March 20, 2014
Comments Off on Linux and botnets: It’s not Linux’s fault!
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 … Continue reading
March 14, 2014
Comments Off on 25 Years: How the Web began
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 … Continue reading
March 10, 2014
Comments Off on Google gets serious about office apps: Offers $15 for referrals
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 … Continue reading
March 6, 2014
Comments Off on GnuTLS: Big internal bugs, few real-world problems
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 … Continue reading
October 9, 2013
Comments Off on The Web at 20: What’s in store over the next two decades?
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 … Continue reading