adobe Flash

In April 2010 the late Steve Jobs wrote an open letter addressing Apple’s insistence on not supporting Adobe Flash on its mobile platforms. He concluded: “New open standards created in the mobile era, such as HTML5, will win on mobile devices (and PCs too). Perhaps Adobe should focus more on creating great HTML5 tools for the future, and less on criticizing Apple for leaving the past behind.”

Shortly thereafter, in an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen said: “The technology problems that Mr. Jobs mentions in his essay are ‘really a smokescreen.’”

Hindsight is of course 20-20 but even though Jobs’ open letter was written just under two years ago, wasn’t the writing already then on the wall for Flash and Adobe?

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money

Apple earned a massive profit of $419,528 per employee in the past 12 months. That beats Google, Microsoft, Intel and a bunch of other big tech companies by quite some margin.

One reason (of several) that profit per employee is such an interesting metric is because it gives you a number that doesn’t depend so much on the size of the company. In other words, it becomes easy to compare companies of different sizes.

We have calculated the yearly profit per employee for a selection of big tech companies that are publicly traded on NYSE and NASDAQ: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Intel, Cisco, eBay, Adobe, Yahoo, Oracle, IBM, Amazon, HP, Dell.

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Awesome tech company office designs

Cool office designs

We all know Google has awesome office spaces, they’re well known for it and we’ve all seen the colorful pics, but the truth is that quite a few tech and web companies have taken the extra step and made their office environments pretty amazing places to work.

Here are a few examples…

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