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Netcraft Tool Flags Websites Affected By Heartbleed

The new browser plug-in can identify Web sites that maybe vulnerable to the OpenSSL bug Full Story »
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Federal CIOs Moving Cybersecurity Beyond Compliance

The evolving nature of cyberattacks demands a more dynamic response, according to government CIOs making an effort to implement real-time, continuous monitoring and reporting for security issues.

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Facebook Wants to Help You Meet Friends Offline

A new optional feature broadcasts people's locations to their friends

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CIOs and Procurement Pros Partner on Cloud Services

Cloud services can help CIOs free themselves from worrying about managing data centers, scaling capacity, configuring servers, applying security patches and other routine maintenance so they can focus on providing insight to improve the business.

Advice & Opinion

LaCie Compromised for Over a Year

I guess there is truth in the saying that the devil is in the details. If anyone ever tries to tell you that their product or service is 100% secure you have my permission to smack them with a large fish (not an actual permission slip). That being said, it is good to tackle the issues straight on when you've been hacked. In this case the storage manufacturer LaCie was breached by a nefarious third party who managed to set up shop on their internal network well over a year ago.

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For Red Hat, It's RHEL and Then...?

Red Hat is hosting its annual summit this week - this year in San Francisco - where the company is seemingly basking in the glory of making more than a billion dollars off a free open source project.

Advice & Opinion

Why a Smartphone 'Kill Switch' Won't Stop Phone Theft

The idea of a smartphone "kill switch" sounds promising and is a step in the right direction in the fight against phone thieves, but it's not a solution to the problem, according to CIO.com's Al Sacco.

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'Snowden Effect' has Changed Cloud Data Security Assumption, Survey Claims

Edward Snowden's revelations of sophisticated NSA spying have made many senior IT staff distinctly edgy about their use of the cloud with nine out of teen now paying close attention to the location of stored data, a survey of global attitudes has found.

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Kill Switch Proposals Finally Force Wireless Industry's Hand

Good news: You're finally going to be getting that theft-deterring kill switch as a standard feature on your mobile device. But when that feature becomes available next year, it may not be in the form the wireless industry would prefer.

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Heartbleed: Security Experts Reality-Check the 3 Most Hysterical Fears

Everything's been hacked! Change all your passwords but not yet! Security experts cut through the Heartbleed hype.

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SAP reports strong growth in cloud amid slow overall revenue growth

The company had a dip in software revenue in the first quarter as the cloud business took off

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Google Glass to get a workout from Dutch firefighters

Google Glass could be useful for tasks like cutting up a car to free a trapped person, the fire department said

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Microsoft Extends Windows 8.1 Update Migration Deadline for Business

Microsoft on Wednesday extended the Windows 8.1 Update migration deadline for businesses by three months, but again told consumers they had less than four weeks to make the move before the company shuts off their patch faucet.

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Facebook Users Targeted By Ibanking Android Trojan App

A computer Trojan injects messages into Facebook to trick users into installing Android malware, researchers from ESET said

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Samsung and Amazon Customize Kindle App, Offer Free E-books

The smartphone maker is increasingly relying on content to differentiate its products