DDoS attackers exploited insecure IoT gadgets from Chinese company

Hangzhou Xiongmai Technology admitted weak product passwords were partly to blame for last week’s massive attack.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/10/25/ddos-attackers-exploited-insecure-iot-gadgets-from-chinese-company.html

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Microsoft will adjust malware-like upgrade policy for Windows 10 following outcry

Following massive user anger, Microsoft will partly reverse course on its Windows 10 upgrade practices. Hopefully this means an end to the malware-like tactics the company recently debuted.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/229182-microsoft-will-adjust-malware-like-upgrade-policy-for-windows-10-following-outcry

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Going green: Navy vessels head to Asia powered by cattle fat

The first Navy warships partly powered by biofuels will launch today from San Diego, as part of the service’s long-running efforts to reduce its dependence on foreign oil and derive almost half its energy from alternative sources by 2020.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/01/20/going-green-navy-vessels-head-to-asia-powered-by-cattle-fat.html

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Going Gold – IBM's Mainframe Turns 50

Longevity doesn’t get much respect in the tech industry, partly due to new technologies regularly entering and dominating industries and commercial markets. However, cultural factors play a part, too. Much of IT’s vibrancy results from the startup mindset and youthful employees who willingly embrace crushing 80-hour work weeks for a chance to become millionaires — or billionaires, if Mark Zuckerberg takes a fancy to you. That’s the IT equivalent of winning the lottery, but there’s a form of success that’s far rarer.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/80336.html?rss=1

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