Tech Round-up for 5/24/13

By Mark Handelman
Posted in Virtualization
On May 24, 2013

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today:

German security company AV-Test expects there to be more than 60 million pieces of malware by the end of the year. The firm has already recorded over 20 million samples between January and the beginning of May.

Seth Rosenblatt at CNET gives beginners and the curious an overview of two-factor authentication, which is in the news again after Twitter announced support for 2FA this week.

Dell and HP announced new thin client computers at Citrix Synergy yesterday. The clients are designed for virtualized environments, without local storage but with enough computing power to run applications or operating systems streamed from the cloud.

At the Ethernet Innovation Summit yesterday, various cloud and infrastructure vendors formed the CloudEthernet Forum, in an attempt to improve Ethernet technology for large-scale cloud computing services. Ethernet carries a lot of network traffic that may drown out traffic from cloud computing and virtualized desktops, and also has a limit on the number of virtual LANs per network.