Healthcare organizations still too lax on security

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 …

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Bare Metal Networking, Then and Now…

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 …

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Bare Metal Networking, Then and Now…

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 …

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What Apple’s new content delivery network means for net neutrality, and for you

By Glenn Fleishman, Macworld.com | August 19th, 2014 In late July, Apple reportedly brought online its own content distribution network (CDN), a way of pushing data files closer to end-users. A CDN can reduce the number of hops and the amount of intermediate bandwidth required to speed files and data–like an iOS update, a streaming …

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Virtual hard drives: The IT pro trick that lets you back up your data for free

By Jon L. Jacobi, PC World | August 19th, 2014 IT professionals have used virtual hard drives for years in servers and virtual machines, but you can also use VHDs to back up your data. Once you finally start backing up your data (like you’ve been told to over, and over again), consider using a …

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CloudFlare hiring Go programmers in London and San Francisco

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 …

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CloudFlare hiring Go programmers in London and San Francisco

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 …

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

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) …

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Azure services down again

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 …

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

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 …

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

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., …

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Start-up fights ambush attacks on SDN, virtual machine networks

By Ellen Messmer, Network World | August 18th, 2014 GuardiCore developing “honeypot” approach to detecting and blocking stealthy attacks. Start-up GuardiCore is working on a security product that works through a ‘honeypot’ approach to detect and block stealthy attacks on software-defined networks (SDN) and multi-vendor virtual-machine infrastructures for enterprise customers as well as cloud-service providers. …

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Community Health Systems blames China for recent data breach

By Steve Ragan, CSO | August 18th, 2014 Community Hospital Systems (CHS), which operates just over 200 hospitals in 29 states, reported a data breach impacting about 4.5 million people on Monday. The incident, blamed on actors in China, was made public via an 8-K filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The 8-K …

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Tinfoil Security vulnerability scanning now easy in CloudFlare Apps

We’re pleased to introduce a new CloudFlare App: Tinfoil Security. Tinfoil Security is a service designed to find possible web application vulnerabilities. Security is central to CloudFlare’s service. Our security features operate at the network level to identify and block malicious traffic from ever reaching your website or application. However, even with that protection in …

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Tinfoil Security vulnerability scanning now easy in CloudFlare Apps

We’re pleased to introduce a new CloudFlare App: Tinfoil Security. Tinfoil Security is a service designed to find possible web application vulnerabilities. Security is central to CloudFlare’s service. Our security features operate at the network level to identify and block malicious traffic from ever reaching your website or application. However, even with that protection in …

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VIDEO: The ‘house of hacking horrors’

A suburban house has been transformed to help specialists find security flaws in smart devices and stop hackers taking control. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Microsoft urges customers to uninstall ‘Blue Screen of Death’ update

By Gregg Keizer, Computerworld | August 17th, 2014 One of last week’s security updates has bricked an unknown number of PCs running Windows 7. Microsoft on Friday quietly recommended that customers uninstall one of last week’s security updates after users reported that it crippled their computers with the infamous “Blue Screen of Death” (BSOD). The …

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