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It's been a year now since the Dyre malware family was first profiled, and there is no sign of infection rates slowing down. In fact, ... would seem to suggest just the opposite with infections up from 4,000 at the end of last year to 9,000 at the start of …
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While keen to point out that Microsoft's TechNet portal security was "in no way compromised" by the tactic, researchers with security outfit FireEye ... that ... had managed to create profiles and posts on TechNet that contained embedded Command and Control codes for use with a BlackCoffee malware variant. This …
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Addressing last weeks Securi-Tay conference hosted by the Abertay Ethical Hacking Society in Scotland, Stephen Tomkinson from the NCC Group detailed how Blu-ray players can do more than play videos; they can open up a new attack surface for the hacker. Tomkinson demonstrated a new tool that had been released …
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Think that macro viruses written in VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) are just something that people using the Internet twenty years ago had to worry about? Think again. Word macro attacks never went away, they just went into decline. New evidence suggests they could be making something of a comeback …
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Bugs are, and always have been, a fact of life for the software developer. However, if Microsoft researcher Andrew Begel has his way, they could be a thing of the past. Last month a paper entitled '' was published which Begel co-authored. This week, Begel spoke at the annual Microsoft …
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The average DaniWeb member if not already au fait with Pastebin.com is almost certainly aware of something like it. A pastebin has become, for many programmers, a default tool in the coding box and for very good reason: it makes sharing large quantities of code very easy indeed. Of course, …
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Java vulnerabilities have hardly been out of the news during the last year. Here at DaniWeb we've covered a number of the stories as they surfaced: , , and . It's the latter two that are pertinent as to why I'm covering the whole Java exploits story again. It would …
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There are precious few archaeologists in Japan, and only a handful who produce their own software programs to analyze geographic information. One who does is Professor of the Okayama University. A convert from Perl, Professor Niiro now uses Python to perform data analysis via the Geographic Resources Analysis Support System …
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DaniWeb, the 10 year old IT discussion community with more than a million members, is always looking forward and never stops introducing new features and functions for users. When spammers managed to get the better of the (highly customised) vBulletin forum platform which had been driving DaniWeb since the get …
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According to a new survey of more than 2,000 British workers, 38% of them insisted they were 'content' with their career progression. When it comes to the tech sector, 39% were happy with their career ladder climbing which, according to Randstad Technologies which carried out the research, makes them happier …
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Perforce Software has today shared five essential tips for software development teams to consider by way of spring cleaning the development environment. These management guidelines are designed to help maintain well-organized codebases as well as improving the overall development process. Randy DeFauw, senior product manager at Perforce Software, told DaniWeb …
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According to new research from Randstad Technologies, a specialist recruitment company, less than half of those working in the IT and technology industry in the United Kingdom are happy with their levels of pay. By contrast, however, 60% appear to be quite happy with their jobs despite of this. Interestingly, …
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Last week saw the discovery of YAJE: Yet Another Java Exploit. Sadly, Java vulnerabilities are neither new nor uncommon and the bad guys are quick to exploit them in the wild. Some claim that Oracle is in too much of a rush to extricate itself from this unholy mess and …
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Appcelerator releases Titanium 2.0 with suite of mobile cloud services. On April 17th, 2012, Appcelerator took the wraps off of the latest release of their flagship product Titanium 2.0. This major point release of the seminal cross-platform mobile development environment brings with it a new suite of ready-to-use 'Instant Mobile …
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A cyber weapon grade piece of malware, some twenty times the size of Stuxnet, has apparently been fired at a number of countries in the Middle East. This highly complex piece of code which takes screenshots of any open 'programs of interest' such as email or IM, records audio and …
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New research based upon the findings of the has revealed that IT students in the UK most want to work for Google, Apple, Microsoft, IBM or Intel in that order. Failing that, then they would like to end up working with MI6 (the Secret Intelligence Service), MI5 (the Security Service) …
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Although you may not realise it, dear coder, you apparently have the best job in America. At least that's what the newly published reckons. The CareerCast research shows that for the second year running the best job in the US is a software engineer. Not surprisingly the demand for programmers …
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Today at Intel's IDF 2010 was the official launch of the 2011 version of Intel Parallel Studio. Parallel Studio is a set of tools that enhance Visual Studio to support full parallel programming. This is more than just a simple plug-in for Visual Studio. It's an entire set of tools …
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There's a map for that. And now nonprofits can get it for free. ESRI, the company that produces the ARCView series of geographic information systems applications, announced today its Nonprofit Organization Program, intended to provide copies of the seminal mapping software for free to nonprofits. "The Esri Nonprofit Organization Program …
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Oracle announced Thursday evening (August 12) that they would be filing a lawsuit against Google, claiming that their Android phone software infringes upon patents and copyrights of their Java software, which they acquired when they purchased Sun Microsystems in January for $7.4 billion. "In developing Android, Google knowingly, directly and …
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Rapid Application Development has come a long way since the early days of Delphi and Visual Basic in the mid 1990s. I remember those days well, as I immersed myself in Pascal development with the original Delphi back in 1995 and even wrote a couple of books about it. Delphi …
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Hewlett-Packard today announced updates to Service Test Management 10.5 and Functional Testing 10.0 --its quality assurance tools for software testers--that the company says are now better equipped to help development teams find defects earlier and cover code for Adobe Flex/Flash, Ajax, Microsoft Silverlight and other rich client technologies. New in …
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It isn't quite Perl version 6 but it's well on its way. Between now and Monday, ActiveState will release version 5.12 of its cross platform, easily installed ActivePerl. Version 5.12 offers more than simple bug fixes; it's a major release that some developers look toward with great anticipation. The major …
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Software from boffins who used to work at the Space Technology Centre at the University of Dundee promises to reveal secrets of legacy code. Founded in September 2009, Rapid Quality Systems is a software development outfit that was 'spun out' of the Dundee University Space Technology Centre, and is still …
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With the release last week of , developers using the object-oriented scripting language for Java gained access to anonymous inner classes and nested classes, annotations, SQL and other features that could simplify development when mixing Groovy code with Java. Groovy's yesterday released Groovy-Eclipse 2.0.0, a nearly rewritten plug-in that it …
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Tired of parsing all the source code involved in building mobile apps? Or perhaps the approval process for Apple's App Store is getting you down. Or maybe you're an aspiring commercial developer in search of the next must-have platform to tap. If you think Android might be the one, then …
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With its release on Monday of the first public beta of Windows HPC Server 2008 RC2 , Microsoft also was touting features introduced in the second beta of Visual Studio 2010 . Expected in March, Redmond's next IDE will simplify development of new applications and modification of existing ones to …
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Microsoft this week acquired Teamprise , a division of SourceGear that built tools to give developers access to Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server from systems running Linux, Mac OS X and Unix.SourceGear's flagship SourceOffSite provides remote access to Visual SouceSafe, Microsoft's version control system. Teamprise comes in three forms …
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First Google expressed an interest in the web browser client market, and then the operating system market and now it has launched its own open source systems programming language. Google Go is being touted as 'expressive, concurrent, garbage-collected' and promises to produce fast code, fast. According to Google a typical …
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Are you a certified function point specialist or play one on TV? Then the Counting Practices Manual version 4.3 might be for you. Unveiled today by the International Function Point Users Group (better known as IFPUG), the $100 CD contains the latest "body of knowledge used by function point analysts …
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