Weekend Reads 050424

Quantum sensing is poised to revolutionize virtually every aspect of our world. Quantum sensing’s distinctive ability to detect magnetic signatures is already aiding in navigation for countless fuel tankers worldwide, providing otherwise unachievable medical scans, and keeping all of our computer clocks in sync.

Surprisingly, most network attacks are not exceptionally sophisticated, technologically advanced, or reliant on zero-day tools that exploit edge-case vulnerabilities.

A growing number of data center operators and equipment vendors are anticipating the proliferation of direct liquid cooling systems (DLC) over the next few years. As far as projections go, Uptime Institute’s surveys agree: the industry consensus for the mainstream adoption of liquid-cooled IT converges on the latter half of the 2020s.

The recent discovery of a backdoor in XZ Utils (CVE-2024-3094), a data compression utility used by a wide array of various open-source, Linux-based computer applications, underscores the importance of open-source software security.

The IETF has had a long tradition of doing its technical work through a consensus process, taking into account the different views among IETF participants and coming to (at least rough) consensus on technical matters.

This is where Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) steps in as a powerful tool to bolster security. Let’s delve into the trends shaping the realm of 2FA and how they enhance digital security.

Global hybrid multi cloud applications (GHMAs) auto scale vertically and horizontally in response to spikes in request traffic and processing load. Auto scaling mechanisms for GHMAs are available on prem, in the public cloud, or in any combination globally.

IBM and Swiss startup LzLabs faced off in a London court on Monday in a dispute over the development of technology that allows the migration of mainframe applications to the cloud.

Zilog’s classic Z80 chip is soon to be dead, though it might not be gone forever if one open source project succeeds in its goal to clone the legendary processor.

The U.K. National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is calling on manufacturers of smart devices to comply with new legislation that prohibits them from using default passwords, effective April 29, 2024.