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New malware program used in attacks against energy sector companies

The Trojan program is used for reconnaissance and distribution of additional malware, researchers from Symantec say

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An SDN vulnerability forced OpenDaylight to focus on security

The SDN project now has a security response team to quickly handle new vulnerability reports

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Microsoft's Metro apps rechristened with a new, sixth name: Windows apps

After years of shuffling through various names for its modern app platform, Microsoft is keeping it simple with 'Windows Apps.'

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Cisco patches autonomic networking flaws in IOS routers and switches

The flaws could allow attackers to gain limited access over affected devices or to disrupt their normal operation

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How to test your PC's DirectX 12 performance today

The final release of DirectX 12 and Windows 10 is months away but if you're itching to test your system's DX12 theoretical performance today, here's how you can do it.

Microsoft prepares Windows 10 for panoply of sensors

A unified sensor interface will allow Windows 10 devices to support a slew of new environmental, biometric, proximity and motion sensors.

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Microsoft releases tools to build universal Windows 10 apps

Developers can start testing Windows 10's adaptive user interface and other features in the new Visual Studio preview.

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Here are five moves Microsoft must make to resuscitate Windows phones

Microsoft's years of missed mobile opportunities have taken a toll, but it's not too late for a comeback

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Microsoft to support 8K video resolutions with Windows 10

8K displays aren't here yet, but Microsoft's looking forward with Windows 10.

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Apple's new MacBook Pro and Air models don't support Windows 7 in Boot Camp

Microsoft's trying to bury Windows 7, and now Apple's Boot Camp is, too

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Windows 10's Secure Boot requirement could make installing Linux a big headache

PC vendors may not have to include a Secure Boot toggle with Windows 10, raising a bigger barrier for alternative operating systems.

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Windows 10 upgrades will remain 'non-genuine' for pirates, Microsoft says

Microsoft tries to walk the line between condoning piracy and converting illegitimate users.

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New attacks suggest leeway for patching Flash Player is shrinking

It took one week from Adobe's fix to mass exploitation for a recent Flash Player flaw