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Tech Round-up: 1/14/13-1/18/13

by on January 18, 2013

Weeks after issuing a quick fix, Microsoft released a patch to fully resolve the Internet Explorer zero-day vulnerability that allowed remote code execution in older versions of the web browser.

Microsoft also announced the availability of System Center 2012 Service Pack 1, which helps enterprise customers manage hybrid cloud services.

On its blog, Centrix discussed the impact of Windows XP’s end of life on IT departments’ plans for 2013.

On Sunday, Oracle released an emergency fix for two Java zero-day vulnerabilities. InfoWorld reported that there is already malware masquerading as the legitimate Java update.

Also on the security front, Ars Technica revealed details about Red October, the massive espionage malware targeting governments that went undetected for five years.

After VMware CTO Steve Herrod announced he was leaving the company, TechTarget shared industry reaction on the departure.

EMC updated its entry-level VMAX 10K, doubling performance and making VMware virtualization and hybrid clouds easier to deploy.

John McCormack was named CEO of WebSense.

Cisco named Nick Adamo as its new top executive in the Americas. The company also invested in virtualization firm Parallels; announced that its Jabber unified communications platform will now be supported on virtual desktop environments; and shared tips to help companies with their growing BYOD needs.

Finally, InfoWorld revealed five places your data goes to hide.

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