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Six steps to DevOps success, analyzed

Every organization is different and for most, the DevOps journey isn’t a smooth, straight line. There’s no such thing as a “linear” DevOps journey. Rather, “there are many starts and stops along the way, which can kill early momentum and lead to cynicism.” Photo: HubSpot This is one of the key takeaways from a recent survey of 3,000 IT managers… Read more →

EmTech MIT: Giving machines common sense

The world has seen remarkable progress in artificial intelligence in recent years, but general AI remains science fiction. One of the keys to making this leap could be the human brain. In a talk at the EmTech MIT conference this week, MIT professor Josh Tenenbaum described a new university moonshot to build machines that can learn like children. “Why do… Read more →

FragmentSmack vulnerability also affects Windows, but Microsoft patched it

Microsoft has fixed this week a vulnerability that can cause Windows systems to become unresponsive with 100% CPU utilization when bombarded with malformed IPv4 or IPv6 packets. The vulnerability is already well known in the Linux community as FragmentSmack, part of a duo of DDoS-friendly vulnerabilities, together with SegmentSmack. Both vulnerabilities allow an attacker to bombard a server with malformed… Read more →

Online sports are about to get actual real-time streaming

Read this Pondering an Apple entry to the TV market: Do you need live TV, sports? An Apple HDTV could be powerful. However, live television and set-top boxes would pose a big hurdle for Apple as it tries to be the hub of your digital living room. Read More Last spring, I was watching my two college basketball teams, West… Read more →

US loses extradition battle with Russia for Bitcoin kingpin

The Supreme Court in Greece has ruled today that the owner of a shady Bitcoin exchange platform through which ransomware operators laundered cyber-crime money will be extradited to Russia, instead of the US or France, countries which also requested the hacker’s extradition. The suspect at the center of this tug-of-war is Alexander Vinnik, also known under the nickname of “Mr…. Read more →