Cisco's SDN Controller has a Security Hole

Company issues software to plug a root user access vulnerability

IBM Applies some Engineering Rigor to the Internet of Things

Bringing some old fashioned engineering discipline to the emerging Internet of Things, IBM has updated its design tools to allow IoT component builders to keep track of their work though a widely used technique called product line engineering (PLE).

Indian Government Orders ISPs to Block 857 Porn Websites

The Indian government has ordered a large number of porn websites to be blocked, creating an uproar among users and civil rights groups in the country.

Report: Apple and BMW Started Talking about an iCar Collaboration Last Year

The Apple Car is taking another lap on the rumor circuit, with a new report from Reuters that Apple execs visited BMW last year to find out more about how BMW makes the (very cool) i3 electric car.

IBM Fattens Patent Portfolio in Cloud Tech

IBM may be leading the pack when it comes to putting away patents related to cloud technologies.

Windows 10 Mobile May not Reach as many Phones as Microsoft Hoped

Microsoft's goal of upgrading all Windows Phone 8 handsets to Windows 10 is looking increasingly unlikely, as many phones lack the prerequisite software updates.

How to surf the Dark Web for fun and profit

On the Dark Web, nobody knows who you are. The flip side of that, however, is that you also don't know who your business partners are.

Is the Smartphone Market Saturated?

Smartphone sales increased substantially in the second quarter of 2015, but the rate of growth continued to slow, fueling concerns that the market has started to become saturated, according to a study released today by Juniper Research.

Mozilla CEO Blasts Microsoft over Windows 10 Defaults

Mozilla CEO Chris Beard has blasted Microsoft in a pair of posts to the organization's blog, arguing that Windows 10's default browser settings are a "dramatic step backwards" for respecting user choice.

Apple Releases the Third Public Beta of OS X 10.11 El Capitan

Beta testers: to the App Store! Apple released an update to the El Capitan public beta today, the third version. If three is your lucky number, we've got instructions on how to sign up for the beta program, and a how-to on filing feedback when you encounter bugs. Once you're enrolled, the new beta version is available in the Updates tab of the Mac App Store.

Oracle Preps 'Sonoma' Chip for Low-priced Sparc Servers

Oracle is looking to expand the market for its Sparc-based servers with a new, low-cost processor dubbed Sonoma that its engineers will discuss publically for the first time later this month.

Americas are just 2 Weeks away from Running out of IPv4 Addresses

John Curran, CEO of the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), told attendees at the Campus Technology conference in Boston Wednesday that the IP address authority's pool of IPv4 addresses has dwindled to about 90,000 and will be exhausted in about two weeks.

Windows 10 installation files already sneaking onto Windows 7 and 8 PCs

Tonight is the night, Windows fans. Starting around midnight Eastern time on Wednesday, June 29, 2015 Windows 10 will start rolling out to Windows Insider members.

Cybersecurity job market to suffer severe workforce shortage

The top paying cybersecurity job is a security software engineer with an average annual salary of $233,333, according to a recent report from the job board Dice. That tops the salary for a CSO which is $225,000.

Amazon Launchpad store will sell goods from startups

Amazon is opening a specialized storefront on its website that will sell products from startups in an effort to help the fledging companies build their businesses.

The TPP is getting closer -- what does it mean for the tech sector?

Despite the apparent nearness of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement, the contents are still largely cloaked in secrecy, with no official drafts available.

What Quarterly Earnings Reveal About Top IT Companies

As top companies reported their quarterly earnings, we find out what strategy worked best for them and the causes of concern in the future.

Why CIOs can't wait to renegotiate their outsourcing contracts

As business needs evolve ever more rapidly, outsourcing contracts signed just a year or two ago are already getting stale. That's why Mayer Brown business and sourcing technology partner Dan Masur is advising companies to revamp their outsourcing deals right now.

Yahoo Tackles Large 'Malvertising' Campaign in its Ad Network

Yahoo said Monday it had removed malware from its advertising network, after malicious code there had gone undetected for at least six days.

Microsoft Buys Sales-gamification Startup with Eye to CRM Combo

Microsoft has acquired Incent Games and plans to integrate the Texas startup's FantasySalesTeam sales-gamification software into Dynamics CRM.

How Mother Dairy Is Milking the Benefits of Technology

Annie Mathew, CIO of Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable, says “the combination of IOT, mobility and big data along with seamless connectivity will transform the way Mother Dairy functions.”

Why Google Should Buy Twitter ... NOW

We learned that half of the world's estimated online population now uses Facebook at least once a month, that Twitter's growth is at an impasse and that Google is all but throwing in the towel with Google+.

5 things CIOs Need to Know about Data Lakes

The concept is still quite new. The term data lake, credited to Pentaho CTO James Dixon, has been bandied about for several years. But the idea of data lakes as corporate resources is still in its infancy, according to IDC analyst Ashish Nadkarni. A data lake is defined as a massive--and relatively cheap--storage repository, such as Hadoop, that can hold all types of data until it is needed for business analytics or data mining. A data lake holds data in its rawest form, unprocessed and ungoverned.

Microsoft Bests Google in Patent Case Appeal

A federal appeals court has handed Microsoft a win against Google in a long-running lawsuit over patent licensing that was originally filed against Motorola in 2010.

DNS Server Attacks Begin Using BIND Software Flaw

Attackers have started exploiting a flaw in the most widely used software for the DNS (Domain Name System), which translates domain names into IP addresses.

How to get the most out of Windows 10 enterprise security features

There are some immediate security improvements that IT managers will appreciate, particularly if they have users bringing Windows 10 devices to work. Some of these are simple policy changes.

Why Enterprises are Embracing Rogue IT

Businesses have a hard time telling employees they need to leave their smartphones or tablets at home, and even the most tech savvy of workers won't consider the potential security threats of using their personal Dropbox account at work.

IBM Aims New IoT Community Site at Developers

Hoping to rally the worldwide development community around the Internet of Things and drive business to its cloud services as well, IBM has launched a community space for programmers to write software to connect remote devices to back-end cloud systems.

Facebook Revenue Surges 39 percent but Costs also Soar

Facebook has posted strong sales results for the second quarter, showing continued success in its advertising business, though its costs also rose sharply.

Zuckerberg: Video Today, Virtual Reality Tomorrow

When people grow tired of posting photos and videos on social media, what then? Virtual-reality posts, according to Mark Zuckerberg.

3 tips for a hassle-free Windows 10 upgrade

Before you upgrade to Windows 10, there some things you can do to make your migration to the next chapter in Windows history as seamless as possible.

15 marketing experts to follow on social media

There is no shortage of marketing advice, or marketers, on social media. So who can you turn to, or follow, on Twitter (and elsewhere) for trustworthy online marketing advice that can help you better market your business?

Salesforce tools let customers snap together new mobile apps

Mobile apps now figure almost as prominently in enterprises as they do in the consumer world, and on Tuesday Salesforce rolled out some new DIY tools that aim to help business users "roll their own" apps as needs arise.

Google Drive phishing is back -- with obfuscation

If you have a Google account and a stranger sends you a link to a document on Google Drive, think twice before clicking -- it could be a phishing scam designed to harvest your Google credentials.

Windows 10: Fact vs. fiction

Here, with Windows 10 nearing the finish line, we once again cut through the fictions to give you the true dirt -- and one juicy conjecture -- about Windows 10, in hopes of helping you make the right decisions.

What can we learn from JPMorgan's insider breaches?

Another former JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPMC) employee was recently arrested by the FBI on charges of stealing customer data and trying to sell it to an undercover informant for tens of thousands of dollars.

Honda Joins List of Carmakers Embedding Apple CarPlay, Android Auto

Honda this week became the latest automaker to announce it will offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as native features in its 2016 Accord lineup.

Patch Tuesday: Not dead yet

Even though Microsoft won't say if it plans to end its 12-year practice of providing security patches on the same day each month to everyone, security experts have concluded that Patch Tuesday isn't going anywhere.

Windows testers who haven't updated to the latest build will lose Store access

Microsoft wants people who are testing Windows 10 to update to the latest version of the operating system, and the company has provided an important incentive: anyone running an older version of the OS will be unable to access the Windows Store, starting Friday.

'There's something wrong if your organization doesn't have a CISO yet'

The former Gartner fellow and Chief Evangelist at Metric Stream, French Caldwell tells us about what's the worst that can happen to organizations with little or no GRC guidelines.

2 experimental apps from Microsoft Garage you need to test drive

Microsoft Garage is a division of the software maker that lets its interns, employees and groups of staffers experiment with ideas and tinker with apps -- some of which don't even run on Windows devices. Send (iOS only) and InstaNote (Windows Phone only) are two recent, and free, Garage apps that are worth a look.

7 social media mistakes job seekers must avoid

Social media can be a fun part of your day. You get to interact with friends, family and strangers -- and maybe if you're lucky, get a retweet from your favorite celebrity. But as much as you may like to put yourself out there, it can be easy to forget that your public social media accounts are just that: public.

The cloud is too hard, so Intel launched a sweeping project to fix it

Intel has kicked off a broad effort to speed the adoption of the modern cloud infrastructure, which it says has been slow to take off because the software is complex and takes too long to deploy.

Microsoft follows Google in revenge porn crackdown

Microsoft will provide a web form to submit removal requests for links to intimate content or video that appear on its search site Bing.

Thankless Task: 55% of IT Admins Say Colleagues Fail to Acknowledge Support

ManageEngine marks System Administrator Day with ‘Know Your Sysadmin’ campaign.

There is Not a Single Centre Ready Today in India to Host a 5 Petaflop Machine: Rajesh Chhabra, Altair Engineering

Even though the Indian government is making efforts to advance the high-performance computing sector, Rajesh Chhabra of Altair Engineering feels there are severe challenges.

Bug exposes OpenSSH servers to brute-force password guessing attacks

A bug in OpenSSH, the most popular software for secure remote access to UNIX-based systems, could allow attackers to bypass authentication retry restrictions and execute many password guesses.

Microsoft presses 'Send': a new mobile app for quick office communications

E-mail may still be the dominant tool for office communications in many companies today, but Microsoft on Wednesday unveiled a mobile-minded alternative that's focused primarily on short, quick messages.

Windows 10's decade of support starts when customer begins using the OS

Microsoft will provide feature and functionality updates and upgrades to Windows 10 for a full decade from the time the OS is purchased, an analyst briefed by the company said.