Oh look, more security articles today! First, HotHardware reports on a rootkit exploit in Intel processors that has existed since 1997. It is research based, so it does not sound like it has been used in the wild. On Bits Please they talk about a TrustZone exploit for Qualcomm. This has already been fixed, so… Read More Geek Reading August 11, 2015
To start our day, Amazon announced the EC2 Spot Fleet API which allows you to manage spot instances through a simple API. A very cool addition to their offering. First Round Review follows with the difficulty in building engineering team, based on the perspective of Tiho Bajic, CTO of Nitro. Ayende @ Rahien presents a… Read More Geek Reading May 20, 2015
Amazon announced new “dense-storage” instances for EC2. This is not huge news but interesting in terms of trends. For the longest time, the big difference has been CPU or memory. Google Online Security talks about getting rid of unwanted ad injectors. These are terribly annoying and can really make a browser unusable in some cases.… Read More Geek Reading April 1, 2015
There has been a lot of discussion lately about “cloud” offerings and what is the cloud. I am going to avoid a definition of the cloud, but I am going to talk about the various infrastructure offerings that are available, specifically the differences between two types of offerings. There are some offerings that are purely… Read More Is Google App Engine An Enterprise Solution?