Internet of Things (IoT)

Selenium

Selenium is an open source tool which is used to execute test scripts on web applications. It supports various programming languages such as Java, C#, PHP, JavaScript, and Ruby and supports various operating systems for execution like Windows, Linux, MacOS, etc.  Also being a cross-platform most top companies prefer it rather than using Quick Test Professional (QTP) and CodedUI, which are both licensed versions. Each browser has its own driver for executing the test scripts; for executing Selenium scripts on Chrome, we have Chromedrivers. For IE, we have Internet Explorer drivers. For Safari, we have Safari drivers. For Opera, we have Opera drivers. But only Internet Explorer (IE) and Google Chrome support both the 32bit and 64bit versions. Current Types Of Selenium: Selenium comes in two ...

Dig Deeper Into Kali Linux

The creators of BackTrack have released a new, advanced penetration testing Linux distribution named Kali Linux. BackTrack 5 was the last major version of the BackTrack distribution. The creators of BackTrack decided that to move forward with the challenges of cyber security and modern testing a new foundation was needed. Kali Linux was born and released March 13th 2013. Kali Linux is based on Debian and an FHS-Compliant file system. Kali Linux is preinstalled with over 600 penetration-testing programs, including nmap (a port scanner), Wireshark (a packet analyzer), John the Ripper (a password cracker), Aircrack-ng (a software suite for penetration-testing wireless LANs), Burp suite andOWASP ZAP (both web application security scanners). Kali Linux can run natively when installed on a compu...

The Top 5 cryptocurrencies

In the present time of advancements, money exchange and trading is yet of a greater concern. When everything is going online and data packets being transferred in the matter of nanoseconds, currency deposit and exchange has also gone rapid in the form of crypto currency. It is referred to as a digitally designed medium easing the exchange and deposit. It makes use of stronger ethics and security hacks such as cryptography to help secure financial transactions, verifying safer transfer of control and assets from one party to another. It also looks after the creation of any additional blocks or units. Crypto currencies are actually an alternative to the conventional and digital currency or more like a virtual currency in this augmented world of virtual reality. Crypto currencies are in fact ...

The Truth about Federated Identity in Information Technology

Have you ever found yourself in a situation that you need to manage the same person’s identity in different apps? Or do you find it hard to use different login credentials to access various applications in the systems you monitor? The work can be very daunting, especially if you don’t know how to go about it. To make your life a little bit easier, this is where you need to use a federated identity in information technology. What is federated identity and why does it matter? What if federated identity in information technology? As Wikipedia puts it, “A federated identity in information technology is the means of linking a person’s electronic identity and attributes, stored across multiple distinct identity management systems.” In simple words, it is a model that allows the same person...

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