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5 Links for Developers and IT Pros 10-4-13


by Ron Miller
Ness Blogger

ISign advertising $5 car washes on Tuesdays.t's Friday and that means it's time for our weekly feature where we search the Web looking for 5 interesting, funny and poignant links for developers and IT Pros.

If you missed our most recent post, One chart that shows iOS is winning in the enterprise, please check it out. Android has a clear lead in marketshare in the US and worldwide, but when it comes to the enterprise, this chart shows, it's iOS leading the way.

And without further delay, here we go with this week's links:

Facebook Pushes Passwords One Step Closer to Death | Wired 

How can we get around the obvious insecurity of the password? Well, Facebook and other Silicon Valley giants including Google have started using a Yubikey, which is a USB based hardware key that gives an additional level of authentication to ensure the user is who the network thinks he or she it.

40 Years of UNIX, and ‘The Scariest Thing I’ve Ever Done’ | Smartbear Blog

40 years ago a couple of guys and a team of programmers at the AT&T Bell Labs developed the operating system known as UNIX and the world has never been the same. This is their story.

ShakesPoint: What Would the Bard Say About SharePoint? | Real Story Group Blog

Supposes Shakespeare had to use SharePoint. What kind of eloquent barbs would the scribe have come up with. This blog post speculates what he might have written.

7 sneak attacks used by today's most devious hackers | InfoWorld

Here are 7 of the most evil, vile and mischievous hacker attacks, and the sad thing is it's pretty trivial for them to pull off.

The 10x developer is NOT a myth | Jim's Blog

We've all heard of the rock star developers, the ones who can solve any coding problem. Is this person real or a myth. This writer says it's no myth.

Photo by Ron Miller Used under Creative Commons Share Alike/Attribution License.


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