Video: If you are confused about multifactor, strong authentication techniques, Dennis Hoffman, vice president of enterprise solutions at RSA, explains the basics in this whiteboard video, all in less than four minutes.
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In a recent conversation on IT Conversations, Doug Kaye and Jeff Barr discuss Doug's sophisticated application built on top of Amazon Web services. The model offers considerable benefits to start-ups, but requires a different approach to the architecture.
Microsoft's Patch Tuesday unloads 12 bulletins with patches for at least 20 vulnerabilities (6 critical) and it's likely there are still holes left unplugged.Ryan Naraine reports:"There are fixes for gaping holes in the Microsoft Office desktop productivity suite but it is not immediately clear if all the flaws exploited in the recent zero-day attacks are covered.
Motorola unveiled a new handset lineup--including an enterprise class Q--but it's unlikely they can pull the company out of its doldrums. For Motorola, it's quite a turnabout.
Back in 2005, The Register reported on a UK police project (the article calls it Gatso 2) whose thrust was to use cameras to identify vehicles' license plates as they go by. The information on who/when/where (WWW) would be stored for at least two years, and the system was expected to process 50 million plates per day.
The Internet is maxing out, isn't viable over the long run and is being flooded by rich applications and thousands of gadgets. If the Internet were air traffic control you wouldn't fly.
Red Hat has its share of battles: Microsoft's partnership with Novell to distribute SUSE and Oracle targeting Linux support. But four months after these alleged Red Hat killers launched they have yet to land a body blow.
Notable headlines: Windows Live: A guide for the perplexed. Screen Shots: What Windows Live Is (and Isn't).
I have been getting reports, as has GigaOm, about a Yahoo Mail outage over the weekend for some users. According to Yahoo spokesperson Karen Mahon, "A small fraction of Yahoo!
Video: At the RSA 2007 Conference in San Francisco we talked to some attendees about what they considered to be the biggest cybersecurity threats, and I caught up with Howard Schmidt, former White House cybersecurity czar, Chief Security Strategist for the US CERT Partners Program and chief security officer at Microsoft and eBay. We discussed the state of cybersecurity, including Windows Vista and the White House's role in fighting cyberthreats.