AMD claims supercomputing GPU performance crown with FirePro S9150

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By Agam Shah, IDG News Service | August 6th, 2014 AMD says the FirePro S9150 is faster than Nvidia’s fastest Tesla processor. Advanced Micro Devices has stepped up its supercomputer battle with Nvidia, claiming the graphics performance crown with its fastest server GPU offering yet, the FirePro S9150. Graphics processors are at the center of…

Google ships 64-bit Chrome for OS X

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By Gregg Keizer, Computerworld | August 6th, 2014 Releases the browser to its Dev preview channel; follows Windows 64-bit promotion to Beta. Google has promoted the 64-bit version of Chrome for Windows to the browser’s more stable Beta distribution channel, and boosted Chrome for OS X to 64-bit on the more preliminary Canary and Dev…

DATA BREACH Russian hackers amass 1.2B stolen Web credentials

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By Martyn Williams, IDG News Service | August 5th, 2014 The hackers collected data on a massive scale, ‘so it affects absolutely everybody,’ security firm says. Criminals in Russia have amassed a huge database of 1.2 billion stolen user names and passwords and half a billion email addresses, a U.S.-based Internet security company said Wednesday.…

Cybersecurity should be professionalized

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By Jaikumar Vijayan, Computerworld | August 5th, 2014 It’s time to institute national standards and licensing requirements for cybersecurity professionals, Pell Center says. It By Jaikumar Vijayan The time is ripe for industry and government stakeholders to consider professionalizing cybersecurity, according to a report from Salve Regina University’s Pell Center for International Relations and Public…

A Full Year of Commercially Available Cumulus Linux Brings Us to Version 2.2

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It’s been about one year since we released Cumulus Linux commercially to the market. Cumulus Linux proved itself quickly as a powerful alternative to traditional networking approaches — not only for the choice it provided with a disaggregated model (choice of both networking hardware and networking OS) or the new business model it provided (a…

ifupdown2, a New Network Interface Manager for Cumulus Linux

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Existing tools for network interface configuration have several shortcomings when applied to network switches. These include the lack of ability to handle interface dependencies, incremental updates to interface configuration without disruption, and interface configuration validation. The lack of such functionality increases operational burden. We introduce ifupdown2, a new network interface manager for Cumulus Linux. ifupdown2…

ifupdown2, a New Network Interface Manager for Cumulus Linux

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Existing tools for network interface configuration have several shortcomings when applied to network switches. These include the lack of ability to handle interface dependencies, incremental updates to interface configuration without disruption, and interface configuration validation. The lack of such functionality increases operational burden. We introduce ifupdown2, a new network interface manager for Cumulus Linux. ifupdown2…

CloudFlare Now Supports WebSockets

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CC BY 2.0 from Brian Snelson I’m pleased to announce that CloudFlare now supports WebSockets. The ability to protect and accelerate WebSockets has been one of our most requested features. As of today, CloudFlare is rolling out WebSocket support for any Enterprise customer, and a limited set of CloudFlare Business customers. Over the coming months,…

CloudFlare Now Supports WebSockets

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CC BY 2.0 from Brian Snelson I’m pleased to announce that CloudFlare now supports WebSockets. The ability to protect and accelerate WebSockets has been one of our most requested features. As of today, CloudFlare is rolling out WebSocket support for any Enterprise customer, and a limited set of CloudFlare Business customers. Over the coming months,…

Researchers promote battery-free Wi-Fi technology

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By Grant Gross, IDG News Service | August 5th, 2014 A research team at the University of Washington pushes forward with technology that uses radio frequency for power. The coming Internet of things (IoT) revolution may not run on batteries, but on power plucked from the air, according to researchers at the University of Washington.…

Oracle issues fix for Java update that crippled some Web apps

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By Chris Kanaracus, IDG News Service | August 5th, 2014 A work-around is available for users who are unable to apply Java upgrades, Oracle says. There’s relief available for users who applied a recent Java update that stopped some Web applications from being able to launch. Oracle has issued Java 7 Update 67 which contains…

Exposed: An inside look at the Magnitude Exploit Kit

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By Steve Ragan, CSO | August 5th, 2014 Researchers at Trustwave have provided CSO with an inside look at the Magnitude Exploit Kit’s infrastructure. Linked to attacks against PHP.net and Yahoo, this kit has gone from obscurity to a certified threat in a short amount of time, while generating more than $60,000 USD per week…

‘Unusual uptick’ in attacks on media, publishing, Cisco says

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By Ellen Messmer, Network World | August 5th, 2014 ‘Dynamic DNS’ also becoming exploited by cyber-criminals for botnet operations. In its semi-annual threat report out today, Cisco points to an “unusual uptick” in attacks on media and publishing, putting that sector the top target for malware. For the first half of 2014, media and publishing…

PayPal’s two-factor authentication is easily beaten, researcher says

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By Jeremy Kirk, Techworld | 5th August, 2014 Joshua Rogers decided to go public with the information after notifying PayPal of the problem on June 5. A security feature offered by PayPal to help prevent accounts from being taken over by hackers can be easily circumvented, an Australian security researcher has found. PayPal users can…

IoT will become multitrillion-dollar market by 2020

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By Agam Shah, IDG News Service | August 4th, 2014 The number of businesses adopting ‘Internet of things’ technology continues to grow. Companies have embarked on a gradual but massive adoption of “Internet of things” (IoT) technology, investing in sensors to collect data, which is then wirelessly sent for further analysis or alerts, according to…

Web acceleration protocol nears completion

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By Joab Jackson, The IDG News Service | August 4th, 2014 The HTTP/2 protocol will speed Web delivery, though also may put more strain on Web servers as a result. When it comes to speeding up Web traffic over the Internet, sometimes too much of a good thing may not be such a good thing…

Black Hat 2014: How to steal security codes from home alarm systems

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By Tim Greene, Network World | August 4th, 2014 A $50 device made with off the shelf hardware can. For $50 attackers can build a radio device that cracks home alarm systems and other common security devices, Black Hat 2014 attendees will hear this week. A combination of a microcontroller and a single-board computer comprises…