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Security as a Service? We want it, say IT leaders

Until recently, security was cloud’s Achilles Heel. Now, many are turning to the cloud itself to provide needed security. Photo: Joe McKendrick That’s one of the takeaways of a recent survey of 401 IT professionals, released by Insight, a technology services provider. Overall, the survey shows, IT professionals graded their current IT infrastructure an average of “B,” a modest uptick… Read more →

Microsoft starts rolling out collaborative inking Whiteboard app

Microsoft on Tuesday announced it’s rolling out its collaborative inking Whiteboard app on Windows 10, starting with a private preview now available on Surface Hub. The app should be available on more Windows 10 devices, including the Surface Studio and Surface Pro, later this year. The app offers collaborative inking, geometry recognition, table conversion and automatic table shading, as well… Read more →

Chef expands its cloud and container menu

Chef, a leading DevOps company, announced at ChefConf 2017 that it was adding new capabilities to it flagship Continous Automation/DevOps program, Chef Automate. This enables enterprises to transition from server- and virtual machine- (VM) based IT systems to cloud-native and container-first environments with consistent automation and DevOps practices. What is DevOps and why does it matter? New to some, old… Read more →

Google rolls out enterprise bundle for Chrome, Citrix support

Google on Tuesday announced updates to Chrome that better tailor the web browser for the enterprise. The new Chrome enterprise bundle gives IT administrators a single installation package to download, containing Chrome MSI, the Chrome Legacy Browser Support (LBS) extension and administrative policy templates. With LBS, organizations can deploy Chrome even if they need access to older versions of Internet… Read more →

Singapore lets telcos test 5G services for free

Singapore is letting telcos test 5G services for free over the next two years, as part of efforts to spur the industry and uncover potential use cases for the next-generation communications network. Frequency fees for 5G trials would be waived with immediate effect and until December 2019, allowing telcos to save S$11,200 a year that they would otherwise have to… Read more →

Intel Core i9: It’s not a question of whether you need twelve cores, but of whether you’ll want to pay for those cores

A leaked slide suggests that Intel is gearing up to release a 12-core desktop processor as part of a new Core i9 release. But does anyone really need twelve cores on the desktop? Or, more importantly, will people pay for twelve cores? See also : Microsoft should have left Windows XP to rot and die Here’s what the leaked line-up… Read more →

Citrix rolls out new cloud, analytics services for enterprises

Citrix is rolling out a bevy of platform updates focused on how enterprises can secure and manage the way apps and data are delivered. The news was announced at the company’s Citrix Synergy event in Orlando. Here’s a look at the announcements in a nutshell: Additions to the the Citrix portfolio that are designed to help enterprises build digital workspaces;… Read more →

UK authorities want ‘direct access’ to internet providers’ systems, say critics

(Image: file photo) A leading rights group is “concerned” about UK plans to compel internet providers and phone companies to install black box-type equipment on their networks to conduct surveillance. A draft of the proposed new surveillance powers was obtained and published by the non-profit Open Rights Group earlier this month after only a select group of government-approved internet providers… Read more →

‘Ultrasecure’ Samsung Galaxy S8 iris scanner can be easily tricked, say hackers

Samsung’s high-end Galaxy S8 handset is trying to bring iris-scanning to the masses. Image: Luke Lancaster/CNET Germany’s Chaos Computer Club (CCC), a venerable group of white-hat hackers, claims to have figured out a relatively straightforward way to trick the iris-recognition system on Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S8 smartphone. The CCC has a long history of embarrassing tech firms by demonstrating vulnerabilities… Read more →

386 WannaCry ransomware samples discovered in the wild

File Photo Researchers have identified hundreds of WannaCry ransomware samples in the wild, malware responsible for debilitating attacks on health services and companies last week. According to Trustlook, a total of 386 malware samples in the wild have been recorded to date. WannaCry, hitting the headlines last week after striking hundreds of thousands of victims in at least 150 countries,… Read more →

Europol cracks down on ATM black box attack scheme

Europol Europol has made 27 arrests in relation to an ATM jackpotting scheme, with more suspects being tracked across Europe. This week, Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) and the Joint Cybercrime Action Taskforce (J-CAT) said that 20 European member states alongside Norway have come together to make a series of arrests and shut down ATM “black box” attacks across the… Read more →