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Implementing Privacy by Design in Hyperledger Indy

by Kent Weare Follow 11 Followers on  Sep 30, 2018

Centralized identity providers, such as social media sites and consumer email services, provide convenience to users. But this approach creates data privacy and security risks. Hyperledger Indy, an open source blockchain project, is being built to address the current issues that exist in centralized identity providers by taking a 'Privacy by Design' approach to deal with these risks.

Emerging Technologies Follow 66 Followers

Hyperledger Releases New Version of Burrow Featuring Improved Integration and Developer Experience

by Kent Weare Follow 11 Followers on  Sep 21, 2018

In a recent blog post, the Hyperledger open source project announced the next version of Burrow v.0.21.0. Within this release, organizations can expect improved integration, key-signing, helm charts for Kubernetes and developer experience.

AI, ML & Data Engineering Follow 991 Followers

Confluent Platform 5.0 Supports LDAP Authorization and MQTT Proxy for IoT Integration

by Srini Penchikala Follow 37 Followers on  Sep 17, 2018

Confluent Platform 5.0, the enterprise streaming platform built on Apache Kafka, supports LDAP authorization, Kafka topic inspection, and Confluent MQTT Proxy for Internet of Things (IoT) integration.

Development Follow 684 Followers

Checked C Extends LLVM to Bring Spatial Memory Safety to C

by Sergio De Simone Follow 18 Followers on  Sep 12, 2018

Checked C is an open, collaborative project led by Microsoft Research aimed to extend the C language so programmers can write more reliable programs free of errors such as buffer overruns, out-of-bounds memory accesses, and incorrect type casts. Checked C code can coexist with code written in standard C to ease porting.

Mobile Follow 175 Followers

Tink is Google Cryptographic Library for the Cloud, Android, and iOS

by Sergio De Simone Follow 18 Followers on  Sep 07, 2018

Tink is a multi-language, cross-platform cryptographic library developed by a group of cryptographers and security engineers at Google to help developers implement cryptography correctly without being cryptographic experts. Under development for the last two years, version 1.2 adds support for Cloud, Android, and iOS platforms, and C++ and Objective-C.

Development Follow 684 Followers

Intel Discloses New Speculative Execution Vulnerability L1 Terminal Fault

by Sergio De Simone Follow 18 Followers on  Aug 17, 2018

Intel has disclosed a new speculative execution side channel vulnerability, dubbed L1 Terminal Fault, that could potentially leak information residing in the processor L1 data cache. Mitigations are already available, according to Intel, based on its latest Microcode Updates and corresponding updates to operating systems and hypervisor stacks.

DevOps Follow 971 Followers

WhiteSource Launches Free Open Source Vulnerability Checking

by Helen Beal Follow 4 Followers on  Aug 10, 2018

WhiteSource, an open source security and license compliance management solution provider, has launched Vulnerability Checker; a new, free and standalone CLI tool that provides alerts on critical open source vulnerabilities.

Development Follow 684 Followers

NetBSD 8.0 Brings Spectre V2/V4, Meltdown, and Lazy FPU Mitigations, and More

by Sergio De Simone Follow 18 Followers on  Jul 24, 2018

NetBSD 8.0, a major release of the BSD-based OS providing portability across many architectures, brings mitigations for the Spectre V2/V4, Meltdown, and Lazy FPU vulnerabilities, along with many new features and bug fixes.

Cloud Follow 331 Followers

Azure Virtual WAN and Azure Firewall Now in Public Preview

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 7 Followers on  Jul 20, 2018

With Azure Virtual WAN and Azure Firewall, Microsoft will provide two new services to help customers modernise their network. The Azure Virtual WAN service will simplify large-scale branch connectivity, while with the Azure Firewall enterprises can enforce their security policies in the cloud. Both services are currently in public preview.

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Spectre 1.1 and 1.2 Vulnerabilities Disclosed

by Sergio De Simone Follow 18 Followers on  Jul 15, 2018

Two new vulnerabilities exploiting flaws in CPUs speculative execution have been recently disclosed. Dubbed Spectre 1.1 and 1.2, both are variants of the original Spectre (Spectre-v1) vulnerability and leverage speculative stores to create speculative buffer overflows which can escape Spectre-v1 mitigations.

DevOps Follow 971 Followers

IT Operations Is the Most Predictable DevOps Differentiator Says Damon Edwards at DOES18 London

by Helen Beal Follow 4 Followers on  Jul 11, 2018

InfoQ spoke to Damon Edwards, co-founder and chief product officer, at Rundeck at DevOps Enterprise Summit London about his talk ‘Operations - The Last Mile Problem for DevOps in the Enterprise’ and the sneak preview of the new version of RunDeck, V3.0.

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OpenID Loses Major Proponent, StackOverflow

by Jonathan Allen Follow 609 Followers on  Jul 11, 2018 3

OpenID has lost one of its largest proponents. Stack Exchange, the company behind StackOverflow and other Q&A websites, will be completely eliminating support for OpenID on July 25, 2018. This continues a long running trend of websites eliminating OpenID from their offerings.

DevOps Follow 971 Followers

DevSecOps Grows Up and Finds Itself a Community

by Helen Beal Follow 4 Followers on  Jul 06, 2018

On June 28th, the first DevSecOps Days event came to London following a similar event in San Francisco in April. It kicked off with a welcome address from event founders, Mark Miller and John Willis, who explained that the intention is to replicate the DevOpsDays model and empower communities worldwide to stand up their own events.

DevOps Follow 971 Followers

Challenges of Moving from Projects to Products

by Manuel Pais Follow 9 Followers on  Jul 02, 2018

Carmen DeArdo, former DevOps technology director at Nationwide Insurance, and Nicole Bryan, vice-president of product management at Tasktop, recently spoke at the DevOps Enterprise Summit London on the importance of moving from a project-based to a product-based organization.

Cloud Follow 331 Followers

AWS Config Gains Cross-Account, Cross-Region Data Aggregation

by Steffen Opel Follow 4 Followers on  Jun 30, 2018

Amazon Web Services (AWS) recently added the capability to aggregate compliance data produced by AWS Config rules across multiple accounts and/or regions to enable centralized auditing and governance of AWS resources. A new aggregated dashboard view displays non-compliant rules across the organization. Users can then drill down to view details about resources that are violating any rules.

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