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Maintaining the Security-Worthlessness of Java is Oracle’s Priority

Maintaining the Security-Worthlessness of Java is Oracle’s Priority

Nandini Ramani, leader of Oracle’s Java development, wrote an interesting blog post last week here on all the security vulnerabilities that have been plaguing Java here recently. Actually it was more of a defense of “Hey, it’s hard writing software and we have to follow these procedures that are REALLY complicated”. Let’s look at some […]

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@MaxCDN: The Proper Way to Handle a Hack

It’s not often that I give out praise for how a company handles a security breach, especially one that could contains usernames and passwords. Normally, the scenario is as follows: Deny Deny Stall Cover-up Fess-up Ask for forgiveness and promise to never, ever, do it again   This was not the case today when I […]

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Windows 8, Is It Really DOA?

Issues or Not? Over the past couple of days I have read some very interesting posts by people having issues with Windows 8 or the perception that Windows 8 doesn’t have something when it actually does. In particular, this post on Softpedia here and this one on Binary Passion here kind of illustrate my point. […]

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The Future of Bitcoin?

A lot of press has been made of Bitcoin in the last few years, but what exactly is the phenomenon and how could or would it affect the way that we handle transactions? Background For the uninitiated. Bitcoin is a form of cryptocurrency … or more plainly stated, it’s a form of digital currency that […]

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Capitalism Works! Even for Hackers?

InfoWorld is finally reporting on a rather disheartening trend that I have watched over the past year or so, which is the rise of the consumer black markets for malware. That’s right, just when you thought that those wily hackers couldn’t get any worse, they have finally figured out that it isn’t really nearly as […]

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Twitter Is Nuts : Considering Two-Factor Authentication

  Okay so it looks from this post that Twitter is at least considering two-factor authentication since it had a security breach in which 250,000 user accounts were compromised. During the breach Bob Lord revealed that passwords and salts were taken but they didn’t think that they could be cracked but just as a “precaution” […]

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#SQLSat SQL Saturday Indianapolis Sponsorship Opportunity!

It’s almost here! One more month to go until SQL Saturday #126 is finally here. On Jul 28th,2012 Indianapolis will be hosting  an all day event of approximately 250+ developers and database administrators at the University of Indianapolis. There are still sponsorship slots available for company’s that wish to get their products/solutions/offerings out to the […]

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Chicago SQL Connections Talk: Auditing Using SQL Audit in SQL Server 2008 R2

Thanks to everyone that attended the presentation last night! It was really great to have everyone there and engaged in the conversation. Also great to see some old comrades as well. Below you will find the link to my slides and the content from the presentation. Remember that some of the things to consider when […]

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@priley86 : Young Developer to Watch

Ah yes, I know…a little corny but every so often at events I run into some interesting people and I actually try to look up almost everyone that I meet in order to see what they are about. So I have decided to start a little Young Developer / Young DBA to Watch track here […]

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#SQLSat87 Louisville Recap

Another SQL Saturday weekend has come and gone. This time it was SQL Saturday #87 in Louisville, KY . The event appeared to be pretty well packed,  Malathi Mahadevan ( @sqlmal | Malathi’s Blog )  and crew pulled off another awesome event! Hopefully most people around the area got to attend…if not then there is […]

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