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SaaS Platform for Managing Configurations Enters Private Beta

by Richard Seroter Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 17, 2018 1

Config is a new SaaS offering for managing configuration files. Created by Bien David in 2017, the company looks to simplify how teams store and access configurations used by systems, apps, modules, environments, and server instances. InfoQ spoke to the team behind Config to learn more about how these problems are solved.

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Blockchain and Smart Contracts in a Business Process

by Jan Stenberg Follow 26 Followers on  Jan 31, 2018

Buying something through an internet portal, for example a car, normally involves two parties who don’t trust each other; a buyer and a seller. The portal is just a broker so either the buyer must transfer money before getting the ordered item, or the seller must send the item before getting the money. To overcome this lack of mutual trust, Bernd Rücker claims that a blockchain can be used.

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W3C Publishes DRM as a Recommendation

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Sep 22, 2017

After a divided vote, the World Wide Web Consortium has adopted Encrypted Media Extensions as a full recommendation, formalizing closed-source Digital Rights Management into the specification. In response, the EFF has resigned from the W3C.

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Microsoft Announces Coco Framework for Enterprise Blockchain Networks

by Kent Weare Follow 8 Followers on  Aug 20, 2017

In a recent blog post, Microsoft announced a new open framework, called Coco, which targets enterprise consortium networks. The framework sits on top of existing blockchain platforms, such as Ethereum, and focuses on improving network throughput, adding new confidentiality models, network policy management and support for non-deterministic transactions.

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Stack Overflow Becomes HTTPS by Default

by Andrew Morgan Follow 2 Followers on  Jun 06, 2017

Nick Craver, architecture lead at StackOverflow, has published a blog announcing StackOverflow's migration to HTTPS. Some of the technical challenges along the way included supporting hundreds of domains, migrating URL’s, user generated content, and meeting the sites stringent performance requirements.

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Google Introduces Cloud-Based Encryption Key Management Service

by Sergio De Simone Follow 8 Followers on  Jan 16, 2017 2

Google has announced a new service for its Google Cloud Platform (GCP) that allows to create, use, rotate, and destroy symmetric encryption keys. Although the new Cloud Key Management Service (KMS) is integrated with Google's Cloud Identity Access Management and Cloud Audit Logging, keys managed using KMS can be also used independently.

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Google Pushing for HTTPS

by Manuel Pais Follow 8 Followers on  Dec 11, 2016

Google wants to push for HTTPS everywhere with a combination of deprecating existing Chrome features in non-secure sites, as well as new features only supported in HTTPS.

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Lawyer.com: Early Adopter of HTTP/2, Speaks to InfoQ

by Michael Redlich Follow 10 Followers on  Nov 30, 2016

Lawyer.com recently announced that they are adopting the HTTP/2 protocol. Gerald Gorman, tech entrepreneur, CEO, and co-founder of Lawyer.com, spoke to InfoQ about their technology implementation, their position on microservices and lightweight containers, their unique search engine, and their use of social media.

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Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla Urge Site Operators to Replace SHA–1 Certificates

by Sergio De Simone Follow 8 Followers on  Nov 20, 2016 1

Following their SHA–1 deprecation plans announced last year, Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla detailed recently their timelines to remove support for SHA–1 certificates from their flagship browsers. Researchers at security firm Venafi found however, that 35% of analyzed websites are still using SHA–1 certificates.

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.NET Framework 4.6.2 Delivers WPF and Security Improvements

by Jeff Martin Follow 11 Followers on  Aug 05, 2016

The latest release of the .NET Framework provides several new features centered around WPF and security- including some long-awaited improvements to ClickOnce deployed applications. Microsoft released a preview of .NET Framework 4.6.2 back in late March and now developers can take advantage of the release’s new features in their own projects.

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Modern iOS Application Security

by Sergio De Simone Follow 8 Followers on  Aug 03, 2016

At QCon New York 2016, Trail of Bits CEO and security expert Dan Guido explained how to keep iOS apps secure. This includes correctly using all iOS security provisions, without forgetting that your app might be running on a jailbroken phone.

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Microsoft Introduces Project Bletchley: A Modular Blockchain Fabric

by Kent Weare Follow 8 Followers on  Jun 19, 2016

On June 15th, Microsoft announced their vision for an open blockchain platform which will be powered by Azure. Microsoft is calling this initiative Project Bletchley, which focuses on providing the architectural building blocks for constructing an Enterprise Consortium Blockchain Ecosystem.

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Dan Guido: Modern iOS Application Security

by Ralph Winzinger Follow 0 Followers on  Jun 17, 2016

As mobile applications increase in popularity and as more transactions are carried out via mobile devices, security is a topic of growing concern. In his talk "Modern iOS Application Security" at QCon New York 2016, Dan Guido takes a closer look at iOS security. While Apple already provides the means to create highly secured applications, there are still threads that may render them useless.

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Apple Defends Encryption with TV Interview, Files Counter Lawsuit

by Alex Blewitt Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 26, 2016

Apple has responded to questions raised about its stance with the FBI and CEO Tim Cook has appeared on live TV to defend Apple's stance. They have now filed a lawsuit to have the FBI's case dismissed. InfoQ updates you with the latest on the subject.

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Critical Bug Affects OpenSSH Users

by Jeff Martin Follow 11 Followers on  Jan 16, 2016

A critical bug has been revealed that affects users running OpenSSH. The bug affects both the OpenBSD specific version and the portable version used on Linux and several other operating systems. Patches and mitigations are available now.

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