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New collision attacks against triple-DES, Blowfish break HTTPS sessions

Legacy ciphers such as triple-DES and Blowfish are vulnerable to Sweet32 attacks, which let attackers decrypt HTTPS sessions even without the encryption key

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MIT is dragging hard-wired network chips into the agile era

Cloud computing is changing the demands on networks more quickly than ever. Now researchers say it’s possible to program routers all the way down to their packet-forwarding chips in the quest to keep up.

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Service chaining, not box chaining, in the WAN

How SD-WAN is enabling a new mindset for adding services to enterprise networks

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Ciena CEO: We’re not just about service providers

In this installment of the IDG CEO Interview Series, Gary Smith talked with Chief Content Officer John Gallant about Ciena’s expanding enterprise business, including its data center connectivity strategy.

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Arista plans its own take on all-seeing network software

Arista Networks has a way to constantly stream and analyze state information from network devices. Today, enterprises have to set it up themselves, but Arista is about to build “state streaming” into its CloudVision software.

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The hidden cause of slow Internet and how to fix it

In 2010, Jim Gettys, a veteran computer programmer who currently works at Google, was at home uploading a large file to his work server. His kids came into his study and said, “Daddy, the Internet is slow today.” Wondering how his...

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Many hospitals transmit your health records unencrypted

A new survey by a health organization shows that only about 68% of acute providers and 48% of non-acute providers encrypt patient data -- and up to 22% of hospitals don't have firewalls.

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25% off NETGEAR N300 Wi-Fi Range Extender, Essentials Edition - Deal Alert

Is there a void between your WiFi router and your devices? Add a WiFi Extender and strengthen your connection.

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How Netgear's Orbi plans to eradicate Wi-Fi dead zones

Netgear's Orbi Wi-Fi system is more than just router, utilizing two devices to blanket your whole home in Wi-Fi.

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How to get your network and security teams working together

Your network and security teams may have different goals and objectives, but as networks grow more complex, it’s time to get these two teams on the same page to help avoid miscommunication around security threats.

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Best Deals of the Week, August 15-19 - Deal Alert

Check out this roundup of the best deals on gadgets, gear and other cool stuff we have found this week, the week of August 15th. All items are highly rated, and dramatically discounted!

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Cisco to shed 5,500 staff in refocus on IoT, security, and cloud

Cisco Systems plans to lay off about 7 percent of its global workforce in a restructuring that will see it further focus on hot IT areas such as the Internet of things, security, collaboration, next-generation data centers and the...

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Cisco to jettison 5,500 jobs, will reinvest in cloud, IoT & more

During its earnings announcement the company said total revenue was $48.7 billion, an increase of 3% over last year. Still the company faces challenges in its core switching and routing business.

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Death to copper cables: Intel turns to light for fast data transfers

Intel believes the days of using copper wires for data transfers, both between computers and inside of them, are numbered because optical communications are on the horizon.

Is Cisco set to cut 14,000 jobs?

Industry reports have it that Cisco will soon – possibly as early as today -- cut as many as 14,000 jobs – or about 20% of its 73,000 member workforce. According to a report from tech site CRN the cuts emphasize the Cisco’s growing...

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U.S. senators want airline IT meltdowns to end

Two high-profile airline technology meltdowns stranding thousands of travelers in the past couple weeks have prompted two US senators to push carriers to bolster their technology. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Edward J....

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Review: 6 slick open source routers

DD-WRT, Tomato, OpenWrt, OPNsense, pfSense, and VyOS suit a wide range of devices and networking needs

Anatomy of a service outage: How did we get here?

The right analytics system can help IT prevent problems before they actually crop up

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