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9 shell tips every developer should know

The shell is your friend. But many developers don’t really know the shell, the Unix or Linux command-line environment available in several operating systems. (Bash is the best known, but there are others.)Some of you, when you transitioned from Windows to Mac, took your (slow) clickety habits with you, not realizing that the power laid in that app called Terminal hidden under Applications somewhere. Some of you have been shelling into “the server” to tweak a setting or two without realizing that you could automate your life away without even cracking a devops tool.[ Discover the power of Bash on Windows. | The power of PowerShell: PowerShell intro for Windows Server admins • PowerShell intro for Exchange admins • Essential PowerShell scripts for security admins • All about PowerShell providers and modules. | Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorld's App Dev Report newsletter. ]Whatever brought you to the shell, chances are you’re not using it to its full advantage. Here are my top nine tricks for doing so:To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Forget the GUI: The return of the command line

If you immerse yourself in Microsoft history for long enough, yoursquo;ll come across more than one story about staff trying to add more command-line features to its operating systems.

The plans go up the corporate tree, to the rarified heights of a Bill Gates review, where the executives ask, “What part of the name Windows do you have a problem with?”Corporate legends aside, Windows on both the desktop and server have long been the province of GUIs, point-and-click experiences driving everything from files on desktop PCs to managing entire virtual networks in the public cloud.

That was all very well when you were dealing with tens of PCs and a handful of servers in an office.
It even still worked for client-server enterprise applications or a small farm of web servers.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Sneaky hackers use Intel management tools to bypass Windows firewall

Serial ports donrsquo;t have firewalls.

Outdated Operating Systems, Browsers Correlate with Real Data Breaches

Study shows companies running out-of-date OSes were three times more likely to suffer a data breach, and those with the outdated browsers, two times more likely.

Outdated Software Commonplace on Enterprise Endpoints

Enterprises that stick with older versions of operating systems and other software are missing out on security features in newer versions, Duo Security says.

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In this research we'll be revisiting the USB port – this time in attempts to intercept user authentication data on the system that a microcomputer is connected to.

As we discovered, this type of attack successfully allows an intruder to retrieve user authentication data – even when the targeted system is locked.

Enterprise patching… is patchy, survey finds

How difficult can it possibly be? Very, apparently Delays in updating software and operating systems are putting organisations at greater risk of attacks, according to research by Duo Security.…

Liveblog: Apple’s WWDC 2017 keynote

Join us as we look at the latest refreshes to Apple's slew of operating systems.

In a throwback to the ’90s, NTFS bug lets anyone hang...

It's like the c:\con\con bug all over again.

64-bit malware threat may be itty-bitty now, but it’s only set...

Upgrade and they will come The volume of 64-bit malware in the wild remains low even though computers running 64-bit operating systems became ubiquitous years ago.…

OneDeploy disputes need for NHS to use more capital expenditure on...

Upgrading to the very latest Windows operating systems, to reduce the risk of continued exposure to ransomware attacks such as WannaCry that hit the NHS over the weekend, should not demand any new capital spending, said enterprise Windows deployment pr...

Survey: Unpatched Windows OS on the Rise

Despite the rise in vulnerabilities, the percentage of unpatched Windows operating systems grew in the first quarter compared to the previous year.