How secure is your home router?

April 25th, 2018
How secure is your home router?

Censys.io datasets provide a rich realm to analyze the Internet and find warts and pimples that normally one cannot see.  I recently pulled down the IPv4 dataset for February 2018 and wanted to see which telnet banners are the most popular on the Internet these days.  In general, telnet should never be open to the

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Benefits of using managed database as a service in the cloud

April 23rd, 2018
Benefits of using managed database as a service in the cloud

When using public cloud services for relational databases, you have two options: IaaS solution – Install a database server on top of a virtual machine PaaS solution – Connect to a managed database service In the traditional data center, organizations had to maintain the operating system and the database by themselves. The benefits are very

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SHAPE Seventh Call for Applications Opens for SMEs

April 9th, 2018
SHAPE Seventh Call for Applications Opens for SMEs

The PRACE SHAPE Seventh Call for Applications Tuesday 3 April 2018 – Friday 1 June 2018 The Seventh Call for Applications to SHAPE (SME HPC Adoption Programme in Europe) invites applications from European SMEs with an interesting idea that would benefit from High Performance Computing for increasing their competitiveness. SHAPE aims to work with the selected SMEs

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Cloud Providers Service Limits

April 9th, 2018
Cloud Providers Service Limits

When working with cloud service providers, you may notice that at some point there are service / quota limitations. Some limits are per account / subscription; some of them are per region and some limits are per pricing tier (free tier vs billable). Here are some of the most common reasons for service / quota

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The Strange Case of the Passover Homograph Attack

April 9th, 2018
The Strange Case of the Passover Homograph Attack

Sometimes, things are not as they appear to be.  Recently, a WhatsApp message appeared with the text of: *Rolex is giving away 3000 Free Set of Watches* to celebrate its 93rd anniversary. Get your free Watch at: http://www.rolẹx.com/  Looking closely at the letter “e” in Rolex I saw a small dot under the letter e. 

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16th Annual MEITAL Conference

March 27th, 2018
16th Annual MEITAL Conference

The 16th Annual MEITAL National Conference “Teaching and Learning Technologies Accelerating Higher Education: Trends and Developments” will be held at Hebrew University (Edmond J. Safra Campus, Givat Ram) on Monday July 2, 2018. Deadline for submitting applications for papers: May 8, 2018. Visit the conference site for more details.  

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PRACE 17th Call for Proposals for Project Access

March 12th, 2018
PRACE 17th Call for Proposals for Project Access

PRACE is pleased to announce that its 17th Call for Proposals is now open. • Opening date: 07 March 2018 • Closing date: 02 May 2018, 10:00 CET • Applicants’ reply to scientific reviews: July 2018 • Submission of a progress/final report for continuation projects: 22 July 2018 • Communication of allocation decision: End of

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Vi-SEEM 3rd Call for Proposals

February 27th, 2018
Vi-SEEM 3rd Call for Proposals

Vi-SEEM opens the third Call for Proposals, for projects accessing the VI-SEEM services and associated infrastructure. The call is addressed to scientists and researchers that work in academic and research institutions in the region of South Eastern Europe and Eastern Mediterranean. The project proposals should address open research topics in the research specific fields of Life Sciences,

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Interview with IUCC CEO in “People & Computers”

February 26th, 2018
Interview with IUCC CEO in “People & Computers”

An interview with IUCC CEO Odelia Levanon was published in the online edition of “People & Computers.” In her first interview since being appointed CEO in November last year, Odelia discussed the inherent strength of unified IT in academia, and how IUCC will advance as a key resource for shared knowledge in Israel’s research and

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Vi-SEEM Technical Board Meets in Tel Aviv

February 26th, 2018
Vi-SEEM Technical Board Meets in Tel Aviv

IUCC was proud to host the Vi-SEEM Technical Board for a working meeting in Tel Aviv on February 12-13, 2018. The Technical Board members came from Cyprus, Greece, Macedonia, Hungary, Bulgaria and Serbia. The meeting focused on the sustainability of Vi-SEEM and making Vi-SEEM more accessible for researchers and SMEs. Participants enjoyed Tel Aviv’s mild

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