Recap IT: The CNIL tackles Windows 10, Flaws in security software, Hackers ready for the 2016 Olympics

Recap IT: The CNIL tackles Windows 10, Flaws in security software, Hackers ready for the 2016 Olympics

This week, computer news was marked by the CNIL’s summons to Microsoft, which gave it 3 months to comply with the law concerning Windows 10. After the discovery of worrying flaws in the main security software , we also realized that the hackers were in the starting blocks to sow cyber mayhem at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

The CNIL summons Microsoft to curb the collection of data from Windows 10. The National Commission for Computing and Liberties (CNIL) has given Microsoft three months to comply with the law on Windows 10, which collects far too much personal data on user habits. Otherwise, the Redmond firm risks being fined which could exceed €1.5 million.

Worrying flaws in major security software. Certain intrusive techniques used by security software, performance, virtualization and other programs to monitor third-party vendor processes have introduced vulnerabilities that hackers can exploit. In general, flaws make it easy for hackers to bypass mitigations in the operating system and third-party applications.

Rio 2016 Olympics, a target of choice for all hackers. As the Rio Olympic Games are fast approaching (August 5-21), cyberpirates have every intention of playing spoilsport by disrupting this great sporting celebration. Especially if Russian athletes are excluded from the event.

HPE plans to refresh its Itanium servers in mid-2017. Following the success of its lawsuit against Oracle, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has announced an update to its line of Itanium servers in the middle of next year.

LMI 35 years. This week, the editorial team asked Stéphane Allaire (president of Objenious, a Bouygues Telecom subsidiary specializing in IoT) to come back to IT memories and the evolution of the IT press in general and LMI in particular. This was also the case for Jean-Paul Alibert, president of T-Systems who also lent himself to the truth interview game.

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