Gmail doesn’t distinguish if you put extra dots in your email. Netflix does. Oh, not a problem you say? Bruce Schneier shows how two mundane data practices can come together to create a security exploit.
Will 2018 be the year of Augmented Reality? Rich Stroffolino breaks down why the landscape for AR fundamentally changed in 2017, but why inertia might keep it from emerging in the short term.
This week on the Gestalt IT Rundown, Tom Hollingsworth and Rich Stroffolino discuss if Google’s new certification program will displace A+, what are the public cloud impacts of the Spectre bug, and the Bob Ross of Machine Learning.
On this iteration of Gestalt IT Networking News:
– We talk to Cisco engineer Nick Russo for IT Origins
– The Gestalt IT Rundown discusses crowdsourcing in IT with ZeroTier
– The On-Premise IT Roundtable discusses if network automation will take all of our jobs
Plus great reads from Russ White, Tom Hollingsworth and Pete Welcher!
Tom Hollingsworth and Rich Stroffolino discuss the news of the week, including public cloud earnings, fog computing, crowdfunded enterprise IT, and Backblaze’s hard drive reliability numbers.
SNIA and hyperscalers are working together on storage standards to better optimize for their particular needs. SNIA’s Mark Carlson recently gave a talk describing how the DePop standard was developed to get around the problem of tail latency seen in these massive scale-out data centers.
Google+ user (yes that’s still a thing) Nathan K. has taken it upon himself to dig deep into the confusion USB-C and Thunderbolt 3. In this installment, he’s created a handy cheat sheet to show how cable length should be a good indicator of capability with this new confusing standard. It’s a handy reference.
Windows 10 S has a chance to combat the surge of Chromebooks. Education is a market Microsoft understands, and it’s clear this release is almost exclusively catering to its needs. In a lot of ways the OS is a result of the lessons they learned with Windows RT. They kept with a x86 platform for technical compatibility, and gave users a way to use legacy apps, albeit with a paid upgrade. But if deployed too widely, where users chafe at the constraints inherent in the OS, it may become know as Windows 10 Minus.
I just found out that Google publishes IPv6 traffic numbers for Google users, going back through 2008. It shows what you expect, traffic as a percentage has steadily increased, it’s consistent but not exponential. Right now Google averages about 14% IPv6 since January. But there’s a weird phenomenon that I can’t explain.
The writing has been on the wall for SHA-1 for quite some time. The cryptographic hash has been around over a decade now, but organizations have started to move away from it as more sophisticated options became available (SHA-256, SHA-3, etc). Back in 2013, researchers published theoretical approach to generating a collision. Now with the help of Google’s computation grunt and additional resources, were able to actually generate a collision in the wild.