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A giant botnet behind one million malware attacks a month just got shut down

A major botnet, which incorporated millions of PCs and is associated with over 80 different malware families, has been taken down in an international cyber-operation. Authorities including the FBI, Europol's European Cybercrime centre (EC3), the Joint Cybercrime Action Task Force, the Luneburg ...

​Cloud computing: How to build a business case

Like any other major tech project, moving workloads into the cloud needs a solid business case -- one that takes into account all the likely costs and benefits -- before a company can decide whether it's the correct move. Cloud migration may ...

Low code development: Is this the future of enterprise apps?

Low-code development aims to make it easier to build applications by removing as much of the hand-coding as possible. Such initiatives become even more important as companies have to build applications to work across a wider range of devices, including ...

Microsoft delivers public preview of its new Azure IoT software as a service

Microsoft is making available as of today, December 5, a public preview of its IoT software-as-a-service offering called Microsoft IoT Central. Microsoft IoT Central is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering for connecting physical devices to back-end services, such as field service, customer engagement, ...

AI and jobs: Where humans are better than algorithms, and vice versa

The 21st century's longest shadow hanging over the technology industry, workers, and humanity in general, is the effect that artificial intelligence, robots, and automation are going to have on jobs. The popular narrative is generally filled with lots of doom-and-gloom ...

VMware beats Q3 earnings targets as revenue climbs 11 percent

VMware delivered strong third quarter financial results Thursday that beat market expectations.  The virtualization giant reported a net income of $443 million, or $1.07 per share. Non-GAAP earnings were $1.34 per share on revenue of $1.98 billion, up 11 percent year over ...

When the threats get weird, the security solutions get weirder

The world of security is getting super weird. And the solutions may be even weirder than the threats. I told you last week that some of the biggest companies in technology have been caught deliberately introducing potential vulnerabilities into mobile operating systems ...

Your ​terrible broadband will kill the Internet of Things dead

Moaning about poor broadband must be almost as popular as complaining about the weather now - and often about as futile. The majority of UK households have experienced a problem with their broadband provider in the last year, according to ...