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30,000 Wordpress Installs Compromised In Newest Round of Malware

30,000 Wordpress Installs Compromised In Newest Round of Malware

This week Websense Security Labs reported a massive infection of numerous Wordpress installations by a new wave of malware distributing fake antivirus software. In their report, they cite that as of Monday, over 200,000 infected web pages had been discovered and close to 30,000 unique hosts had been identified. The installed Trojan hijacks the browsing session and redirects users to the site where it attempts to trick users into downloading and installing the fake antivirus software. Websense posted their analysis of the infection on their blog, and concluded that it’s a simple series of redirections that culminates in a social engineering... more »
MapR and Informatica Integrate Offerings

MapR and Informatica Integrate Offerings

Commercial Hadoop distributor MapR and BI software maker Informatica announced a big data partnership through which they have integrated their offerings to provide a few additional advantages to customers. MapR’s Hadoop distro is integrated with the Informatica Platform, which translates into several things. Data being processed by MapR automatically reaches Informatica PowerCenter and PowerExchange, while Informatica FastClone is used for replication and the Ultra Messaging tool for data streaming. This is all coupled with the parallel data munching MapR’s software offers. In addition, the HParser Community Edition will become available for download as a part of the MapR distribution. “By using MapR and Informatica... more »
AppMobi’s New directCanvas SDK for Android Rolls Out to Accelerate Games by 1000%

AppMobi’s New directCanvas SDK for Android Rolls Out to Accelerate Games by 1000%

AppMobi announced Wednesday the public beta of the much-awaited new directCanvas HTML5 Acceleration SDK for Android OS at the 2012 Game Developers Conference (GDC12) in San Francisco. It will accelerate screen refresh rates by more than 10 times, supporting Android version 2.2 (Froyo) through the current version (Ice Cream Sandwich) on devices like the Amazon Kindle Fire, Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet, Samsung Galaxy, Motorola Droid Razr, HTC One X etc. directCanvas will also accelerate sound and physics calculation. With AppMobi’s multiSound API, it will augment and speed HTML5’s built-in sounds capabilities with low latency sound playback capabilities, while the directBox2D API... more »
Poll: What Digital Tools Do You Use to Collaborate in a DevOps Environment?

Poll: What Digital Tools Do You Use to Collaborate in a DevOps Environment?

The need for developers and operations to work more closely together is a key part of DevOps. But how do you get everyone on the same page? Since the early days of groupware at Lotus there's been an explosion of tools to help teams collaborate, some geared specifically at developers or IT, others meant for a more general purposes. Do you have cross-functional tools used by developers, system administrators, project managers, etc? If so, let us know what you use. Please vote in our informal poll, and leave a comment. We'd also love to hear about non-digital collaboration - whiteboards,... more »
14 Million Jobs Precipitate from the Cloud by 2015 [Report]

14 Million Jobs Precipitate from the Cloud by 2015 [Report]

Over the next three years, cloud computing will see massive growth, and along with this comes an explosion in labor demands. A Microsoft-commissioned study, in cooperation with analytics firm IDC, revealed that the cloud computing industry will potentially create an estimate of 14 million jobs globally by the year 2015.  Moreover, revenue is expected to reach $1.1 trillion annually with new ventures. This will be greatly influenced by businesses' cloud adoption, investments around innovations and the proliferation of the right jobs. In the official release, Microsoft Corporate VP of the Worldwide Enterprise and Partner Group, Susan Hauser briefly describes how cloud... more »
Nimble Gets Tighter with the VMware Family

Nimble Gets Tighter with the VMware Family

Nimble Storage announced that new VDI reference architectures powered by the company’s CS-Series arrays have been made available via the VMware View Rapid Desktop Program to customers of the virtualization giant. “The program enables customers to quickly deploy comprehensive VDI systems, building on proven and tested reference architectures that map to real-world requirements for successful VDI and are integrated through VMware’s VDI environment, VMware View. Reference architectures enable integration of system components and software, enabling customers to quickly adopt and deploy pretested systems to meet their needs.” Desktop virtualization is big in the enterprise and is only getting bigger, which is why Nimble... more »
Google Cloud Storage Review - Cloud Middlemen Flock to New Service

Google Cloud Storage Review - Cloud Middlemen Flock to New Service

Recently, a number of cloud gateway startups ranging from StorSimple, TwinStrata and Panzura pledged their allegiance to Google’s cloud storage offering to try and diversify the clouds they support. As of this writing Google has not updated its blog or issued an announcement talking about its cloud storage service, the only way anyone heard any recent noise about it is through the gateway vendors pushing their latest wares. The cloud gateway startups are pushing Google cloud storage because Amazon just recently cut out the middleman by introducing a cloud gateway of its own. Startups are pushing their own cloud gateway for years.... more »
Best Android Security Apps Revealed: Is Your Device Really Safe?

Best Android Security Apps Revealed: Is Your Device Really Safe?

In an earlier report we covered  AV-Test’s latest research, which featured the best mobile security apps.  The findings came from the rowing issue regarding Android’s weak security such as the recent adware spaming or the Google Wallet security flaw, but nothing catastrophic has hit Android users.  Yet. With increasing attacks on Android devices, you can’t help but think that everyone is out to get Google's wildly popular mobile platform, and if you’re a Fandroid this could be really bad news.  So how are you going to keep your device safe from more devastating attacks when only 7 out of 41 virus... more »
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Cloudera’s Latest Community Contribution: HBaseCon

Big data firm Cloudera announced that it will be host the first HBaseCon in San Francisco on May 22, 2012. The 2012 gathering will focus on (as the name implies) HBase, the distributed database that runs on top of Hadoop, and will feature various educational keynotes and workshops revolving around the software. “It’s going to be a great day out for the community. Anyone with any kind of an HBase itch at all whether apps, ops or dev should be sure to drop by,” said Michael Stack, engineer at StumbleUpon and champion of the HBase community. “Our goals with HBaseCon are... more »
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Dropbox Gets A New Look for the Web and Shows Again Why Simplicity is Its Secret Weapon

Dropbox has made its Web site simpler to use with easier sorting capabilities, an improved presentation layer for photos and a similar drag and drop experience as it provides on the desktop. Action Bar Dropbox designers used the Web update to provide easier access to files and folders. An action bar at the top of the page allows you to sort your files by name, date, size and type. As noted on the blog, if you select a file or folder, the bar will change to let you perform a variety of actions on your selection. Better Photo Presentation A new lightbox feature allows for... more »

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