July 17th, 2011
- How a Blu-ray disc could install malware on your computerA pair of vulnerabilities found in hardware and software for playing Blu-ray discs might come in handy for secret snooping by the U.S. National Security Agency.Stephen Tomkinson of NCC Group, a U.K.-based security consultancy, engineered a Blu-ray disc which detects the type of player the disc is running on and then picks one of two exploits to land malware […]
- USB 3.1 flash drives? Don't expect them anytime soonMobile devices and PCs will start appearing shortly with USB 3.1 ports, but don’t expect flash drives based on technology to be available anytime soon.Users are waiting for USB 3.1 because of its ability to shuffle data between host devices and peripherals at speeds of up to 10Gbps (bits per second), which is two times that of the existing USB 3.0 protocol. […]
- So Long, From You’re the BossAfter five years, this is the final post on You're the Boss. As a parting gift, we offer some highlights from another year spent in the trenches, where we all continued to make mistakes and learn lessons.
- Rethinking the Relationship Between Bosses and EmployeesI now have 110 employees, many of whom have been with me for more than 15 years -- with an average tenure of nine years. But are they my friends?