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Cisco's SDN controller has a security hole

Cisco has issued software to fix a vulnerability in its SDN controller than allows infiltrators to access the system as root users, with access to root commands.

Written by Jim Duffy04 Aug. 15 08:31

Bad vibe brews about Windows 10

Windows 10's vibe on social media has soured since Microsoft launched the operating system last week, Adobe today said as it cited new data from its metrics platform.

Written by Gregg Keizer04 Aug. 15 06:00

The Takeaway: Why Windows 10 wants your upload bandwidth

Some new Windows 10 users have been caught off guard by a new peer-to-peer (P2P service in the new OS that relies on a customer's upload bandwidth to distribute updates and apps.

Written by Ken Mingis04 Aug. 15 05:38

Will Facebook envy wreck Twitter?

There's never been anything quite like Facebook. As a company, Facebook specializes in collecting, hoarding, keeping and engaging users. As a social network, it dominates the market with the largest user base. Facebook has a monopoly as the social network of choice for friends and families.

Written by Mike Elgan04 Aug. 15 01:48

DNS server attacks begin using BIND software flaw

Attackers have started exploiting a flaw in the most widely used software for the DNS (Domain Name System), which translates domain names into IP addresses.

Written by Jeremy Kirk03 Aug. 15 10:52

Lawmakers propose new visa for foreign tech entrepreneurs

Two U.S. House Democrats are proposing a new visa for immigrants who can obtain "significant" venture capital funding for a business, or can otherwise establish a business that creates some jobs.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau01 Aug. 15 23:12

ISP argues net neutrality rules violate its right to block content

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules violate the free speech rights of broadband providers because the regulations take away their ability to block Web traffic they disagree with, one ISP has argued.

Written by Grant Gross01 Aug. 15 04:24

Former Hacking Team developer reportedly in contact with a terrorist group

An individual who did work for Hacking Team was in contact with hackers working for a terrorist organization, and disgruntled employees -- who deny the charge -- were planning to sell an antidote to the spyware vendor's surveillance software, an Italian newspaper reported Friday.

Written by Philip Willan01 Aug. 15 04:20

Italian police shutter Dark Web marketplace

Italian police have shut down a Dark Web marketplace offering illegal goods ranging from child pornography to forged luncheon vouchers, and seized 11,000 bitcoin wallets worth about 1 million euros, authorities said Friday.

Written by Philip Willan01 Aug. 15 03:03

Black Hat 2015: Cracking just about anything

Researchers at the Black Hat 2015 conference this week will show how to crack Internet routing protocols, malware-detecting honeypots, radio-frequency ID gear that gates building access, and more, but also offer tips on how to avoid becoming victims to their new attacks.

Written by Tim Greene01 Aug. 15 03:03

Ad group urges FTC to reject right to be forgotten in US

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission should reject a privacy group's push to extend the E.U.'s controversial right to be forgotten rules to the U.S. because such regulations would have a "sweeping" negative effect on many U.S. companies, a trade group said.

Written by Grant Gross01 Aug. 15 01:54

5 steps to respond to a security breach

It’s not a matter of if you are going to fall victim to a cyber attack, it’s when. So what should you do to minimise the adverse consequences that can arise from a breach?

Written by Cheng Lim31 July 15 13:50

Hacker shows he can locate, unlock and remote start GM vehicles

A security researcher has posted a video on YouTube demonstrating how a device he made can intercept wireless communications to locate, unlock and remotely start GM vehicles that use the OnStar RemoteLink mobile app.

Written by Lucas Mearian31 July 15 11:02

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