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Penn State’s College of Engineering Hit by Cyberattack

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IBM predicts timid growth in Brazil for 2015

IBM’s Brazilian division is predicting a tough second quarter and a second half of 2015 marred by slow growth. This year should see a 9 percent growth rate, which is similar to the numbers from 2014, the company’s Brazil head Marcelo Porto told Brazilian newspaper Valor Econômico. The downbeat outlook for this year’s performance are related to the country’s overall… Read more →

Microsoft quietly delivers first preview of Graph Engine

It’s been quite a while since there’s been word regarding Microsoft Research’s “Project Trinity,” its graph database and computing platform. But this week, Trinity — now known as Graph Engine — was released in public preview form. (Thanks to @h0x0d for the link.) Trinity was only available to those inside Microsoft prior to the public preview release. Graph Engine is… Read more →

7 habits of effective IT service providers

Not too long ago, IT departments were those folks who did the coding and made sure the servers were up and running. Now, IT is assuming a new type of role — not just running and staffing the server rooms (though this is still an important role), but also providing guidance to their businesses on the best technology solutions. These… Read more →

Why Walmart needs more than free shipping to challenge Amazon Prime

Walmart is a force within the retail industry. The discount chain is undisputedly the world’s largest retailer, with more than 11,000 brick-and-mortar stores globally and over $480 billion in annual revenue. But when it comes to digital, Walmart still falls short of its online arch nemesis, Amazon.com. Which is why Walmart revealed this week plans to challenge the ecommerce giant… Read more →

Developers, developers, developers: For Microsoft the tune might change but the words remain the same

Microsoft has always been a developer-focused company, but its recent BUILD and Ignite events. showed just how important developers – and IT pros – are to the company’s strategy. It’s a strategy that’s always adapted to how developers work, but now, instead of following them, it’s anticipating where they’re going, aiming to deliver the tools that they’re going to need… Read more →

Zero Day Weekly: Venom, Black Hat 2015, hyped reports, FTC cyber-extortion controversy

Summary:A collection of notable security news items for the week ending May 15, 2015. Covers enterprise, controversies, application and mobile security, malware, reports and more. By Violet Blue for Zero Day | May 15, 2015 — 12:10 GMT (05:10 PDT) Follow @violetblue Source Article from http://zdnet.com.feedsportal.com/c/35462/f/675633/s/465827da/sc/28/l/0L0Szdnet0N0Carticle0Czero0Eday0Eweekly0Evenom0Eblack0Ehat0E20A150Ehyped0Ereports0Eftc0Ecyber0Eextortion0Econtroversy0C0Tftag0FRSSbaffb68/story01.htmZero Day Weekly: Venom, Black Hat 2015, hyped reports, FTC cyber-extortion controversyhttp://zdnet.com.feedsportal.com/c/35462/f/675633/s/465827da/sc/28/l/0L0Szdnet0N0Carticle0Czero0Eday0Eweekly0Evenom0Eblack0Ehat0E20A150Ehyped0Ereports0Eftc0Ecyber0Eextortion0Econtroversy0C0Tftag0FRSSbaffb68/story01.htmhttp://www.zdnet.com/blog/rss.xmlLatest blogs for ZDNetLatest… Read more →

Details of unpatched vulnerabilities in Google App Engine revealed

CNET Security researchers have publicly disclosed the existence of unpatched vulnerabilities within Google App Engine for Java. On Friday, Security Explorations revealed the flaws on Full Disclosure. According to the firm’s research, a number of vulnerabilities within the Google App Engine for Java allow complete Java VM security sandbox escapes. If escape is achieved, cyberattackers could execute code on underlying… Read more →

Daily Report: Unearthing the Enigma of Bitcoin’s Birth

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