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9-year-old bug in embedded Web server could threaten millions of routers

Security researchers warn of vulnerability in embedded Web servers that could expose millions of routers to hacking.

News Scan: Sony breach takes hacking to a whole new level; Name-calling could be a key to your CIO survival; More

The top news stories for Dec. 19, 2014.

These simple security threats may be lurking in your office right now

When one thinks of enterprise security threats, terms like hackers, malware and large-scale data breaches all come to mind. But other, less obvious threats could be lurking in your organization too, writes Larry Ponemon in a recent post.

Sony attacks bode ill for what's in store in 2015; Obama administration in secret net neutrality deals?; More

The top news stories for Dec. 18, 2014.

In the land of healthcare IT: How to organize all that data

Few industries have as much data as healthcare, and that data is expected to increase at a staggering rate of 48 percent a year--which means healthcare CIOs and their IT teams need to find good ways to organize and store that data, and fast. 

Retailers use facial recognition, head pose algorithms to merchandise products in store

In-store data mining and analyses are being refined everyday in increasingly sophisticated ways. One example:  Hyperlayer launched its Retail Acceleration Engine (RAE) this week. 

Spotlight: Sony's DMS to blame for data breach?

Was Sony partly responsible for its recent security breach that resulted in the capture of hoards of sensitive data?

Most organizations still slow to embrace open source solutions

Despite all its promoses of flexibility and obvious affordability, open source software remains still outside the plans of most organizations, according to the Ponemon Institute.

Cyber-defense efforts bolstered by new global 'A-Team'; EBay said to be preparing for 10% staff layoff; More

The top news stories for Dec. 16, 2014.

Some 100,000 WordPress sites infected through popular slider plugin

More than 100,000 WordPress websites are infected due to an outdated version of the highly popular Slider Revolution plugin and some site owners may have no idea it is there.