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Millions of websites affected by unpatched flaw in Microsoft IIS 6 web server

A proof-of-concept exploit has been published for a zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Information Services 6.0, a version of the web server that's no longer supported

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Yahoo breach lessons IT can't ignore

The indictment against the attackers behind the Yahoo breach shows just how vulnerable corporate networks are when thieves get their hands on employees' personal information

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5 web analytics tools every business needs

For deep insights into how users interact with your website or app, look no further than these affordable tools

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Nginx JavaScript is ready for prime time

The Nginx Plus R12 server can be programmed using NginScript, a JavaScript-based tool

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IT gets a taste of the other side of tech support

In search of a simple service, a techie is frustrated personally and professionally by bad web work

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Got microservices? You'd better secure them

Our modern world of containers and microservices presents new challenges that open new vulnerabilities if left unaddressed

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Facebook tool helps find malicious SSL certificates

Facebook has released an internal tool that makes it easier for enterprise IT teams to search public Certificate Transparency logs for all certificates associated with their domains

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AWS looks to take the drudge work out of data analysis

At re:Invent, company unveils AWS Glue, a new service designed to be a fully managed data catalog and ETL system

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Report: Linux, NoSQL, Nginx set foundation for AWS app dominance

Sumo Logic research shows its customers favor AWS for building their apps, Redis for storing data, and Nginx for serving it all up

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Yahoo reportedly to confirm massive data breach

Some users have already been asked to change passwords, after a data breach that affects hundreds of millions of accounts

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3 strikes against the public cloud

AWS, Azure, Salesforce, and the rest enable you to build and/or deploy stuff in record time -- but those clouds aren't killing on-prem IT for good reason

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Google Analytics just got a new AI tool to help find insights faster

What used to take hours can now be done in minutes, Google says

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New ransomware threat deletes files from Linux web servers

Attackers claim the files are first encrypted and uploaded to a server under their control

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Developing enterprise bots

Bots can potentially offer a casual, conversational, and ad-hoc approach to interacting with complex enterprise systems, and as a consequence, improving productivity of business users.

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Mozilla launches free website security scanning service

Observatory tool checks not for code vulnerabilities but for server configuration options and security mechanisms

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Google readies next-gen RPC protocol to replace JSON

Google's gRPC aims to oust JSON for exchanging data between HTTP-connected services

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Python 3, Ruby, Rust, and JavaScript algorithms are now welcome on Algorithmia

The service for building and hosting algorithms and monetizing them as APIs will also support the standard repositories for third-party code used by each language

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