Archive for May 2017

7 myths about open sourcing your company’s software | Many companies benefit from open source, and countless companies have opted to open source components of their infrastructure (or even their bread and butter) in an effort to give back. However, there are a lot of misconceptions about what happens when you open up your business’ code and workflows to the public.

Sound system interconnections and grounding

Rane Sound System Interconnection note, originally written in 1985, continues to be a very useful reference. It’s popularity stems from the continual and perpetual difficulty of hooking up audio equipment without suffering through all sorts of bizarre noises, hums, buzzes, whistles, etc.– not to mention the extreme financial, physical and psychological price. Many things have improved

Intel AMT Firmware Vulnerability CVE-2017-5689 This page by SSH collects information, fixes, and analyses of the Intel AMT Firmare remote code execution vulnerability of May 1, 2017 (CVE-2017-5689). Your servers are in danger now through Intel AMT technology!  AMT enables remote management of the servers, including remote operating system installation. It is included in all modern Intel Xeon processors and

10 Popular ‘Life Hacks’ That Don’t Actually Work The internet can be a fantastic wealth of information – some are trustworthy and reliable information – some are just fake. Some of the most popular bits of info floating around the web come as simple ‘life hack.’ Unfortunately many of them do not work as promised. Here are some examples of fake life

Smart Contact Lens Detects Diabetes and Glaucoma – IEEE Spectrum In research described in the journal Nature Communications, the UNIST researchers used graphene-nanowire hybrid films to serve as conducting, transparent, and stretchable electrodes.  Both the graphene and the silver nanowires contribute indispensible properties. This contact lens should be able to pick up indictors for intraocular pressure, diabetes mellitus, and other health conditions, according to the researchers. Add

Tips for overcoming your team’s impostor syndrome |

Tips for overcoming your team’s impostor syndrome Want to overcome your team’s feelings of inadequacy? Start by making different language choices.   “Are we the right people to be doing this?” someone said. That sentence hit me hard. It expressed the feeling that we shouldn’t be in the position we’re in. It expressed a

After years of warnings, mobile network hackers exploit SS7 flaws to drain bank accounts • The Register O2-Telefonica in Germany has confirmed to Süddeutsche Zeitung that some of its customers have had their bank accounts drained using a two-stage attack that exploits SS7: Thieves exploited SS7 to intercept two-factor authentication codes sent to online banking customers. Is this beginning of end for use of SMS for two factor authentication? SS7 was known to be

Nissan launches British-made home battery to rival Tesla’s Powerwall | Business | The Guardian Batteries that have powered electric cars around the UK will get a second life providing energy storage for households, with the launch this week of a British-made home battery to rival the one made by Elon Musk’s Tesla. I mentioned Tesla battery a year ago in this blog at