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How should the U.S. respond to state-sponsored cyber attacks?

A new poll suggests the general public views the growing threats from nation-states as significant, but they may be off base in terms of their prescriptions for how to respond

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IT hears the siren call of free Windows 10 upgrades

Two-thirds of polled IT pros agree that the free upgrade makes them more likely to adopt the new OS

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Samsung banks on JavaScript, Node.js for IoT

IoT.js is a lightweight version of Node.js that can run on devices with resource constraints

Salesforce tools let customers snap together new mobile apps

Modular components can be snapped together using a drag-and-drop interface

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Motorola launches revamped Moto X, Moto G smartphones

The U.S.-only Moto X Pure Edition phone starts at $400 unlocked, works on all major carriers

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Google Compute Engine now supports bring-your-own-key encryption

Other big cloud providers already offer BYOK, but Google claims its option, available at no additional cost,is more comprehensive

Intel, Micron claim a new class of memory between flash and DRAM

3D XPoint is 1,000 times faster than flash and 10 times more dense than DRAM, the companies say

Groups urge Obama to oppose cyber threat sharing bills

They say the Senate's CISA cyber threat information sharing bill would allow businesses to share too much information

Xen patches new virtual-machine escape vulnerability

The flaw affects virtualization systems that use QEMU to emulate CD-ROM drives

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Cyber security job market to suffer severe workforce shortage

The shortage of experienced talent -- expected to reach 1.5 million by 2019 -- may explain why a cyber security software engineer earns more than a CSO

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Windows 10 patch KB 3074683 fixes Explorer crash caused by KB 3074681

Microsoft actually provides documentation on the new patch, but it's befuddling for several reasons

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Windows 10 roll-out will break Internet traffic records

Microsoft will break Internet traffic records this week as it begins to distribute Windows 10.

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IDC cuts forecast for mobile management software sales

Sales of mobile management software are expected to slow, but will still top $2.9 billion in 2019

Samsung event in August portends new smartphone launch

The company is expected to launch a larger version of the Galaxy S6 edge curved smartphone at the event on Aug. 13 in New York

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CoreOS CEO: Security is fundamental

In an interview, CEO Alex Polvi claims his company invented the cloud-native OS category and discusses how CoreOS's update strategy differs from the likes of Red Hat

Google to decouple Google+ from some of its sites

It's starting with YouTube, where users won't need a Google+ account to upload videos or post comments

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On the road to Windows 10: Nvidia driver tests KB 3073930 patch blocker

Some are pushing a handy troubleshooter to block the forced Win10 update with Nvidia 353.54 driver -- but it doesn’t work the way you think

Most Android phones can be hacked with a simple MMS message or multimedia file

Vulnerabilities in the Android multimedia framework allow attackers to remotely compromise devices with ease, a researcher said

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