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  • Can TVs and refrigerators really spew botnet spam?

    Refrigerators might hold spam to keep it cold in the meat bin. But in the Internet of Things world, can fridges connected to the Web blast malicious e-mail as part of a botnet? And how about TVs or other smart devices? In the stranger side of the Internet of Things, Proofpoint said it uncovered a cyberattack in which compromised refrigerators and TVs sent out malicious e-mail. But Symantec, says it saw no evidence of such an attack.

  • Why VMware spent $1.5B on AirWatch

    VMware's purchase of AirWatch shows just how important the mobile device management market is for not only end users, but big technology companies too. The move - which at US$1.5 billion is the largest acquisition in company history – also sets VMware on a path to further diversity from its core virtualization and cloud computing markets and almost instantly become a major player in the mobile market.

  • Survey sheds light on mobile-manic young workers

    A new survey finds that mobile technology is changing attitudes, expectations, and behaviors of workers, especially younger ones. And those changes are creating new challenges for IT groups.

  • Start-up takes on threat detection and intelligence-sharing for the enterprise

    Start-up Confer recently debuted with software and services aimed at detecting stealthy malware and attackers targeting enterprise servers, laptops and mobile devices. Though market competition is fierce, Confer believes it can win through its application behavior-analysis approach and its cloud-managed threat-intelligence platform that makes use of the open protocol called STIX.

  • Apple will pay out $32.5M to settle FTC iTunes complaints

    Apple today agreed to pay $32.5 million to settle complaints the Federal Trade Commission said the company billed consumers for millions of dollars of charges incurred by children in kids' mobile apps without their parents' consent.

  • Blue Coat acquires anti-malware firm Norman Shark

    Blue Coat Systems today announced it has acquired anti-malware firm Norman Shark for an undisclosed price, in order to integrate its technologies, such as sandboxing, into other security products available through Blue Coat.

  • Dell jumps into enterprise mobility management

    Dell Software Wednesday introduced a suite of software and services for enterprise mobility management, including a "secure workspace" for mobile devices that lets enterprise IT managers separate work from data apps.

  • Stun-gun-equipped iPhone case looks to generate more than a buzz

    At a glance, the Yellow Jacket looks like any other iPhone case, albeit a little bulkier – another of the numberless hollow exoskeletons for the most recognizable smartphone on the market. Flipping a small cover at the top of the Yellow Jacket down, however, reveals the sharp prongs of a 650,000-Volt stun gun – making the case protective in more ways than one.