Security

Enterprises indifferent to Hadoop

Ary Pleysier - Beach View with Boats - Wikimedia CommonsWhile Hadoop is the buzz word in this,  the second decade of the 21st century, it appears that not that many enterprises are convinced it is the way to go.

In case you’re not with it, Hadoop is a framework that lets enterprises distribute processing of large data sets across loads of computers, from single servers to gazillions of machines.… Read the rest

Anonymous hijacks thousands of routers

anonOnline activists Anonymous, have hijacked hundreds of thousands of home and office Internet routers.

Security firm outfit Incapsula said the hackers target routers that have factory-default usernames and passwords, an “inexplicably negligent” mistake by ISPs and users alike.

The hijacked routers, located mostly in the US, Thailand, and Brazil, were infected by various potent malware and used to build a botnet that began attacks against dozens of targets in late December 2014.… Read the rest

IoT is a security nightmare

John_Henry_Fuseli_-_The_NightmareCompanies making gear for the Internet of Things (IoT) are not installing basic security and are turning the whole thing into a technology nightmare.

Former RSA CTO Deepak Taneja’s told a TIE Startup Con panel in Cambridge that the Internet of Things security was a “time bomb ready to explode.”

He said that technology was advancing too fast for enterprises to secure internal and cloud resources.… Read the rest