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The Vector

Heartbleed

Joseph Iacoviello April 18, 2014

On Monday, April 7th, the OpenSSL team reported the Heartbleed bug to the world. OpenSSL is the software that is used to encrypt or hide the data coming from your computer to the website. It is widely...

European Net Neutrality

European Net Neutrality

Joseph Iacoviello April 12, 2014

Europe is currently doing what American legislatures seem to have trouble doing: they are drafting a net neutrality law. The European Union has just voted in favor of a law that will ensure all traffic...

DOS: You Got Served

DOS: You Got Served

Joseph Iacoviello March 14, 2014

DOS (Denial of Service) attacks come in various different forms and intensities, but all have the same purpose, to take a website offline and damage the organization running that website. The most common...

Indie Game Thing: Boson-X

Indie Game Thing: Boson-X

Matthew Maravilla March 14, 2014

There are loads of gems littered through the Internet. From websites like Newgrounds.com that facilitate games created in Flash and HTML5, to others like Gamejolt.com which serve as a portal for games...

Enterprise Development Center Showcase

Enterprise Development Center Showcase

Matthew Maravilla March 6, 2014

Walking through the Enterprise Development Center Showcase, I was able to meet with Stephanie Macias, the Marketing and Events Manager of the center. From her, I was able to get more insight as to what...

NJIT Student App Guide: Part 1 – The Specs

NJIT Student App Guide: Part 1 – The Specs

Romer Jed Medina March 3, 2014

The motto of the company has always been “For the Students, by the Students”. That’s what Ernest Grzybowski and Ebenezer Ackon lived by as they set off to create and implement NJIT’s first widely-available...

Technology Discussion: Game Brain

Technology Discussion: Game Brain

Joseph Iacoviello February 25, 2014

The question of whether video games are good or bad for you has been debated nearly to death. Scientific studies may put this argument to rest, however, as studies show that action based games actually...

Public Safety: Security Systems & Investigating Process

Public Safety: Security Systems & Investigating Process

Vector Staff February 17, 2014

Being in Newark, many students, parents, and workers question the safety of our college. Luckily for us, we have NJIT's Public Safety Department to keep us secure from possible crimes happening on campus....

Plastic Cards

Plastic Cards

Vector Staff December 5, 2013

Americans love plastic. There’s plastic everywhere - in your car, your phone, and your computer. There’s one particular piece of plastic that America just can’t get enough of, and it’s in your...

Cable Cutting

Cable Cutting

Joseph Iacoviello December 5, 2013

“Cutting the cable”, or unsubscribing from television cable networks, has been a popular idea but hasn’t really caught on yet. Despite the growth of third party networks such as Netflix, most people...

Phone Companies

Phone Companies

Joseph Iacoviello November 19, 2013

With the leak of the PRISM program run by the NSA, many were left wondering how the NSA was able to get at such a huge amount of data in the first place. It turns out that many carriers, including AT&T,...

Surface Pro 2 Review

Surface Pro 2 Review

Vector Staff November 19, 2013

A while ago, I wrote about the Surface Pro, Microsoft’s brand new tablet laptop hybrid. In my review, I said the product is very well made but had one huge flaw – a poor battery life of barely 4 hours....

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