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Munich reverses course, may ditch Linux for Microsoft

Linux & Open Source by Computerworld - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 22:00
The German city of Munich, long one of the open-source community's poster children for the institutional adoption of Linux, is close to performing a major about-face and returning to Microsoft products.
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MongoDB adds support option for community edition of its NoSQL database

Linux & Open Source by Computerworld - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 20:33
IT shops that want professional support for MongoDB without paying for the enterprise edition of the company's increasingly popular NoSQL database now have an option from MongoDB itself.
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Senator questions airlines' data privacy practices

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 19:35
A senior U.S. senator is asking airlines about their data privacy practices, saying he's concerned about what information the companies are collecting and sharing with third parties.
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About 4.5M face risk of ID theft after hack of hospital network

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 19:19
About 4.5 million people in 28 states face the risk of identity theft due to a massive data breach at Community Health Systems (CHS) a Franklin, Tenn., based health network.
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Start-up fights ambush attacks on SDN, virtual machine networks

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 17:28
Start-up GuardiCore is working on a security product that works through a 'honeypot' approach to detect and block stealthy attacks on software-defined networks (SDN) and multi-vendor virtual-machine infrastructures for enterprise customers as well as cloud-service providers.
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Hackers steal data on 4.5 million US hospital patients

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 16:36
A major U.S. hospital operator says hackers based in China broke into its computer systems and stole data on 4.5 million patients.
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Baidu partners with U.N. to tackle e-waste in China

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 16:04
Chinese search engine Baidu and the United Nations Development Program are hoping to streamline the recycling of e-waste in China with a new app that can help users easily sell their old electronics for cash.
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RHSA-2014:1066-1: Low: Transition Red Hat Network Classic Hosted to Red Hat Subscription Management

Red Hat Errata - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 13:50
This is the 3-year notification of the target date to migrate systems from Red Hat Network Classic Hosted to Red Hat Subscription Management. All systems using Red Hat Network Classic Hosted must be migrated to Red Hat Subscription Management.
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Update: Microsoft pulls crippling patch from Windows Update

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 13:34
Although Microsoft has pulled a patch from Windows Update that crippled some computers, it is still pushing a truncated version of the security update that contained the flawed fix.
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RHSA-2014:1067-1: Low: Transition Red Hat Network Classic Hosted to Red Hat Subscription Management

Red Hat Errata - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 11:30
This is the 3-year notification of the target date to migrate systems from Red Hat Network Classic Hosted to Red Hat Subscription Management. All systems using Red Hat Network Classic Hosted must be migrated to Red Hat Subscription Management.
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RHSA-2014:1068-1: Low: Transition Red Hat Network Classic Hosted to Red Hat Subscription Management

Red Hat Errata - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 08:00
This is the 3-year notification of the target date to migrate systems from Red Hat Network Classic Hosted to Red Hat Subscription Management. All systems using Red Hat Network Classic Hosted must be migrated to Red Hat Subscription Management.
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RHSA-2014:1069-1: Low: Transition Red Hat Network Classic Hosted to Red Hat Subscription Management

Red Hat Errata - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 08:00
This is the 3-year notification of the target date to migrate systems from Red Hat Network Classic Hosted to Red Hat Subscription Management. All systems using Red Hat Network Classic Hosted must be migrated to Red Hat Subscription Management.
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White hat hacker returns to Australia for the NBN

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 04:18
Whitehack owner and director Adrian Wood returned to Australia from Alaska in the United States partly because he could access the National Broadband Network (NBN) for his business.
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New ASIO powers risk security of third party systems: EFA

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 03:48
Civil liberties organisation Electronic Frontiers Australia has warned that new ASIO powers proposed by the federal government could compromise the security of third party computer systems.
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Chinese man indicted over theft of Boeing C-17 secrets

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 03:46
A Chinese man has been indicted for allegedly directing two China-based hackers to infiltrate Boeing and other defense contractors to steal gigabytes of documents describing U.S. military aircraft.
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US trade officials say it’s their way or the highway on TPP

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 02:07
A new website is highlighting that United States trade officials could dictate to other countries their laws and regulations relating to the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA).
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WA govt phone and laptop losses rise

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Sun, 17/08/2014 - 23:30
The theft and loss of taxpayer-funded mobile phones and laptops in Western Australia has increased to more than $480,000 in the past year, despite a promised crack down on missing equipment, the opposition says.
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Microsoft urges customers to uninstall 'Blue Screen of Death' update

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Sun, 17/08/2014 - 17:45
Microsoft is quietly recommending that customers uninstall one of last week's security updates after users reported that it crippled their computers with the infamous "Blue Screen of Death."
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Startup builds intrusion prevention system for home networks

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Sun, 17/08/2014 - 16:42
At a time of growing concern about the security of interconnected devices in homes, a startup aims to provide consumers with a type of network security system traditionally used by businesses.
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The trouble with trolls (and how to beat them)

Security Alerts by Computerworld - Sat, 16/08/2014 - 11:22
A vulnerable person. A sociopath or two on social media tormenting that person without consequence. That's trolling in a nutshell.
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