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When Edward Snowden leaked the biggest collection of classified National Security Agency documents in history, he wasn’t just revealing the inner workings of a global surveillance machine. He was also scrambling to evade it.
In November of last year, a law enforcement agency deployed a Tor Browser exploit on a dark web child abuse site. Sources told Motherboard that the company which developed and sold the exploit was Exodus Intelligence, a US firm that also sold information about the attack to defensive clients.
Google is once again dropping the same bomb on Microsoft – disclosing a vulnerability publicly after the company failed to patch it in time.
The Redmond software giant was expected to a send a security update on Patch Tuesday last week. However, it failed to do so and said that the updates will now be released “as part of the planned March Update Tuesday,” on March 14, 2017 – a whole month after they were supposed to go live.
Dutch expertise and level-headedness could help broaden the use of blockchain within the finance sector and into a wider range of business and government organisations.
It has been three years since IT venture capitalist Marc Andreessen wrote about the promising future for bitcoin and its base technology, blockchain. The pioneer, who built the first broadly available web browser, said in his New York Times article that blockchain was then in a comparable state to that of the World Wide Web in the early 1990s.
Managers and professionals are growing more comfortable with cloud computing for their enterprises, and security is less of a showstopper than it was just a couple of years ago. However, cloud in the enterprise is still ungoverned territory. IT leaders need to take the reigns in terms of centralizing services, brokerages, reducing wasted cloud spending, and promoting a DevOps culture.