It’s clear that the Surface Pro is heavier, faster and more expensive than its counterpart, proving that it’s very much an ultrabook and not a tablet. But it still has some holes.
Facebook didn’t come up with the ‘Like’ button, and that is the reason behind Facebook being sued this month. Rembrandt Social Media filed the lawsuit, stating that Facebook’s success was based on several of a Dutch programmer’s (now deceased) patents, which they now own. According to the paperwork submitted with the lawsuit, Facebook was aware of the patents for the ‘Like’ button and referenced them in their application to patent their own social networking tools.
One of the latest massive hack attacks has hit not one, but three major companies in recent weeks. The attack is believed to have come from an Eastern European hacker gang, and was apparently launched to target software vulnerabilities with the goal of stealing company secrets and users’ personal information which could be sold on the black market. The software vulnerabilities were in fact due to a well-known security hole in Oracle’s Java software.
Flawed communication is a common thing among us, humans. But when we talk machinery and software, we expect every process to be flawless. Unfortunately, as recent research data shows, they’re not. Vulnerability management company, Rapid7, released a whitepaper on one of the most pervasive software vulnerabilities discovered recently: a security hole in UPnP (Universal Plug and Play).