Plugging the Leak

InformationWeek ran a story last week about misconfigured Apache web servers that exposed server settings.  This is bad because bad actors can use that information to potentially successfully attack the server. For instance, if they know of a vulnerability in a particular version of an application, and see that a site is running that version […]
Read More ›

Learning It Right From the Start – Part 2

I am writing this on Hallowe’en.   A day – in modern times, at least – for children to dress up and ask for candy. While a few will dress as princesses, robots (as I did once as a child), pumpkins and politicians, many will dress to represent scary beings. I suppose that is appropriate, […]
Read More ›

Shredding (Data, Not The Mountain)

Here in Northern New Mexico, “shredding” often refers to a snowboarding technique, or just snowboarding in general. Shredding of a different kind made the national news last week, however, when strips of shredded documents with confidential information were found at a Thanksgiving day parade. It seems that some sensitive documents with Social Security numbers, credit […]
Read More ›

Vote Early, Vote Often

As I write this today is election day in the US. For reasons that may seem absurd to those non-US folks reading this, we have multiple types of voting machines here. Some places use electronic touch screens, some have paper ballots where voters fill in bubbles or complete an arrow with a pencil. Those paper […]
Read More ›

Learning it right from the start – part 1

I took my first computer programming class in 1973. It involved making pencil marks on Hollerith cards to create statements in BASIC. That led me to take a programming class the next school year. That class was an introduction to programming in FORTRAN. I was a high school junior and while I loved the class, […]
Read More ›

Type to search blog.learningtree.com

Do you mean "" ?

Sorry, no results were found for your query.

Please check your spelling and try your search again.