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February 2017: The month in hacks and breaches

On February 5, an anonymous hacker kicked off February’s breaches, taking down a dark web hosting service that the hacker claimed was hosting child pornography sites. In the process, the hacker showed just how easily the dark web can be compromised.

Then, on February 10, as many as 20 hackers (or groups of hackers) exploited a recently patched REST API vulnerability to deface over 1.5 million web pages across about 40,000 WordPress websites. “The flaw was fixed in WordPress 4.7.2, released on Jan. 26, but the WordPress team did not publicly disclose the vulnerability’s existence until a week later,” Lucian Constantin reported.

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Fave Raves 2017 call for submissions

Fave Raves is Network World’s annual roundup of the best products, as chosen by IT pros. Do you have a favorite enterprise IT product you can’t live without? Tell us about it and we’ll share your raves with our readers.

Please send your submissions to Ann Bednarz at Network World ([email protected]) by Friday, March 17. Please note: Submissions must be received directly from IT professionals, not through a third party.

Items to address:
1. Please provide your name, title and employer.
2. What’s your favorite product? (vendor name and product name)
3. Why do you like it?
4. How has it helped you and/or your company?
5. How many years have you worked in IT?
6. What upcoming IT projects are you most excited about and why?
7. Please include a picture of yourself.

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Fave Raves 2017 call for submissions

Fave Raves is Network World’s annual roundup of the best products, as chosen by IT pros. Do you have a favorite enterprise IT product you can’t live without? Tell us about it and we’ll share your raves with our readers.

Please send your submissions to Ann Bednarz at Network World ([email protected]) by Friday, March 17. Please note: Submissions must be received directly from IT professionals, not through a third party.

Items to address:
1. Please provide your name, title and employer.
2. What’s your favorite product? (vendor name and product name)
3. Why do you like it?
4. How has it helped you and/or your company?
5. How many years have you worked in IT?
6. What upcoming IT projects are you most excited about and why?
7. Please include a picture of yourself.

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CES 2017: Samsung adds Android-capable Chromebooks to its mix

As I sit on a carpeted floor in a Las Vegas conference center, queuing up for yet another CES press event, I’m writing this article on an Asus Flip, a low-cost small Chromebook that was one of the first to be able to handle both Chrome OS and Android apps. Chromebooks are an interesting type of technology; created for an operating system meant to be solely online — and as a result, not accepted as readily as either Mac OS or Windows. The addition of Android apps could prove a push in the right direction — or, at least, a push toward a more popular interface.

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