Samsung Electronics is continuing its enterprise push with the development of version 2.0 of its Knox security software currently embedded in its Galaxy Note 3 phone, Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition tablet and some Galaxy S4 handsets. Samsung hopes to attract companies with a large bring-your-own-device base as well as those who want easier tools to manage mobile devices.
The National Security Agency's monitoring of the Internet should not discourage European enterprises from taking advantage of cloud computing, the European Commission says. "Trust in cloud computing is suffering, which risks depressing the rate of cloud uptake and Europe lagging behind in cloud computing adoption," the commission said in a briefing document.
Virgin Management is using Codestone's infrastructure-as-a-service offering to run Virgin Group's IT infrastructure in the cloud. Codestone's IaaS uses a cloud-based Citrix XenDesktop platform to support remote access for 200 users.
Oracle this month is releasing 89 patches for its software products, with 27 of them geared toward remote-exploit vulnerabilities in Oracle Database, Fusion Middleware, Oracle and Sun Systems Product Suite, and MySQL. "As usual, Oracle recommends that customers apply this Critical Patch Update as soon as possible," Oracle's Eric Maurice wrote in a blog post.
F-Secure says a new exploit targeting security vulnerabilities in Java is circulating, just days after Oracle patched 42 flaws with Java 7 Update 21. The exploit is said to be similar to code in a module released on the Metasploit framework, according to F-Secure. Meanwhile, Adam Gowdiak of Security Explorations reports that there is a reflection API vulnerability in the new Server Java Runtime Environment.