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Critical Vulnerability Under “Massive” Attack Imperils High-Impact Sites

In a string of attacks that have escalated over the past 48 hours, hackers are actively exploiting a critical vulnerability that allows them to take almost complete control of Web servers used by banks, government agencies, and large Internet companies. The code-execution bug resides in the Apache...
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How Safe Are Blockchains? It Depends.

To understand the inherent security risks in blockchain technology, it’s important to understand the difference between public and private blockchains. One of the first decisions to make when establishing a private blockchain is about the network architecture of the system. Blockchains achieve...
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Three Overlooked Lessons about Container Security

I’ve just joined container security specialists Aqua Security and spent a couple of days in Tel Aviv getting to know the team and the product. I’m sure I’m learning things that might be obvious to the seasoned security veteran, but perhaps aren’t so obvious to the rest of us! Here are three aspects...
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Introduction to gRPC

The hot new buzz in tech is gRPC.  It is a super-fast, super-efficient Remote Procedure Call (RPC) system that will make your microservices talk to each other at lightspeed, or at least that’s what people say.  So this article will take a quick look at what it is, and how or when it can fit into...
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Secrets of Maintainable Codebases

You should write maintainable code. I assume people have told you this, at some point.  The admonishment is as obligatory as it is vague. So, I’m sure, when you heard this, you didn’t react effusively with, “oh, good idea — thanks!” If you take to the internet, you won’t need to venture far to find...
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Chris Ferris OSLS
Good governance and a truly open and collaborative environment are crucial for blockchain tech, says Christopher Ferris, CTO of open technology at IBM and member of Hyperledger’s leadership, at Open Source Leadership Summit.

Why Open Collaboration Is Crucial for Blockchain Tech

The one-year-old Hyperledger Project has already come a long way in making the innovative blockchain technology used in Bitcoin a viable option for secure business transactions. That was the clear message from Christopher Ferris in his keynote at the Open Source Leadership Summit in February....
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Open Networking Summit
Enter to win a complimentary pass to attend Open Networking Summit 2017, April 3-6 in Santa Clara, California.

Win Tickets to Open Networking Summit!

SDxCentral is sponsoring a raffle for tickets to Open Networking Summit -- the industry's premier open networking and orchestration event, which highlights open source initiatives and innovation. In this registration raffle, four winners will receive a complimentary pass to attend Open Networking...
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From dotCloud to Docker

Have you heard about dotCloud? If you haven’t, I’m going to give you a hint: it is a PAAS company. Another hint: eventually, dotCloud open-sourced their container engine. That container engine became Docker. This is a quasi-archeological account of some of the early design decisions of dotCloud,...
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What Drives Linux Guru Wim Coekaerts? Have Fun, Build Things People Will Use

When Wim Coekaerts is solving problems and building things, he’s happy. When he’s not, he’s not. In his long career, he’s found joy working on early database appliances, and later guiding Oracle’s effort to make Linux, the open source operating system he’d played with since his school days in...
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Call for Speakers: DevNet Create, May 23-24, 2017 in San Francisco

Do you love to code? Are you a trailblazer in secure app development, IoT or bot app development? Want to share your microservices or container success story? If so, DevNet Create wants you as a speaker at its first annual event May 23-24, 2017, in San Francisco. DevNet Create is an event...
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