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IWL Quarterly Update: Summer 2014

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Do you know how SilverCreek compares against other SNMP Agent Test Tools?

Find out what the expert learned using five of the available SNMP agent test tools. Not all of them found bugs! One reported false positives!

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Testing The Autonomous Car

Posted by Lisa Patel /

Google does not seem to know how to test its autonomous car. In two presentations on the autonomous car, the word “test” is never mentioned. Multiple articles describing the autonomous car also omit testing. The focus is on the “coolness” factor and the number of miles driven. If more than 10,000 mi...

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Gnu TLS Cryptographic Bug

Posted by Lisa Patel /

The Red Hat Bugzilla report explained: 

“A malicious server could use this flaw to send an excessively long session ID value, which would trigger a buffer overflow in a connecting TLS/SSL client application using GnuTLS, causing the client application to crash or possibly execute arbitrary code....

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My Dinner With Guido (Of Python Fame)

Posted by Lisa Patel /

At a recent dinner, I found myself seated next to Guido van Rossum. While Guido is best known as the author of the Python programming language, I found his views on the open source software movement and the role of women in the movement very enlightening!

(NOTE: IWL uses Python extensively in ou...

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Avoiding the Next Heartbleed Bug

Posted by Lisa Patel /

The general public is now aware of something that we network plumbers have known for years: in many respects, the Internet is robust, but security is fragile. The Heartbleed SSL problem is estimated to cost millions of dollars [1]. No one knows for sure when the next serious bug will show up and i...

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Meetup On Connected Car Development Trends

Posted by Lisa Patel /

Last night’s Silicon Valley Automotive Open Source Group “Meetup” featured Kerry Johnson of QNX. QNX provides embedded, real-time, operating systems and has many automotive manufacturers as clients.

Kerry discussed QNX and Qt. Qt is a cross-platform application and UI framework for developers...

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As both the CTO of IWL and an attorney, the recent report of the SSL failure in the iOS code concerns me, but not for the reasons in the tech press.

This incident once again raises the question of why software seems immune from the laws of liability that apply to other kinds of products? Softwar...

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Widely installed desktop OS fails to perform

A subset of the Maxwell Pro TCP/IP tests were run against the most widely installed desktop Operating System with all known operating system updates applied as of October 1, 2013. The Major Operating System is listed in the Phase 2 Core Protocols IPv6...

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WARNING: TCP And IPv6 Test Results For Popular OS

Posted by Lisa Patel /

Widely installed desktop OS fails to perform

A subset of the Maxwell Pro TCP/IP tests were run against the most widely installed desktop Operating System with all known operating system updates applied as of October 1, 2013. The Major Operating System is listed in the Phase 2 Core Protocols IPv6 R...

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What To Do If You Lose Your Domain Name

Posted by Lisa Patel /

Oops! It’s gone!

You just you clicked on the link for your domain name, and, oops, it’s gone! Yourdomain.com is now showing someone else’s content. What happened?

Maybe you received some email reminders that you needed to renew that domain name, but did not quite get around to dealing with it. O...

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Apache With RADIUS – Two or More RADIUS Servers

Posted by Lisa Patel /

We recently added support for RADIUS to Mini Maxwell. This allows Mini Maxwell to be controlled by HTTPS.

We first used the relatively well known mod_auth_radius module for the Apache web server.

However we hit a snag – mod_auth_radius can handle only one RADIUS server. It has no way to defi...

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