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Fool me twice: Malware used in Target attack catches Home Depot off guard nearly a year later

Fool me twice: Malware used in Target attack catches Home Depot off guard nearly a year later

The latest major cyberattack on a top U.S. retailer employed a variant of the malware that hackers used to break into the network  of Target Corp. last December, according to influential security blogger Brian Krebs. The holiday season heist saw the assailants take off with sensitive personal information belonging to approximately 70 million customers of the Minneapolis-based discount chain, making the breach one of the biggest in recent years. No official figures have been disclosed for the most recent incident, but outsiders say there are clear signs that it is similar in scope to the Target hack.  Krebs wrote on his blog that... more »
Top 5 perks for work: Microsoft's new Lumia 830

Top 5 perks for work: Microsoft's new Lumia 830

Microsoft, Corp. describes its new Lumia 830 as "the affordable flagship" of its smartphones selection. Much of the buzz has been about the smartphone's PureView camera, which offers a new set of capabilities, but the Lumia 830 comes equipped with features that suggest Microsoft seeks to craft an ideal mid-range business device. Thinking of buying? Consider these top features of Microsoft's Lumia 830: Top 5 perks of the Lumia 830 for business users   1. Camera The Lumia 830's PureView camera offers 10MP resolution. Engadget's Brad Molen explains that while the camera isn't as powerful as the Lumia 930 or 1020, the 830 costs less. He... more »
The public cloud gets more secure with chip-level enforcement and real-time behavior scanning

The public cloud gets more secure with chip-level enforcement and real-time behavior scanning

IBM hopes to address CIOs' persistent unease with the state of cloud security by adding a new layer of control for its infrastructure-as-a-service platform that enables organizations to enforce access policies down to the chip level. Dedicated servers from SoftLayer, the managed hosting company Big Blue absorbed in June, 2014 for approximately $2 billion, will now come with the option of enabling the Trusted Execution Technology (TXT) that Intel Corp. includes in select processors. Originally designed for workstations, the software checks code for malicious elements prior to execution and halts loading in the event an anomaly is spotted, thereby intercepting malware and other threats... more »
Watch LIVE! from Tableau Conference 2014

Watch LIVE! from Tableau Conference 2014

If you’re a data enthusiast looking for the next big event, head to Seattle, WA for this year’s Tableau Conference. Kicking off this week, the five-day conference will be held at the Washington State Convention Center. We'll have live event coverage today and tomorrow, with exclusive interviews from our roving news desk, theCUBE. Watch LIVE coverage here, on SiliconANGLE.tv . Attendees can expect to learn ways to leverage their investments in data analytics, discover what’s next in business intelligence, and expand their network with like-minded individuals. So what’s new with this year’s conference? First off, the name has changed.  In the past, the event was the Tableau Customer Conference, but... more »
Microsoft joins social graph party with Office Delve to help workers stay connected

Microsoft joins social graph party with Office Delve to help workers stay connected

Microsoft Corp. has finally unveiled its long-awaited social networking features for Office 365, with the launch of a new product called Office Delve. We first caught a glimpse of Office Delve at Microsoft's SharePoint conference back in March, when the tech was dubbed “Project Oslo”. At the time, Redmond's techies said the software was designed to present Office 365 users with relevant information by using machine learning to analyze their contacts, data and activity. One of the key aspects of Delve is “Office Graph,” which refers to a kind of map of the various sources Office 365 uses to extract data. These include... more »
How a 140-year-old utility biz went back to selling subscriptions - via the cloud

How a 140-year-old utility biz went back to selling subscriptions - via the cloud

Ohio’s CBTS may not be a household name like Google or Amazon, but it boasts a much longer and extensive history than either. The firm traces its roots to local telephone kingpin Cincinnati Bell, which began operating all the way back in 1873. Come the corporate technology boom of the 1980s and 1990s, the company decided to capitalize on the sudden surge in demand for enterprise computing by setting up a hardware business. After finding success in reselling servers, storage arrays and networking equipment, it expanded into the adjacent co-location space through the acquisition of CyrusOne in 2010, a $525 million... more »
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Salesforce under attack: Dyre malware slurping CRM data

Salesforce.com is warning that malicious types are trying to attack customers with a remote access Trojan called Dyre that's designed to slurp user's login credentials. The company has just issued an alert which states: “On September 3, 2014, one of our security partners identified that the Dyre malware (also known as Dyreza), which typically targets customers of large, well-known financial institutions, may now also target some Salesforce users.” "We currently have no evidence that any of our customers have been impacted by this, and we are continuing our investigation. If we determine that a customer has been impacted by this malware, we... more »
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Networked storage is getting old: Revenues slump again

The market for networked storage arrays is still in decline, with revenues falling for the second quarter in a row, according to market research firm International Data Corporation (IDC), which has just release its Q2 2014 quarter storage tracker, which looks at both networked storage arrays and also the total disk storage market. IDC said that sales of both mid-range and high-end arrays took a hit, marking a full 12 months of high-end storage revenue decline. Total network storage factory revenues reached $5.9 billion for the quarter, a decline of 1.4 percent year-on-year. However, total disk storage revenues were up slightly, reaching... more »
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Size doesn't matter for these data visualization experts | #data14 CrowdChat

Wikibon's Big Data Analyst Jeff Kelly recently hosted a preview CrowdChat ahead of the Tableau Conference 2014 (#data14) that is taking place this week, September 8-12, at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, WA. For the past seven years, the Tableau Conference, hosted by Tableau Software Inc., has been the gathering place for data enthusiasts to discover how to leverage their investment in data analytics, hear what’s next in business intelligence (BI), and to network with other like-minded individuals. A keynote speech on Wednesday morning by Neil deGrasse Tyson, American astrophysicist and host of the TV series "Cosmos: A Spacetime... more »
The software-defined data center puzzle is finally clicking together | #VMworld

The software-defined data center puzzle is finally clicking together | #VMworld

VMware Inc. has closed the loop on the software-defined data center, according to the head of its software-defined data center unit.  Appearing on SiliconANGLE’s theCUBE at the virtualization giant’s recently concluded customer conference in San Francisco, vice president John Gilmartin made the case that the introduction of the NSX network and vSAN storage virtualization solutions over the last year has positioned his firm to extend programmability across the full breadth of the enterprise stack. “You take all of that, you fully virtualize your infrastructure, and then you bring management and automation on top of that,” he told theCube hosts John Furrier... more »

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