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Empty DDoS threats earn extortion group over $100,000

A group of cybercriminals extorted over $100,000 from companies by threatening to launch DDoS attacks against them, without even having the capability to do so.

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Dell adopts Aerohive WLAN management for its wired switches

HiveManager NG software extends WLAN vendor Aerohive’s management platform to oversee Dell’s N Series wired edge switches.

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For the remotest IoT gear, cellular and satellite are coming together

AT&T and satellite integration company Globecomm joined hands on Monday to let enterprises buy and manage both cellular and satellite connectivity from AT&T.

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One of GNU/Linux’s most important networking components just got an update

The software framework that powers the network connections on many GNU/Linux systems just got its second major update in less than a year and a half, with the version 1.2 release of NetworkManager.

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9 free Windows apps that can solve Wi-Fi woes

Want to make your wireless connections safer and faster? We review nine free Windows apps that can help you monitor performance and safety at home, in the office or in the wild.

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Verizon is offshoring jobs, records say

Verizon has been moving call center work overseas, and IT jobs may be shifting as well.

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HPE/Aruba reportedly eyeing IP of Rasa Networks

HPE/Aruba is said to be planning to acquire the intellectual property of failing startup Rasa Networks within the next 2 to 4 weeks, according to sources close to the matter.

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Google to test innovative 3.5GHz wireless in Kansas City

Google will soon begin testing innovative 3.5 GHz wireless capabilities by using antennas on light poles and other structures in parts of Kansas City, Mo.

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19 open source GitHub projects for security pros

GitHub has a ton of open source options for security professionals, with new entries every day. Add these tools to your collection and work smarter

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Up to 48% Off Belkin Surge Protectors Via Amazon - Deal Alert

Amazon is currently featuring up to 48% off many models of highly rated Belkin surge protectors.

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Network woes? The cloud is coming to the rescue

Nyansa, based in Silicon Valley, emerged from stealth mode on Monday with Voyance, a cloud-based SaaS (software-as-a-service) offering that analyzes inputs from wired and wireless LANs to gauge users' actual experiences on a network.

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Reinventing the WAN

While some organizations continue to make use of WAN services such as Frame Relay and ATM, the use of those services is quickly diminishing. As a result, we are rapidly approaching a time when IT organizations will have only two WAN...

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Verizon-Boston fiber optic deal means more than faster Internet service

Over six years, Verizon will replace its copper wire with fiber optic cable for Internet in the city of Boston. But there's a lot more to the deal.

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5G wireless slowly, carefully taking shape

5G wireless is coming, but it has a lot of challenges to overcome, and we’re not going to be enjoying its blazing speeds until 2020 at least. But, at cable industry group CableLabs’ InformED Wireless event on Wednesday in New York,...

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5 must-have network tools

IT pros are bullish on these five products

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Trade commission will review contentious Cisco-Arista patent dispute

Specifically the ITC granted full review of the three patents that Arista is allegedly infringing under the initial determination issued by the presiding judge on Feb 2. In February, the ITC made an initial determination that Arista...

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Verizon to replace copper with fiber optic Internet in Boston

Verizon and the city of Boston today unveiled a $300 million fiber optic cable replacement of copper cable throughout the city over the next six years.

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SSD shootout: PCI Express blows away SATA and M.2 in throughput testing

For the better part of a decade now, the traditional interface for hard drives has been Serial ATA (SATA). With the advent of the solid state drive (SSD), new interfaces have come into play designed to speed up throughput, because the...

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