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Google Chrome 40 Released
By Sean Michael Kerner | Security Article Published January 23, 2015
Google is paying out $53,500 in bug bounties for the 26 flaws reported by security researchers that have been fixed in Chrome 40

WordPress Continues Its Quest to Secure Users
By Sean Michael Kerner | Security Article Published January 23, 2015
The risk of unpatched software is one that WordPress understands well and is taking aggressive steps to mitigate.

Google Continues to Find Microsoft Vulnerabilities
By Sean Michael Kerner | Security Article Published January 19, 2015
Google's Project Zero security research team has once again put Microsoft users at risk by publicly disclosing a pair of new zero-day vulnerabilities on Jan. 15.

What is the Cost of Malware Containment?
By Sean Michael Kerner | Security Article Published January 19, 2015
"We applied the average wage of an IT professional and multiplied that by the number or hours wasted by malware, and that results in cost savings of $1.3 million by not having people chasing things they shouldn't chase," Ponemon said.

Riverbed Renews SteelHead with CX 70 WAN Optimization Portfolio
By Sean Michael Kerner | Networking Article Published January 19, 2015
Riverbed is starting off 2015 with a renewed emphasis on its flagship SteelHead product lineup.

Intel 4Q14 Revenue Comes in at $14.7 Billion
By Sean Michael Kerner | IT Management Article Published January 19, 2015
Intel's fiscal 2014 was its best year ever, reporting record revenue as the silicon vendor continues to push into new markets as well as continuing to grow the PC market.

3Q14 Videoconferencing Market Revenues Reach $838 million
By Sean Michael Kerner | Networking Article Published January 15, 2015
Infonetics' third quarter 2014 (3Q14) Enterprise Telepresence and Video Conferencing Equipment report shows flat year-over-year revenue growth for the market segment.

Mozilla Releases Firefox 35 with 8 Security Advisories
By Sean Michael Kerner | Software Article Published January 15, 2015
Mozilla's open-source Firefox 35 Web browser became generally available on Jan. 13, providing users with new Web-based communication features and fixes for nine security advisories.

Is Android being Updated for Security Vulnerabilities?
By Sean Michael Kerner | Software Article Published January 14, 2015
Google's Android mobile operating system takes a lot of criticism from security researchers for various security flaws and weaknesses.

IBM Powers Up z13 Mainframe
By Sean Michael Kerner | Software Article Published January 14, 2015
IBM this week officially announced the z13 mainframe platform, loaded with silicon and other hardware innovations to accelerate mobile, analytics and security-driven workloads

CloudPassage Extends Halo for Docker Container Policy
By Sean Michael Kerner | Software Article Published January 14, 2015
With the new Docker support, Halo is able to look both at the host server on which the Docker engine is deployed, as well as the Docker container in which an application is running.

Microsoft Kicks Off 2015 with 8 Security Patches
By Sean Michael Kerner | Security Article Published January 14, 2015
Only the MS15-002 security bulletin was given the highest security rating of "critical." MS15-002 details a vulnerability in Telnet, which is an older software technology that enables remote access.

The $78.1 Million Evolution of Social Fortress to Ionic Security
By Sean Michael Kerner | Security Article Published January 14, 2015
The idea behind Ionic Security was initially triggered by the company founder's frustration in trying to keep his social media settings private and secure.

IBM Patents New Cloud, Security and Mobile Innovations
By Sean Michael Kerner | Software Article Published January 13, 2015
In the world of U.S patents, one company stands alone.

Red Hat OpenShift 3 Goes 'All In' for Docker
By Sean Michael Kerner | Software Article Published January 13, 2015
The upcoming OpenShift 3 platform will mark yet another page in the continued evolution for Red Hat's PaaS effort that began with the acquisition of Makara in 2010.

[VIDEO] Where is Big Switch and SDN Headed in 2015?
By Sean Michael Kerner | Networking Article Published January 13, 2015
Moving forward the plan for Big Switch is to continue to evolve SDN.

HP Security Chief is Ready for the Post-Sony Security World
By Sean Michael Kerner | Security Article Published January 12, 2015
"The change that is going to occur is that we need to be a lot more information- and identity-centric in the way that we think about security going forward," Gilliland said.

Microsoft Advance Notification Service No Longer Available for Free
By Sean Michael Kerner | Security Article Published January 12, 2015
In an unexpected move, Microsoft announced on Jan. 8 that it is ending the free general public availability of ANS

3Q14 Global Average Internet Connection Speed was 4.5 Mbps
By Sean Michael Kerner | Networking Article Published January 9, 2015
During the third quarter of 2014, the global broadband adoption rate for connections of 4 Mbps or greater hit 60 percent of all connections

Mirantis Makes Cloud Deployment Easier with OpenStack 6.0
By Sean Michael Kerner | Software Article Published January 9, 2015
A key part of Mirantis' value-add in its OpenStack product is the inclusion of Fuel tools to help organizations deploy and manage OpenStack clouds at scale.

Netskope: Most Cloud Apps Aren't Enterprise Read
By Sean Michael Kerner | Software Article Published January 9, 2015
Netskope reported that 15 percent of business users admitted to having their access credentials compromised, which is a particularly noteworthy risk since as many as half of users reuse passwords on multiple sites.

How Long is Your Android Phone Supported? Be Careful You Could be at Security Risk
By Sean Michael Kerner | Security Article Published January 9, 2015
Although Google has patched both flaws, there are still users that are at risk from the vulnerabilities for a number of reasons.

Macro Attacks on the Rebound
By Sean Michael Kerner | Security Article Published January 9, 2015
The Dridex banking malware is being used in a malicious spam campaign that is generating 15,000 emails a day, according to security firm Trustwave.

AllSeen Alliance Brings IoT to the Cloud
By Sean Michael Kerner | Networking Article Published January 7, 2015
The AllSeen Alliance is expanding the framework with the AllJoyn Gateway Agent that expands the footprint of IoT features beyond a user's local environment, all the way out to the cloud.

True Key Password Security Technology Previewed by Intel Security
By Sean Michael Kerner | Security Article Published January 7, 2015
Intel Security (formerly known as McAfee) is now previewing its True Key platform as a solution for the password security challenge.