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A new method of web browser fingerprinting hit the press today: Meet the Online Tracking Device That is Virtually Impossible to Block.

We’ve been thinking how one might create a countermeasure to this kind of web canvas based browser fingerprinting.

The canvas fingerprinting code that we’ve se...

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Should You Make Your Own TCP/IP Test Suite?

Posted by Lisa Patel /

First time buyers are often startled by the price of complete turnkey protocol test suite products. They often wonder if it would be more cost efficient to make their own testing solution. Here are some things to consider when deciding whether or not to make your own TCP/IP Test Suite:

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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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