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Linux Foundation publishes security checklist to help sysadmins combat attacks

The group has published a new list of recommendations that range from moderate to paranoid

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VMware rounds out data center virtualization stack

VMware has added more components to its software-defined data center, updating vCloud, NSX and its OpenStack distribution

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Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 processor gets technology to secure Android phones

The Snapdragon Smart Protect technology uses on-device machine learning to help detect zero-day malware

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Windows patch MS15-084/KB 3076895 breaks Symantec, IBM Tivoli, even Microsoft Forefront

After much confusion, there's finally a Hotfix available, KB 3090303, and a permanent fix is promised shortly

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Phoenix Web framework rises to 1.0 status

The platform leverages the Elixir language and MVC pattern for real-time Web and beyond-the-browser apps

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Mozilla's mobile misstep puts the Web at risk

In mobile, the browser is becoming an undesired legacy, and the Firefox creator that should reverse the trend seems unable to lead

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6 next-gen monitoring tools tackle Docker

Docker doesn't have to be a black box; peel back the lid with these tools and services designed to harvest statistics from containers

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Windows Store automatic updates can be turned off in all versions of Windows 10

Another feature improvement slipped by, and it could be a big step in the right direction

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In-flight WiFi speeds up

Gogo’s 2Ku service received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration this week, clearing the way for it to be installed on commercial airplanes later this year.

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Laser takes down drone

Boeing's next generation compact laser weapons system is one step closer to the battlefield after it disabled a moving, untethered unmanned aerial vehicle.

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ZeroStack hatches plans for no-hassle, cloud-managed OpenStack

The cloud-managed appliance for delivering OpenStack to small enterprises faces the same market challenges as any other current offering

Adobe Flash is closer to being wiped away

Google, Amazon push Flash closer to extinction

In the name of Internet security, Google and Amazon join the movement to stop Flash ads from displaying

Yo sysprog: Cobol lives on in Visual Studio 2015

Cobol keeps on keeping on, this time thanks to support from Micro Focus for use with the latest version of Microsoft's IDE

A new version of the sophisticated Duqu malware is used for spying

Researchers find many more modules of Regin spying tool

Researchers from Symantec found 49 new modules for the sophisticated malware program many believe is used by the NSA

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Apple rewards CEO Tim Cook with $58M for bang-up job on Wall Street

Cook gets full allocation of vested shares after Apple places in 90th percentile of S&P 500's 'total shareholder return'

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Apple slates Sept. 9 for this year's iPhone intro

For the first time Apple will open the webcast to a Windows browser -- for those who have upgraded to Microsoft's Windows 10

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Intel reveals big data's dirty little secret

To get value from big data, enterprises need systems that require less assembly and expertise to run, an Intel exec said

Google to freeze some Adobe Flash content on Sept. 1

Prominent content will still autoplay, but less important items won't in order to improve battery life

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