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Apple Issues OS X 10.10.4 and iOS 8.4 Updates
By Sean Michael Kerner | Security Article Published July 2, 2015
Apple is now patching both OS X 10.10.4 and iOS 8.4 for the Logjam Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security (SSL/TLS) vulnerability first disclosed April 20.

Bluetooth and NFC come to FIDO Universal 2nd Factor Specification
By Sean Michael Kerner | Security Article Published July 2, 2015
What U2F provides is a second-factor authentication mechanism that can be used to supplement a username and password to provide more secure access to a site or online service

Control an Onprem Cloud from the Cloud with Platform9
By Sean Michael Kerner | Software Article Published July 2, 2015
While many organizations today are considering a move to the cloud, startup Platform9 is offering an innovative approach to enable organizations to use their on-premises infrastructure as a private cloud deployment.

Oracle Leads in Declining Market for Engineered Systems
By Sean Michael Kerner | Software Article Published July 2, 2015
The market for converged infrastructure that merges compute, storage, networking and applications continues to grow, according to the latest data from analyst firm IDC.

Mageia 5 Linux Highlights Mandriva Legacy
By Sean Michael Kerner | Software Article Published July 1, 2015
While Mandriva as a commercial entity ceased operation in May of this year, Mageia is alive and well, continuing on its mission of creating a user-friendly desktop-focused Linux distribution.

OpenDNS Sells Out to Cisco for $635 Million
By Sean Michael Kerner | Networking Article Published July 1, 2015
The deal is set to close in the first quarter of Cisco's fiscal 2016, with OpenDNS staff to become part of the Cisco Security Business Group organization run by David Goeckeler, senior vice president and general manager.

OPM Shuts Down Background Checking
By Sean Michael Kerner | Security Article Published July 1, 2015
The fallout from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) breach that was first publicly disclosed on June 4 is continuing to ripple through the U.S. government's IT infrastructure.

Red Hat CEO Talks Linux Security
By Sean Michael Kerner | Security Article Published July 1, 2015
Security is key part of the open source Linux operating system that Red Hat delivers to its customers.

Venafi Raises $39 Million in New Funding Round
By Sean Michael Kerner | Security Article Published July 1, 2015
Hackers are increasingly going after security keys and certificates that are not properly protected

CipherCloud Helps Launch Cloud Security Open API Effort
By Sean Michael Kerner | Security Article Published June 30, 2015
A new working group for defining an Open API for cloud security debuted yesterday at the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA).

OpenDaylight Debuts Third Major Milestone Release
By Sean Michael Kerner | Networking Article Published June 30, 2015
Chris Wright, Technical Director of SDN at Red Hat discusses the new OpenDaylight release.

Why Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst Wrote the Open Organization
By Sean Michael Kerner | IT Management Article Published June 30, 2015
When Jim Whitehurst set out to write his book The Open Organization: Igniting Passion and Performance, he wasn't looking to define the open-source movement in the same way that Eric Raymond's The Cathedral and the Bazaar defined open-source.

Red Hat Doubles Down on Containers at Red Hat Summit 2015
By Sean Michael Kerner | Software Article Published June 29, 2015
No Red Hat Summit event would be complete without at least one session on the roadmap for the core Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) platform, and the 2015 event was no exception.

Docker 1.7 Introduces Experimental Features
By Sean Michael Kerner | Software Article Published June 29, 2015
Starting with the new Docker engine 1.7 release, there are now experimental features for users to test out. 

Dell Looking to Profit from Chaos at Rivals
By Sean Michael Kerner | IT Management Article Published June 29, 2015
Corporate transformation can bring opportunity to both the company being transformed as well as its rivals.

How IKEA Patched for Shellshock
By Sean Michael Kerner | Security Article Published June 29, 2015
"One does not patch random servers," Glantz said.

Mozilla CTO Andreas Gal Leaving for IoT Startup
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published June 5, 2015
After just over a year in the job, Mozilla loses another top leader

Top OpenStack Security Dev from Nebula Didn't go to Oracle, He Went to Netflix
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published May 8, 2015
OpenStack security leads moves on

PoS Malware Grew in 2014
By Sean Michael Kerner | Security Article Published April 16, 2015
Overall Dell reported that in 2014, 4.2 billion malware attacks were blocked by its security systems, and of those 37 million were unique.

Ionic Security Emerges from Stealth
By Sean Michael Kerner | Security Article Published April 16, 2015
Ionic has raised $78.1 million in funding, with its most recent Series C round bringing in $40.1 million in January 2015.

Alcatel-Lucent Acquired by Nokia for $16.6 Billion
By Sean Michael Kerner | Networking Article Published April 16, 2015
Alcatel-Lucent's days as an independent company are soon coming to an end

Google Chrome 42, Hitchhikes Its' Way Through 45 Security Fixes
By Sean Michael Kerner | Security Article Published April 16, 2015
No towel required.

First OpenStack Kilo RCs Debut
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published April 10, 2015
OpenStack Kilo is set to officially be released on April 30

Docker 1.6 Coming April 7
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published March 30, 2015
Docker 1.6 set to introduce new features to the popular open-source container virtualization technology.

Akamai: Average Internet Speed 4.5 Mbps in 4Q14
By Sean Michael Kerner | Networking Article Published March 26, 2015
In the U.S the average mobile connection speed in the fourth quarter was reported to be 3.2 Mbps.