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New Spectre-like CPU vulnerability bypasses existing defenses

The SWAPGS vulnerability can allow attackers to access contents of kernel memory addresses. Microsoft and Intel have coordinated on a mitigation.

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Microsoft finds Russia-backed attacks that exploit IoT devices

Microsoft says default passwords, unpatched devices, poor inventory of IoT gear led to exploits against companies by Russia's STRONTIUM hacking group.

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Fast forward: What's coming in future versions of Chrome?

Every time Google updates its browser, it publishes release notes aimed at enterprises to highlight upcoming additions, substitutions, enhancements and modifications. Here's some of what's coming.

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Slack beefs up mobile security controls for Enterprise Grid

The latest updates to security controls for Slack’s enterprise-grade collaboration app are designed to make it easier to manage data on a range of devices.

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For Microsoft, Windows 10 is a ‘cornerstone’ no more

For four years, Microsoft described Windows 10 as the very foundation of its ambitions. But in this year's Form 10-K filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, that description no longer applies, raising questions about how the...

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Evolution of the internet: Celebrating 50 years since Arpanet

50 years after the birth of the internet's precursor, Arpanet, there are more internet-connected devices than people in the world, and traffic is measured in exabytes.

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IBM, Chainyard unveil blockchain-based 'Trust Your Supplier' network

IBM has partnered with Fortune 500 companies to launch the network, which is aimed at automating the validation and onboarding of buyers and suppliers.

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Windows by the numbers: Finally, the 7-to-10 migration kicks into high gear

Windows 7's share of all PCs dropped sharply in July, indicating users are finally migrating to Windows 10 as 7's end-of-support date draws ever closer.

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Top web browsers 2019: Chrome swallows more share

Its biggest monthly user-share gain in three years pushes Google’s browser ever closer to the 70% mark.

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IBM fuses its software with Red Hat’s to launch hybrid-cloud juggernaut

IBM is starting a potentially huge run at hybrid cloud by tying more than 100 of its products to the Red Hat OpenShift platform.

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Asana’s Workload tool aims to prevent worker burnout

The new feature gives managers an all-in-one view of employees’ project workloads and lets them reassign or reschedule tasks accordingly.

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Cisco pays $8.6M to settle security-software whistleblower lawsuit

Cisco will pay $2.6 million to the federal government and up to $6 million to 15 states in a settlement over video security software it stopped selling in 2014

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Cisco assesses the top enterprise SD-WAN technology drivers

Cisco SD-WAN customer National Instruments touts benefits of the technology: Speed, efficiency, security, cost savings

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What's in the latest Chrome update? No more Flash (without jumping through hoops)

Chrome 76 disables Flash by default, closes an Incognito Mode loophole and simplifies Progressive Web App installation.

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Cisco simplifies Kubernetes container deployment with Microsoft Azure collaboration

Microsoft's Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) has been added to the Kubernetes managed services that natively integrate with the Cisco Container Platform.

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Remote code execution is possible by exploiting flaws in Vxworks

Critical vulnerabilities have been found in WindRiver’s VxWorks’ real-time operating system that powers an advertised 2B connected devices, including some networking gear.

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IoT roundup: Connected cows, food safety sensors and tracking rent-a-bikes

Farmers use LoRaWAN wireless with internet of things devices that monitor the health and location of cattle, and restaurants use it to network IoT sensors that signal temperature shifts in commercial refrigerators.

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Google Cloud to offer VMware data-center tools natively

Google is enlisting VMware and CloudSimple to serve up vSphere, NSX and vSAN software on Google Cloud to make ease the transition of enterprise workloads to the cloud.

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Mattermost makes case for open source as team messaging market booms

The self-hosted workplace messaging tool could gain traction with large organizations that must meet strict compliance requirements.

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Critical VxWorks flaws expose millions of devices to hacking

Researchers have found 11 serious vulnerabilities in VxWorks, the world's most popular real-time operating system (RTOS) that powers over 2 billion devices including enterprise network firewalls and routers, industrial controllers and...

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