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February 27, 2017
by sjvn01
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Linus Torvalds on SHA-1 and Git: ‘The sky isn’t falling’

The real worry about Google showing SHA-1 encryption is crackable, as pointed out by Peter Gutmann, a cryptography expert at the at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, is “with long-term document signing and certificates“. But, what about the distributed … Continue reading

February 22, 2017
by sjvn01
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What’s up with Windows patching, Microsoft?

Well, here’s something different. Microsoft, for the first time since it started its monthly Patch Tuesdays in October 2003, has completely blown a deadline. There will be no major patch release in February. Instead, the patch package will be released … Continue reading

February 17, 2017
by sjvn01
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What’s Windows 7’s fastest web browser?

Windows 7 is still a sight more popular than Windows 10. By Federal Digital Analytics Program (DAP)‘s count, Windows 7 has a serious lead over Windows 10 — 25.2 percent to 17.4 percent. So, Windows 7’s web browser speeds matter … Continue reading

February 15, 2017
by sjvn01
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Linux Foundation releases business open-source basics ebook

Developers know that open source is great. Even Microsoft is now on the open-source bandwagon. But, outside of the IT department, many companies don’t understand why and how open source can help their businesses. The Linux Foundation has the answers … Continue reading