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Review: 2 tri-band routers push wireless network speeds

Two new tri-band Wi-Fi routers from D-Link and Linksys bring real-world half-a-gigabit speeds to your 802.11ac network.

Black Hat 2015: Cracking just about anything

Researchers at the Black Hat conference next week will show how to crack Internet routing protocols, malware-detecting honeypots radio-frequency ID gear that gates building access and more. They'll also offer tips on how to avoid...

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FREE COURSE: Learn basic Cisco networking

In partnership with tech training provider PluralSight, Network World offers a free online course on CCNA routing and VLANs.

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Cisco's pay package for CEO Robbins is a sweet deal

Cisco will pay incoming CEO Chuck Robbins a higher salary than outgoing chief John Chambers made in fiscal 2014.

Researchers improve de-anonymization attacks for sites hiding on Tor

Attackers controlling entry nodes on the Tor network could find the location of hidden services or unmask users visiting them.

When policy meets practice, you know who wins

This company's support techs install new Wi-Fi access points throughout the business -- with not quite the results management was expecting.

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Closing the data floodgates

The unauthorized disclosure of sensitive and controlled data is a major issue for businesses today. Data loss prevention is a relatively new class of products that attempt to monitor common communication channels for the presence of...

Darkode cybercrime forum may be making a comeback

The forum's last administrator has plans to restore the site, with better protections against law enforcement investigations.

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Windows 10 roll-out will break Internet traffic records

Microsoft will break Internet traffic records this week as it begins to distribute Windows 10.

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New Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins heads into “hyper-connected” mode

When Cisco Systems employees head into work today they’ll encounter something they haven’t seen in two decades: A new boss. Chuck Robbins -- formerly senior vice president of worldwide operations -- takes over from John Chambers, one...

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Is your wearable losing its charge too soon? Of course it is. Scientists are here to help.

Got a wearable? Then you've got a slow battery. But maybe not for long. Read on.

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Firewalls can't protect today's connected cars

While the automobile industry pursues more secure internal bus architectures, experts say no network firewall will ever be totally tamper-proof, and it's more important to be able to detect and stop an attack rather than block it.

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YouTube cofounder endorses paid version

YouTube is preparing to launch an ad-free subscription service, perhaps by year-end.

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New York eases limits on Uber's growth

It's probably safe to say goodbye to "de Blasio" mode in Uber's app in New York.

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Cisco quits set-top box market, sells business to Technicolor

Cisco is selling its Connected Devices business -- yet at the same time counting on connecting billions of devices

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Cell service at US airports varies from first class to middle-seat coach

Need something to watch on a flight? You can download an episode of your favorite show in less than a minute and a half on Verizon Wireless at Atlanta's airport or spend 13 hours doing the same over T-Mobile USA at Los Angeles...

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Silver Peak CEO: We're re-imagining the WAN for a cloud world

Silver Peak made its name as a top provider of wide-area network optimization capabilities. But the company has its sights set on a loftier goal today: Completely changing the way you build your entire WAN. Silver Peak is moving...

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AT&T-DirecTV deal headed for FCC approval with conditions

AT&T's acquisition of DirecTV appears headed for approval, with Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, circulating to commissioners an order recommending approval, although with some conditions.

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