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Can Russian 3G Networks Sustain Olympic Visitors?

With the opening of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia only a day away, there have been concerns regarding how Russia will handle the enormous data traffic that will inevitably occur as participants, fans, and media descend upon the …

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Google Fiber Sign-Ups in Kansas are Behind Schedule

Google has still not reached its goals for its Fiber project in Kansas City. Consequently, Google has decided to lower its pre-registration goals as many neighborhoods are still very far away from reaching the threshold for getting Google Fiber’s Internet …

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Cisco support’s Microsoft’s Hyper-V environment

Cisco support will certainly increase the attractiveness of Microsoft’s Hyper-V environment (server virtualization) to corporate, enterprise clients. As Microsoft positions their Hyper-V environment against VMware’s ESXi, it will need to offer greater support and visibility of the managed environment. Cisco …

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Oracle’s 12 percent growth in a sagging economy

In a rough and unforgiving economy, Oracle has managed to boost sales by 12 percent in it’s first quarter. As many continue to question Oracle’s move to purchase Sun Microsystems last year–the fact that hardware sales fell 5 percent to …

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Lockheed Martin sustains significant network attack

Lockheed Martin admitted a serious attack breached it’s system walls this month. The attack was discovered on May 21st. The company claims that no customer information was exposed in the attack–even still, President Obama has been briefed on the situation. …

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Flash zero-day bug confirmed by Adobe

Hackers, utilizing an unpatched bug in Flash Player, are embedding malicious Flash files in Microsoft Word and Excel documents to attack users. The technique has giving some cyber-criminals a foothold into corporate networks. The vulnerability also exists in Adobe Reader …

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Iran’s first nuclear power station hit by computer worm

It has been discovered that the  operating system at the Bushehr plant, Iran’s first nuclear power station, has been infested with the Stuxnet worm. The worm is a highly complex, malicious software ( weapon ) that focuses on the vulnerabilities …

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EU Considering Second Enquiry Into Chinese Modem Subsidies

The European Commission is considering whether to open a second investigation into the prohibited subsidizing of modem manufacturers by the Chinese Government. Option, a Belgium 3G modem maker, raised a complaint in the EU that Chinese companies were dumping wireless …

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Government IT Administrators Polled In Survey Suggest US Is At High Risk For Cyber Attack

Based on a survey by Lumension in a study titled “Federal Cyber Security Outlook for 2010 Survey”, almost three quarters of the government IT administrators polled in the survey feel that the US is at high risk for a cyber …

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UK’s M5 To Fire Staffers With Poor IT Skills

UK’s Military Intelligence, Section 5 (M5) has instituted a redundancy program for staffers that lack IT skills. In a report issued by the Intelligence and Security Committee to parliment, it was stated that M5 will be issuing voluntary and compulsory …

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Spam now accounts for 90% of email traffic due to February surge

February was a bad month for email. Due to a surge in the month of February, spam now accounts for 90% of email traffic according to Symantec. Two botnets, named Grum and Rustock, helped this spam surge by pushing up …

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Client IP information To Be Included In DNS Requests–A New Commercial Project

Google will be teaming up with Neustar UltraDNS to work on a proposed extension to DNS. The concept of the project would make it so that the first three quarters of a user’s IP address would be included in a …

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Cyberattack Targets Chinese Human Rights Websites

The websites of Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD), Independent Chinese Pen (ICPC), New Century News, Canyu and Civil Rights and Livelihood Watch (CRLW) were attacked on January 23 and 24 by hackers of an unknown origin. A distributed denial of …

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Third Major Attack On Twitter This Year

Another major attack was directed against the online social network website, Twitter. This was the third major attack this year. The attack was one of the simplest methods possible. An attacker acquired the password to the master account for Twitter’s …

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Mobile Outage Causes Concern Over Microsoft New Strategy

CNET’s article “Sidekick outage casts cloud over Microsoft” describes a concern over Microsoft’s reliability to host and store data as a service. The article reacted to a massive service outage that has lasted a week, which prevented users from accessing …

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FCC Chairman Warns Of Over Extending The Spectrum

“I believe that that the biggest threat to the future of mobile in America is the looming spectrum crisis,” stated FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski. His message of warning was delivered at CTIA Wireless. The Chairman explained that there will be …

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Department of Homeland Security Seeking To Hire 1000 Security Experts

DHS and its sub agencies such as the Secret Service and Immigration and Customs Enforcement are seeking to hire 1000 computer and web security experts (analysts, developers and engineers) over the next three years. These new positions will fulfill critical …

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Gmail Goes Down Temporarily For Millions

Millions of Gmail users experienced an outage of service when the company made a capacity miscalculation on Tuesday Sept. 1st. The problem began when Google took several of its Gmail servers offline for maintenance and made a miscalculation of load …

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Green Dam Software Now Voluntary

The Chinese Government has canceled its plans of forcing computer manufacturers to install internet filtering technology into computers sold in China. The Chinese Government paid 5.85 Million dollars for a vendor to develop software that will monitor computer activities. The …

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Twitter Goes Offline Following DDoS Attack

Twitter was offline for an extended period of time on August 6th 2009 due to a DDoS ( massive distributed denial-of-service attacks ). Twitter left a message during the attack reporting it’s outage: “We are defending against a denial-of-service attack, …

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