Australia has already lived through a communications mix-and-match disaster. We're doing it all over again. In the early 1850s, there was a great deal of independence amongst the Australian colonies (they weren't yet states at this point in time), with very little over-arching control from London (at the time, the fastest communication method between London and Australia was a ship on the ocean!).
The world has a brand new number one supercomputer and its 3 times faster that the previous leader. The June 2016 Top500 Supercomputer list was released earlier today at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) in Frankfurt, Germany.
As a long-time, but relatively idle user of LinkedIn, I'm quite concerned about the future. I've always been a little wary of posting too much information on LinkedIn, it's too easy for the "naughty lads of the Internet" to mine it for all manner of useful information.
It's simple, really. If you don't want to have a web page dump malware on your device, don't render it there. Such is the essential premise of the Menlo Security Isolation Platform (MSIP) where all web pages visited by any subscribing device will be rendered on Menlo Security's servers and only the resultant page, devoid of any scrips of other executable content is delivered to the device.
A couple of weeks ago, iTWirer Ray Shaw wrote of the dangers of connecting your mobile device to a public charging socket. In that item Ray echoed the thoughts from Kaspersky Labs that a 'naughty person' might have added his own electronics to the innards of the charging station to indule in a 'conversation' with your device.
Australia currently ranks fourth on the global list of countries most vulnerable to hacking. What should we do? My colleague Sam Varghese wrote of the recent report that analysed open ports and related the results to population size. In general, the study scanned every available IP address looking for servers with open, "unencrypted, unauthenticatable services".
Running head-to-head against three major AV vendors, Cylance shows why AI is the new AV. Artificial Intelligence is regularly touted as the next big thing, however sometimes we have to ask, "for what?" Judging by the demonstration iTWire was witness to, it would appear that Cylance is able to make AI work in the anti-malware space.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".