With virtualization already taking hold across much of IT industry, software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) are emerging as promising solutions to the challenges plaguing data center networking. These cutting-edge approaches address issues like bottlenecking and scaling by enabling applications to talk directly to the network and vice-versa. But given the time, money,…

It has been mere days since federal agents seized control of computer networks used by hackers to infect victims with CryptoLocker, a piece of malware known as “ransomware,” which encrypts the contents of computing devices so hackers can demand a ransom to decrypt it. Now security researchers are seeing an influx of another form of…