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Qubit record moves quantum computing forward

Qubit record moves quantum computing forward Qubit survives record 39 minutes at room temperature Interesting leap forward for quantum computing. Written By Emily Chung, CBC News [...]

Home heat map tool good for wallets, earth: U of C experts

Home heat map tool good for wallets, earth: U of C experts Calgary scientists find some of the homes leaking the most heat are in the newest communities. You would think that a newer home would be more energy efficient with less environmental impact... This is really cool technology, and they need to roll their pilot program out to the rest of us... For the complete story by... well isn't that odd... apparently C [...]

Supercomputing simulation employs 156,000 Amazon processor cores

Supercomputing simulation employs 156,000 Amazon processor cores In that "that's pretty cool" department, we have a company (Cycle Computing) that's trying to simulate supercomputer power using many thousands of Amazon processor cores... Bang for the buck it seems that it's well worth it. The linked story was written by [...]

New security holes found in D-Link router

New security holes found in D-Link router There is a new post on CNET security & privacy announcing D-Link issues. They affect the 2760N with Cross Site Scripting attacks, and a backdoor for the DIR-100, DIR-120, DI-524UP, DI-604S, DI-604UP, DI-604+, DI-624S, and the TM-G5240. The article is written by  and can be found at [...]

Facebook assisting users impacted by the Adobe data breach

Facebook assisting users impacted by the Adobe data breach and advising those that have used the same email address and password on both sites to change their passwords.  In addition to changing their password users are asked to answer additional security questions.  Adobe's breach reported on October 3, 2013 stated that nearly 3 million encrypted credit card records had been stolen.  This was then revised to 38 million and now stands at 150 [...]

Awesome Stuff Goes Dark… Dark Mail And Dark Wallet

Awesome Stuff Goes Dark... Dark Mail And Dark Wallet This Techdirt article announces a kickstarter that will be sending security projects to the world of open source. The project known as Lavabit is scheduled to be released to open source once the kickstarter project is funded. The techdirt article was written by Mike Masnick and is worth a read (and look at the video) [...]

Microsoft and Facebook unite for Internet Bug Bounty program

Microsoft and Facebook unite for Internet Bug Bounty program There's a chance to make some money by finding bugs in the world wide web... up to 5 GRAND!!! Microsoft and Facebook have gotten together to offer a reward to people who find bugs in web products, such as OpenSSL, PHP, Perl, and [...]

Google to ban external sources for Windows Chrome extensions

Google to ban external sources for Windows Chrome extensions Google Chrome is in for a security change... It seems that the bad-guys have been hard at work and are now capable of installing extensions to chrome and bypass the notification to the user that the exension is being installed. This is a bit of an issue, and will allow the installation of tracking, malware, viruses, etc. without the end-user being aware. Make sure that y [...]

Zero-Day Watering Hole Attack Internet Explorer

Zero-Day Watering Hole Attack Internet Explorer It seems that Internet Explorer has a working zero-day bug that is currently being applied against the English versions of IE for XP through Windows 8.1.  If you use IE, you should definitely be aware of this! Taking precautions on the web sites that you visit is very important, but you might want to consider turning on the pop-up blocker, and using an ad blockers for Internet Explorer [...]

Ulistic MSP workshop in Ottawa, Ontario

Our CEO is speaking at the Ulistic MSP workshop in Ottawa on November 7th.  Come see us at the workshop to find out more about adding a Security as a Service to your MSP offering. [...]