Monday, August 10, 2015

FCC sets new rules to govern PSTN transition

IBM finds another Android phone bug | iPhone 7 Rumor Rollup: A real release date! Plus, Apple puts kibosh on carrier scuttlebutt

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FCC sets new rules to govern PSTN transition
The FCC took steps last week to regulate the transition of legacy PSTN networks as telcos replace their copper with fiber and move their circuit switched networks to fully IP-based platforms. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

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Driving Your Cloud Strategy with Private Network Solutions
There is no understating the impact of security and network connectivity on today's cloud environments. Yes, clouds can scale, expedite processing, and reduce costs, but they also incur risks associated with multi-tenancy, availability, and access control. Learn More


Fraud Management for Healthcare Solution Brief
Healthcare executives continue to emphasize reducing risk exposure and related financial losses. Read this whitepaper to learn how to quickly distinguish improper payments from your valued providers. Learn More

IBM finds another Android phone bug
IBM security researchers have found a way to exploit an Android flaw that puts more than 55% of Android phones at risk of being taken over by persistent attackers.By exploiting a weakness it discovered, IBM’s X-Force Application Security Research Team showed it could escalate privileges in a compromised phone and execute code on it, including taking over legitimate applications.“In a nutshell, advanced hackers could exploit this arbitrary code execution vulnerability to give a malicious app, with no privileges, the ability to become a super app and help the hackers own the device,” according to an X-Force blog.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


A Call To Action To Automate Breach Response
Discover how to quickly remediate aggressive security threats. Read this report from Forrester Research and see how new automated compliance processes will reduce your organization's risk. Learn More

iPhone 7 Rumor Rollup: A real release date! Plus, Apple puts kibosh on carrier scuttlebutt
I’ve become pretty jaded about iPhone 6S and iPhone 7 announcement date headlines. The ones that I’ve been seeing up until now have mainly pinned down the announcement event "date" to… a month.But all that has changed over the past week and now Sept. 9 has been anointed as THE date for Apple to unveil its next iPhone, along with a revamped Apple TV and maybe even a 12.9-inch iPad Pro tablet (one question is whether Apple might be feeling pressure to prop up flagging iPad sales with a big new product). BuzzFeed, among others, is standing by the Sept. 9 date for Apple’s next lovefest, which would center around a new iPhone with Force Touch technology, a better back camera and a faster wireless chip. What’s more, the phone would run iOS 9, which comes with its own set of goodies, including smart decision making about WiFi hotspot quality and improvements to save on battery life.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

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5 Reasons why Enterprises are Moving to Broadband Their WAN
The WAN has always been about connecting users to applications and moving data, but the playing field has now changed with datacenters migrating to the cloud along with missioncritical applications. Ultimately the way that enterprises and their users do business has changed - and so must their approach to connectivity. Learn more >>

How to watch football: A guide to streaming the 2015 NFL, college football season
The rise of online video streaming has made it easier than ever to watch sports. But with so many options available, how can you know that you're getting the best deal? The only thing worse than not being able to watch a big game is finding out you're paying too much to watch it.In addition, mobile apps are incorporating more and more content beyond just the live game broadcast, from fantasy sports tracking to in-depth in-game analytics.Here's a guide to navigating the streaming world for the 2015 football season, for both the NFL and college football.Considerations for those sticking with cable If you're not planning to go beyond basic cable, which will include the major broadcast TV networks as well as ESPN, there are a few things to keep in mind. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Best Wi-Fi stumblers for the Mac
Macs turnImage by Thinkstock/AppleWe recently reviewed low-cost Windows-based Wi-Fi stumblers. Now, here’s our take on wireless stumblers that run on Mac OS X for all you Apple fans. The six products we looked at are: AirRadar 3, iStumbler, KisMAC2, NetSpot, WiFi Explorer, and WiFi Scanner. Pricing ranges from free to $149, all at least require Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, and most require an internal AirPort Wi-Fi card. (Read the full review.)To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

New products of the week 08.10.2015
New products of the weekOur roundup of intriguing new products. Read how to submit an entry to Network World's products of the week slideshow.Newly Observed Domains and HostnamesKey features: Newly Observed Domains and Hostnames tracks new hostnames, or fully qualified domain names, when first seen on Internet. This real-time knowledge allows organizations to discover malicious hostnames targeting users. More info.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


User guide to Windows 10

Windows 10 officially launches this week, so if you're going for an immediate upgrade from your Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1 computer, this guide will get you up to speed as quickly as possible.


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