Hedera Hashgraph launches mainnet, hopes to compete with global business networks

Credit to Author: Lucas Mearian| Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2019 05:00:00 -0700

Hedera Hashgraph, an electronic public ledger developed for corporate use, launched its mainnet beta today, allowing developers to create an account and build decentralized applications (dApps) for it.

The distributed ledger technology (DLT) is a direct competitor to blockchain distributed ledgers such as Ethereum and Hyperledger, and claims it can outperform traditional financial and business networks.

“There is no direct equivalent to Hedera Hashgraph today,” said Martha Bennett, a principal analyst at Forrester Research. Hedera is potentially competing with public networks and all the enterprise DLT frameworks (such as Hyperledger Fabric & Sawtooth, R3 Corda, and others) and their commercial providers, which include AWS, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle.

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Hadera Hashgraph launches mainnet, hopes to compete with global business networks

Credit to Author: Lucas Mearian| Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2019 05:00:00 -0700

Hedera Hashgraph, an electronic public ledger developed for corporate use, launched its mainnet beta today, allowing developers to create an account and build decentralized applications (dApps) for it.

The distributed ledger technology (DLT) is a direct competitor to blockchain distributed ledgers such as Ethereum and Hyperledger, and claims it can outperform traditional financial and business networks.

“There is no direct equivalent to Hedera Hashgraph today,” said Martha Bennett, a principal analyst at Forrester Research. Hadera is potentially competing with public networks and all the enterprise DLT frameworks (such as Hyperledger Fabric & Sawtooth, R3 Corda, and others) and their commercial providers, which include AWS, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle.

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Why blockchain-based voting could threaten democracy

Credit to Author: Lucas Mearian| Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2019 03:00:00 -0700

Public tests of blockchain-based mobile voting are growing.

Even as there’s been an uptick in pilot projects, security experts warn that blockchain-based mobile voting technology is innately insecure and potentially a danger to democracy through “wholesale fraud” or “manipulation tactics.”

The topic of election security has been in the spotlight recently after Congress held classified briefings on U.S. cyber infrastructure to identify and defend against threats to the election system, especially after Russian interference was uncovered in the 2016 Presidential election.

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China Unicom: Zero operational interruptions through 24/7 services support

Credit to Author: Roger Casellas| Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2019 14:52:29 +0000

China has been at the forefront of many different industry technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), the internet of things (IoT), virtual reality (VR), and they are now advancing with… Read more »

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Apple’s shock Siri surveillance demands a swift response

Credit to Author: Jonny Evans| Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2019 07:51:00 -0700

News that Siri records snippets of our conversations with the voice assistant isn’t new, but claims that those short recordings are listened to by human agents is– particularly in light of the company’s big push on privacy.

These are bad optics

I’m a passionate believer in the importance of privacy.

It isn’t only important in terms of preserving hard-won liberties and protecting public discourse, it’s also of growing importance across every part of human existence, for every school, medical facility or enterprise. History shows that the absence of privacy has a corrosive effect on society, turning family members against each other and dampening innovation.

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Microsoft beefs up OneDrive security

Credit to Author: Gregg Keizer| Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2019 11:49:00 -0700

Microsoft today announced changes to its OneDrive storage service that will let consumers protect some or even all of their cloud-stored documents with an additional layer of security.

The new feature – dubbed OneDrive Personal Vault – was trumpeted as a special protected partition of OneDrive where users could lock their “most sensitive and important files.” They would access that area only after a second step of identity verification, ranging from a fingerprint or face scan to a self-made PIN, a one-time code texted to the user’s smartphone or the use of the Microsoft Authenticator mobile app. (The process is often labeled as two-factor security to differentiate it from the username/password that typically secures an account.)

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Attacking Containers and runC

Credit to Author: Mark Nunnikhoven (Vice President, Cloud Research)| Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2019 19:22:35 +0000

This week a new vulnerability was published (CVE-2019-5736) that highlights everything bad and good about containers. Simply put, this vulnerability can be exploited using an infected container to attack the host. It’s a real world example of a breakout attack that has long been a major concern in virtualized and container environment. Here, the attack…

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