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Cybersecurity: For Better or For Worse?

On Episode 61 of The Edge of Innovation, we’re talking with security expert Adriel Desautels, founder and CEO of Netragard, about whether cybersecurity is getting better or worse.

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How To Remove Pre-Installed Applications From Windows 8

When you freshly install an operating system, there will be some of the basic applications available by default. Especially in Windows, all the basic stuffs like Notepad, Wordpad, Paint, etc., will be installed automatically. Windows 8 has moved a step forward and comes with plenty of Microsoft applications by default. This might be helpful at sometimes, but many users find these apps are unwanted in their PC. The problem in Windows is, it doesn’t have an option to uninstall the default apps, but we have many third party applications available to do that. Today, I’ve come with one such application called “Windows 8 App Remover”, exclusively for Windows 8 users. Here’s how it works. Windows 8 App Remover is a free application for PC, which also works …

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Visual Studio Now Supports Hybrid Cross-platform Mobile Development via Cordova

Currently, Antifragility and Microservices are trending topics and this might be a hint that there are new architectural paradigms or design patterns on their way for building application systems. InfoQ discussed these new concepts with Russ Miles to find out what they are good for and how to apply them in an architect’s or developer’s daily business – for existing applications and those to come InfoQ: In the recent months, Antifragility and Microservices became trending topics. It seems there might be new architectural paradigms on the horizon. Could you please tell us a little bit about Antifragility? At a first glance, it seems to be the same as robustness … Russ: Antifragile was a term coined by Nassim Nicholas Taleb in his book of the same name. This …

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iRET – iOS Reverse Engineering Toolkit

iRET is an open source tool that you can use to analyze and evaluate iOS applications. The toolkit includes the following features: Binary Analysis where you can check the binary encryption , architecture of the application and if it has stack-smashing protection enabled. Keychain Analysis this to analyze the keychain contents, including passwords, keys, certificates or any sensitive information in the app. Database Analysis this to display all Databases within the application and also the content of the database. Log Viewer to find out all logs stored in the syslog and display logs of the application. Plist Viewer will list the files within the application and makes it easy for user to have the property of each file. Display the application screenshot you are investigating. iRET interface…

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How Disqus Went Realtime with 165K Messages Per Second and Less than .2 Seconds Latency

How do you add realtime functionality to a web scale application? That’s what Adam Hitchcock, a Software Engineer at Disqus talks about in an excellent talk: Making DISQUS Realtime (slides). Disqus had to take their commenting system and add realtime capabilities to it. Not something that’s easy to do when at the time of the talk (2013) they had had just hit a billion unique visitors a month. What Disqus developed is a realtime commenting system called “realertime” that was tested to handle 1.5 million concurrently connected users, 45,000 new connections per second, 165,000 messages/second, with less than .2 seconds latency end-to-end. The nature of a commenting system is that it is IO bound and has a high fanout, that is a …

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