French outift installs back-doors in 12 million PCs
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Cisco outs Tuto4PC

Cisco’s Talos security intelligence and research group has found a nasty piece of French software that has quietly installed backdoors on 12 million computers around the world so its owners can spam the chaîne d'oignons out of users.

Cisco patches router flaw
Published in Network


Problems across key devices

Cisco has patched high-impact vulnerabilities in several of its cable modem and residential gateway devices which are popular among those distributed by ISPs to their customers.

IoT industry leaders announce open source standard group
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Aims to accelerate Internet of Things to a single open standard

On Friday, a group of industry leaders making headway in the Internet of Things (IoT) market announced a cross-industry collaboration effort aimed at unlocking the massive opportunities for consumers and business with IoT devices, and ultimately a way to quickly get everyone to adopting a single open standard.

Internet traffic about to hit a zetta-byte
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That is much bigger than a Zeta Jones 

Global internet traffic will a zetta-byte for the first time this year according to Cisco.

Two backdoors in Juniper routers
Published in Network


Copied Cisco

Someone has quietly installed backdoors three years ago in a core piece of networking equipment used to protect corporate and government systems around the world.

Cisco nets fishy botnet
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Angler fished out of the system


Researchers at Cisco have stopped the spread of a massive international exploit kit which is commonly used in ransomware attacks.

China presses ahead with glorious five year  tech plan
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US tech companies nervy

The Chinese government is set to hack off the US government by working on a set of banking cyber security regulations.

Cisco buys Open DNS
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Will the spooks get control of your DNS server?

The networking company, which was turned over by the US spooks using backdoors, has just written a cheque for an outfit which provides alternative DNS servers for its users.

Blackberry still can't get juiced up
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Revenue falling

BlackBerry is still a long way from being out of the woods. The outfit reported worse-than-expected first-quarter financial results as phone sales continued their long slide.

Internet of Things growing
Published in Wearables


IoT reached 10.3 million devices

Beancounters at Berg Insight have counted out all the installed base of wireless IoT devices in industrial automation and claim it reached 10.3 million in 2014.