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Researcher creates proof-of-concept worm for network-attached storage devices

Infecting NAS devices with malware can be very valuable for attackers, a researcher said.


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Is Samsung's newest Chromebook 2 the best value Chromebook you can buy?

Samsung has come out with a refreshed version of its Chromebook 2. Is this the best Chromebook you can buy at its $250 price?

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The Week in iOS Apps: Using your new iPhone's barometer

This week's roundup of apps includes one offering that turns iPhone 6 users into an army of weather data collectors — who needs TV meteorologists when you can create your own weather forecasts?

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Building the next generation of female IT professionals

It's no secret that women are under-represented in technology jobs. To help turn that tide, while at the same time building a pipeline of talent, some companies are putting money where their good intentions are.

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Pros and cons of selling on Amazon, eBay and Etsy

Ecommerce business owners and digital marketing experts discuss the pros and cons of selling on Amazon, eBay and Etsy vs. selling on a standalone site -- and why it can pay to do both.

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How and where to use Apple Pay with your iPhone 6

With Monday's iOS 8.1 update, Apple Pay is now ready for the masses. Here's a quick guide on getting started.

Apple's iCloud targeted in man-in-the-middle attack in China

Yahoo has also been facing a similar attack in China.

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You'll pay a lot more for an unlocked Nexus 6 smartphone

Google's new Nexus 6 smartphone will start at $649, unlocked, when pre-orders begin Oct. 29. The price is nearly double the $349 starting price charged for the Nexus 5 a year ago.

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NASA's Mars orbiters survive comet flyby and sneak once-in-a-lifetime peek

While spacecraft duck and cover, they grab historical data about the comet, its effect on Mars.

China again blames US for disrupted cybersecurity talks

A top Chinese official said the country does not tolerate hacking.

3D-printed gun maker draws jail term in Japan

Yoshitomo Imura, 28, was sentenced to 2 years as the court backed Japan's stiff gun controls.

Is your Ethernet fast enough? Four new speeds are in the works

Cloud providers, carriers and fast Wi-Fi users are all looking for fatter pipes.

Dropbox used for convincing phishing attack

Dropbox was quick to remove the bogus login page, Symantec said,

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Tor-based anonymizing router gets pulled from Kickstarter for rules violations

Kickstarter alleges that the Anonabox project's creator misled contributors, thus breaking the crowdfunding service's rules.

Obama orders chip-and-PIN in government credit cards

The move could push retailers and banks to better secure their own cards and systems.

Startup offers a big-data storyteller

ClearStory Data's Collaborative Storyboards offers a way to present data in a series of live visualizations

GlobalFoundries to take over IBM's semiconductor unit in $1.3 billion deal

The chip maker is getting factories, patents, employees -- and a $1.3 billion payment from IBM.

Cray announces monster 1,500 core Big Data system

Turnkey Big Data analytics, integrated software for high performance data processing

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Apple patches OS X to protect against POODLE

Apple has issued a security update for OS X Mavericks and Mountain Lion meant to protect Macs against possible POODLE attacks.

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