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Top 10 most read: Snooping security cameras, Samsung S4 eye scroll and TI to work on ARM systems

11 Mar 2013

The biggest news of the week for V3 readers was the announcement that Texas Instruments (TI) has teamed up with HP to develop ARM-based chips for low-power servers.

The chips will be the first in the industry to use the ARM Cortex-A15 architecture, and will offer power-efficiency due to their integrated cores for network processing and I/O for severs. TI will no doubt be hoping it gets a boost from the deal, as the firm aims to turn itself around after recently laying off 1,700 staff.

Another story that proved of huge interest to readers was the news that they might be spied on via their IP security cameras. Security researcher Adrian Hayter revealed that he was still able to tap into hundreds of publicly accessible IP camera feeds via a simple spot of Googling and a bit of knowledge about what to look for, a year after the flaw was first detailed. Sony, Panasonic and Trendnet were among those vendors listed as failing to adequately restrict access to camera feeds.

Also on the security front, basic computer Raspberry Pi became the latest victim of a DDoS attack, while Microsoft will release four critical patches on Tuesday, with the most concerning hole relating to remote code execution in Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 10.

Readers were also keen to find out about the government’s new plans for a cloud-first policy, which will see central government departments have to use public cloud services wherever possible.

texas-instruments-logoTexas Instruments climbs aboard HP's Project Moonshot for low power servers
Chip maker to collaborate on design of ARM-powered systems





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European Extremely Large Telescope

UK commits £88m to build world's largest optical telescope
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Researchers unearth 'time bomb' in Chinese APT
Malware attempts to put researchers off the trail of its command and control servers





Raspberry Pi hit by DDoS attack
Organisation falls victim to online attack from botnet with a million nodes




Microsoft logo at its Redmond headquarters

Microsoft to add four critical fixes to patch deluge
Organisation falls victim to online attack from botnet with a million nodes




Cloud computing

UK government to adopt 'cloud first' policy to cut IT spending
Central government departments will be mandated to use public cloud services wherever possible





Samsung Galaxy S4 Eye Scroll frenzy proves value of Apple release strategy
Korean firm right to hold back at CES and MWC




Apple iCloud logo

Dropbox chief slams Apple's iCloud
Walled garden is not so pretty, says cloud chief exec




Windows 8 Charm bar

Windows 8 fails to spark business interest, as iPad rules corporate roost
V3 readers decry "awful" user interface, although one fifth have bought new systems

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Madeline Bennett

Madeline Bennett is editor of V3 and The INQUIRER. Previously, she was editor of IT Week. Prior to becoming a journalist, Madeline was an English teacher at a London secondary school. Madeline is a regular technology commentator on TV and radio, including Sky, BBC and CNN. 

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