Two important lab tests of products are out this week. The first is the next-gen firewall tests from NSSLabs. They put 12 products under scrutiny and both WatchGuard and Palo Alto scored highest. (reg. req.) The second report is from AV-Comparatives (reg. req.) that compares the efficacy of 17 anti-malware products against a battery of various tests. The top scorers there were K7 and ESET.
“Our privacy rights should not be reduced to scraps that tech titans throw at us (wrapped in a PR campaign) whenever users start to complain.” So writes Ben Wolford from Protonmail about the disingenuous “privacy pivot” by Google in this screed. Well worth reading.
Our Throwback Thursday item is about the passing of Fernando Corbato, who will be remembered for key roles in various computing developments, including the introduction of a login password. But I found this tweet that reminded me about how simple life was back in the day when key Internet protocols were being developed, and all it took was a simple email to reserve an IP port. This week in history is remembered for port 22 for SSH.
-- David Strom