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Linux malware is becoming a more important tool for cybercriminals as these individuals focus a greater portion of their attention on attacking IoT devices running the open-source operating system. WatchGuard’s Internet Security Report Q1 2017 found malware targeting Linux now comprises 36 percent of all malware spotted by WatchGuard with three Linux variants, Linux/Exploit, Linux/Downloader and Linux/Flooder, being included in the list of top 10 malware samples of the first quarter. For good measure the report argues PERL/ShellBot could also be considered a Linux malware as it primary targets systems running that software. “Linux attacks and malware are on the

The second DevOps Enterprise Summit (DOES) Europe, once again held in London, brought together the DevOps enterprise community. The financial industry was well represented, giving the attendees a unique perspective on the challenges facing this heavily regulated industry and how DevOps is helping to overcome them. One of DOES’ main goals is to gather high-fidelity experience reports and to gather evidence that negate the objections to the adoption of DevOps in an enterprise environment. The set of presentations by large financial institutions highlighted their common challenges: legal, compliance, security requirements and the prevailing bureaucratic and siloed culture of such organizations. The

Intel’s journey towards tomorrow rests on the belief that the “making of the future starts with a focus on AI.” The revolutionary artificial intelligence (AI) technology is fast seeping into everything around us, be it things as simple as tagging photos, to more advanced decision-making in medicine or autonomous vehicles. AI is the way forward, and here’s how Intel is building on that. With the intent to accelerate its evolution from a PC company to one that powers the cloud and billions of smart, connected computing devices, Intel embarked on

Red Hat’s core business has always been based on Linux, which even now continues to show signs of growth. Red Hat reported its first quarter fiscal 2018 financial results on June 20, with revenue coming in at $677 million for a 19 percent year-over-year gain. Net income was reported at $73 million, up from $61 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2017. Looking forward, Red Hat provided second quarter guidance for revenue to be approximately $695 million to $702 million. “All of our top 25 largest deals renewed during the first quarter, and in aggregate renewed more than 120

 Blockchain is the distributed ledger technology that became famous, or infamous depending on your view, for powering bitcoin. Bitcoin allows people to exchange currency online without using banks or other middlemen. Bitcoin was the first blockchain application. But the possibilities for using the technology are endless. Blumer envisions blockchain enabling what he calls “open-source companies.” He gives the example of, a publishing site where writers post their stories and advertisers soon will be able to purchase ad spots directly from the writers. Transactions will be handled through blockchain “tokens.” The