Microsoft Donates $465 Million in Cloud Services in 2016

Brought to you by Talkin’ Cloud Microsoft has made significant headway on its goal to provide $1 billion in cloud services for non-profits and researchers over three years, donating $465 million in cloud services to 71,000 organizations so far in its first year of the effort. Microsoft Philanthropies was created just over a year ago […]
By : webmaster | Mar 4, 2017

Amazon Says Employee Error Caused Tuesday’s Cloud Outage

(Bloomberg) — Amazon.com Inc. said efforts to fix a bug in its cloud-computing service caused prolonged disruptions Tuesday that affected thousands of websites and apps, from project-management and expense-reporting tools to commuter alerts. An Amazon Web Services employee working on the issue accidentally switched off more computer servers than intended at 9:37 a.m. Seattle time, […]
By : webmaster | Feb 4, 2017

Bug ‘exposes’ WhatsApp message secrets

Some messages sent through WhatsApp can be intercepted and read thanks to a bug in the app, suggests research. The bug arises because of the way WhatsApp encrypts the messages sent via its service. Security expert Thomas Boelter found that eavesdropping was possible when circumstances called for encryption keys to be reissued. Mr Boelter told […]
By : webmaster | Jan 14, 2017

10 Days of DDoS: an Actor’s “Working” Hours

Threat actors working on a schedule similar to that of legitimate businesses recently launched large distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks for ten days in a row, CloudFlare researchers warn. Starting on Nov. 23 and running through Dec. 2, the actor behind a DDoS-capable tool has been launching large-scale attacks for roughly eight hours each […]
By : webmaster | Dec 5, 2016

Microsoft Goes All In for Linux

While not quite at the level of a parting of the waters, the news that Microsoft has joined The Linux Foundation may seem miraculous to those aware of the past enmity between the company and the open source community. Microsoft Goes All In for Linux Microsoft has joined The Linux Foundation as a platinum member, […]
By : webmaster | Nov 21, 2016

Facebook and Google to Build Transpacific Submarine Cable

Brought to you by Data Center Knowledge Facebook has partnered with Google to pay for construction of what will be one of the highest-capacity submarine cable systems stretching across the Pacific Ocean, connecting Los Angeles to Hong Kong. This is a second such partnership Facebook has gotten involved in and yet another example of changes […]
By : webmaster | Oct 14, 2016

Credit card with a digital display that randomly generates a security code is being launched

A credit card with a digital display that randomly generates a security code is being launched as a way of combating fraud. Oberthur Technologies is currently in discussions with UK banks about rolling out the technology and will have cards “in the hands” of consumers in France by the end of the year. Credit card […]
By : webmaster | Oct 9, 2016

Many Yahoo users rushed on Friday to close their accounts and change passwords

Many Yahoo users rushed on Friday to close their accounts and change passwords as experts warned that the fallout from one of the largest cyber breaches in history could spill beyond the internet company’s services. After Yahoo disclosed on Thursday that hackers had stolen the encrypted passwords and personal details of more than 500 million […]
By : webmaster | Sep 25, 2016

Attack-for-Hire Teens Collared in Israel

At the request of the FBI, Israeli authorities last week arrested Itay Huri and Yarden Bidani, both 18 years old, for operating vDOS, a DDoS-for-hire service that raked in more than half a million dollars in two years. DDoS attacks flood websites with garbage data in order to disrupt their operation and deny users access. […]
By : webmaster | Sep 25, 2016

iPhone 7 Draws Tepid Notices

The iPhone 7 may be the best version of Apple’s smartphone to date, but it’s garnering lukewarm reactions from reviewers and pundits. The practical improvements in the new iPhone are praiseworthy, wrote Andrew Cunningham in his review for Ars Technica, but he cautioned would-be buyers about the price they would have to pay for the […]
By : webmaster | Sep 25, 2016

FairWare Hackers May Take Ransoms, Keep Stolen Files

The latest ransomware intrusion that targets Linux servers, dubbed “FairWare,” may be a classic server hack designed to bilk money from victims with no intent to return stolen files after payment in bitcoins is made. Tech support site Bleeping Computer earlier this week reported the threat, based on server administrator comments on its forum. Other […]
By : webmaster | Sep 5, 2016

Mozilla Releases Tool for Site Owners to Assess Website Security

The majority of site owners are not doing nearly enough to secure their websites, as over 90 percent of the 1.4 million sites scanned by the new security assessment tool launched by Mozilla received a failing grade. Mozilla recently released Observatory, which it had developed and used internally, for site owners to scan and assess […]
By : webmaster | Sep 5, 2016
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