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Empty DDoS threats deliver $100K to extortion group

A group of cybercriminals extorted over $100,000 from companies by threatening to launch DDoS attacks against them, without even having the capability to do so.

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Dell adopts Aerohive WLAN management for its wired switches

HiveManager NG software extends WLAN vendor Aerohive’s management platform to oversee Dell’s N Series wired edge switches.

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For the remotest IoT gear, cellular and satellite are coming together

AT&T and satellite integration company Globecomm will let enterprises buy and manage both cellular and satellite connectivity from AT&T.

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Review: Hot cloud-based tools for Wi-Fi hotspot management

Cucumber Tony, SputnikNet, Tanaza deliver management support for multi-vendor wireless networks.

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New AMD licensing deal could create more x86 rivals for Intel

AMD is licensing its x86 chip architecture to a new joint venture it has formed with a consortium of Chinese companies.

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Qualcomm’s ARM server chip inches forward, while AppliedMicro forges ahead

Qualcomm’s long-awaited server chips may start going into systems in the second half of next year, judging from comments on the company’s financial conference call on Wednesday.

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Cisco fixes serious denial-of-service flaws

Cisco Systems has released patches to fix serious denial-of-service flaws in its Wireless LAN Controller (WLC) software, Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) software and the Secure Real-Time Transport Protocol (SRTP) library...

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Here's what the new Intel will look like

The PC market has been in trouble for ages, but last year took the biscuit. Shipments dropped below 300 million for the first time since 2008, and IDC declared it the worst year in history. That explains a lot about what happened at...

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9 free Windows apps that can solve Wi-Fi woes

Want to make your wireless connections safer and faster? We review nine free Windows apps that can help you monitor performance and safety at home, in the office or in the wild.

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Verizon is offshoring jobs, records say

Verizon has been moving call center work overseas, and IT jobs may be shifting as well.

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Here's a handheld server with a 13TB SSD

Fixstars' Olive is like the Raspberry Pi of servers, but with a twist -- it packs 13TB of solid-state drive storage in a system that could be held in one hand.

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Google to test innovative 3.5GHz wireless in Kansas City

Google will soon begin testing innovative 3.5 GHz wireless capabilities by using antennas on light poles and other structures in parts of Kansas City, Mo.

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Network woes? The cloud is coming to the rescue

Nyansa, based in Silicon Valley, emerged from stealth mode on Monday with Voyance, a cloud-based SaaS (software-as-a-service) offering that analyzes inputs from wired and wireless LANs to gauge users' actual experiences on a network.

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Up to 48% Off Belkin Surge Protectors Via Amazon - Deal Alert

Amazon is currently featuring up to 48% off many models of highly rated Belkin surge protectors.

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Why even Google can't connect Cuba

Reports say Google intends to help wire Cuba and bring the island into the 21st century. But that's not going to happen.

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House passes bill to limit FCC on net neutrality

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a bill that would prohibit the Federal Communications Commission from regulating broadband pricing under its net neutrality rules.

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Verizon-Boston fiber optic deal means more than faster Internet service

Over six years, Verizon will replace its copper wire with fiber optic cable for Internet in the city of Boston. But there's a lot more to the deal.

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Facebook's quest for Internet is coming back to Earth with two wireless projects

Facebook’s quest to improve Internet access has come down to Earth with experimental wireless gear for cities and rural areas. At the company’s F8 conference on Wednesday, Facebook networking chief Jay Parikh introduced a...

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