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DDoS attack shows dangers of IoT ‘running rampant’

By Matt Hamblen Computerworld | Oct 25, 2016 2:02 PM PT A U.S. Senator has joined security officials calling for stiffer cybersecurity for Internet of Things (IoT) devices following a major attack last Friday. In a letter to three federal agencies, Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) on Tuesday called for "improved tools to better protect American consumers, manufacturers, retailers, internet si...
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10 tips for a successful cloud plan

Foundational best practices for starting up an IaaS deployment By Brandon Butler Network World | September 28, 2016 How do you get started using the cloud? For some organizations, cloud usage has already begun by someone in the company - whether they know it or not. But to have a successful cloud deployment, it’s helpful to have a plan. 1. Alignment workshops After a company has made a dec...
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Dell Closes $60 Billion Merger with EMC

‘We feel very well positioned both in the new areas of technology and in the existing areas of technology,’ says CEO Michael Dell By Rachael King Updated Sept. 7, 2016 10:15 a.m. ET Dell Inc. Wednesday said it completed its $60 billion deal to acquire EMC Corp., the largest technology merger in history. The new company, to be named Dell Technologies, aims to be a one-stop shop for informati...
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IaaS in 2016: Who can challenge Amazon?

As businesses of all sizes migrate ever more workloads to cloud-based infrastructure, we examine the dynamics of this rapidly changing market. By Charles McLellan | August 15, 2016 -- 15:19 GMT (08:19 PDT) | Topic: Cloud Computing: Moving to IaaS Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is a maturing segment of the cloud computing market. In its 2015 Cloud Computing Hype Cycle, Gartner placed IaaS...
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Senator has privacy concerns about Pokémon Go’s data collection

Al Franken wants to know how the data collected is used By John Ribeiro The popularity of augmented reality smartphone game Pokémon Go has raised a variety of concerns, including a warning by the National Safety Council, urging drivers not to play the game behind the wheel and asking pedestrians to be careful while playing it. U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), a strong privacy advocate, has ra...
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New Satana ransomware encrypts user files and master boot record

It's the second ransomware threat after Petya that leaves computers unable to boot into the OS By Lucian Constantin IDG News Service | July 1, 2016 Attackers are developing an aggressive new ransomware program for Windows machines that encrypts user files as well as the computer's master boot record (MBR), leaving devices unable to load the OS. The program is dubbed Satana -- meaning "S...
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Hackers sold access to 170,000 compromised servers, many in the US

New data paints a much darker picture of the underground market for hacked servers The market for hacked servers might be much larger than previously thought, with new evidence suggesting that hackers sold access to over 170,000 compromised servers since 2014, a third of them located in the U.S. The new revelation comes from antivirus firm Kaspersky Lab, whose researchers reported last week that...
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5 things you should know about password managers

5 things you should know about password managers Source: IDG News Service Tools such as Last Pass and Dashlane can save you a lot of headaches New data breaches are coming to light almost weekly and they reveal a simple but troubling fact: many people still choose weak passwords and reuse them across multiple sites. The reality is, remembering dozens of complex passwords is almost imposs...
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Why Microsoft bought LinkedIn for $26 billion, in one word: Cortana

Know everything about your business contact before you even walk into the room By Mark Hachman The image above says it all: Microsoft spent $26.1 billion to ensure that you'll never walk into a meeting "cold" again. Picture a typical business trip: meetings all day, drinks at night. A good salesperson knows his or her contacts before he or she steps foot in the door. But that goes for coworkers...
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