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Posts Tagged ‘open-source’

javascriptIf you are a web developer, you should definitely check out jsDelivr and JSter.

JSter is a catalog of over 1,100 JavaScript libraries and tools for web development, where users can rate contributions, and share their experience with others. jsDelivr is a free CDN (Content Delivery Network) where any web developer can host their files, including CSS, fonts, JavaScript, jQuery plugins, etc. Currently almost 600 projects are hosted on jsDelivr.

To find out more about these two projects, we interviewed Dmitriy Akulov (representing jsDelivr) and Juho Vepsäläinen (representing JSter).

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Linkedin

In this show, we talk to Nicolai Solling, Director of Technology Services at help AG, about security in general and your personal password policy, in particular. Not that long ago, social networking site Linkedin.com lost around 6.5 million hashed passwords. We talk about how this could have happened, what it means to you, and what you should think about in terms of your personal password policy.

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MozillaToday, we want to highlight that it was 10 years ago, on June 5 in 2002, that version 1.0 of the open source Mozilla web browser suite was releasedblazing a path to the most recent Firefox.

The simple significance of this is that without Mozilla 1.0, Firefox may never have existed.

That makes today an important day in the history of the Internet in general, and the web in particular. In what seems like a lucky coincidence, Firefox 13 is officially released today, something that is no doubt welcome news for scores of users.

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Tips for safe e-banking (Pingdom Podcast #23)

E-banking

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

First, we talk about the Flamer malware, that not all security software is 64-bit, spyware can now take control of web-cam and microhone, and the baseband in mobile phones is a huge security issue. Then we get to the main topic, which is how to stay secure when doing your e-banking.

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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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CERNWe’ve noted many successful open source projects and products before on this blog, and the Web is arguably the biggest one of them all.

Two such products we’ve failed to recognize, however, are the very first web browser and server, simply called World Wide Web, developed by Tim Berners-Lee.

Today is especially important in the history of the web since on April 30, 1993, CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, released World Wide Web into the public domain.

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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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Linux kernel development by the numbers

In the report “Linux kernel development,” the Linux Foundation details the development of the Linux kernel by presenting fascinating statistics.

The report contains lots of amazing numbers, which together offer an insight into the tremendous amount of work that goes on behind the scenes to develop the kernel, the core of the Linux OS.

We jumped head first into the report and extracted as much information as we could. Read on to get a real up-close look at the Linux kernel.

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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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