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Month: August 2014

Why John McAfee Is Paranoid About Mobile

The size and scope of this problem is substantial, and there is no end in sight. Anonymized data from more than 6 million active customer mobile applications analyzed by RiskIQ helps quantify the issue: 245,000+ apps have account grabbing capabilities 497,000+ apps can control vibration 212,000+ apps are capable of accessing the camera 184,000+ apps can access contacts 66,000+ apps can read SMS Read more: Why John McAfee Is Paranoid About Mobile.

Hidden Cloud Costs: AWS, Azure Management Costs Compared – InformationWeek article worth reading

Azure has so many great features, but simply doesn’t help you if your Linux choice is Red Hat Enterprise. AWS doesn’t help you in automatically restarting VMs on their own and require their clients to use their tools of managing the computing power. There are hidden pitfalls that InformationWeek has a great article on making the right choice when choosing your cloud vendor in their article “Hidden Cloud Costs: AWS, Azure Management Costs Compared.” I used to have a good spreadsheet that compared the costs with the different standard options,… Read more Hidden Cloud Costs: AWS, Azure Management Costs Compared – InformationWeek article worth reading