Adi Shamir, professor at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel and "S" in RSA, sent out a warning about a hypothetical scenario in which bugs in widely used processors could be exploited undetected by "sophisticated" intelligence agencies and lead to major security disasters.These bugs chips, which are becoming increasingly complex, would make RSA's public key encryption scheme vulnerable.
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Guest post: Chris Matyszczyk finds that the Web accommodates all kinds of bloggers, including a nun who says she is "wildly enthusiastic about our mission of putting communications technology at the service of the Gospel." One of the more rewarding things about the Web is that it allows you to snoop a little into other people’s lives without knocking on their door and asking to borrow some sugar.
A few weeks ago Google announced IMAP support, allowing adminstrators to move external email system to Google Apps, and today extended the invitation to any email system with the Google Apps Email Migration API, which is based on Gdata. Third parties are using the API to build migration tools, such as LimitNone's gMOVE for moving Outlook email, contacts and calendars to Google Apps, according to a post on Google's Enterprise blog.
Capgemini is touting its first Google Apps Premier Edition (Google Docs, Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Talk and Start Page) deployment since the $10 billion consulting and outsourcing firm brought Google's productivity suite into its practice.Guess what.
Ever since Facebook opened its platform to outside developers, thousands of applications have been built on top of Facebook. Some have tens of thousands of users and have become part of the everyday experience for many Facebook customers.
The October 2007 Nielsen Online numbers for October reflect substantial year over year growth for Facebook in the U.S.
Apple filed its annual report with the Securities and Exchange Commission Thursday and outlined a few notable items: A list of most valuable vendors, a second corporate campus on tap, component costs and a potential raise for Steve Jobs.Among the highlights:The company outlined its most valuable vendors.
BEA Systems reported better than expected third quarter results, but all the company got was skepticism about the way it came up with its earnings tally, hackles about its software license growth and questions on why the company thinks it is worth $21 a share.Simply put, BEA CEO Alfred Chuang is like the stand-up comic who is bombing in front of a hostile audience.
Google has until Dec. 3 to reveal some of its wireless cards.
A recent report suggests that the £200 million that London has spent to deploy more than 10,000 (not a typo) surveillance cameras has been largely wasted, at least from a crime-fighting perspective. Boroughs with many cameras typically don't solve more crimes than boroughs with few.