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Microsoft rushes to fix browser after attacks; no fix for XP users

Microsoft Corp is rushing to fix a bug in its widely used Internet Explorer web browser after a computer security firm disclosed the flaw over the weekend, saying hackers have already exploited it in attacks on some U.S. companies. PCs running Windows XP will not receive any updates fixing that bug when they are released, […]


Avoid the Windows XP-ocalypse: Microsoft ends Windows XP support, hackers may be lurking

Microsoft Corp released its final security updates for Windows XP and Office 2003 on Tuesday as security experts warned users that they could soon be prime targets for cyber attacks if they do not abandon the products. http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/09/us-microsoft-windows-idUSBREA371KA20140409?feedType=RSS&feedName=technologyNews


Software-Defined Networking (SDN): An Opportunity?

What is Software-Defined Networking (SDN)? Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is an emerging architecture that is dynamic, manageable, cost-effective, and adaptable, making it ideal for the high-bandwidth, dynamic nature of today’s applications. This architecture decouples the network control and forwarding functions (Routing) enabling the network control to become directly programmable and the underlying infrastructure to be abstracted […]


Funny IT Statistics – 11% of Americans think HTML is an STD

I think when we live in IT, we forget that other people may not know what we’re talking about. According some statistics that were compiled, 12% of Americans think USB is an acronym for a country, 42% think a motherboard is the deck of a cruise ship, and 18% thought a Blu-Ray was a type […]


Google Services Suffer Second Outage in Less Than a Month

If you noticed a few glitches Thursday with Google’s Drive, Docs, and other cloud-based productivity services, you weren’t the only one. The last time this many Google services were made unavailable was just under a month ago, when most Google Apps were interrupted for as long as six hours. http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/internet/google-services-suffer-outage-n34986/


Announced today – Google Fiber may be coming to Phoenix!

Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe would get citywide fiber-optic networks with Internet speeds of one gigabit — 100 times faster than basic broadband service — under a plan Google is exploring. Google announced this morning the three Valley cities are among nearly three dozen cities in nine metro areas the Silicon Valley company is considering for […]


The moon now has a better internet connection than you do

After months of testing, it looks like the Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration is ready to be deployed in a real world scenario. Among other things, it likely means that we can send HD video into space at a greater speed than you can stream it to your home. http://www.geek.com/science/the-moon-now-has-a-better-internet-connection-than-you-do-1585053/


The 10 Worst Passwords of 2013

You no longer have to be a security geek to use a password management tool, experts say. Password management tools have matured and contain a wide variety of capabilities to take the strain off of accessing a bank account, website or service with a strong password. Many programs use strong encryption and contain syncing features […]