Adobe password breach as the world’s greatest crossword puzzle

Adobe was recently breached and 150,000,000 user accounts were stolen. Adobe was following the one of the worst practices of password storage -- reversible encryption (rather than hashing with a salt using a good, slow algorithm like bcrypt). A very, very old throwaway password of mine was among those leaked. XKCD has referred to this … Continue reading Adobe password breach as the world’s greatest crossword puzzle

IBD-3475A Crunch Big Data in the Cloud with IBM BigInsights and Hadoop

I'm teaching a hands-on lab at Information on Demand 2013. I will edit the post to include lab materials closer to the date. Session: IBD-3475A Crunch Big Data in the Cloud with IBM BigInsights and Hadoop Time: Thu, 7/Nov, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM Location: Mandalay Bay South Convention Center - Shorelines B Lab [Room … Continue reading IBD-3475A Crunch Big Data in the Cloud with IBM BigInsights and Hadoop