What is wrong with Microsoft? Adobe Air vs. Silverlight

The new war on the rich desktop client is being won easily! by Adobe Air. You would expect Microsoft to win it swiftly  with all their expertise and real estate on desktops but somehow it is being played by them so cumbersomely. Microsoft first tried to chase the flash in-browser capabilities with their own version …

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Adobe’s chances against Microsoft

An analysis of recent moves by Adobe and Microsoft – NewsFactor Network – Enterprise – Microsoft on Collision Course with Adobe "Still, Adobe's acquisition of Macromedia is most likely a pre- emptive move against Microsoft, said Steven Ashley, an analyst at Robert W. Baird & Co. " I agree with this observation. Microsoft Longhorn and …

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Is It GAME OVER?

Targeted attacks take many forms, though there is one common tactic most of them share: Exploitation. To achieve their goal, they need to penetrate different systems on-the-go. The way this is done is by exploiting unpatched or unknown vulnerabilities. More common forms of exploitation happen via a malicious document which exploits vulnerabilities in Adobe Reader or …

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Exploit in the Wild, Caught Red-Handed

Imagine a futuristic security technology that can stop any exploit at the exact moment of exploitation—regardless of the way the exploit was built, its evasion techniques or any mutation it might have or was possibly imagined to have. This technology is truly agnostic for any form of attack. An attack prevented with its attacker captured and caught …

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The Emergence of Polymorphic Cyber Defense

Background Attackers are Stronger Now The cyber world is witnessing a fast-paced digital arms race between attackers and security defense systems, and 2014 showed everyone that attackers have the upper hand in this match.  Attackers are on the rise due to their growing financial interest—motivating a new level of sophisticated attacks that existing defenses are …

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Easily develop cool UI in native client applications

For a long time I was contemplating on the best strategy for client application development, mobile clients or desktop client applications. The problem with native client application development is usually the difficulty of building the UI and applying changes to it over time. Since I did both web development and client development I am accustomed …

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The Web Crawls Silently into the Desktop

Recently I got deeply interested into rich Internet technologies such as Adobe Air and Microsoft Silverlight and it is hard to not see the trend of returning to good old desktop applications with one big twist – the web included. These rich desktop applications are naturally integrated into the web with its rich services, content …

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Should Google Lead the Web Development Tools Market?

Nik Cubrilovic on Techcrunch posted on recent innovation from Google Google Pages Released . Google as they always do now put their hands in authoring of webpages as well as in web hosting. (Maybe this move will make Adobe and Microsoft even closer friends:) Google as a leader in developing rapidly new web applications probably …

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