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Sep 8, 2013
Andrew Brooks

Early this month, a new version of Vivisect was released which fixed a large amount of bugs, and added a tremendous amount of new features.  While looking over the changelog and documentation, I realized that there doesn’t really seem to be a good tutorial or primer for getting familiar with the Vivisect framework so hopefully […]

Stack Trace
Sep 6, 2013
Will Newby

Here at SingleHop, we have 3-4 major systems that interact with each other constantly. These systems are: Manage (Our primary administrative interface and automation codebase) DropZone (Our customer-facing API) LEAP3 (Our client portal, you should know this one!) Most days, the system looks like this: You’ll notice that all of these services either expose or […]

SingleHop API Testing
Sep 3, 2013
Sean Foote

If you have a web site, or just about any web presence, and you aren’t using retargeting as part of your cross channel strategy, you are missing the boat.  Retargeting is hands down, the most efficient and cost effective way to drive leads and e-commerce sales, while also promoting brand awareness. A handy digital marketing […]

Always be Selling
Aug 27, 2013
Chris Locke

If the campaign for cloud infrastructure keeps failing, it’s time to try a new strategy. Too many IT heroes fall because they don’t know how to talk to a CFO. IT and finance employ languages as different as C++ and Ruby. Virtualization and cloud IaaS may be exactly what your organization needs, but you must […]

How Your CFO Will Learn to Stop Worrying and Love the Cloud
Aug 26, 2013
Andrew Brooks

A few days ago, just after installing some new software, I ran into a curious bug that prevented one of my favorite programs from loading after Software X had been installed (names have been changed to protect the guilty).  The error I was getting way up in userland informed me that a driver could not […]

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Aug 23, 2013
Dan Ushman

With all of the hype surrounding cloud nowadays, it’s easy to get a bad case of tunnel vision while researching infrastructure platforms for your business. Many businesses focus so much on cloud that they sacrifice the optimum environment for the sake of using the cloud. In this blog post, I am going to make a […]

Hybrid Cloud
Aug 16, 2013
David Dunlap

A little part of me dies inside whenever I hear people liken cloud computing to the power grid or some other utility. There are of course some definite similarities. When we plug something into an outlet we expect the power to work. Once started, utilities offer high availability of services.  Some forms of cloud computing […]

Aug 11, 2013
Andrew Brooks

When we left off last week, we had just gotten started with Minion by Mozilla and while we did (superficially) cover plugins, setting up the virtual machine, and adding users, there’s still a lot more we can learn about this awesome and powerful framework.  For the sake of keeping things simple, let’s keep working with […]

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Aug 9, 2013
Chase Ewing

It’s a tough world out there. With so many important services being susceptible to hacking (the most recent target, the Ubuntu Forums), I thought it would be a good idea to educate some SingleHoppers out there with some good pointers on keeping your LEAP account safe and secure. The most important thing you can do […]

The art of not losing your passwords
Aug 4, 2013
Andrew Brooks

In a previous blog post, I talked about the importance of empowering your developers with security tools, such as Arachni and W3AF.  Last week, while getting caught up on some security-related mailing lists, I came across a platform created by Mozilla called Minion, which is designed to do just that.  From the Mozilla Wiki: Minion […]

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