43% off Caller-ID Call Blocker For Robo-calls, Telemarketers and Other Nuisances - Deal Alert - 8時間前  InfoWorld

Just hit the big red "block now" button and say goodbye to robocalls, telemarketer calls, solicitor calls, elections calls, junk faxes or anyone else you'd prefer not to hear from. This small and discreet gadget can also block international and private numbers, as well as full area codes. It has a 1,000 number/area code memory with 200 numbers pre-programmed. The popular gadget averages 4.5 out of 5 stars from over 3,450 people on Amazon (73% rate 5 stars -- read recent reviews here), where its original list price is reduced 43% to $79.99. See the discounted 1,200 number call-blocker on Amazon...more
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BrandPost: Teaching Parallel Programming: Teach Early and Often, and Try These Resources - 9時間前  InfoWorld

Recently, I had the good fortune to present a class at the ACM Conference for Computer Science Educators (SIGCSE). While I definitely shared my enthusiasm for parallel programming, I had two key goals for those who attended:1.     Advocate for “Think Parallel”: Explain why parallelism should be taught from day one when teaching programming. It’s a disservice to students to teach sequential programming without discussing concurrency.2.     Share useful resources for instructors seeking to teach parallel programming (course notes, sample problems, etc.) Think ParallelParallel programming isn’t j...more
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IDG Contributor Network: Puerto Rico is becoming the onshore destination of choice for software engineering - 10時間前  InfoWorld

Did you know that Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory? Surprisingly, in a recent poll, fewer than half of Americans knew that Puerto Rico is part of the U.S. So as part of the U.S., service providers in Puerto Rico are technically onshorers, companies that provide outsourced services in their own country (although the term nearshore is becoming a universally-accepted term for outsourcing services closer to home). Semantics aside, Puerto Rico is fast becoming the onshore provider of choice for software development services because it’s able to provide the same benefits (and more) that its U.S. coun...more
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Apple: Macs and iPhones are safe from newly revealed CIA exploits - 12時間前  InfoWorld

The Mac and iPhone exploits described in new documents attributed to the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency were patched years ago, according to Apple.WikiLeaks released a new set of files Thursday that supposedly came from the CIA. They contain details about the agency’s alleged malware and attack capabilities against iPhones and Mac computers.[ 18 surprising tips for security pros. | Discover how to secure your systems with InfoWorld's Security Report newsletter. ] The documents, dated 2012 and earlier, describe several “implants” that the CIA can install in the low-level extensible firmware i...more
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Google Play faces cat and mouse game with sneaky Android malware - 13時間前  InfoWorld

What’s the best way to avoid Android malware? Downloading all your apps from the Google Play store -- where software is vetted – is perhaps the best advice.  But that doesn’t mean Google Play is perfect.[ Android is now ready for real usage in the enterprise. Read InfoWorld's in-depth guide on how to make Android a serious part of your business. | Get the best office suite and the 38 best business-worthy apps for your Android device. ] Security researchers do find new Android malware lurking on Google’s official app store. That’s because hackers are coming up with sneaky ways to infiltrate th...more
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Google to Symantec: We don't trust you anymore - 15時間前  InfoWorld

Security teams, network administrators, and operations teams have some busy days ahead. Google’s Chrome development team is fed up with Symantec as a certificate authority, and has announced plans to no longer trust current Symantec certificates.In the past 18 months, Google has tangled repeatedly with Symantec over the way it issues transport layer security (TLS) certificates, with Symantec promising to do better. The latest incident--an investigation into 127 mis-issued certificates--ballooned into “at least 30,000, issued over a period spanning several years,” Ravi Sleevi, a software engine...more
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Bitcoin rise fuels social media scams - 17時間前  InfoWorld

The price of a single bitcoin passed that of an ounce of gold for the first time this month, and scammers were quick to get in on the action with Ponzi schemes and phishing sites spread via social media.Victims are lured in with fake bitcoin wallets, fake bitcoin search services, fake surveys about bitcoins, too-good-to-be-true money making offers, and classic pyramid scams now dressed up with bitcoins, according to a report released this week.[ 18 surprising tips for security pros. | Discover how to secure your systems with InfoWorld's Security Report newsletter. ] “The same characteristics t...more
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IRS makes tax refund scams harder but W-2 phishing attacks continue unabated - 20時間前  InfoWorld

Anti-fraud measures by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and state agencies over the past two years have made tax refund scams harder for cyber criminals to pull off even as attacks targeting taxpayer information continue unabated.So far this year, at least 124 organizations have disclosed incidents in which an office worker or payroll processor inadvertently leaked employee W-2 data after being conned by a phishing email purporting to be from the CEO or other senior company official.[ Simplify your security with 8 password managers for Windows, MacOS, iOS, and Android. Find out which one pre...more
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H-1B reform promises hang by a thread - 21時間前  InfoWorld

This year's deadline for H-1B applications is fast approaching, and without action to fix this boondoggle that is being exploited by outsourcers, thousands more American jobs will be lost. However, the H-1B reform possibilities that a few short weeks ago shone brightly are now dimming as the Trump Administration backpedals from earlier bombast.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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Angular 4 reduces footprint, adds features - 21時間前  InfoWorld

Angular 4.0.0, the latest upgrade to the popular JavaScript framework for mobile and desktop framework, was released by Google late yesterday afternoon.The upgrade features view engine improvements making Angular smaller and faster and helping developers build smaller applications. "We've made changes under to hood to what AOT-generated (ahead of time) code looks like," Stephen Fluin, a Google developer advocate for Angular, said in a bulletin received by InfoWorld close to press time. "These changes should reduce the size of the generated code for your components by more than half in some cas...more
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BrandPost: Intel’s Student Ambassador Program: Artificial Intelligence for College Students - 9時間前  InfoWorld

Are you a college student interested in machine learning, deep learning, and artificial intelligence? If yes, you have an opportunity to engage with Intel via its Student Ambassador Program (and get some cool stuff). There are also opportunities for student clubs to benefit from Intel’s interest in supporting work in these areas.For students interested in the program, Intel asks you to tell them a bit about your work by posting information about your studies and/or research to the Student Group on Intel’s Developer Mesh website. Posting to this site gives Intel a glimpse of your work and demon...more
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BrandPost: Let’s Make ‘Adaptive’ a Programming Technique - 10時間前  InfoWorld

Let’s think about making programs themselves adapt. This has been called adaptive computing by some. And no, I’m not talking about agile programming or adaptive programming.Thinking adaptively can let us:Get better results faster (e.g., adaptive mesh) Meet deadlines (e.g., adaptive rendering) Adjust dynamically to use newer hardware as it becomes available (e.g., adaptive mesh or adaptive rendering)  For me, a favorite example is adaptive mesh. You may find the uses of adaptive rendering to maintain 90 frames per second (fps) for games more compelling, so I’ll talk about both. I find that bot...more
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IDG Contributor Network: Apple AirPods are to IoT what iPhone was to cellphones - 11時間前  InfoWorld

In the world of IoT (internet of things) Apple AirPods are the best things since sliced bread. That may sound a bit of an exaggeration. It may sound like fanboy talk to untrained eyes, but for those of us who've been monitoring progress in virtual reality, augmented reality, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and IoT can clearly see how AirPods are going to change the world around us.[ Roundup: TensorFlow, Spark MLlib, Scikit-learn, MXNet, Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit, and Caffe machine learning and deep learning frameworks. | Get a digest of the day's top tech stories in the InfoWorld ...more
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Microsoft delays tools for third-party Cortana integrations - 12時間前  InfoWorld

Microsoft has delayed the release of its tools for connecting other services to the Cortana virtual assistant, a decision that could cause it to lose ground in a crowded industry.The tech titan announced the Cortana Skills Kit in December of last year, saying at the time that it would be released to the public in February. As Microsoft watcher Brad Sams noted on Twitter, Microsoft missed that deadline, and the Skills Kit remains locked in a private beta with a select group of partners. Microsoft didn’t offer an explanation for the delay, saying in a statement that the kit will be coming soon.T...more
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IDG Contributor Network: How to measure the execution time using PostSharp - 14時間前  InfoWorld

You might need to know how much time a method in your application takes to execute. This information would help you analyze the slow running methods in the application.There are various ways to achieve this -- you can use profilers or write custom code to get this information. Some of the popular performance profilers that you can use to profile your .Net applications are: RedGate ANTS Performance Profiler, JetBrains dotTrace, and Telerik Just Trace. You can also measure the execution time programmatically with a popular AOP library called PostSharp.Measuring the execution time programmaticall...more
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62% off Anker PowerLine+ Micro USB 6ft Premium Cable - Deal Alert - 16時間前  InfoWorld

With this cable, Anker boasts reinforced stress points with a 10000+ bend lifespan, double-braided nylon exterior and toughened aramid fiber core, laser-welded connectors and a worry-free 18-month warranty. The micro-USB cord is a generous 6 feet in length. Its list price on Amazon is currently discounted to just $10.99. See this deal now on Amazon.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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Uber finally agrees to reveal diversity data - 20時間前  InfoWorld

Uber Technologies has agreed to provide next month its diversity data, which it had earlier declined to make public.Representatives of the ride hailing company will disclose the information at the PUSHTech2020 summit on April 19 in Silicon Valley.[ Also on InfoWorld: Uber ugliness unmasks Silicon Valley's bro culture. | Cut to the key news in technology trends and IT breakthroughs with the InfoWorld Daily newsletter, our summary of the top tech happenings. ]To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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The barrier to cloud security isn't the technology - 21時間前  InfoWorld

You want solid cloud security, so you work to find the best approach and technology. But that won’t get the job done. The truth is that competent cloud security technology is available, and most IT organizations’ cloud teams are good at finding and using it. But cloud IT doesn’t exist in a vacuum, so having the right approach and technology alone won’t secure your cloud operations.[ The cloud storage security gap—and how to close it. | 5 ways Microsoft has improved SharePoint security. ] To achieve solid cloud security, departments across IT need to come together, both those that focus on leg...more
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SAS, Canonical turn silly over open source - 21時間前  InfoWorld

Roughly 26 years after Linux pushed open source into mainstream enterprise adoption, we're still debating how big a role open source should play -- at least, some people are. Developers aren't in that group: Open source has become part of the "furniture" for them, essential to data infrastructure (Hadoop, Spark, and so on), mobile (Android), operations (Docker, Kubernetes), machine learning (TensorFlow, Mahout), and more.[ Intel, Apache, Amazon, and more: See the 2017 open source rookies of the year. | Cut to the key news in technology trends and IT breakthroughs with the InfoWorld Daily newsl...more
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Malware finds unwitting ally in GitHub - 21時間前  InfoWorld

Just because it's on GitHub doesn't mean it's legitimate. A financially motivated espionage group is abusing a GitHub repository for C&C (command and control) communications, Trend Micro warned. Researchers found malware used by Winnti, a group mainly known for targeting the online gaming industry, was connecting to a GitHub account to obtain the exact location of its C&C servers. The malware looked up an HTML page stored in the GitHub project to obtain the encrypted string containing the IP address and port number for the C&C server, wrote Trend Micro threat researcher Cedric Pern...more
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