DDoS for Hire: FBI Shuts Down Amplifiers
Turning one dollar into thousands is wonderful. Turning one network packet into thousands can lead to serious trouble. How Does It Work? One of the most difficult network attacks from which to protect your network is a Denial-of-Service attack or, more accurately today, a Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attack. The idea is that an attacker compromises […]
For the Love of Learning — Tech Valentines for the IT Professional!
Here at Learning Tree, we’re all about cultivating a Love of Learning in our attendees! We also know that, as an IT Professional, the traditional Valentine’s Day sentiments just won’t cut it for you. Never fear! You can skip the greeting card aisle this Valentine’s Day because Learning Tree’s got you covered with valentines that perfectly […]
What is the Role of the Business Analyst in Agile?
If you’re thinking that the Agile methodology doesn’t make clear the business analyst’s job…well, you’re not wrong. However, you may be looking in the wrong place. “A Guide to the Business Analysis Book of Knowledge (BABOK)”, says that a business analyst is (emphasis added): …any person who performs business analysis tasks…no matter their job title or […]
UTF-8 Support in SQL Server 2019
UTF-8 has been the predominant character encoding system for the world-wide web since 2009 and as of October 2018 accounts for over 90% of all web pages. As of October 2018, UTF-8 is not supported by Microsoft SQL Server. SQL Server 2019 will remedy this situation, as current SQL Server community technology previews illustrate. The […]
URL Homograph Attacks Can Deceive Anyone
“If it looks like a duck, and it quacks like a duck, it must be a duck!” Or so the famous saying goes. But that isn’t always true on the web or in print. Two symbols can look visually identical and be something completely different. By “different” I mean “be represented by different encodings”. That […]