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Help Pingdom change the world

PingdomIt would be easy for us to borrow a phrase from Steve Jobs and ask you: “Do you want to sell sugared water for the rest of your life? Or do you want to come with me and change the world?” And the thing is, we’d be very serious about it. Chances are you don’t sell sugared water, but the essence of the question is still valid: do you want to join Pingdom and change the world?

Because, you see, we believe this with passion, that we’re building some of the best online services anywhere, which are used by individuals and businesses in all four corners of the world.  Our quest is to make the web a faster and safer place for all, and we need the best people to join us to make that a reality.

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Filip

Just last week we had the great pleasure of welcoming a new developer to Pingdom, and now it’s time for another one.

Filip Salomonsson has become one of us in the Pingdom team, bringing his considerable skills in coding, linguistics, and many other areas, to an already very diverse, creative, and dynamic group of kickass devs.

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Pingdom welcomes Erik Trangärd as frontend dev

Erik Trangärd, frontend dev at Pingdom

Today, Pingdom is proud to announce that we’ve added another great talent to our already amazing lineup of developers. Erik Trangärd will use his skills and experience with JavaScript, Rest, PHP and more, as a frontend developer, to enable Pingdom to bring you even more cool features and functionality.

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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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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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Oracle verus Google lawsuit over Java patents and Android

This week we thought you would be interested in reading about what’s happening with the Google and Oracle Java lawsuit. Oracle is suing Google, claiming that Google’s Android OS infringes on key Java patents owned by Oracle. Recently, Oracle rejected a $2.8 billion settlement offer from Google, and the parties are expected to go to court on April 16.

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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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10 free Linux e-books

Who doesn’t like free stuff? We put together a selection of free Linux e-books that you can read, in many cases download, and use as references, or simply to learn something.

The topics range from advanced programming to Java, from GNU to Emacs, from device drivers to the kernel, and much, much more. You don’t have to pay anything to take part of the wealth of knowledge and information available in these e-books.

Read on to check out the 10 free e-books.

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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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