Posts about Hackers

They say April Showers bring May Flowers, but did you also know that January Seeding keeps the Innovation Engine Speeding? Wow, rhyming can be painful sometimes and I’m once again reminded that I should stick to engineering. It’s now June and as I pass by all the wildflowers growing here in Texas I appreciate the chaotic but at the same time coherent display of colors – the result of random seeds that have grown to be part of the cityscape ...
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Your robot might beat you up. It sounds like a tired sci-fi cliché, but it’s true. Early last month, security firm IOActive released research that documented the sorry state of robotic security. The firm found lots of problems – and did so without looking very hard ...

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In today’s evermore networked society, data protection is a serious business. Security breaches lead to unwanted headlines and a loss of trust in enterprise organizations (such as banks or healthcare providers). Data security and keeping ahead of potential attackers, is a rapidly evolving field of development. Potential areas may involve safeguarding modern cloud computing environments or protecting commercial activities over the web ...
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As engineers at a global company with competition around every corner, we believe that continuous innovation is the key to competitive differentiation. But innovation is an elusive thing and doesn’t appear on demand. The popular image we have when we think of innovation is that of the lone engineer having a light-bulb moment. Sometimes it does happen that way, but true light-bulb moments are unpredictable and can be few and far between ...
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Beginning a post on cyber security with the observation that the threat being discussed is frightening is a bit redundant. They all are frightening. Very often, today’s threats are more dangerous because they are a mix of multiple things that, when combined, are more potent than the sum of their parts. In this case, four elements are present: botnets, DDoS attacks, the internet of things (IoT) and connected consumer electronics equipment. Put together, these inexpensive ingredients are enough to threaten the internet …
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