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Mozilla Firefox for Apple IOS iPhone Code Emerges on Github
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published December 18, 2014
From the 'It's Not Firefox Home' files:

OpenStack Proposes New Model for Projects and Integrated Releases
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published December 18, 2014

OpenPOWER Lands Member #80: Rackspace
By Sean Michael Kerner | Enterprise Article Published December 17, 2014
Rackspace is now the 80th member company to join the OpenPOWER Foundation, which is now entering its second year of operations.

WordPress Gets Soaked in New Plugin Attack
By Sean Michael Kerner | Security Article Published December 17, 2014
The popular open-source WordPress blogging and content management system (CMS) is at risk from a vulnerable third-party plug-in that many users may not even realize they are running.

PCI-DSS 3.0 : What's Missing?
By Sean Michael Kerner | Security Article Published December 17, 2014
The next major standard for payment security comes into effect on Jan 1 2015.

Docker 1.3.3 Release Fixed Three Vulnerabilities
By Sean Michael Kerner | Security Article Published December 16, 2014
The security advisories for the Docker vulnerabilities were first publicly released on Dec. 11 although not every vendor in the Docker ecosystem has been in a hurry to update.

Python 2 Gets New Security Features, Four Years After It was Supposed to Go Away
By Sean Michael Kerner | Developer Article Published December 16, 2014
The Python 2.7.9 security fixes and backports are motivated by one simple goal: to do what's right for the security of the Internet.

Riverbed Going Private in $3.6 Billion Deal with Thoma Bravo
By Sean Michael Kerner | Networking Article Published December 16, 2014
After months of debate and speculation about the future of Riverbed Technologies, the networking vendor has chosen its path.

Are You Securing Sensitive Data? Survey Says: Likely Not.
By Sean Michael Kerner | Software Article Published December 15, 2014
63 percent of organizations today do not have a fully mature method to control and track sensitive data.

Cisco Focusses on IoT Analytics
By Sean Michael Kerner | Software Article Published December 15, 2014
Cisco is celebrating its 30th anniversary as a company, by continuing to push forward and evolve for the next generation of IT challenges.

CoreOS CTO Explains How His Clustered Linux Distro Works [VIDEO]
By Sean Michael Kerner | Software Article Published December 15, 2014
Using containers as a base, the CoreOS team looked to see what else was needed for a scale-out Internet application deployment.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 Beta Previews Security Enhancements
By Sean Michael Kerner | Software Article Published December 12, 2014
Among the improvements that the RHEL 7.1 beta includes is a new security certificate authority (CA) as part of the identity management system.

Hachicorp Lands $10 Million in Series A for Open-Source DevOps
By Sean Michael Kerner | Software Article Published December 12, 2014
HashiCorp is known in the application development community for its open source tools, including Vagrant, Packer, Serf, Consul and Terraform

Cisco Set to Bolster Security Service with Neohapsis Acquisition
By Sean Michael Kerner | Security Article Published December 12, 2014
When the deal closes, the Neophasis organization will be integrated into the Cisco Security Services group, which is run by Bryan Palma, SVP and GM.

Goodbye Pirate Bay?
By Sean Michael Kerner | Security Article Published December 11, 2014
Ever since it was created, torrent tracking site The Pirate Bay has evaded copyright holders and law enforcement—that is, until Dec. 9.

Area 1 Security Takes Aim at Social Engineering Threats
By Sean Michael Kerner | Software Article Published December 11, 2014
While some social engineering attacks leverage zero-day vulnerabilities in application software, the Area 1 Security approach isn't concerned about unknown security flaws.

Snappy Ubuntu Set to Improve Application Security
By Sean Michael Kerner | Software Article Published December 11, 2014
Canonical, the lead commercial sponsor behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution, is building new tools to make updating cloud container applications "snappier."

Firefox 35 Set to Be More Responsive and Conversational
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published December 11, 2014
Firefox Hello set to get new conversation rooms in first release of 2015

Fedora 21 Delivers Fedora Next Linux Vision
By Sean Michael Kerner | Software Article Published December 10, 2014

Microsoft's Final Patch Tuesday for 2014
By Sean Michael Kerner | Security Article Published December 10, 2014
Microsoft Office is at risk this time from a number of remote code execution vulnerabilities.

Nginx Funding Hits $33 Million
By Sean Michael Kerner | Networking Article Published December 10, 2014
The focus for Nginx Inc. right now is on growing the business

Third Quarter 2014 Global Server Revenue Tops $12 Billion
By Sean Michael Kerner | Enterprise Article Published December 10, 2014
There is reason for optimism in the server market, though the amount of optimism varies depending on the source of data.

Why 10x Leaps in Ethernet are History
By Sean Michael Kerner | Networking Article Published December 10, 2014
For much of Ethernet's history, speed increases were measured by a factor of 10.

Cloud Foundry PaaS Foundation Goes Live
By Sean Michael Kerner | Software Article Published December 9, 2014
The Cloud Foundry Foundation will be run as a Linux Foundation Collaborative project that leverages the resources and expertise of the Linux Foundation

Apache Mesos Backer Mesosphere Raises $36 Million
By Sean Michael Kerner | Software Article Published December 9, 2014
Apache Mesos is an open source project that enables an application to harness the power of multiple distributed servers by abstracting the physical compute, memory and storage into a larger logical unit.