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Study: Frequent password changes are useless (Christopher Null)

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Christopher Null - Users hate them. They're a massive headache to network administrators. But IT departments often mandate them nonetheless: regularly scheduled password changes — part of a policy intended to increase computer security....
Study: Frequent password changes are useless (Christopher Null)

US government: Using Java is still risky even after patch, update software but disable browser plugin

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Oracle on Monday announced the release of Java 7 Update 17 to address two separate vulnerabilities, one of which was being exploited in the wild. On Tuesday, the US government has offered its usual recommendations for security patches, noting that in this case Java should be updated but that the...
US government: Using Java is still risky even after patch, update software but disable browser plugin

Smaller equals scale for Riverbed's new mini application-delivery software

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The computing services available through Amazon Web Services and Windows Azure enable customers to pay for as much compute and storage resources as they use. But what about functions like load balancing across servers, content compression and data encryption? Some of these functions can run on specialized hardware, on gear...
Smaller equals scale for Riverbed's new mini application-delivery software

Enterprises want SDN even if they aren't sure what it is

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Most network administrators at enterprises in North America are talking about software-defined networking. Most think they have a pretty good handle on it. But not every one of them knows what SDN actually is, even though the term has been thrown around for three years or more. Far from it....
Enterprises want SDN even if they aren't sure what it is
Samsung, Dell printers contain admin backdoor hard coded in firmware

Linux 3.7 arrives, ARM developers rejoice

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The latest major Linux kernel release is here and it includes features that ARM developers and network administrators will love...
Linux 3.7 arrives, ARM developers rejoice
Apple issues OS X 10.8.4 update, includes iMessage and FaceTime fixes

Huddle Sync brings smart recommendation technology to enterprise file sync

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Huddle, the online collaboration service aimed at businesses, has today announced Huddle Sync, a service that solves the same problem as Dropbox at its ilk – syncing files across multiple devices – but at enterprise scale and with some intelligent recommendation technology thrown into the mix, too. On a basic level,...
Huddle Sync brings smart recommendation technology to enterprise file sync
IPv6 denial-of-service attacks appear, and we’re not ready

The Details On How To Elect Futurama's Bender To Whatever Election Is Using Online Voting

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Back in October of 2010, we wrote about how some "hackers" had broken into a test of the Washington DC e-voting system, and had managed to have the system play the University of Michigan "fight song" every time people voted -- University of Michigan being where the researchers (led by...
The Details On How To Elect Futurama's Bender To Whatever Election Is Using Online Voting

Apple working to make Bonjour compatible with enterprise networks

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Apple engineer Stuart Cheshire has proposed extending the existing multicast DNS (mDNS) specifications to make Bonjour work better with enterprise networks. Cheshire, the man behind Apple's Bonjour and its underlying Zeroconf zero-configuration networking technologies, made his proposal during a meeting of the Internet Engineering Task Force in Atlanta, Georgia this...
Apple working to make Bonjour compatible with enterprise networks
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Microsoft RickRolls WiFi Network Leechers

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An anonymous reader writes "Microsoft has revealed that it RickRolled users that were killing its TechEd conference WiFi network last year by torrenting large files. Network administrators at the event quickly built a list of all of the top torrent trackers around and got the nod to add them all...
Microsoft RickRolls WiFi Network Leechers

Network administrators look to SDN with hope, concern

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Some network operators say they need new tools to set up and manage connections in a virtualized world, even if that means adopting software-defined networking technology, which is still in its infancy....
Network administrators look to SDN with hope, concern

VCs will fund more software-defined networking startups as enterprises sit on the sidelines

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“Just because it’s very early in this market doesn’t mean it’s too early to start an SDN company. It’s always too early before it’s too late.” There was Shirish Sathaye, a general partner at Khosla Ventures, calling out at this year’s Open Networking Summit on Tuesday for more software-defined networking...
VCs will fund more software-defined networking startups as enterprises sit on the sidelines
Watch out for Big Switch and its $25M!

A New Email Encryption App Your Network Admin Might Not Like

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Encrypted email services are not a new thing. And just a couple weeks ago, I covered a company that’s looking to take secure email beyond just encryption — with a “vanishing email” service. Now, a new app, called Enlocked, says it’s going to make email encryption at the consumer level...
A New Email Encryption App Your Network Admin Might Not Like

Beware of IPv6 security goblins, IETF warns

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With World IPv6 Day just six weeks away, security consultants are once again warning that networks transitioning to the Internet's next-generation addressing scheme face serious risks unless they modify their defenses to accommodate the changes. In a draft proposal filed Tuesday with the Internet Engineering Task Force, a security...
Beware of IPv6 security goblins, IETF warns
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