Olivier Coudert on January 31st, 2014

I started 2013 very upbeat about EDA in the cloud. I pictured EDA very slowly moving to a SaaS business, using public clouds as a scalable infrastructure to adjust to the irregular computing resource requirements throughout the lifetime of a complex system design. I knew it would take years, but I felt that the moment […]

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Olivier Coudert on January 26th, 2013

On Thursday I received the following  message on my phone. The message reads: WELLS FARGO ALERT: Your CARD starting with 4259 has been DEACTIVATED. Please call 650-443-5306. That was immediately suspicious. Neither the sender, (650) 739-9027, nor the phone number to call, were 800 numbers. Also usually one refers to a credit card with its […]

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Olivier Coudert on July 19th, 2012

Apparently, you don’t need to be a big famous web site like the LinkedIn or Yahoo Voice to be the subject of attacks by hackers or malware.  I wanted to check out Avery Design this Thursday morning, and this is what I got: The explanation given by Google is below. Looks like the Avery guys […]

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You must know by now that 6.5 millions unsalted SHA-1 hashed passwords have been stolen from LinkedIn database, and it looks likely that the usernames were compromised too. So you already changed your password, right? If you didn’t, do it now. But even if you did change your password over the past two days, hackers […]

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Olivier Coudert on June 6th, 2012

Today 6.5 millions hashed password have been posted on a Russian hacker site. It is unclear whether the user names were compromised as well. But what was revealed is that LinkedIn keeps your password unsalted, hashed with SHA-1. Some explanations may be needed first to understand why this is relevant. Companies need to validate password. […]

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Olivier Coudert on April 18th, 2012

Imera’s is relatively unknown, but it was recently touted as providing secured communication channels between EDA vendors and their customers. Imera has shut down its operations, leaving behind a number of customers (Broadcom, TSMC, Qualcomm, Sandisk, Infineon, Synopsys, Cadence, Mentor, etc). Usually a customer requiring support means that some design data need to be sent […]

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Olivier Coudert on September 17th, 2011

I am a strong believer in leveraging cloud infrastructures. I have written about using cloud computing as a vector of new growth opportunities for EDA. Not such big claim here. This post is simply about a recent experience that decided me to put in practice what I have been praising. For the past decade I […]

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