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BASH bug leaves many web servers open to attack

BASH bug leaves many web servers open to attack

No, it's not the name of the bug itself nor is it a description of what you may do if you happen to be deeply affected by this security exploit. BASH, for Bourne Again SHell, is the most common command line (think, command prompt in Windows) shell in Linux and UNIX-like operating systems, which means that a bug like this leaves many computers connected to the Internet, like servers and even Macs, vulnerable to hijacking.

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Lenovo ThinkServer trio targets the enterprise

Lenovo ThinkServer trio targets the enterprise

Lenovo has introduced a trio of new ThinkServer stations today, targeting its enterprise customers with its new RD550, RD650, and TD350. The first two models are both rack server offerings for space conservation needs, while the latter model is a tower packing a couple Intel Xeon processors.

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World’s first 64-bit ARM dev systems readied for HPC with NVIDIA

World’s first 64-bit ARM dev systems readied for HPC with NVIDIA

High performance computing is the name of the game, while 64-bit is the hook. NVIDIA is readying itself to jump in head first with a number of server vendors to bring on the world’s first 64-bit ARM development systems, all coming our way this year. While the first ARM64 server processors were made for web servers and micro-servers, NVIDIA’s CUDA 6.5 platform brings the heat to HPC-class workloads.

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What’s a DDoS attack? Zombies, shopping help explain it all

What’s a DDoS attack? Zombies, shopping help explain it all

There has been a lot of news today about DDoS; Feedly went down, and at the time we publish this article, still is. Those types of attacks happen often, and can cause some major headaches. What are they, though? Are you at risk if it happens? We explain DDoS in layman's terms to help you understand a bit about what’s going on.

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Tumblr is down, it’s not just you [Update: it’s back!]

Tumblr is down, it’s not just you [Update: it’s back!]

Right this minute there appears to be a service disruption affecting Tumblr. This disruption seems to be on the backend, not the reader side of the equation, suggesting that Tumblr isn’t experiencing a full downed server. If you love browsing Tumblr sites, though, don’t expect any new content for a bit.

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Wii and DS online play restored with unofficial server

Wii and DS online play restored with unofficial server

Back in February, Nintendo announced that Wii and DS gamers would lose access to online play, something that spurred an outcry and, it seems, an industrious effort to avoid the change. Though today WiFi Connection goes dark, the option to play online remains.

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Leaked NSA pics show routers being bugged

Leaked NSA pics show routers being bugged

This past August, the (at the time) latest Snowden leak revealed a secret hacking collective at the NSA called Tailored Access Operations, more commonly referred to as TAO. More information surfaced about the unit is subsequent leaks, the latest of which includes a couple pictures of the TAO bugging intercepted network hardware.

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AMD Project Skybridge due 2015 as Seattle gives first demo

AMD Project Skybridge due 2015 as Seattle gives first demo

AMD has demonstrated its Seattle ARM-based 64-bit server chips for the first time, insisting that the days of x86 dominating the data center are numbered as it outlined "Project Skybridge" on the 2015 roadmap and beyond. Seattle, announced last year and shipping from earlier in 2014, eschews the usual x86 architecture for 64-bit ARM Cortex-A57 cores, capable of delivering streaming video, crunching big data, and hosting cloud services despite using a fraction of the usual power.

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ARM attempts to create a standard platform for servers

ARM attempts to create a standard platform for servers

Trying to kill a potential problem at the roots even before it grows, ARM Holdings has released a new Server Base System Architecture standard. This document will server as the basis of a standardized platform that will hopefully help the chip architecture finally get a foothold in the server space.

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AMD unveils 64-bit octa-core Opteron A1100 ARM chip for servers

AMD unveils 64-bit octa-core Opteron A1100 ARM chip for servers

The fact that the ARM architecture is finally breaking into other spaces beyond mobile devices is proven by this latest piece of news. AMD has just announced the Opteron A1100, an ARM-based system-on-chip designed exclusively for servers.

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Lenovo grabs IBM x86 server business in $2.3bn deal

Lenovo grabs IBM x86 server business in $2.3bn deal

Lenovo has inked a deal to buy IBM's x86 server business, taking Big Blue's Intel-based hardware division off its hands for $2.3bn. The two companies will also kick off a strategic relationship that will see Lenovo act as a reseller for certain IBM products, including enterprise storage systems and various software packages; IBM will still keep its fingers in the server pie, however, developing Windows and Linux software for x86 models.

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ARM server pioneer Calxeda pulls plug

ARM server pioneer Calxeda pulls plug

ARM server startup and Intel threat Calxeda has unexpectedly shut down, after running out of cash before it could convince the enterprise that lots of smaller chips made better sense. The company had intended to steal server marketshare from under Intel's nose by piecing together hundreds of ARM-based chips in a single system, rather than following the more traditional route of a few, high-power x86 processors. However, the financing ran down before Calxeda could meet its roadmap.

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