Tech Round-up for 7/5/13

By Mark Handelman
Posted in Virtualization
On July 05, 2013

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today:

Researchers from Bluebox Security found a flaw in Google’s Android OS dating back four years that allows hackers to modify digitally signed apps to be used maliciously. While apps on the Google Play store are unaffected, the malicious apps can come from email or third-party app stores.

Microsoft’s monthly patch for July will cover seven security issues, six of them of the remote-code execution variety. The patches are for Windows, the .NET Framework, Silverlight, Office, Visual Studio, Lync, and Internet Explorer.

Simon Bisson of ZDNet looks at the preview build of Windows Server 2012 R2. Hyper-V, Storage Spaces, and Active Directory are all significantly enhanced, with support for up to 64 TB virtual disks, and Hyper-V Replica, allowing users to quickly set up a disaster recovery site.