Author: Hyman Tageldin

Google Announces First-Ever SHA1 Collision Attack

By Catalin Cimpanu The SHA1 (Secure Hash Algorithm 1) cryptographic hash function is now officially dead and useless, after Google announced today the first ever successful collision attack. SHA1 is a cryptographic hash function used generate hashes for digital data, hashes…

Here comes 5Gbps networking over standard cables

IEEE has approved the 802.3bz standard: 2.5Gbps over Cat 5e, 5Gbps over Cat 6. Author: SEBASTIAN ANTHONY   A new Ethernet standard that allows for up to 2.5Gbps over normal Cat 5e cables (the ones you probably have in your house)…

Samsung Mass Producing Industry’s First 512-Gigabyte NVMe SSD in a Single BGA Package for More Flexibility in Computing Device Design

Samsung Electronics, the world leader in advanced memory technology, announced today that it has begun mass producing the industry’s first NVMe* PCIe solid state drive (SSD) in a single ball grid array (BGA) package, for use in next-generation PCs and…

NSA Hacker Chief Explains How to Keep Him Out of Your System

IT WAS THE talk most anticipated at this year’s inaugural Usenix Enigma security conference in San Francisco and one that even the other speakers were eager to hear. Rob Joyce, the nation’s hacker-in-chief, took up the ironic task of telling a…

Intel Skylake Support on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

Last week at CES we were excited to see Windows 10 devices from many of our partners, including Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, LG, Samsung, and Toshiba win over 50 major awards, including Best of CES, Best 2-in-1, Best Gaming…

Blue Screen Diagnostic Tool

If you are troubleshooting a blue screen error (aka BSOD/STOP error), the following tool is extremely helpful in identifying the problem. It parses the memory dump file that is generated when the error occurs and makes it easier to identify…

Firefox exploit found in the wild

The following is from the Mozilla Security Blog. Yesterday morning, August 5, a Firefox user informed us that an advertisement on a news site in Russia was serving a Firefox exploit that searched for sensitive files and uploaded them to…

Google Cloud Storage Nearline graduates to general availability

The following is from the Google Cloud Platform Blog. The goal of Google Cloud Storage Nearline is to provide organizations with a simple, low-cost, fast-response storage service with quick data backup, retrieval and access. Given the increased amount of data…

Comcast ‘Gigabit Pro’ Won’t Be Cheap

Want multi-gigabit Internet service? It won’t come cheap. Comcast has finally revealed pricing for its Gigabit Pro service, which promises “next level” speeds of up to 2 gigabytes per second, and let’s just say you better have some deep pockets…