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How to use a Yubikey on Linux with an encrypted drive

Looking to use a Yubikey for added security on your encrypted Linux drives? With a few quick commands, you’ll enjoy that added layer of security. Image: Jack Wallen If you’ve delved into the realm of hardware-based two factor authentication (such as the Yubikey), you know how challenging those devices can be to get working on […]

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Google finally chops ‘www’ from Chrome’s address bar despite backlash over ‘confusing’ change

Google has begun truncating the visible URL in Chrome for desktop and Android, rolling out the change in version 76, released this week. Google has finally chopped the ‘www’ from Chrome’s address bar after delaying the controversial move due to a backlash. Must-read Developer content The move to remove ‘www’ was initially planned for last […]

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Smartphone sales will drop 2.5% this year, but 5G will drive them back up

Japan, Western Europe, and North America are expected to see some of the biggest declines of smartphone sales on record, according to a Gartner report. More about Mobility Smartphone sales are expected to significantly decline in the latter half of 2019, according to Gartner’s Forecast: Mobile Phones, Worldwide, 2019-2023, 2019 Update report, released on Thursday. […]

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How to build a vulnerability response plan: 6 tips

Cybersecurity vulnerabilities continue to increase, and automated scanners can’t always detect the most critical ones, according to Bugcrowd. The total number of security vulnerabilities reported increased 92% over the last year, according to Bugcrowd’s report Priority One: The State of Crowdsourced Security in 2019, released Thursday.  More about cybersecurity The top five vulnerabilities discovered by […]

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Top 20 benefits US companies offer tech workers

Certain perks are becoming more popular at US tech companies, though they may not be what you expect, according to Indeed. More for CXOs Employee benefits are crucial for attracting top talent, maintaining employee satisfaction, and improving retention rates at organizations. More than half (55%) of tech workers cited benefits as the biggest deciding factor […]

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Is Python’s popularity peaking? Will the programming language’s limitations end its rapid rise?

With Python behind other languages in important areas like mobile support, there’s debate about how long its meteoric rise will continue. Python’s unstoppable rise is widely recognized , with some predicting it will soon become the most popular programming language in the world. But while millions of people use Python each day, and there’s little […]

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How to run IBM software on any cloud with Red Hat OpenShift

IBM’s software portfolio is now cloud-native for public and private clouds thanks to the company’s acquisition of Red Hat. IBM’s software portfolio is now cloud-native for public and private clouds, and optimized to run on Red Hat OpenShift, the company announced Thursday. The news represents the first major product integrations between the two companies since […]

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Top 10 IoT security risks for businesses

Organizations must adopt a security-by-design approach to best combat threats created by the Internet of Things, according to Deloitte. While the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) opens up new benefits for organizations, they also create significant cybersecurity risks and a widening attack surface. Yet many companies fail […]