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internet-open-The FCC voted by a margin of 3-2 to adopt net neutrality. The vote will require broadband internet to be reclassified as a public utility in the similar manner telecommunications is regulated. In essence, the principle of net neutrality is internet service providers (ISPs) such as Comcast, Charter, Verizon, Century Link, ATT, etc., cannot dictate the flow of internet traffic.

iphone-security-300x276Following Apple’s lead, makers of Android phones, Google and Microsoft announced they will introduce a “kill switch” to the next versions of phones. No specifics were provided on when new devices with kill-switch will be available.

fog computingMost business large or small running a legitimate network infrastructure is all too familiar with Cisco routers and switches. In January of last year, Cisco introduced a new platform (IOXE) and approach to computing they have coined “fog computing”, the idea of bringing cloud computing capabilities—from applications and data analytics to processing, networking and storage—to the edge of the network, closer to the rapidly growing number of user devices that are consuming cloud services and generating the increasingly massive amount of data.

IEMicrosoft is working overtime to address a vulnerbiltiy in Internet Explorer. The following versions are affected: IE 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11. The vulnerabiltiy was discovered by the security software publisher FireEye. It has also been reported that a hacker group has already exploited the vulnerability in IE, however no specifcs were provided on the name of the group other than it has been targeting financial entities and defense organizations. There is also no detail on the numbers of IE users that have already been compromsed.

iPhone6The much anticipated release of the iPhone 6 brought the usual long lines outside Apple stores. The reviews are mixed but mostly postive.

 

 

 

Security 2This week it was revealed that passwords and other sensitive data across the web could be compromised by a security bug labled as "Heartbleed". As news spread during the week, companies affected by the bug have been scrambling to deploy Fixed OpenSSL.

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