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GermanWiper ransomware hits Germany hard, destroys files, asks for ransom

For the past week, a new ransomware strain has been wreaking havoc across Germany. Named GermanWiper, this ransomware doesn’t encrypt files but instead it rewrites their content with zeroes, permanently destroying users’ data. As a result, any users who get infected by this ransomware should be aware that paying the ransom demand will not help them recover their files. Unless… Read more →

Best Buy three-day summer sale: $99 Fire TV, $50 off Apple Watch 4, and more

Prime Day provides boost for Amazon’s large retail rivals According to Adobe Analytics data, Amazon isn’t the only retailer cashing in on the Prime Day spending spree. ZDNet’s Natalie Gagliordi and TechRepublic’s Karen Roby break down the data and explain what it all means. Read more: https://zd.net/2SnPx2j There’s been a lot of sales this summer, from Memorial Day to Prime… Read more →

My hunt for the right iPad model: Too small, too big, and just right

Why Apple and Microsoft should be allies, not rivals Imagine Siri with the back-end capabilities of Cortana or Apple Watch with Azure’s machine learning services. Read more: https://zd.net/2OvrTSZ Nine years ago it was easy to pick out an iPad as there was just one model to choose from with your only option being how much storage you desired. You… Read more →

IBM, Rometty outline Red Hat strategy: Here’s how the parts fit together for IBM growth

Ginni Rometty, CEO of IBM, said the addition of Red Hat would turbocharge the company’s financials, enable it to better target cloud customers and return Big Blue to growth. must read From Linux to Cloud, why Red Hat matters for every enterprise Today, Red Hat dominates enterprise Linux. Tomorrow, it wants to rule the cloud. Don’t bet against it. Read… Read more →

IBM, Rometty outline Red Hat strategy: Here’s how the parts fit together for IBM growth

Ginni Rometty, CEO of IBM, said the addition of Red Hat would turbocharge the company’s financials, enable it to better target cloud customers and return Big Blue to growth. must read From Linux to Cloud, why Red Hat matters for every enterprise Today, Red Hat dominates enterprise Linux. Tomorrow, it wants to rule the cloud. Don’t bet against it. Read… Read more →

IBM, Rometty outline Red Hat strategy: Here’s how the parts fit together for IBM growth

Ginni Rometty, CEO of IBM, said the addition of Red Hat would turbocharge the company’s financials, enable it to better target cloud customers and return Big Blue to growth. must read From Linux to Cloud, why Red Hat matters for every enterprise Today, Red Hat dominates enterprise Linux. Tomorrow, it wants to rule the cloud. Don’t bet against it. Read… Read more →

Google Project Zero: 95.8% of all bug reports are fixed before deadline expires

Bug tracking with magnifier on LCD screen. Jovan V. Nikolic The Google Project Zero team said that around 95.8% of the security bugs they find in other software and report to their respective vendors get fixed before the 90-day deadline for a public disclosure expires. That’s quite the batting average for one of world’s most infamous cybersecurity programs. In a… Read more →

Google Project Zero: 95.8% of all bug reports are fixed before deadline expires

Bug tracking with magnifier on LCD screen. Jovan V. Nikolic The Google Project Zero team said that around 95.8% of the security bugs they find in other software and report to their respective vendors get fixed before the 90-day deadline for a public disclosure expires. That’s quite the batting average for one of world’s most infamous cybersecurity programs. In a… Read more →

A dismal industry: The unsustainable burden of cybersecurity

cybersecurity panel at Finn Partners in San Francisco. Cybersecurity is finally a cool industry, claimed Brian Bertacini of BSI America, speaking on a panel of computer security experts in San Francisco this week. Foremski’s take Cybersecurity is not cool; I see it as a dismal industry for several reasons. If your product works, nothing happens, and nothing was stolen, and… Read more →

A dismal industry: The unsustainable burden of cybersecurity

cybersecurity panel at Finn Partners in San Francisco. Cybersecurity is finally a cool industry, claimed Brian Bertacini of BSI America, speaking on a panel of computer security experts in San Francisco this week. Foremski’s take Cybersecurity is not cool; I see it as a dismal industry for several reasons. If your product works, nothing happens, and nothing was stolen, and… Read more →