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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, [reports](http://www.scmagazine.com/trend-micro-documents-new-malware-infections/article/418266/) 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 [discovered](https://www.fireeye.com/blog/threat-research/2015/05/hiding_in_plain_sigh.html) that [a well established China-based hacking campaign called Deputy Dog](https://www.fireeye.com/blog/threat-research/2013/09/operation-deputydog-zero-day-cve-2013-3893-attack-against-japanese-targets.html) had managed to create profiles and posts on TechNet that contained embedded Command and Control codes …
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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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Microsoft this week acquired [url=http://www.teamprise.com/]Teamprise[/url], a division of [url=http://www.sourcegear.com/]SourceGear[/url] 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 [url=http://www.sourcegear.com/sos/]SourceOffSite[/url] provides remote access to Visual SouceSafe, Microsoft's version control system. Teamprise comes in [url=http://www.teamprise.com/products/download/]three forms[/url]. The …
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If you are a programmer than you probably know or at least know of C++ well now a company called Digital Mars is developing the D programming lanugage. [I] "D is a systems programming language. Its focus is on combining the power and high performance of C and C++ with …
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Think that macro viruses written in VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) are just something that people using the Internet a couple of decades 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 …
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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 '[Using Psycho-Physiological Measures to Assess Task Difficulty in Software Development](http://research.microsoft.com/apps/pubs/default.aspx?id=209878)' was published which Begel …
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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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Companies using IBM's Rational and Tivoli product will breathe easier today, thanks to new, integrated versions of nine tools that the company says will facilitate communication and closer collaboration between software development and support teams in the enterprise. What's more, prices will remain where they are, and the updates are …
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In what has been called by some commentators the ‘most significant update in five years’ the latest version of Python finally come of age. Python 2.5 not only apparently fixes some 450 bugs discovered since the 2.4 release was, err, released, but also throws in some 350 patches for good …
by happygeek 1,655 in Software Development ()
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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: [Java in the cross-hairs: the security debate rolls on](http://www.daniweb.com/software-development/java/news/445532/java-in-the-cross-hairs-the-security-debate-rolls-on), [Is Java 7 still insecure? Oracle Patch doesn't fix underlying vulnerability](http://www.daniweb.com/software-development/java/threads/432479/is-java-7-still-insecure-oracle-patch-doesnt-fix-underlying-vulnerability), [Update my insecure Java …
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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](/attachments/small/0/b6af75be8ad198722ef5cae5061023d5.jpg "align-right")](http://www.perforce.com) 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 …
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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 [Izumi Niiro](http://www.okayama-u.ac.jp/user/arch/about/niiro.html) of the Okayama University. A convert from Perl, Professor Niiro now uses Python to perform data analysis via the Geographic Resources Analysis …
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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 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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New research based upon the findings of the [Guardian UK300](http://targetjobs.co.uk/uk300/home) 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 …
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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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Although you may not realise it, dear coder, you apparently have the best job in America. At least that's what the newly published [2012 Jobs Rated Report](http://www.careercast.com/jobs-rated) reckons. The CareerCast research shows that for the second year running the best job in the US is a software engineer. Not surprisingly …
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[ATTACH=RIGHT]16645[/ATTACH]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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Software from boffins who used to work at the [URL="http://spacetech.dundee.ac.uk/"]Space Technology Centre[/URL] at the University of Dundee promises to reveal secrets of legacy code. Founded in September 2009, [URL="http://www.rapidqualitysystems.com"]Rapid Quality Systems[/URL] is a software development outfit that was 'spun out' of the Dundee University Space Technology Centre, and is still …
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Craigslist hosts classified ads of all kinds, including lengthy lists of [url=http://newyork.craigslist.org/sof/]developer's jobs in New York[/url] and the [url=http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sof/]San Francisco Bay area[/url]. But another type of job listing was in the spotlight today, and it's nice to know there's at least [i]one[/i] person out there who's thinking clearly. A judge …
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Want to know how to fix an election without resorting to bribery and corruption? Ever thought about throwing some Return Oriented Programming into the voting equation? Ordinarily, the hacking into of an electronic voting machine might spark a little bit of interest if there were an election looming perhaps. That …
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When you are programming web pages it is very important to optimize your code for better and faster performance. In this part I will show you how to optimize code for filling multiple dropdownlists with data from Microsoft Access. The same thing is with SQL Server. I'm using asp.net 2.0 …
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[ATTACH=left]17191[/ATTACH]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, [URL="http://www.esri.com/nonprofit/index.html"]announced [/URL]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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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 …
by jeffcogswell 175 in Software Development ()
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Hewlett-Packard today [url=http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press/2010/100426xa.html]announced[/url] updates to [url=https://h10078.www1.hp.com/cda/hpms/display/main/hpms_content.jsp?zn=bto&cp=1-11-127-24^1185_4000_100&jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN]Service Test Management 10.5[/url] and [url=https://h10078.www1.hp.com/cda/hpms/display/main/hpms_content.jsp?zn=bto&cp=1-11-127-24^1352_4000_100__]Functional Testing 10.0[/url]--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 Functional …
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