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What can we learn from Equifax?

Posted by John Browne on Sep, 13, 2017 @ 16:09

Assuming you didn't just arrive from Mars, you will have heard about the recent data breach at credit-monitoring company Equifax that affects 143,000,000 people, mostly Americans, which by my back-of-the-envelope calculation is basically everyone. And by everyone I mean every adult resident of the USofA who has ever had a job, had a credit card, bank account, electric bill, apartment, car loan, boat loan, or mortgage.

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Topics: application modernization, Windows security, Legacy software, Hacks

Got OpenVMS?

Posted by John Browne on Dec, 21, 2016 @ 14:12

About a million years ago, when dinosaurs walked the Earth, I used to have to troubleshoot a PDP-11 with a multimeter at the backplane. PDPs are gone and nobody anymore fixes their Windows laptop or Macbook by measuring voltage (at least I hope they don't have to) but VMS--unlike T-Rex--is still with us. 

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Topics: application modernization, OpenVMS, Legacy software