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OneDeploy disputes need for NHS to use more capital expenditure on...

Upgrading to the very latest Windows operating systems, to reduce the risk of continued exposure to ransomware attacks such as WannaCry that hit the NHS over the weekend, should not demand any new capital spending, said enterprise Windows deployment pr...

Survey: Unpatched Windows OS on the Rise

Despite the rise in vulnerabilities, the percentage of unpatched Windows operating systems grew in the first quarter compared to the previous year.

The state of the car computer: Forget horsepower, we want megahertz!

Linux, Android, and Blackberry's QNX race for control of the dashboard display.

It’s 2017 – and your Mac, iPad, iPhone can all be...

Seven Apple updates, because it's not like you had anything else to patch today Apple has released security updates for both of its main operating systems, along with iTunes, Apple Watch, and Apple TV.

All should be installed as soon as possible before they are exploited by miscreants.…

2 days after WCry worm, Microsoft decries exploit stockpiling by governments

Company president specifically notes role of NSA code used by Ransomware worm.

WCry is so mean Microsoft issues patch for 3 unsupported Windows...

Decommissioned for years, Windows XP, 8, and Server 2003 get emergency update.

DDOS attacks in Q1 2017

Although the first quarter of 2017 was rather quiet compared to the previous reporting period, there were a few interesting developments.

Despite the growing popularity of IoT botnets, Windows-based bots accounted for 59.81% of all attacks. Meanwhile, complex attacks that can only be repelled with sophisticated protection mechanisms are becoming more frequent.

IDG Contributor Network: Linux: How to protect your privacy

Linux: How to protect your privacy Privacy is an issue on many people’s minds these days, including those that run Linux on their computers. Linux has long had a strong reputation as a secure operating system, but there are still things that you can do to help protect your privacy while running Linux.The DuckDuckGo blog has a list of privacy tips for Linux users: It’s easy to have a false sense of security, thinking that other operating systems might be more targeted than Linux, but there are plenty of risks and vulnerabilities for all types of Linux devices. Keep your guard up regardless of your OS. Ensure you use a password to protect your user account.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

False Positives: Why Vendors Should Lower Their Rates and How We...

In pursuit of a high cyberthreat detection rate, the some developers of cybersecurity solutions neglect the subject matter of false positives, and unfairly so. Regretfully, only then does the idea dawn on these developers that high-quality protection from cyberthreats involves not only prevention but also a low false-positive rate.

The future of IoT can be seen in the PC

We're reaching the point where IoT devices are widely available, but still command a premium (connected Bosch appliances cost $300 more than unconnected, for example). Pretty soon dishwashers will be instrumented by default.

Developer kits are available now.A parallel can be drawn between IoT and the early day of the computer.

As the microprocessor became widely available, so did boxes to put them in, and people started writing operating systems.
Standards began to emerge.[ Get the scoop on the internet of things at its most fundamental level and find out where it's headed, in InfoWorld's downloadable PDF and ePub. | Cut to the key news in technology trends and IT breakthroughs with the InfoWorld Daily newsletter, our summary of the top tech happenings. ]The IT industry is nothing if not predictable: In other words, the silly show starts right about now.
Vendors will try to corner the market by creating their own proprietary systems—total solutions from the hardware to the operating system.
Some of these systems will serve a single purpose: security, audiovisual/home theater control, and so on.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Xen hypervisor faces third highly critical VM escape bug in 10...

The Xen Project has fixed three vulnerabilities in its widely used hypervisor that could allow operating systems running inside virtual machines to access the memory of the host systems, breaking the critical security layer among them.Two of the pat...

Visit Star on Stand 310 at RBTE 2017 to see how...

High Wycombe, UK, 3 May 2017: At RBTE 2017 (8 - 9 May 2017, Olympia, London), international POS printer manufacturer Star Micronics will be exhibiting its ever expanding range of POS and mPOS printing solutions that respond to today’s rapidly evolving retail environment.
Star will be joined by 17 retail software partners covering POS / Loyalty / Queue Management / multi-lane Lottery as well as competitive Payment Solutions providers for all operating systems including Windows... Source: RealWire