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DNS server attacks begin using BIND software flaw

Analysts predicted attackers would quickly figure out how to take advantage of the flaw

Fake Apple iOS crash reports prove tricky to remove

The fake message advertises a phone number for a technical support scheme


Windows 10 email delivers CTB-Locker ransomware

Microsoft will NOT email you Windows 10, it's ransomware

For people who are impatient for their Windows 10 upgrade, don't fall for an email scam that includes a zipped file that is supposedly Windows 10. It's not, but it will install ransomware on your computer. For those of you waiting on...

Yahoo picks up fashion commerce site Polyvore

Polyvore's site lets users search for clothing items and create themed collections

5 details you may miss in apples new macs

IBM to buy upwards of 200,000 Macs annually

IBM may soon become a big purchaser of Macs

Mt. Gox CEO Karpeles arrested by Japanese police

CEO is suspecting of illegally altering financial data

Facebook says Flash security woes could hurt its business

Security vulnerabilities in Flash could affect the use of Facebook games, the company said in a filing

IBM fattens patent portfolio in cloud tech

IBM's long-term cloud strategy involves a large patent portfolio to keep competitors at bay

The weird world of tech class action lawsuits

Class action lawsuits: they make millions for lawyers, but often leave tech plaintiffs with nothing to show for it but tiny checks and miscellaneous geegaws. Here are some of the weirdest.

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Microsoft scores with free Windows 10 upgrade as downloads tally 10x Windows 8's first-day sales

The large jump was no surprise, since Microsoft is giving away Windows 10 upgrades to the bulk of systems running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.

ISP argues net neutrality rules violate its right to block content

Broadband provider Alamo tells court it has a free-speech right to exercise editorial discretion over the Web

Former Hacking Team developer reportedly in contact with a terrorist group

Disgruntled employees deny planning to sell an antidote to the company's surveillance software

It’s SysAdmin Day: Let us celebrate with coffee

Ross Derewianko is a systems administrator for Ping Identity, a maker of cross-platform identity management and security software. We spoke to him on SysAdmin Day to get his thoughts on the holiday and on his job.

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Data center drives Ethernet market

Will account for almost half of switching revenue in 2019, Dell'Oro says

Italian police shutter Dark Web marketplace

Italian police have shut down a Dark Web marketplace offering illegal goods ranging from child pornography to forged luncheon vouchers, and seized 11,000 bitcoin wallets worth about 1 million euros, authorities said Friday.

New Google Glass for businesses will reportedly attach to other eyewear

A consumer-focused version is also said to be in the works

Black Hat 2015: Cracking just about anything

Researchers at the Black Hat conference next week will show how to crack Internet routing protocols, malware-detecting honeypots radio-frequency ID gear that gates building access, and more, but also offer tips on how to avoid...

Ad group urges FTC to reject right to be forgotten in US

Enforcing the European regulation in the US could open the door to other rules

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Why does SQL injection still exist?

I delivered a few talks in Singapore and in Manila and was struck by the fact that we’re still talking about SQL injection as a problem.

Firefox's Windows 10 design specs

Mozilla slams Microsoft over Windows 10's default browser switcheroo

In a letter from Mozilla CEO Chris Beard to Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella, Beard criticized the way Windows 10 setup changed the default browser.

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