The Ultra-Simple App That Lets Anyone Encrypt Anything | Threat Level Original illustration: Getty Encryption is hard. When NSA leaker Edward Snowden wanted to communicate with journalist Glenn Greenwald via encrypted email, Greenwald couldn’t figure out the venerable crypto program PGP even after Snowden made a 12-minute tutorial video. Nadim Kobeissi wants to bulldoze that steep learning curve. At the HOPE hacker conference in New York later this month he’ll release a beta version of an all-purpose file encryption program called miniLock, a free and open-source browser plugin designed to let even Luddites encrypt and decrypt files with practically uncrackable cryptographic protection in seconds. “The tagline is that this is file encryption that does more with less,” says Kobeissi, a 23-year old coder, activist and security consultant. A screenshot from an early demo of miniLock. Kobeissi’s creation, which he says is in an experimental phase and shouldn’t yet be used for high security files, may in fact be the easiest encryption software of its kind.
Internet Information Services Internet Information Services (IIS, formerly Internet Information Server) is an extensible web server created by Microsoft for use with Windows NT family. IIS supports HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, FTPS, SMTP and NNTP. It has been an integral part of the Windows NT family since Windows NT 4.0, though it may be absent from some editions (e.g. Windows XP Home edition). History The first Microsoft web server was a research project at the European Microsoft Windows NT Academic Centre (EMWAC), part of the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, and was distributed as freeware. However, since the EMWAC server was unable to scale to handle the volume of traffic going to Microsoft.com, Microsoft was forced to develop its own web server, IIS. Almost every version of IIS was released either alongside or with a version of Microsoft Windows: All versions of IIS prior to 7.0 running on client operating systems supported only 10 simultaneous connections and a single website. Features Usage
The Proof of Concept Pilot methodology of ERP selection Are you concerned you may select the wrong ERP system? The Proof of Concept Pilot methodology of ERP selection will ensure the right system, the first time. The usual steps within the "Historical Selection Method" 1. Document a detailed list of all company requirements2. Search internet for a list of software vendor to consider3. How many are successful using this method? Why has this selection method not been successful? 1. The Proof of Concept Pilot 1. Selecting ERP software ERP software ERP enterprise resource planning ERP selection proof of concept methodology Disclaimer: Blog contents express the viewpoints of their independent authors and are not reviewed for correctness or accuracy by Toolbox for IT.
JoomlArt Case Study Founded in 2005, JoomlArt (JA) is a leading Joomla!, Magento, and Drupal web template provider. The JA community has over 208,000 members and is steadily growing with over 5,000 new registrations each month. JA is a high traffic community site, receiving 39,649,352 individual pageviews monthly across the main site, forums, and download and demo sites. An average of 432,800 products are downloaded per month. Prior to implementing Amazon Web Services (AWS) technology, JA was using SoftLayer dedicated servers. JA chose AWS to keep pace with traffic and expansion plans. Hung says, “We are working on business models based on these services. JA has seen other good outcomes as a result of using AWS. Use of AWS has enhanced JA’s business practices by enabling them to offer a “play before you pay” service; users can now clone the demo sites and test products before deciding to purchase them. The JA team learned some important lessons throughout the development process:
The Next Big Programming Language You’ve Never Heard Of | Enterprise Getty Andrei Alexandrescu didn’t stand much of a chance. And neither did Walter Bright. When the two men met for beers at a Seattle bar in 2005, each was in the midst of building a new programming language, trying to remake the way the world creates and runs its computer software. Alexandrescu, a graduate student at the time, could’ve said the same thing to Bright, an engineer who had left the venerable software maker Symantec a few years earlier. Andrei Alexandrescu.Photo: Ariel Zambelich/WIRED The result is a programming language that just might defy the odds. C++ is an extremely fast language—meaning software built with it runs at high speed—and it provides great control over your code. Among the giants of tech, this is an increasingly common goal. In the past, the programming world was split in two: the fast languages and the simpler modern languages. In fact, Facebook is working to bridge this gap with not one but two languages. The Cape of a Superhero For Alexandrescu, D is unique.
What is Amazon VPC? - Amazon Virtual Private Cloud Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) enables you to launch Amazon Web Services (AWS) resources into a virtual network that you've defined. This virtual network closely resembles a traditional network that you'd operate in your own data center, with the benefits of using the scalable infrastructure of AWS. For more information about the benefits of using a VPC, see Benefits of Using a VPC in the Amazon EC2 User Guide for Linux Instances. As you get started with Amazon VPC, you should understand the key concepts of this virtual network, and how it is similar to or different from your own networks. This section provides a brief description of the key concepts for Amazon VPC. Amazon VPC is the networking layer for Amazon EC2. A virtual private cloud (VPC) is a virtual network dedicated to your AWS account. A subnet is a range of IP addresses in your VPC. There are two supported platforms into which you can launch instances: EC2-Classic and EC2-VPC. Accessing a Corporate or Home Network
An example of a successful proof of concept - ETL Solutions In software development, a proof of concept can be a vital tool to demonstrate the software’s capabilities and its fit with the client’s requirements. But how do you go about creating one? A recent example from our data integration work in the Oil & Gas industry illustrates the steps we take to create a successful proof of concept. You may also be interested in: How to create a successful proof of concept. Step 1: Defining the client’s requirements Our clients’ needs can range from testing the suitability of the proposed software to sharing knowledge within the client’s organisation. In our example, there were two types of files - LAS and DLIS – to migrate in the context of the PPDM and WITSML industry standards. Embed transforms within near real-time message handling, particularly WITSMLData migration converting to LAS files to and from the client’s PPDM-based systemData migration converting to DLIS files to and from the client’s PPDM-based system. Step 2: Defining the client’s input
AWS CloudFormation AWS CloudFormation gives developers and systems administrators an easy way to create and manage a collection of related AWS resources, provisioning and updating them in an orderly and predictable fashion. You can use AWS CloudFormation’s sample templates or create your own templates to describe the AWS resources, and any associated dependencies or runtime parameters, required to run your application. You don’t need to figure out the order for provisioning AWS services or the subtleties of making those dependencies work. You can deploy and update a template and its associated collection of resources (called a stack) by using the AWS Management Console, AWS Command Line Interface, or APIs. AWS CloudFormation supports a wide range of AWS resources, allowing you to build a highly available, reliable, and scalable AWS infrastructure for your application needs. Amazon RDS Amazon Redshift Amazon Route 53 Amazon S3 Amazon SimpleDB Amazon SNS Amazon SQS Amazon VPC