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Data Protection and Session Fixation Attacks

Data Protection and Session Fixation Attacks

Keeping the man out of the middle: preventing session fixation attacks In a nutshell, session fixation is a type of man in the middle attack where an attacker is able to pretend to be a victim using a session variable. For instance, let’s say you have an application that uses sessions to validate the user. You retrieve a session variable from the URL’s query string. You then validate the session string and authenticate the user…

E-Commerce Advances For Savvy Marketers

E-Commerce Advances For Savvy Marketers

Digital Marketing Platforms Advertising and marketing techniques have progressed rapidly in the last decade with both channel focus and the direction of content shifting considerably due primarily to advances in cloud technology. Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Digital Commerce 2016 singles out a few ecommerce providers who are topping their sector in both ability to execute and completeness of vision, and Gartner reports, “Digital commerce platforms enable organizations to build B2B, B2C or B2B-to-consumer commerce sites…

Cloud Comings and Goings

Cloud Comings and Goings

Cloud Power Amazon Web Services – the giant of cloud computing – is on track to do $10 Billion in revenue this year. Yet, rumors swirl that Apple may take a huge chunk of business away from them and Dropbox has definitely left AWS. Is something wrong at AWS? Wait, Salesforce.com (SFDC) – the granddaddy of applications in the cloud – and AWS just announced a strategic relationship where SFDC plans to run its entire suite…

Digital Transformation: Not Just For Large Enterprises Anymore

Digital Transformation: Not Just For Large Enterprises Anymore

Digital Transformation Digital transformation is the acceleration of business activities, processes, and operational models to fully embrace the changes and opportunities of digital technologies. The concept is not new; we’ve been talking about it in one way or another for decades: paperless office, BYOD, user experience, consumerization of IT – all of these were stepping stones along the path to digital transformation. Today, digital business transformation is driven by technology innovation and user/customer behavior. Technology…

Connecting the Digital Dots with the Internet of Things

Connecting the Digital Dots with the Internet of Things

The IoT Explosion In The Cross-Industry Category Gartner estimates that 6.4 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices will be in use in 2016, nearly a third more than last year, and with attentive patrons such as Samsung, recently committing to invest $1.2 billion into IoT research in the US over four years, we can happily expect the market to continue its astronomical growth. Central Stats Suggesting 5.5 million new devices will be connected daily in…

Stephane Manos, VP, Valsoft, Discusses SaaS and Venture Capital Trends

Stephane Manos, VP, Valsoft, Discusses SaaS and Venture Capital Trends

 SaaS and Venture Capital Trends Montreal is a city with a fast-growing tech sector, the high-quality but low-cost education system drawing and producing a rich assortment of talent. Already boasting a host of popular startup forums, the city’s robust infrastructure provides further support to innovative go-getters and entrepreneurs, and with increasing global investment flowing into the city, it’s clear the rest of the world is taking note. CloudTweaks spoke to Stephane Manos, VP of Montreal-based…

Tesla Makes $2.8 Billion Offer On Solar Power Installation Firm

Tesla Makes $2.8 Billion Offer On Solar Power Installation Firm

Elon Musk on Tuesday sought to build a clean energy powerhouse as his electric car maker, Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA.O), made an offer to buy his solar installation firm SolarCity Corp (SCTY.O) in a stock deal worth as much as $2.8 billion. Tesla shares plunged more than 13 percent to $189.99 in extended trading – amounting to a loss in value of about $4.3 billion, or more than the value of the offer for the…