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VPN flaw reported in latest version of Android
A VPN bypass flaw discovered last week in Android Jelly Bean 4.3 also exists in the latest version of Google's mobile operating system, KitKat...
How to roll your own VPN
With free open source OpenVPN and a low-cost VPS, you can have a secure connection from any location
Cisco patches vulnerabilities in some security appliances, switches and routers
Cisco Systems has released security patches for authentication bypass, command execution and denial-of-service vulnerabilities affecting products...
Facebook networking chief: No more secret ASIC commands
Facebook's head of network operations has great expectations for software defined networking (SDN), though he may not be relying on commercial...
Apple iOS 7 surprises as first with new multipath TCP connections
Apple's iOS 7 is the first large-scale use of a newly-minted Internet protocol, called multipath TCP. It lets computers send and receive data...
Netfix plumbs pirate sites before buying TV shows
Making content choices based on what's popular on pirate sites makes perfect marketing sense to some media watchers
Microsoft's picture-authentication welcomed given password fatigue
But while an alternative for consumers, picture-passwords a poor choice in enterprises because they do not work with Active Directory
Microsoft's picture-authentication welcomed given password fatigue
But while an alternative for consumers, picture-passwords a poor choice in enterprises because they do not work with Active Directory
NIST subjects draft cybersecurity framework to more public scrutiny
Following through on an order earlier this year from U.S. President Barack Obama, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is...
Cisco cracks down on security vulnerability
Cisco Systems released security patches for Secure Access Control Server (Secure ACS) for Windows to address a critical vulnerability that could...
Cisco fixes critical remote command execution vulnerability in Secure Access Control Server
Cisco Systems released security patches for Secure Access Control Server (Secure ACS) for Windows to address a critical vulnerability that could...
New York Times hack highlights weakness in registrar security
Because registrars are the equivalent of a hacker jackpot, they have to be more vigilant about the security of their customers, experts say
VMware adds networking, storage to its virtual data center stack
At the kick-off of its annual VMworld user conference, being held this week in San Francisco, VMware will fill in more layers of its software stack...
Microsoft virtual networking upgrades keep pressure on VMware
As part of the R2 series of updates to Windows Systems Center and Windows Server 2012, Microsoft is taking a stepping up its virtual networking...
Chinese hacker group behind New York Times attack returns with updated tools
The Chinese hacker group that broke into the computer network of The New York Times and other high-profile organizations, including defense...
How to roll your own VPN
With free open source OpenVPN and a low-cost VPS, you can have a secure connection from any location
Critics urge end of passwords, but alternatives not ready for prime time
FIDO Alliance is one hopeful that Google has joined, but until passwords are replaced security experts suggest using password managers
Foreign VPNs raise the bar against US government spying
Foreign virtual private networks can make snooping more difficult for the U.S. because the service providers are immune from the Patriot Act
Cyberattacks the greatest threat to nations, say global execs
Business brass and IT pros around the world believe cyber attacks are a greater threat to their countries than a physical attack, a survey released...
Facebook designing network fabric to meet massive performance needs
With more than a billion monthly active users, it's easy to imagine that most of the data travelling over Facebook's networks is delivering...