Articles In Virtualization

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: Microsoft published a Patch Tuesday Advance Notification for August, detailing the updates that will be coming next week. Eight critical security bulletins will be released, addressing vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer, and Exchange. A security researcher assembled a device that was able to read information his iPhone sent over open WiFi. CreepyDOL was able to read the sites and services he accessed, his name, and his MAC a... read more.

  • August 09, 2013

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: The White House released a list of potential incentives the government would offer operators of critical infrastructure, such as power plants and water companies, if they joined Homeland Security’s proposed cybersecurity framework. According to a security researcher at the Def Con 21 conference, a flaw in the Android OS “weblogin” token could allow a hacker to access a company’s Google Apps control panel through an infected phone to re... read more.

  • August 07, 2013

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: An increase in online video is causing network providers and hardware and software companies to upgrade networks, according to Matt Hamblen of Network World. Juniper estimates Instagram video users are sending 956 million MB a month. Citrix’s GoToAssist was ranked the global market share leader in remote support solutions by IDC. This is GoToAssist’s fifth year in a row as the top remote support solution. The remote support market grew... read more.

  • August 06, 2013

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: Microsoft released an update to Lync 2013 last week. Among the updates are support for two-factor authentication, embedded images, meetings view, IM mute, and Q&A manager. Currently, the Lync client doesn’t support two-factor authentication for features dependent on integration with Exchange. Researchers at last week’s Black Hat security conference said hackers are increasing their use of cloud services and file hosting sites to sp... read more.

  • August 05, 2013

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: Kenneth G. Brill, founder of the Uptime Institute, died on Tuesday. He was 68. Brill is credited with defining the modern data center, with innovations in energy efficiency and creating a tiered system to measure data center productivity. A technique shown at the Black Hat security conference shows how HTTPS cryptography is open to a new attack, which allows hackers to steal e-mail addresses and some security credentials from the encry... read more.

  • August 02, 2013

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: Microsoft has dropped its appeal of an English High Court ruling that said Microsoft’s SkyDrive name infringed on a trademark of the British Sky Broadcasting Group. The company will allow Microsoft time to transition its services to a new name. U.S. General Keith Alexander’s keynote at the Black Hat 2013 security conference yesterday gave more details on how the government collects information under Section 215 of the Patriot Act and S... read more.

  • August 01, 2013

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today:RSA President Tom Heiser will now be working for parent company EMC, focusing on adapting EMC’s products to the cloud. Heiser joined RSA from EMC in 2008 as a senior vice president, before becoming COO and then president in 2010 and 2011.McAfee’s updated Mobile Security software now offers new features, such as multi-user profiles with customized access, app privacy reporting, and call and SMS filtering. The suite is now available in basic an... read more.

  • July 31, 2013

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: GigaOM’s Jordan Novet writes about the PRISM program’s effects on security in the public cloud, and how cloud providers and companies are adapting. For example, VMware’s vCloud Hybrid Service allows companies to use strong networking configurations that can be changed through VMware management software. Barnaby Jack, a white-hat hacker who previously worked for Juniper, McAfee, and others, died last Thursday. Barnaby was set to appear... read more.

  • July 30, 2013

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: Federal prosecutors in New Jersey filed charges against five Eastern European men suspected of running a global hacking operation against banks, retailers, and credit card processing companies. The men allegedly stole the data of over 160 million credit cards and caused hundreds of millions of dollars in financial losses. The OpenDaylight Project announced new additions to the open-source SDN framework, including Java-based implementat... read more.

  • July 26, 2013

By Mark Handelman, Posted in Virtualization

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today: The Department of Homeland Security is planning a centralized cybersecurity shopping program that would allow federal, state, and local governments to purchase security services for their unclassified computer networks. The program would also monitor the networks and search for vulnerabilities. EMC was ranked 32nd in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Top 50 list of the largest green power purchasers. EMC purchases 175 million kilow... read more.

  • July 25, 2013