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In the recent past, the website of the LA Times was compromised. At the same time, the blog site of Seagate, a renowned hard disc manufacturer, was also compromised. A closer scrutiny revealed that Apache web server program was being used to host both sites. A module was found to be the trigger in both cases. It allowed the insertion as well as the rotation of malicious iFrames. These affected all the website pages hosted through the servers. This particular iFrame is famed for redirecting users to other websites that host exploit kits. This will particularly target "Blackhole" hence the user's computer catches the malware. The existence of this malicious software has been known for quite some time. In fact, the information security community has even branded it "Darkleech."The first time such an incidence took place was during the month of August last year. This d... (more)

Accelerating Excel Integration with IT Systems

Understanding the Problem The numbers-driven aspect of modern business operations makes working with spreadsheets a nearly inevitable aspect of any business process. Whether you're working through a budget, planning a new project, or tracking results of a project in progress, it's almost certain that Excel or another spreadsheet application will be at the center of your efforts. Excel's centrality to the modern business also has its downsides, both in its use and in its integration with other IT systems. If knowledge workers are not familiar with all the options that this tool of... (more)

How to Avoid Overlooks When Marketing an Application

In these times of saturated app marketplaces, where thousands of Angry Birds and Candy Crush clones duke it out with original apps that promise everything from quick and easy dating to the ability to control your house's temperature, it is harder than ever to make your app stand out and get the attention it deserves. The rise of mobile devices and app stores has been so meteoric that the rewards for a successful have never been higher, but the fierce competition also means that it can be quite intimidating to put your app out there into a sea of quality and chaff. Luckily, ther... (more)

Cloud Computing: How It Affects Enterprise and Performance Monitoring

In recent times, cloud computing has played a dominant role in the industry. Whether you feel positively or negatively about it, it is undeniable that cloud monitoring, like any other component in your network, needs to be monitored – perhaps more than any other. To more old-fashioned solutions for monitoring, the cloud creates a number of obstacles: you do not have ownership of its hardware, it is not run on your network and when problems or glitches occur you have no control over them. Today there is a wide range of utilities to help you to manage your cloud computing, and the ... (more)

Cloud Computing: A Comparison of Computing Models

A simple definition of cloud computing is that it's a unique storage service that involves storage of data and software. With cloud computing, the person or company who enjoys the service is not fully aware of the location, storage facilities or configuration of the system used to offer the storage services. A good analogy to explain this concept is the regular power grid that supplies power to homes and businesses. The end user who enjoys the services is hardly aware of all the power generation and distribution devices and components used to deliver the service. Since its intro... (more)