Less passwords but still secure! That would be a better world, wouldn't it?
Solid-state drives (SSD) have rapidly evolved over the last few years, resulting in devices with more space and greater reliability. SSDs are used for caching in data centers and in larger system applications including computing massive data sets (big data: volume, variety, and velocity). This blog shares some features of Intel® SSD, illustrates the potential uses of SSDs in the cloud, and provides some general Linux guidelines to fully utilize Intel SSDs.
Some key features of Intel SSDs
Login passwords, so important to protecting your various accounts or even your personal identity, but with all of our online accounts, what a pain passwords can be. How do you remember all your user names and passwords? Many people use the same user name and password for all of their online accounts. Very convenient, but so insecure! What's worse, I have even heard that one of the most popular passwords is 12345. Hackers or criminals are just looking for easy ways to get into our online accounts and access our information or make illicit transactions.
AES-NI is a new security feature available on the latest Intel® Atom™ Z3000 processors (codename Bay Trail). AES-NI provides a set of hardware instructions onboard the processor that implement some of the intensive sub-steps of the AES algorithm. This yields additional performance when performing AES cryptographic operations. This blog discusses a method of adding encryption and decryption that utilizes AES-NI in a Windows 8 C# app.