Think it takes a genius to be a hacker? Think again. Exploit kits, the viruses and malware that subvert computing devices, are sold by the millions to buyers all over the world. These highly sophisticated kits have the power to make anyone a cybercriminal, including your next door neighbor or babysitter. Think about that the next time you leave your PC unlocked and unattended.
Online CDN networks have grown in popularity because demand from webmasters has also grown. The need to serve large bouts of image/video media to millions of visitors in a day has become normal. Even smaller websites garnering hundreds-of-thousands of page views might still find this cloud delivery service helpful.
When talking about data backups, the cloud takes on a whole new role. The ability to quickly download and move files between computers comes at a tremendous advantage. Especially if you are working on different computers throughout the day. But how do you know that your data is kept securely on the server, or how will you know where to find everything?
Mozilla labs recently announced a new project titled ‘Weave‘. The intention being to enable users to have a single source of access for their browser meta-data and also to provide certain social features.
The new project is an extension to the concept of cloud computing. The advantage of keeping data on the Web is universal access from any computer with a net connection. Since a browser is the default gateway to the internet, it makes sense to have all your browser data such as bookmarks available via a single sign on process essentially providing the same functionality you receive from browsing on a PC or mobile or even a kiosk.
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Mozilla has also made it clear that they intend to only provide a framework for building of platforms and don’t intend to build any complex applications by themselves. The project is into version 0.1 only and many new features are being discussed at the forums.
The product has a great utility for users who rely heavily on their bookmarked data and preferences and want to carry their browsing every where on the net.