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Entries Tagged as 'Web Services'

Linux and botnets: It’s not Linux’s fault!

March 20th, 2014 · Comments Off

I couldn’t blame you, if — based on recent headlines such as “Linux worm Darlloz targets Intel architecture to mine digital currency” and “Botnet of thousands of Linux servers pumps Windows desktop malware onto web” — you thought Linux was as full of holes as Windows XP. If you take a closer look, you’ll find […]

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Tags: Infrastructure · Internet · Network · Security · Server · Web Services

25 Years: How the Web began

March 14th, 2014 · Comments Off

When I was a young man, we had it rough. We used to have to get up out of the shoebox at twelve o’clock at night and lick the road clean with our tongue. We had two bits of cold gravel, worked twenty-four hours a day at mill for sixpence every four years, and when […]

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Tags: Internet · Network · Web browser · Web Services

Google gets serious about office apps: Offers $15 for referrals

March 10th, 2014 · Comments Off

Google just got serious—really serious—about taking on Microsoft Office, and Office 365 in particular. In a blog posting on March 10th Prajesh Parekh, a Google marketing lead, wrote “we’re offering a $15 referral bonus for each new Google Apps user you refer.” Google gets serious about office apps: Offers $15 for referrals. More>

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Tags: Applications · Business · Google · Network · Office Software · Web Services

GnuTLS: Big internal bugs, few real-world problems

March 6th, 2014 · Comments Off

According to some reports you’d think the security sky was falling. Yes, GnuTLS, an open-source “secure” communications library that implements \Secure-Socket Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS), has serious flaws. The good news? Almost no one uses it. OpenSSL has long been everyone’s favorite open-source security library of choice. Red Hat discovered the latest […]

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Tags: Development · Network · Network Services · Open Source · Security · Web Services

The Web at 20: What’s in store over the next two decades?

October 9th, 2013 · Comments Off

This is as good a time as any to wish the Web a happy birthday. It’s been a bit more than 20 years since I first wrote about what I then referred to as the “World-Wide Web.” I might want to pat myself on the back for jumping on that subject pretty early, but I […]

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Tags: Internet · Network · Web browser · Web Services