How MS-Office XML Strategic Move will Affect Competition

AMR-Research opinion on recent move by Microsoft – Microsoft Introduces XML to the Masses. "…For Competitors: The move to published, royalty free XML makes Microsoft less—not more, as many other analysts have asserted—vulnerable to open source competition from such sources as Open Office and Sun, with its StarOffice suite. Open source systems appeal was in …

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Unpredictions for 2020 in Cyber Security

The end of the year tradition of prediction is becoming a guessing game as the pace of innovation is increasing towards pure randomness. So I will stop pretending I know what is going to happen in 2020, and I want to write on areas that seem like the most unpredictable for 2020. Below you can …

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United We Stand, Divided We Fall.

If I had to single out an individual development that elevated the sophistication of cybercrime by order of magnitude, it would be sharing. Code sharing, vulnerabilities sharing, knowledge sharing, stolen passwords and anything else one can think of. Attackers that once worked in silos, in essence competing, have discovered and fully embraced the power of …

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Right and Wrong in AI

Background The DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge (CGC) 2016 competition has captured the imagination of many with its AI challenge. In a nutshell, it is a contest where seven highly capable computers compete, and a team owns each computer. Each group creates a piece of software which can autonomously identify flaws in their computer and fix …

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A Great 2014 @ Ben-Gurion’s Cyber Security Labs

We had a very productive year at 2014 in Ben-Gurion’s cyber security labs. We published several research papers which got wide media coverage. The first finding was a vulnerability uncovered on Samsung’s KNOX phones. The vulnerability enables an attacker to intercept data coming out from the secure KNOX container. Later on the public discussion has shifted the …

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What does cross platform mean?

Cross platform is tricky. It seems like a small “technical” buzzword but actually, it is one of the biggest challenges for many technology companies and has different aspects for different people in the organization and outside of it. Developer Point of View It all starts with the fact that applications can potentially be targeted towards …

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Here’s How to Feed Your App Jealousy

This whole story is under the assumption that some developer is jealous with the app success of another guygirl. Jealousy is not the only reason to try to disrupt the success of another appdeveloper – direct competition can also be a “bad” reason to do so.   It all started one day when I saw …

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Google’s Aspired Hegemony

After writing yesterday about the launch of Google Pages Beta at Should Google Lead the Web Development Tools Market? I realized that Google has changed profoundly from what they were at first. At the beginning Google was an enabling technology by really making the world wide web “matter” accessible to everyone. They have contributed immensely …

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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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