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Net neutrality ruling complicates US transition to IP networks

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 18:18
The transition from copper-based telephone systems to IP networks in the U.S. could become swept up in political fallout as the FCC figures out how to regulate such networks in ways that will appease the courts.
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Lavaboom builds encrypted webmail service to resist snooping

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 16:27
A new webmail service called Lavaboom promises to provide easy-to-use email encryption without ever learning its users' private encryption keys or message contents.
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Oracle identifies products affected by Heartbleed, but work remains on fixes

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 15:30
Oracle has issued a comprehensive list of its software that may or may not be affected by the OpenSSL (secure sockets layer) vulnerability known as Heartbleed, while warning that no fixes are yet available for some likely affected products.
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Microsoft slashes Windows XP custom support prices just days before axing public patches

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 14:08
Just days before Microsoft retired Windows XP from public support, the company drastically reduced the price of custom support agreements that give large companies and government agencies another year of XP patches, experts reported today.
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German researchers hack Galaxy S5 fingerprint login

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 12:19
It took just four days for German researchers to trick the Samsung Galaxy S5's fingerprint scanner into accepting a mold of a fingerprint instead of a real finger.
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Telefónica starts exchange for targeted mobile ads

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 11:54
Telecom operator Telefónica has launched the first mobile ad-exchange platform to use the operator's customer demographics and real-time location data to serve targeted mobile ads, the company said on Wednesday.
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RHEA-2014:0397-1: jboss-ec2-eap enhancement update for EAP 6.2.2

Red Hat Errata - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 11:00
Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Updated jboss-ec2-eap packages that add various enhancements are now available for Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6.2.2 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
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RHBA-2014:0395-1: util-linux-ng bug fix update

Red Hat Errata - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 11:00
Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Updated util-linux-ng packages that fix one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Extended Update Support.
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RHBA-2014:0394-1: cpuspeed bug fix update

Red Hat Errata - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 11:00
Red Hat Enterprise Linux: Updated cpuspeed packages that fix one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
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Microsoft's Chinese partner confident Xbox can compete against Android consoles

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 05:21
More low-end Android gaming consoles are coming to China. But Microsoft's local partner isn't worried, and expects the Xbox to sell well as a high-end gaming product.
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Australia needs effective government cyber policy leadership: report

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 05:10
Australia’s cyber readiness has received high scores but more work is needed to improve cyber policy leadership by the Abbott government, according to a new report by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute.
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Ukraine tensions could hurt international security efforts, Kaspersky says

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 01:27
International conflicts such as the current tensions over Ukraine could stand in the way of global cooperation on cybersecurity, according to the founder of Kaspersky Lab.
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Rushed Heartbleed fixes may expose users to new attacks

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Wed, 16/04/2014 - 00:15
In the race to protect themselves from the Heartbleed vulnerability, enterprises could be opening themselves up to new attacks if they aren't careful.
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Heartbleed bug is irritating McAfee, Symantec, Kaspersky Lab

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Tue, 15/04/2014 - 22:19
The Heartbleed Bug disclosed by the OpenSSL group on April 7 has sent many vendors scurrying to patch their products and that includes security firms Symantec, Intel Security's McAfee division, and Kaspersky Lab.
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Cellular industry makes concession on kill switch

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Tue, 15/04/2014 - 22:17
Wireless carriers in the U.S., handset makers and the industry's lobbying group have made a significant concession on technology that could remotely disable stolen smartphones and tablets.
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Red Hat adds muscle to Docker container technology

Linux & Open Source by Computerworld - Tue, 15/04/2014 - 21:34
Red Hat is looking to advance the Docker Linux container application for wider enterprise use.
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RHSA-2014:0396-1: Important: rhev-hypervisor6 security update

Red Hat Errata - Tue, 15/04/2014 - 17:30
Red Hat Enterprise Linux: An updated rhev-hypervisor6 package that fixes one security issue is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor 3.2. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having Important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section. CVE-2014-0160
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Latest gadgets ease the cruelty of travel

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Tue, 15/04/2014 - 17:14
Luckily, gadget-makers understand the cruelty of travel, and are always creating new devices that help the mobile worker/road warrior ease the pain of a hotel room with few outlets, or expensive in-room Wi-Fi. Here are three gadgets I've recently tested that can help you on your next trip:
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Big bucks going to universities to solve pressing cybersecurity issues

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Tue, 15/04/2014 - 17:14
During a week in which everyone seemed to be searching for answers amid revelations of the Heartbleed bug, several universities and their partners announced new efforts to explore IT security advances.
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Canonical's new Ubuntu focuses on the long haul

Linux & Open Source by Computerworld - Tue, 15/04/2014 - 16:36
As organizations move in-house systems to the cloud, Canonical wants them to consider switching their OSes as well.
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