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Popular Internet-of-Things devices aren't secure

A security audit of 10 popular Internet-connected devices -- components of the so-called "Internet of things" -- identified an alarmingly high number of vulnerabilities.

Majority of large ISPs now using monthly data caps, GAO says

U.S. broadband providers appear to be embracing monthly data caps, but customers are confused about the amount of data they use and broadband plan options, according to preliminary findings by the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

Testbed will help clouds and networks shake hands

A network testbed being constructed just south of San Francisco will help carriers and vendors develop standards for better cloud services, the CloudEthernet Forum says.

A new tool for disasters: The personal antenna

New York start-up goTenna has created a portable antenna that could come in handy when cellular service is unavailable.

IoT inspires new components for energy, wireless

The expected boom in demand for small, often isolated devices in the Internet of Things is driving developers to craft new types of components.

Small cell device tech set to connect workplace Wi-Fi with 3G and LTE

Cisco says small cell technology is primed for explosive growth as it plans to connect 3G and LTE cellular networks to Wi-Fi access points that are already widely deployed in many enterprise facilities.

A guide to the confusing Internet of Things standards world

Google recently announced a new networking protocol called Thread that aims to create a standard for communication between connected household devices.

Open Wireless Router project aims for better router security, network performance

Advocacy group the Electronic Frontier Foundation wants to address the poor security track record of home routers with a new firmware project that will encourage users to share their Internet connection publicly by setting up guest Wi-Fi networks.

MIT invention to speed up data centers should cheer developers

A breakthrough by MIT researchers could change the way Web and mobile apps are written and help companies like Facebook keep the cat videos coming.

Home router security to be tested in Defcon contest

Researchers are gearing up to hack an array of different home routers during a contest next month at the Defcon 22 security conference.

Flaw exposes some Cisco home wireless devices to hacking

Nine of Cisco's home and small office cable modems with router and wireless access point functionality need software updates to fix a critical vulnerability that could allow remote attackers to completely compromise them.

Fujitsu designs leaner supercomputer with fewer switches

Fujitsu has developed an approach to cluster supercomputers that reduces the number of network switches by 40% without sacrificing performance.

Virtual license portability added to Barracuda security products

Barracuda Networks has introduced license portability for the virtual products in its security product line-up.

FCC swamped with last-minute comments on net neutrality

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission's Web comments form crashed Tuesday morning in the hours before the agency's first deadline for submitting comments on its net neutrality proposal.

Internet companies press for net neutrality in FCC filing

An association of more than two dozen technology companies including Facebook, Google, Twitter and Netflix urged the U.S. Federal Communications CommissionA on Monday to create strong, enforceable net neutrality rules for wired and mobile networks.

Wi-Fi, like ice cream, is coming in many flavors

Wi-Fi technology continues to evolve as wireless devices proliferate and demand for video and other data explodes.

FCC approves plan to spend $1B a year on school Wi-Fi

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has voted to spend $2 billion over the next two years on improving Wi-Fi networks at schools and libraries, despite questions from Republican commissioners about the source of those funds.

Verizon gets top ranking for network performance in U.S. cities

RootMetrics gives Verizon Wireless a big thumbs-up in its latest biannual ranking of wireless network performance in U.S. cities.

Sprint to exclusively sell ZTE mini Android projector

Gone, at least potentially, are the days of salespeople having to lug around a 4-pound projector to make presentations to potential customers.

Botnet aims brute-force attacks at point-of-sale systems

Thousands of compromised computers are actively trying to break into point-of-sale (POS) systems using brute-force techniques to guess remote administration credentials.

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