How We Solved Authentication and Authorization in Our Microservice Architecture

  At Andela, we have multiple internal apps built by the internal Engineering teams used to manage internal process and to make us more efficient. As time passed, the number of apps increased and each app had to evolve alongside the passing of time to enable us handle our growth. We started experiencing a number[…]

CompTIA shows how tech continues to shape the world 

Paced by anticipated customer demand for emerging technology, services and software, information technology (IT) industry executives enter 2017 with a positive outlook, according to the IT Industry Outlook 2017 released by CompTIA, a technology association. Their “consensus forecast” projects global industry growth of 4.1 percent in 2017. “With the groundwork of cloud, mobility, data and[…]

The era of identity-based applications 

Identity and access management (IAM) has always been a heavy burden for large organizations. Why? Multiple folks across companies—business people, software developers, IT operations, human resources, security, compliance auditors, etc.— play some role across the IAM spectrum.9 ways to bend Windows 10 to your will Customize Windows 10 to your liking, not theirs.READ NOWAs a[…]

Facebook Tests Secret Conversations On Messenger 

With users’ privacy in mind, Facebook is testing the ability to create one-to-one “secret conversations” in Messenger that will be end-to-end encrypted. Plus, Facebook is promising that these clandestine conversations can only be read on the mobile device of the intended receiver.“That means the messages are intended just for you and the other person —[…]

Snapchat Sued Over X-Rated Material

A teenage boy who says he encountered racy material on Snapchat has filed a potential class-action lawsuit against the company.”Snapchat is currently engaged in an insidious pattern and practice of intentionally exposing minors to harmful, offensive, prurient, and sexually offensive content, without warning minors or their parents that they would be exposed to such explicit[…]

Pandora tells some users to reset their passwords

Some users of the Pandora Radio have been advised to change their passwords – not because the music streaming service has suffered a data breach, but because Pandora has reason to believe that their passwords may have been compromised.How can users’ passwords be compromised if Pandora hasn’t suffered a hacking attack? Simple. The affected users[…]

More consumers using smartphones to pay at the register, pay bills 

Banks and other mobile payment providers should do a better job of explaining safety features of the technology if they want to convince more consumers to use it, according to a new study by The Pew Charitable Trusts.“It is something industry participants could and should talk about,” Pew research officer Joy Hackenbracht told reporters during[…]

Smartphones not productive, managers say 

Despite the hype of business chat messaging and a perception of smartphones introducing a connected work-everywhere lifestyle, a surprisingly large number of bosses are not at all happy with the proliferation of the devices.Why I switched back to FirefoxRemember when you ditched Firefox for Chrome and pinkie-swore you’d never go back? Yeah, me too.READ NOWThe[…]