VirusTotal – Microsoft and Google as friends?

Just recently an unexpected alliance was spotted by me (among many others), the company who-is-evil and the company who-is-never-doing-evil (e.g Google and Microsoft, let you connect the pairs as you wish) is sporting an (I wouldn’t say unprecedented, but definitely surprising) cooperation – the new version of process explorer do have a way to interact with google’s virus total database (by sending over file hashes and checking them in a database). Beside it funnily flags skydrive.exe as a malware, do you think this functionality is actually that useful? And what you think about these two giants working together on this front? Or is this just Mark’s own siderun?

 

 

Hey, I do have a blog!

Hey, my old blog, how much I abandoned you lately… haven’t updated with real content in what, 3 years? Wow. This needs to change. I just blogged in the new architectforum blog, but that’s considerably different, I try to resurrect a community there. I hate making promises, but from now on I’ll try to come back to the blogophere with actual content. Ohh, and I do have a nearly abandoned twitter account as well. Goodbye, paper.li, you were good and useful, but I’d rather tweet myself from now on ­čÖé btw, I just did it, as have been to Cornell University, Ithaca to give a talk about ‘what is like working at Morgan Stanley’. I used some ‘non-conform’ way to present the message, using full screen images, a simulated machine crash – and more. Oh yes, I have slideshare account as well, what about using that for something? ­čÖé