A security researcher has discovered a database of 191 million American voters including personal information unprotected on the internet due to misconfiguration, according to media reports. On December 20 DataBreaches.net was contacted by Chris Vickery, who provided a screen shot of his own information from a database with over 191…
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There is no evidence of theft from a database exposed for weeks and containing account information for 3.3 million fans of Hello Kitty, according to Hong Kong-based web host Sanrio Digital. Sanrio patched the vulnerability in three servers which made a database of member information accessible to anyone who (more…)
Read more at Host Patches Hello Kitty Site Vulnerability Exposing 3 Million Accounts
We are all so busy throughout the year that it can be difficult to keep up with our favorite podcasts, even if we subscribe to them, so I’ve gathered the top 5 most popular podcasts that we’ve hosted here on The WHIR: Cloud Talks.
Read more at Top 5 The WHIR: Cloud Talks Podcasts for 2015
Video streaming and hosting service Livestream, which has at least 300,000 active accounts, notified customers this week of a possible data breach, advising them to reset their Livestream password and for any other accounts that use the same password.
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Oracle acquired Docker operationalization start-up StackEngine on Friday, and followed up on Tuesday by announcing plans to build a cutting-edge cloud campus in Austin, Texas. A team of recent graduates and technical professionals will be employed on the campus, which is designed to attract top millennial talent to (more…)
Read more at Oracle Announces Cloud Growth, StackEngine Acquisition, and Austin Cloud Campus
Version 1.4 of the Mesosphere Datacenter Operating System (DCOS) is now generally available, featuring user interface updates, support for Marathon 0.13.0 and Chronos, and the Mesos 0.25.0 kernel. The release notes detail some of the improvements to DCOS, which uses modern Linux (more…)
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With the end of 2015 fast approaching, we thought it was the perfect time to look back on the past 12 months of the most-viewed WHIR stories of the year.
Read more at The WHIR's Top Stories of 2015: Month by Month
VMware announced the general availability of two key updates to its vRealize Suite, VMware vRealize Automation 7 and VMware vRealize Business Standard 7, which let organizations standardize and automate resource delivery across a hybrid cloud. vRealize Automation 7 two vRealize Business Standard 7, combined with updates (more…)
Read more at VMware Enhances IT Blueprinting and Hybrid Cloud Management Capabilities in vRealize Updates
Over 3 million domain names were registered in a strong third quarter 2015 for the domain business, according to the latest Domain Name Industry Brief by VeriSign. There are now 299 million registered names among all TLDs following a quarterly rise of 1.1 percent and year-over-year increase of (more…)
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Late last week, Microsoft announced it acquired Metanautix, a big data analytics company whose technology allows different data types (such as documents, audio files, images, and videos) and across different silos to be aggregated into petabyte-scale SQL databases.
Read more at Microsoft Acquires SQL-Based Big-Data Specialist Metanautix to Drive Business Insights Across Silos
Business is all about calculated risk-taking. It’s all about knowing what threats each decision you make will expose you to and working out how best to approach them. Web hosting is no exception to this rule.
Read more at The 5 Greatest Risks Faced by Every Hosting Client
IBM is taking over AT&T’s managed application and managed hosting services business, acquiring the equipment used to support those services and access to AT&T data centers where that equipment sits.
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European Union’s three regulatory bodies have reached an agreement on common rules for governing data privacy across all member states. Europe’s data privacy reform has been in the making for at least three years and now finally appears close to enactment.
Read more at EU Regulators Agree on Pan-European Data Privacy Rules
The provisions contained in the controversial Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 (or “CISA”) that passed the US Senate in October could be closer to becoming law since the 1,729 pages of CISA regulations were newly included in the 2,000-page-plus omnibus budget bill (PDF) introduced this week by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan.
Read more at Controversial Cybersecurity Regulations Added to US Budget Bill Up for Friday Vote
Cloud adoption has become nearly universal among UK businesses, but achieving cost benefits is proving challenging for many, according to research released Wednesday by managed cloud service provider Adapt. Almost 90 percent of UK businesses have adopted cloud services, according to “Cloud Challenges – a Best Practice Research Report (more…)
Read more at Cloud Challenges Persist for UK Businesses
There are a lot of reasons why businesses migrate to the cloud – to cut data storage costs, to mobilize their workforce and thus make their employees more productive, and to protect their data from onsite disasters such as fires and floods.
Read more at Compliance and the Cloud: What Small Businesses Need to Know
Red Hat announced this week the general availability of OpenShift Dedicated, a cloud-based service for enterprise IT and development teams who want to use Red Hat technology to deploy, manage and support OpenShift instances running on AWS.
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Cloud hosting provider Linode has bought a 15,000-square-foot building in Old City Philadelphia that was built in 1902 as the Union National Bank for $5 million to convert into an office space.
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Global Internet performance continues to improve, with average connection speed up 14 percent in the third quarter, according to new research from Akamai.
Read more at Akamai Report: Average Connection Speed Rises 14 Percent in Q3 2015
Joomla has patched a zero-day vulnerability affecting all versions from 1.5 to 3.4.5 and is urging site administrators to update to version 3.4.6 immediately.
Read more at Joomla Issues Patch for Remote Code Execution Vulnerability