Weekend Reads 050523

The past decade has seen numerous reports of so-called cloud “repatriations”–the migration of applications back to on-premises venues following negative experiences with, or unsuccessful migrations to, the public cloud.

While agile software development is often associated with specific methodologies, such as Scrum, Kanban, and Extreme Programming it is not enough to just follow such a methodology.

The heady, exciting days of ChatGPT and other generative AI and large-language models (LLMs) is beginning to give way to the understanding that enterprises will need to get a tight grasp on how these models are being used in their operations or they will risk privacy, security, legal, and other problems down the road.

When deploying changes to an application, there are several strategies you can use.

The sad story of OAuth 2.0 and open standards.

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) was developed and established to foster a safe cardholder data practice in the industry.

While the DNS (Web2) has been a reliable and trusted internet standard for decades, Web3 platforms (such as ENS, Handshake and Unstoppable) are a relatively new technology deployment that presents unique and different features.

In this blog post, we at the University Grenoble Alpes (France) analyse that event from the RIPE Atlas point of view and, more broadly, evaluate the extent of DNS manipulation when sending queries to DNS root servers.

Amazon Web Services has spent the past decade and a half testing this principle, and is being tested now as companies are skittish that national economies are going to push the world into recession.

Bluetooth, the technology that powers the wireless data connections between billions of devices, is going to become even more capable, with big increases planned for the data bandwidth of Bluetooth LE.

Just a few short years ago, lateral movement was a tactic confined to top APT cybercrime organizations and nation-state operators. Today, however, it has become a commoditized tool, well within the skillset of any ransomware threat actor.

Unsuspecting website visitors are often unaware when they have landed on a spoofed page or are re-directed to malware-hosting web servers designed to steal their sensitive data and information.

Ever wondered where the personally identifiable information (PII) phishers steal from victims end up? More likely than not, they’re put up for sale on the ever-growing number of online stolen card shops.

So when we got a call last week from someone asking us how big are Nvidia’s server and networking businesses in a finer-grained detail than just the broad “Compute & Networking” and “Datacenter” categories that Nvidia talks about, we didn’t hesitate to load up our spreadsheet for Big Green and take a stab at it.

Satellite comms firm Viasat has successfully hurled ViaSat-3 Americas into orbit, the first of three satellites designed to offer high speed global broadband coverage.