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Nokia Agrees to $16.6 Billion Takeover of Alcatel-Lucent
New York Times
- The combined company is expected to become the world's second-largest telecom equipment manufacturer behind Ericsson of Sweden.
Cyber attacks get sneakier
- Nearly 1 million new malware threats every day.
Windows vulnerability can compromise credentials
- A vulnerability found in the late 1990s in Microsoft Windows can still be used to steal login credentials, according to a security advisory released Monday.
Google Fixes Dozens of Bugs in Chrome 42
- Google has released Chrome 42, a major security upgrade to the browser that includes patches for 45 vulnerabilities.
Microsoft Patches Critical IE, Windows Bugs in Patch Tuesday Update
- Microsoft released 11 security bulletins to address vulnerabilities in a number of products, including a critical Office bug being exploited in the wild.
Here's what will happen next with the net neutrality lawsuits
- A lot will turn on the court that winds up hearing the case.
Authorities Take Down Malware-Distributing Simda Botnet
- Fourteen C&Cs dismantled to take out nerve center of a botnet that spanned 190 countries.
MIT's Picture language could be worth a thousand lines of code
- MIT has developed a probabilistic programming language that could take same the grunt work out of machine learning.
Breaches, Zero-Day Attacks Rise in 2014, Symantec Finds
- Cyber-attacker activities have reached new highs in the past year with nearly double the zero-day vulnerabilities reported compared to two years ago.
DDoS attacks in Australia are shorter but bigger: Arbor Networks
- DDoS attackers are using shorter bursts of activity to infiltrate servers and networks in a large way, compared to the rest of DDoS attacks in Asia-Pacific.
AT&T adds another lawsuit to the Net neutrality pile-on
- The wireless provider follows cable and wireless industry associations in seeking help from the courts.
EU files antitrust charges against Google over search, launches Android probe
- The European Commission opened a separate investigation into Google's mobile OS.
Healthcare players are actively blocking data sharing
- A panel of industry experts at the HIMSS conference agreed that interoperability between EMR systems is not a technical problem, but one of willingness of vendors and institutions to share.