375 Leeds and Bradford Firms Gobble Broadband Connection Vouchers

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By Mark Jackson, ISPreview UK | August 20th, 2014 More than 375 businesses in Leeds and Bradford have taken up the Government’s Broadband Connection Vouchers scheme, which offers grants worth up to £3,000 to help SME firms install a superfast broadband (30Mbps+) service in any of 22 cities across the United Kingdom. As a result…

The Forgotten Importance of Broadband Internet Upload Speeds

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By Mark Jackson, ISPreview UK | August 20th, 2014 Hands up if your broadband ISP makes the upload (upstream) speed of your Internet package clear on their advertising? We thought not. Sadly only a few of the major ISPs even bother to advertise upload performance and those that do only tend to show it on…

Linux Foundation to offer new certification for IT workers

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By Jon Gold, Network World | August 20th, 2014 Online test grants LFCS and LFCE certifications. With an eye toward deepening the global Linux talent pool, the Linux Foundation today announced that it will offer two new certifications for engineers and administrators. The Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator, or LFCS, and the Linux Foundation Certified…

Start-up offers up endpoint detection and response for behavior-based malware detection

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By Ellen Messmer, Network World | August 20th, 2014 SentinelOne wants to compete with full endpoint defense suites. Start-up SentinelOne is offering security software for behavior-based malware detection intended to augment, not replace, the type of full anti-virus endpoint protection suites that typically also have signature-based defense, a firewall and other features. However, the Mountain…

Workers at U.S. nuclear regulator fooled by phishers

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By Antone Gonsalves, CSO | August 19th, 2014 Nuclear Regulatory Commission employees were tricked into disclosing passwords and downloading malware in three phishing attacks that occurred over a three-year period. The incidents were described in an inspector general report obtained by the publication Nextgov through an open-records request. In one incident, the attackers sent email…

Heartbleed to blame for Community Health Systems breach

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By Steve Ragan, CSO | August 19th, 2014 According to a blog post from TrustedSec, an information security consultancy in Ohio, the breach at Community Health Systems (CHS) is the result of attackers targeting a flaw OpenSSL, CVE-2014-0160, better known as Heartbleed. The incident marks the first case Heartbleed has been linked to an attack…

IT outages are an ongoing problem for the U.S government

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By Patrick Thibodeau, Computerworld | August 19th, 2014 The inability to access data 24/7 hurts federal workforce, survey shows. When Healthcare.gov was launched last October, it gave millions of Americans direct experience with a government IT failure on a massive scale. But the overall reliability of federal IT operations is being called into question by…

Healthcare organizations still too lax on security

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By Jaikumar Vijayan, Computerworld | August 19th, 2014 Data breach at Community Health is symptom of broader problem, security experts say. The data breach at Community Health Systems that exposed the names, Social Security numbers and other personal details on more than 4.5 million people is a symptom of the chronic lack of attention to…

Bare Metal Networking, Then and Now…

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What a difference a year makes. Just last year, bare metal networking was viewed as an aspiration for only mega-scale operators. A simple solution to enable any bare metal switch to operate any networking operating system was unavailable. Original design manufacturers (ODMs) and bare metal networking vendors were relatively unknown entities. Pricing and product availability…

Bare Metal Networking, Then and Now…

By GIXnews

What a difference a year makes. Just last year, bare metal networking was viewed as an aspiration for only mega-scale operators. A simple solution to enable any bare metal switch to operate any networking operating system was unavailable. Original design manufacturers (ODMs) and bare metal networking vendors were relatively unknown entities. Pricing and product availability…

DIY Web Server: Raspberry Pi + CloudFlare

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The Raspberry Pi was created with a simple mission in mind: change the way people interact with computers. This inexpensive, credit card-sized machine is encouraging people, especially kids, to start playing with computers, not on them. When the first computers came out, basic programming skills were necessary. This was the age of the Amigas, BBC…

DIY Web Server: Raspberry Pi + CloudFlare

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The Raspberry Pi was created with a simple mission in mind: change the way people interact with computers. This inexpensive, credit card-sized machine is encouraging people, especially kids, to start playing with computers, not on them. When the first computers came out, basic programming skills were necessary. This was the age of the Amigas, BBC…

CloudFlare hiring Go programmers in London and San Francisco

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Are you familiar with the Go programming language and looking for a job in San Francisco or London? Then think about applying to CloudFlare. We’re looking for people with experience writing Go in both locations. CC BY-SA 2.0 by Yuko Honda (cropped, resized) CloudFlare uses Go extensively to build our service and we need to…

CloudFlare hiring Go programmers in London and San Francisco

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Are you familiar with the Go programming language and looking for a job in San Francisco or London? Then think about applying to CloudFlare. We’re looking for people with experience writing Go in both locations. CC BY-SA 2.0 by Yuko Honda (cropped, resized) CloudFlare uses Go extensively to build our service and we need to…

Vehicle-to-vehicle networks could save over 1,000 lives a year, US says

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By Stephen Lawson, IDG News Service | August 18th, 2014 The federal highway-safety agency wants wireless systems to warn drivers before they crash. The U.S. government wants to force cars to talk to each other over wireless networks, saying that could save more than 1,000 lives every year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)…

Azure services down again

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By Juan Carlos Perez, IDG News Service | August 18th, 2014 Among those affected are Cloud Services, Virtual Machines and Websites. Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing platform, wobbly for more than a week, is again experiencing outages and interruptions that are impacting multiple products in the U.S. and abroad. Monday’s problems started at close to 2…

Microsoft offers custom Windows OS to all first generation Intel Galileo owners

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By Agam Shah, IDG News Service | August 18th, 2014 The company says it is committed to supporting the second generation as well. Microsoft is encouraging more hardware hackers to develop Windows-based smart devices and appliances with expanded availability of a preview OS to all owners of Intel’s Galileo board. The software company has provided…

About 4.5M face risk of ID theft after hack of hospital network

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By Jaikumar Vijayan, Computerworld | August 18th, 2014 Community Health Systems says Chinese hackers accessed names, social security numbers and other data of people it treated or referred. About 4.5 million people in 28 states face the risk of identity theft due to a massive data breach at Community Health Systems (CHS) a Franklin, Tenn.,…