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Bare metal has an advantage that virtual machines do not. Because virtual machines are essentially a software abstraction emulating a physical system that runs on top of a real physical system, there is a risk that attackers can penetrate the hypervisor layer, gain access to the underlying physical server’s operating system and from there access […]

May 22, 2015, 12:32 pmBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments

In the wake of the Mozilla Foundation’s announcement that it intends to “phase out non-secure HTTP,” reactions have run the gamut from full-throated praise to contempt. One article in particular caught my interest. Ben Klemens, writing on Medium, focuses on the human impact of the phasing out of HTTP. Klemens argument revolves around the assertion […]

May 20, 2015, 2:28 pmBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments

In 2013, we, and numerous other technology blogs, wrote frequently about the way in which ARM-powered servers are likely to change the data center landscape. Many went so far as to argue that 2013 was the year of the ARM server. The potential benefits are fairly obvious. ARM chips are inherently more power efficient than […]

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May 7, 2015, 12:57 pmBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments

Like it or not, the world is growing more connected with each passing day. I’m not just talking about smartphones, desktops, and notebooks; I’m not simply referring to the growing power and spread of the Internet. No, I’m talking about the fact that more and more businesses are equipping traditionally “dumb” devices with Internet connectivity, […]

May 5, 2015, 12:47 pmBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments

The security threat landscape is an ever shifting morass of zero-day exploits, social engineering, and malicious intent. It’s often difficult to know where exactly to focus resources for threat mitigation, which is what makes reports like the Webroot 2015 Threat Brief so useful.

Apr 30, 2015, 1:10 pmBy: Corey Northcutt (0) Comments

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