True random numbers are here — what this can mean for all of us

For many decades the term “random numbers” meant “pseudo-random numbers” to anyone who thought much about the issue and understood that computers simply were not equipped to produce anything that was truly random. Manufacturers did what they could, grabbing some signals from the likes of mouse movement, keyboard activity, system interrupts, and packet collisions just[…]

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Stop blaming users for security misses

Does the message to users about security need to change? Or does IT need to rebuild infrastructure so users can worry less about security? Wendy Nather, principal security strategist at Duo Security, talks with CSO senior writer Fahmida Rashid about how organizations can learn to do security right. Source: NW Security 1

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Unix: How random is random?

On Unix systems, random numbers are generated in a number of ways and random data can serve many purposes. From simple commands to fairly complex processes, the question “How random is random?” is worth asking. EZ random numbers If all you need is a casual list of random numbers, the RANDOM variable is an easy[…]

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What is IoT?

The Internet of Things, at its simplest level, is smart devices – from refrigerators that warn you when you’re out of milk to industrial sensors – that are connected to the Internet so they can share data, but IoT is far from a simple challenge for IT departments. For many companies, it represents a vast[…]

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