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WikiLeaks doc dump reveals CIA tools for infecting air-gapped PCs

Brutal Kangaroo jumps network breaks, according to leaked classified info WikiLeaks has published online more top-secret documents it has obtained from the CIA describing the agency's hacking tools.

This time the dossier details software codenamed Brutal Kangaroo that agents can use to infect targets' air-gapped computers with malware.…

Two Arrested for Microsoft Network Intrusion

UK authorities arrest two men for allegedly breaking into Microsoft's network with the intent to steal customer data from the software giant.

BrandPost: It is Time to Reclaim Your Productivity

By Bharath Vasudevan, Product Manager, HPE Software-defined and Cloud Group One of the greatest threats to any business is a lack of productivity.

And according to thenbsp;Bureau of Labor Statistics, even with technology improvements, employees today are not necessarily more productive.
IT teams in particular face technological issues that can actually hinder productivity.
In fact, according to insight from Deloitte, "80% of time, energy, and budgets are consumed by the care and feeding of the IT stack."To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Nintendo: Switch shortages are “definitely not intentional”

In an Ars interview, exec also addresses issues with NES Classic, 3DS, and fan games.

ZTE ZENIC SDON wins Best Overall Multi-layer SDN Controller Implementation award...

22 June 2017, Shenzhen, China – ZTE Corporation (0763.HK / 000063.SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, today announced it has won the “Best Overall Multi-layer SDN Controller Implementationrdquo; award for its innovative ZENIC SDON solution at the annual Next Generation Optical Networking and Optical Data Centre Interconnect (NGON & Optical DCI) event in Nice, France.

By using Software Defined Network (SDN) technology on the wavelength... Source: RealWire

Benchmarks, analyst reports, and other pretenses

Industry benchmarks and analyst reports are bibles for many people in IT, providing independent assessment of vendors product and technology claims.

But too many people take them literally.

The fact is that they should be treated with much more skepticism than they are typically given.

The devil is in the detailsmdash;rather, in the methodology.I know that from personal experience: I now work at and have worked for multiple software vendors that have been frequently covered by analyst firms both positively and negatively.
Irsquo;ve personally assisted in tuning for benchmarks including specs to present my companiesrsquo; best face.[ InfoWorld's quick guide: Digital Transformation and the Agile Enterprise. | Download InfoWorldrsquo;s essential guide to microservices and learn how to create modern web and mobile applications that scale. ] Therersquo;s nothing wrong as a vendor in putting your best face forward and trying to encourage those analysts to support your point of view, But sometimes it goes further than that. Wersquo;ve all heard rumors that some analyst reportsrsquo; conclusions are influenced by which vendors are those analystsrsquo; customers.

And wersquo;ve all seen reports on the habitual cheating on industry benchmarks in several segments of the hardware industry (itrsquo;s not just Volkswagenrsquo;s diesel engines), where they detect the benchmarks in use and change their behavior accordingly to look better than they are in the real world.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Niantic to punish Pokémon Go cheaters with mark of shame

Gamemaker says ill-gotten Pokeacute;mon "may not behave as expected."

ZeniMax to judge: Block Oculus sales or give us 20%

After trial victory, company also ups damage demand from $500 million to $1 billion

Swift creator leaves Tesla as a computer vision expert joins the...

Lattner leaves after just six months; Karpathy comes from OpenAI nonprofit.

Google Glass is apparently back from the dead, starts getting software...

Google's aging face computer gets a firmware and companion app update.

Avaya Patches Remote Code Execution Flaw in Aura

Avaya released a patch last week for a remote code execution vulnerability in its Avaya Aura Application Enablement Services software.

Microsoft admits to disabling third-party antivirus code if Win 10 doesn’t...

Redmond readies the ground for Kaspersky's EU antitrust suit Windows 10 does disable some third-party security software, Microsoft has admitted, but because of compatibility – not competitive – issues.…