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  • Vulnerability in embedded Web server exposes millions of routers to hacking

    A serious vulnerability in an embedded Web server used by many router models from different manufacturers allows remote attackers to take control of affected devices over the Internet.

  • U.S.-Cuba breakthrough is no slam dunk for Internet

    The Obama administration's historic move to restore ties between the U.S. and Cuba may eventually put more Cubans online, but the future of the Internet there is likely to depend more on domestic policies than on imported goods and services.

  • U.S. on Sony breach: North Korea did it

    U.S. officials now believe North Korea is behind the attack that took down Sony Pictures Entertainment's computer network and posted contents on the Internet, but the government hasn't decided whether to formally accuse the country of carrying out the hack, according to The New York Times.

  • A/NZ telcos to build $86.3 million trans-Tasman submarine cable

    A 2300 kilometre undersea cable system connecting Australia and New Zealand across the Tasman Sea will commence construction in early 2015.

  • Cloud provider pits 6TB hard drives in real-world face off

    Cloud service provider Backblaze has published performance and reliability data on two of the industry's leading 6TB 3.5-in. hard drives from Seagate and Western Digital (WD).

  • ICANN data compromised in spearphishing attack

    A so-called spearphishing attack on ICANN has compromised the email credentials of several ICANN staff members and allowed the attacker access to user information, including email and postal addresses.

  • BlackBerry's new Classic smartphone has a physical keyboard, sells for $449

    BlackBerry officially launched its Classic smartphone with a qwerty physical keyboard and trackpad on Wednesday for $449, unlocked, in the U.S. The release comes amid continuing worries about the company's declining market share.

  • Telstra, Tesla sign M2M deal for Model S electric car

    Telstra will provide mobile connectivity for the new Tesla Motors electric car, the Model S, the telco has revealed.

  • Data retention: It's really, really important (but we still can't give you any details)

    As the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security held its first hearing of an inquiry into the government's data retention bill, key details of the proposed regime are still yet to be revealed.

  • T-Mobile's new Data Stash plan doesn't let workers share data

    T-Mobile today unveiled a monthly data rollover plan for consumers and business customers called "Data Stash," but the plan still won't allow workers to share their data with others in a work group.

  • Stanford 'high-rise' chip takes on IoT and big data

    Stanford University researchers have built a multi-layered "high-rise" chip that could significantly outperform traditional computer chips, taking on the hefty workloads that will be needed for the Internet of Things and big data.

  • New England security group shares threat intelligence, strives to bolster region as cybersecurity mecca

    The Advanced Cyber Security Center is a three year old organization with a bold mission to "bring together industry, university, and government organizations to address the most advanced cyber threats" and drive cybersecurity R&D in the New England region. Network World editor in Chief John Dix attended their most recent meeting in Boston and later tracked down ACSC Executive Director Charlie Benway and ACSC Board Chair William Guenther (CEO and Founder of Mass Insight) for a deep dive on the organization's goals.

  • Qualcomm, Intel and Brocade join group pushing 2.5G, 5G Ethernet

    The NBASE-T Alliance -- a recently formed umbrella group of networking industry players dedicated to keeping standard Ethernet cabling relevant -- announced a dozen new members on Monday, including big names such as Intel, Qualcomm and Brocade.

  • Remote management delivers for West Gippsland school

    Chairo Christian School in Victoria has implemented a remote management platform for PCs as it prepares for growth in the number of devices used by students and staff on its cross-campus network.

  • T-Mobile mystery news slated for Tuesday morning

    T-Mobile CEO John Legere will cozy up to Yahoo Tech's David Pogue during what the carrier is calling its Un-carrier 8.0 event on Tuesday -- a mystery webcast that promises to include some news and knowing Legere, probably some colorful language.

  • Riverbed goes private in US$3.6 billion deal

    Riverbed Technology is the latest major tech company to bow out of public trading, announcing a US$3.6 billion takeover by private equity firm Thoma Bravo on Monday. The price is the highest ever paid by Thoma Bravo, and works out to $21 for each share of Riverbed currently in circulation.

  • 12 most eye-popping VC tech deals of 2014

    While the three largest venture capital deals of the year in the technology industry went to consumer-focused startups, most of the other top investments went to companies building products that could reshape the enterprise IT landscape.

  • Turnbull moves against cherry-picking threat to NBN

    Communications minister Malcolm Turnbull has released the new licence condition for operators of 'superfast' broadband networks that will potentially compete with the National Broadband Network.

  • Major milestone for NBN 2.0 as NBN Co and Telstra sign new deal

    NBN Co and Telstra today announced the signing of revised definitive agreements, clearing the major hurdle for the company rolling out the National Broadband Network as it shifts to the ‘Multi-Technology Mix’ favoured by the Coalition government.

  • Cisco was surprised by Arista statements: Chambers

    Cisco CEO John Chambers said the company's decision to sue data center switch rival Arista Networks now was made after surprising statements Arista made this year.

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