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This startup may have built the world’s fastest networking switch chip

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Barefoot Networks announced the programmable Tofino networking switch platform on June 14, 2016.

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Barefoot Networks is also making its switch platform completely programmable

Networking has undergone radical changes in the past few years, and two startup launches this week show the revolution isn’t over yet.

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Sirin Labs’ ‘Military-Grade’ Smartphone Sports Celebrity Price

The Solarin smartphone promises security, including on-device malware protection and optional encryption, for those who have everything else.

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From the land of expensive wristwatches comes a very expensive smartphone. Sirin Labs, based in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, on Wednesday launched Solarin, a £9,500 ($13,700) Android phone that the company describes as “a military-grade super smart

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Adobe Patches Flaw in Connect Web Conferencing Software

An update released by Adobe for its Connect web conferencing software addresses over two dozen functionality bugs and one security flaw.

The vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2016-4118, affects Adobe Connect 9.5.2 and earlier for Windows. The flaw has a priority rating of 3 because Connect is a product that historically has not been targeted by malicious actors.

The security hole, reported by Anand Bhat, is an untrusted search path issue affecting the Connect add-in installer. Malicious hackers could exploit the vulnerability to launch DLL loading attacks.

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Google to Soon Kill SSLv3, RC4 Support in Gmail

Starting on June 16, 2016, the old SSLv3 and RC4 security protocols will no longer be supported on Google’s SMTP servers and on Gmail’s web servers.

Given the insecure status of both SSLv3 and RC4, Google announced in September last year that it would kill both protocols in its products. On Monday, the company revealed that it is removing support for the two standards in Google SMTP servers and Gmail web servers in 30 days.

Defined in 1996, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) 3.0 was deemed insecure in 2014, because of thePOODLE attack that affects all block ciphers in SSL. Given that the protocol is considered obsolete, the industry is transitioning to the more secure Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol, currently at version 1.3, which is still a working draft. TLS, however, is also vulnerable to POODLE, researchers believe.

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Apple kills app that could tell if your iPhone was hacked

The app was designed to pinpoint potential security holes, but Apple claimed its information could be misleading.

A new iPhone diagnostic app has been given the cold shoulder by Apple.

Released little more than a week ago, an app dubbed System and Security Info aimed to deliver core details about your iPhone, including your CPU, memory and disk usage along with a list of all running processes. More critically, the app aimed to reveal if your device had been jailbroken, compromised in some way or possibly infected by malware.

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5 ways Microsoft has improved SharePoint security

Revamped SharePoint platform enables more granular security controls, hybrid cloud and on-premise auditing, and BYO encryption keys

“Users will always find a way to get their job done. And if security gets in their way, they will find another, likely less secure, way to get their job done.”

Navjot Virk made that point during the launch of the latest version of SharePoint, Microsoft’s 15-year-old content management and collaboration platform. More than 200,000 organizations use SharePoint, which today reaches more than 190 million users.

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