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    tetrabytes 9:42 pm on February 9, 2011 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    Complexity Kills 

    Don Ferguson, the “father” of IBM WebSphere was recently interviewed by the BBC:

    What’s the biggest technology mistake you ever made – either at work or in your own life?
    When I was at IBM, I started a product called Websphere [which helps companies to operate and integrate business applications across multiple computing platforms]. Because I had come from working on big mission-critical systems, I thought it needs to be scalable, reliable, have a single point of control

    I tried to build something like a mainframe, a system that was capable of doing anything, that would be able to do what might be needed in five years. I call it the endgame fallacy. It was too complex for people to master. I overdesigned it. Because we were IBM, we survived it, but if we’d been a start-up, we’d have gone to the wall.

    Too complex and overdesigned. Check. We at Tetrabytes, give great weight to how complex and user friendly our projects are. Of course and we design user customized products but our goal is to maintain simplicity and usability. In our opinion it’s really bad for a client to reject an implementation because he/she found it difficult to use and get trained to it.

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    tetrabytes 12:14 am on January 4, 2011 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    Happy New Year 

    TetraBytes Company wishes you Happy New Year

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    tetrabytes 9:49 pm on November 27, 2010 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
    Tags: Google, , project 10to100   

    Project 10to100 

    A few days ago, Google announced the results of its innovation contest called Project 10to100. The contest was open to the public and anyone could submit his or her idea. The number of participants reached the amazing number of 150.000, which shows the trend of the times for new and innovative ideas while searching for a channel to promote them. After reviewing the proposals, Google narrowed them down to the number of 16 which gave them to the public for voting.

    The results can be found at the official blog of the project. The 5 winners shared a significant amount of 10 million U.S. dollars! The general public’s preference was to choose ideas that had to do with the grand total and ways of improving the quality of life, from the field of public transport to sharing knowledge and information (educational, scientific etc.).

    Very good effort and I hope this investment to catch site and show results. Such ideas are very welcome and as a company, we also we want to innovate through our work because this is ultimately what makes it special and takes us forward.


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    tetrabytes 9:19 pm on November 25, 2010 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
    Tags: brimelow adobe, flash, flex, tutorials,   


    For those involved or interested in learning techniques and tips for the technologies implemented by Adobe, I strongly suggest visiting gotoandlearn.com, a collection of tutorials created by Lee Brimelow, who is one of the most well known Adobe Evangelists.

    What makes his own tutorials to stand out is the fact that they are distinguished by directness and simplicity, they don’t confuse the average user and explains everything from how to setup the coding environment to how to implement difficult tasks. Also one more characteristic is the imagination that he has in combining different technologies from Android and iOS up to the use of .net framework.

    If you intend to address any of the above then it is worth adding this site to the bookmarks of your favorite browser.


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    tetrabytes 4:00 pm on November 23, 2010 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
    Tags: evilgrade, hacking,   

    Evil + Upgrade = Evilgrade !!! 

    The title is quite intriguing and to be honest it is equal to its capabilities! We are talking for the latest creation by Infobyte Security Research (http://www.infobytesec.com/), presented to the public by the name Evilgrade (http://www.infobytesec.com/down/isr-evilgrade-Readme.txt). It is in fact an explotation framework that simulates the update process of several programs who are well known to a normal user and its purpose is to inject malicious software in order to control the remote computer!

    In simple words, if you have installed a program in your pc that belongs in the list of Evilgrade and you have already configured to automatically update it, then with Evilgrade and by calling the appropriate agent, you can trick it and install the appropriate backdoor to gain full control of the pc.

    The list of modules which each one of them, handles a particular program is large enough (63 in total) and among them are the most popular programs that an average user works with. Here are some of the most well known:

    - Teamviewer 5.1.9385
    - Ccleaner 2.30.1130
    - Notepad++ 5.8.2
    - Java 1.6.0_22  winxp/win7
    - aMSN 0.98.3
    - Appleupdate <= ( Safari 5.0.2 7533.18.5, <= Itunes
    - Mirc 7.14
    - Windows update (ie6 lastversion, ie7 7.0.5730.13, ie8 8.0.60001.18702)
    - Winscp 4.2.9
    - AutoIt Script
    - Google Analytics Javascript injection
    - Winamp 5.581
    - Nokiasoftware firmware update 2.4.8es - (Windows software)
    - Nokia firmware v20.2.011
    - BSplayer 2.53.1034
    - Apt ( < Ubuntu 10.04 LTS)
    - Blackberry Facebook | Twitter
    - VirtualBox (3.2.8 )
    - Filezilla
    - Flashget
    - Skype
    - Trillian <=
    - VMware

    .. and many more! See a sample of how it works to get a taste …

    Quite impressive! For those interested to use the program or to develop a module of their own, you will need a good knowledge of Perl. A few info on how to implement a module is provided on the site but in not much detail i must say.

    Feel free to experiment and let the hacking begin!

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    tetrabytes 12:24 am on November 23, 2010 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
    Tags: contact, facebook, twitter   

    Follow us… 

    If you want to stay in touch and find easily information about TetraBytes follow us on

    twitter:  http://www.twitter.com/tetrabytes/

    facebook: tetrabytes

    contact us: tb@tetra-bytes.com

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    tetrabytes 6:41 pm on November 19, 2010 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  


    Tetrabytes, would like to welcome you in our blog!

    We are in the pleasant state to inform you that our company is up and running! Our company consists of 4 young people who combine knowledge, experience and a zest for new ideas. Our vision is to invest in innovations that will bring a new dimension to modern technologies, following closely the developments in the field. We are not novices in the field and we were engaged in ambitious projects during the past.

    More information about our company, jobs that we have achieved in the past and how you can contact us, you will find in our homepage (http://www.tetra-bytes.com). In this blog, you will learn our latest news but also technological news hoping to become a forum for discussion.

    Warm Regards,

    The Tetrabytes Team!


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