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Is PHP 6 or PHP 7 Next?
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published July 21, 2014
From the 'open-source nomenclature' files:

OpenStack Kilo Set to Debut in April 2015
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published July 17, 2014
From the 'What Follows Juno'? files:

Bitcoin's 51 Percent Attack and the Dogecoin Botnet
By Sean Michael Kerner | Security Article Published June 19, 2014
The Dogecoin botnet and the Ghash.io issues are both interesting in that they help raise doubts about the legitimacy of cryptocurrency.

Is LinkedIn at Risk from a Zero-Day Vulnerability?
By Sean Michael Kerner | Security Article Published June 19, 2014
The issue of SSL being stripped is one that sites beyond LinkedIn should also be concerned about.

Red Hat Acquires eNovance for $95 Million
By Sean Michael Kerner | Enterprise Article Published June 19, 2014
What eNovance brings to the table is a services business around OpenStack.

Riverbed Improves APM with AppInternals 9.0
By Sean Michael Kerner | Security Article Published June 19, 2014
Riverbed is expanding its reach into the Application Performance Management (APM) market with a new release of a product formerly known as OPNET AppInternals Xpert, now called SteelCentral AppInternals 9.0.

British Citizens Can be Snooped on If Sites are External to the U.K.
By Sean Michael Kerner | Security Article Published June 18, 2014
Mass surveillance is generally not something that would be allowed under British law without a warrant, but Farr's statement indicates that the rules differ when the communications go outside the United Kingdom.

Rackspace CTO Details Cloud Security Playbook [VIDEO]
By Sean Michael Kerner | Security Article Published June 18, 2014
"We don't want to incite a panic; we want to make sure that what we lay down is a very structured plan that our customers can understand quickly."

HP Choses Debian, Replaces Ubuntu, for Helion Cloud [VIDEO]
By Sean Michael Kerner | Enterprise Article Published June 18, 2014
HP Helion uses its own version of Linux based on the the open-source Debian Linux operating system at its core,

Cisco Pays $175 Million for Tail-f
By Sean Michael Kerner | Networking Article Published June 18, 2014
Tail-f's technologies center around the orchestration of physical and virtual networking.

Enterprise OpenStack Clouds Don't Need SDN [VIDEO]
By Sean Michael Kerner | Networking Article Published June 17, 2014
For many vendors, the cloud and Software Defined Networking (SDN) go hand-in-hand, but that's not the case with OpenStack vendor Nebula.

Why the Insider Threat is More Dangerous to AT&T than Weev
By Sean Michael Kerner | Security Article Published June 17, 2014
The 'weev' breach only affected email addresses, the latest compromise at AT&T disclosed phone records and SSNs.

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.4 Officially Released; Docker Support on the Way
By Sean Michael Kerner | Enterprise Article Published June 17, 2014
Docker and KVM can be complementary technologies.

Target POS Issue Not Security Related but Still a Pain
By Sean Michael Kerner | Security Article Published June 17, 2014
One of the key new initiatives under way at Target is a move toward implementing Chip and PIN credit card security.

Is Manual Credit Card Imprinting Safter than Electonic Systems?
By Sean Michael Kerner | Security Article Published June 17, 2014
P.F. Chang's decision to forgo electronic payment terminals and revert to the manual imprint method isn't necessarily a safer approach

AllSeen Alliance Now has 50 Members
By Sean Michael Kerner | Networking Article Published June 16, 2014
Linux Foundation open source Internet of Things collaboration effort now boasts 50 members.

In-Memory Oracle Database Speeds Up Applications
By Sean Michael Kerner | Enterprise Article Published June 13, 2014
One of the biggest performance bottlenecks in any application pipeline is the time it takes for the application to read and write data to a spinning disk-based database.

The Perils of Comment Spam
By Sean Michael Kerner | Security Article Published June 13, 2014
In the modern social Web era, users are often encouraged to leave comments on articles and blog posts, yet not all comments are the same.

Feedly DDoSed
By Sean Michael Kerner | Security Article Published June 13, 2014
Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks have been around since the dawn of the Internet era and are still a pestilence that infests the modern Web

2018 Internet Traffic to Top 1.6 Zettabytes
By Sean Michael Kerner | Networking Article Published June 12, 2014
IP network bandwidth is set to explode over the next five years, according to Cisco's latest Visual Networking Index (VNI) forecast.

HP Atalla Delivers Cloud Encryption Tech
By Sean Michael Kerner | Security Article Published June 12, 2014
Hewlett-Packard's Atalla division rolled out new encryption offerings designed to make encryption easier and faster to deploy on-site and in the cloud.

TweetDeck Impacted by XSS Flaw
By Sean Michael Kerner | Security Article Published June 12, 2014
It's not clear at this point how the XSS issue found its way into TweetDeck

Mozilla Firefox 30 Debuts with 7 Security Advisories
By Sean Michael Kerner | Security Article Published June 12, 2014
The Mozilla Firefox 30 browser does not include major new features, yet it does provide users with security fixes and some incremental updates.

OpenStack Designate Brings DNS as a Service Into Incubation
By Sean Michael Kerner |  Article Published June 12, 2014
Designate provides a standard interface to DNS

Microsoft Finally Patches IE for Pwn2own 2014 Flaws
By Sean Michael Kerner | Security Article Published June 11, 2014
As part of Microsoft's June Patch Tuesday update, the MS14-035 cumulative update for IE provides 59 fixes for security vulnerabilities.