Hackers Exploit Apache Struts Vulnerability to Compromise Corporate Web Servers

Hackers Exploit Apache Struts Vulnerability to Compromise Corporate Web Servers

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Attackers are widely exploiting a recently patched vulnerability in Apache Struts that allows them to remotely execute malicious code on web servers.

Apache Struts is an open-source web development framework for Java web applications. It’s widely used to build corporate websites in sectors including education, government, financial services, retail and media.

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Dead Men May Tell No Tales, But IoT Devices Do

Dead Men May Tell No Tales, But IoT Devices Do

Privacy invasions related to the internet of things (IoT) are already becoming reality. In Arkansas, local law enforcement is trying to access the records of an Amazon Echo device as evidence in a murder investigation and has already compiled evidence based on the files of an IoT water heater.

There are no meaningful federal privacy laws in the U.S., outside of those that keep medical data, sealed court documents and some government records such as IRS tax returns away from prying eyes. Unless that changes, the IoT will make privacy a quaint recollection of our youth.

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A new Microsoft tool shows how Win 10 might affect devices

A new Microsoft tool shows how Win 10 might affect devices

IT administrators trying to figure out how to move their organizations to Windows 10 have a new tool that might change the game. This week, Microsoft released the Windows Upgrade Analytics Service, designed to make it easier to decide whether you can carry out a massive upgrade.

WUAS gives administrators a sense of what drivers and applications are running in their environment, as well as how many devices are running Windows 10. Using Microsoft telemetry data, it decides whether those devices and the software running on them will be compatible with Windows 10 and suggest fixes for compatibility problems.

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Enterprise IT Pros See Most Workloads in Cloud by 2018

Enterprise IT Pros See Most Workloads in Cloud by 2018

Within two years, a majority of enterprises expect to be running their workloads in the cloud.

After getting past considerable concerns about privacy and security, companies are increasingly placing their faith — and their information and services — in the cloud.

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NSA Interested in Exploiting Internet-Connected Medical Devices, Spying on IoT

NSA Interested in Exploiting Internet-Connected Medical Devices, Spying on IoT

The NSA has new tricks up its sleeve, looking for ways to exploit the Internet of Things and connected biomedical devices like pacemakers in order to monitor targets and collect foreign intelligence.

At the Defense One Tech Summit on Friday, NSA Deputy Director Richard Ledgett said, “We’re looking at it sort of theoretically from a research point of view right now.”

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