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Ex-Cisco Linksys says it doesn't Heartbleed

In the wake of the Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability, reports have surfaced that home routers are especially susceptible to the bug. Cisco and Juniper have already confirmed that some of their products are affected, but Linksys - the home router company recently sold to Belkin by Cisco - says it products are fine. The following from Belkin International:

The Heartbleed Bug, a flaw in the open source security program OpenSSL, could allow attackers to eavesdrop on Web, e-mail and some VPN communications. OpenSSL implements basic cryptographic functions and utilities.

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Understanding Software Defined Networking

If you aren't intimately familiar with Software Defined Networking, don't fret. Only 10% of 450 IT practitioners at a recent Network World event raised their hands when asked if they understand SDN. But if the emerging technology lives up to its promise to redefine networking as we know it, there is no time like the present to dig in and learn more.

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