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More than 840,000 Cisco devices are vulnerable to NSA-related exploit

The vulnerability could allow hackers to extract potentially sensitive information from devices' memory

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Caught between security and stupidity

A simple call to tech support first uncovers an alarming problem, then leads to another festering issue at a client company

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Bossie Awards 2016: The best open source networking and security software

InfoWorld's top picks among open source tools for connecting devices and securing those devices and connections

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Bossies 2016: The Best of Open Source Software Awards

InfoWorld editors and contributors pick the top open source software for datacenters, clouds, developers, big data analysts, and IT pros

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Cisco patches Equation group exploit in IOS, IOS XE, and IOS XR devices

Investigation of a leaked Equation group exploit leads to the discovery of a similar vulnerability

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Security scores for cloud companies on the way

Businesses will be able to use the Vendor Security Alliance-designed questionnaire to evaluate the security practices of third-party partners

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EU threatens to open e-commerce antitrust investigations

Manufacturers and suppliers may be unfairly restricting retailers' access to e-commerce channels, the European Commission warns

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Brocade's big new router is all about network size, automation

The Brocade SLX 9850 expands the Brocade routing family and offers 15x more total capacity than the current Brocade MLXe box

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Tenable brings network visibility into Google Cloud Platform

Tenable SecurityCenter Continuous View gives IT administrators visibility over their applications hosted in Google Cloud Platform

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Internet naming system not US property, says congressional watchdog

The GAO opinion could weaken some of the Republican opposition to the transfer of IANA functions

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Meetup brings people together IRL

After 9/11 Meetup founder Scott Heiferman saw an opportunity to use the internet to get people off the internet and connecting and sharing interests in real life.

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5 ways Cisco could become an iPhone's best friend

Apple devices get some special capabilities on Cisco networks starting with iOS 10

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Thousands of Seagate NAS boxes host cryptocurrency mining malware

If configured for remote access, the devices expose a writable FTP directory to the Internet that attackers can abuse

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Review: 5 open source alternatives for routers/firewalls

These open source products deliver simple routing and networking features like DHCP and DNS, plus, they are combined with security functionality

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Best Deals of the Week, September 5th - September 9th - Deal Alert

Check out this roundup of the best deals on gadgets, gear and other cool stuff we have found this week, the week of September 5th. All items are highly rated, and dramatically discounted!

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4 reasons broadband data caps must die

Recent reports about wildly inaccurate usage meter readings bolster the case against cap overage fees

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20% off Kuna Smart Home Security Outdoor Light & Camera - Deal Alert

Night or day, Kuna’s smart outdoor security camera system detects movement at your door and sends actionable alerts to your mobile device, allowing you to safely take action using Kuna’s lights, HD live video feed, two-way intercom,...

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Why Microsoft's Edge browser is missing its edge

More than a year after its introduction, Edge remains underwhelming and a very much a work in progress

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