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Rapid7 demystifies penetration testing

A deep dive into penetration testing -- the choices made and some surprising findings

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Kansas City rolls out online map using traffic, parking data from sensors

One of the trickiest parts of proving the value of emerging smart city technology is showing how city residents could benefit from data being picked up by sensors located on light poles and along streets.

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Flaw in Intel Atom chip could crash servers, networking gear

A flaw in an old Intel chip could crash servers and networking equipment, and the chip maker is working to fix the issue.

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You can now make smart gadgets and IoT devices that use Bluetooth 5

In a few months, Bluetooth 5 will finally arrive in smartphones and tablets. But you can already test the technology on developer boards.

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FCC takes first step toward over-the-air 4K broadcasting

The FCC has taken the first step toward the eventual rollout of over-the-air terrestrial 4K TV broadcasting in the U.S. It published a proposed regulation that would allow stations to begin broadcasts using the ATSC3.0 format.

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Cisco patches critical flaw in Prime Home device management server

Cisco Systems has fixed a critical vulnerability that could allow hackers to take over servers used by telecommunications providers to remotely manage customer equipment such as routers.

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AT&T to launch 5G wireless this year in Indy and Austin

AT&T said it will launch its first 5G wireless service in Indianapolis and Austin later this year, offering theoretical top speeds of 400Mbps or higher.

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HPE acquires security startup Niara to boost its ClearPass portfolio

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has acquired Niara, a startup that uses machine learning and big data analytics on enterprise packet streams and log streams to detect and protect customers from advanced cyberattacks that have penetrated...

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AT&T wants to be the Linus Torvalds of network software

Carriers are starting to look more like cloud companies, turning to standard hardware, virtualization and machine learning for rapid development of new services. AT&T helped drive that trend by releasing ECOMP, the operating system of...

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AMD sets up Ryzen chip for a strong start as battle with Intel looms

AMD now is looking to rally its dwindling fan base with a series of Zen-based chips this year for desktops, servers, and laptops.

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Now Cisco can network your building systems

The latest network hardware from Cisco Systems gives new meaning to the words “light switch.” The Cisco Digital Building Series is an Ethernet switch designed to connect building infrastructure.

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25% off ARRIS SURFboard SB6190 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem - Deal Alert

The SURFboard SB6190 is the first Gigabit+ Cable Modem available in retail. It's capable of download speeds up to 1.4 Gbps, and is compatible with major US Cable Internet Providers like Xfinity by Comcast, Time Warner, Cox,...

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Meet the $114,725 Ubuntu server with eight Nvidia Tesla P100 GPUs

The Ibex Pro is one supercharged machine that will probably hurt your electric bill.

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Easy-to-exploit authentication bypass flaw puts Netgear routers at risk

It has taken Netgear over six months to identify router models vulnerable to a serious authentication bypass vulnerability and to release patches for them.

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IoT network firms sign up partners for small devices

On Monday, U.S. network operator Ingenu partnered with distributor and system builder Arrow Electronics, which will offer Ingenu’s RPMA technology when it develops IoT systems for enterprises and smaller businesses in the U.S.

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Nokia: IoT's payoff is in the big picture

On Tuesday, Nokia announced updates to its Impact IoT software platform to cover applications including lighting, video analytics and parking management. There are also updates to accommodate new low-power networks.

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30% off WeMo Wi-Fi Smart Plug, Works with Amazon Alexa - Deal Alert

Plug in a Wemo Switch, download the free app, and start controlling your lights and appliances from anywhere in the world, right from your phone.

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'Made in China' chip on the way as country boosts home-grown tech

The number of powerful chips coming out of China keeps growing as a war of words on semiconductors with the U.S. escalates.

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It's the busiest time of the year, and suddenly the network has slowed to a crawl -- but the IT manager insists all is fine.

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Fragmentation nixed a Cisco-Android network partnership

Cisco Systems tried to give Android devices the same kinds of integration it later provided for iPhones and iPads, but gave up because the Android ecosystem was too fragmented.

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