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Microsoft January 2020 Patch Tuesday fixes 49 security bugs

How Microsoft morphed into a cloud company Microsoft made substantial headway in its goal to morph from the Windows company to a cloud company over the past decade. Microsoft has released today the January 2020 Patch Tuesday security updates. This month’s updates include fixes for 49 vulnerabilities, of which eight are rated with a severity rating of “critical.” By far,… Read more →

Google acquires AppSheet, a no-code app development platform

Google on Tuesday announced it has acquired AppSheet, a no-code development platform for building workplace apps. AppSheet’s platform, Google said in a blog post, “complements Google Cloud’s strategy to reimagine the application development space.” The terms of the deal were not disclosed.  The Seatte-based company was founded in 2012, and its platform has been live for more than five years…. Read more →

Securing Kubernetes: Bug bounty program announced

What is Kubernetes? Here’s everything you need to know about Kubernetes. Read more: must read What is Kubernetes? How orchestration redefines the data center In a little over four years’ time, the project born from Google’s internal container management efforts has upended the best-laid plans of VMware, Microsoft, Oracle, and every other would-be king of the data center. Read… Read more →

Microsoft fixes Windows crypto bug reported by the NSA

Microsoft has released a security update today to fix “a broad cryptographic vulnerability” impacting the Windows operating system. The bug was discovered and reported by the US National Security Agency (NSA), NSA Director of Cybersecurity Anne Neuberger said in a press call today. The CVE-2020-0601 bug The vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2020-0601, impacts the Windows CryptoAPI, a core component of the… Read more →

IBM joins LOT Network to thwart patent trolls

IBM on Tuesday announced it’s joining the LOT Network, a nonprofit group of companies that aims to thwart patent trolls. The move is a commitment to open innovation from IBM, which received a record 9,262 US patents in 2019 alone.  The LOT Network was founded in 2014, with Red Hat (which IBM acquired in 2019) as a founding member. The… Read more →

Google to phase out user-agent strings in Chrome

Image: Google // Composition: ZDNet CNET Decade in Review: 2010-2019 From the iPad to selfies to fake meat, we look back at an action-packed decade Read More Google has announced plans today to phase out the usage of user-agent strings in its web browser Chrome. For readers unfamiliar with the term, user-agent (UA) strings are an important part of the… Read more →

Americans trust Amazon and Google more than Oprah (and Trump)

Seriously? Shutterstock I’ve heard it muttered that we’re living in the era of America’s last hurrah. “Hurrah,” I hear some of you cry. I tend, though, to be sanguine about such prognostications. After all, in historical terms, the US is barely out of elementary school. Yet I confess to wondering about some of my fellow citizens, especially their unseemly embrace… Read more →

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro review: Rugged, affordable tablet built for work in the field

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus Star Wars Special Edition: The unboxing is strong with this one Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 Plus is one of the best smartphones available today. With the release of the new Star Wars movie, The Rise of Skywalker, Samsung released a themed device with hardware and software elements depicting Kylo Ren in various ways. The unboxing… Read more →

DevOps and observability in the 2020s

DevOps in the cloud: Best practices and pitfalls for cloud deployment and development from Copado David Brooks, VP of Products at Copado, explains how companies can use DevOps for large-scale cloud deployments and how to avoid common cloud development mistakes. DevOps Pulse is an annual analysis of the DevOps industry, conducted by Findings from the 2019 version have just… Read more →

Adobe intros new Experience Cloud features, launches Experience Manager as cloud service

Adobe has announced new features in Experience Cloud that aim to further close the CX gap between bricks and clicks. The announcements are timed to the National Retail Federation’s annual expo taking place in New York City this week.  Updates include the new 2.3.4 release of Magento, which Adobe said provides improvements to the development process and quality of a… Read more →

49 million user records from US data broker LimeLeads put up for sale online

Image: ZDNet A hacker is currently selling a huge database of 49 million business contacts on a underground hacking forum, ZDNet has learned. The hacker claims the data belongs to LimeLeads, a San Francisco-based business-to-business (B2B) leads generator, which +makes its money by renting access to an internal database containing business contacts that can be used for pitches and sales…. Read more →

This Trojan hijacks your smartphone to send offensive text messages

Researchers suspect Lazarus is developing its own Dacls trojan The Trojan is able to infect both Windows and Linux machines. Many mobile malware developers will take great pains to hide infections through hidden app icons, obfuscation, disguises, and more, but in some cases, a sample will pop up which appears to do exactly the opposite.  Trojans are generally created for… Read more →