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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1447 Cisco’s network bugs are front and center in bankruptcy fight
Game of War: Fire Age, your typical melange of swords and sorcery, has been one of the top-grossing mobile apps for three years, accounting for hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue. So publisher Machine Zone was furious when the game’s servers, run by hosting company Peak Web, went dark for 10 hours last October. Two days later, Machine Zone fired Peak Web, citing multiple outages, and later sued.

Then came the countersuit. Peak Web argued in court filings that Machine Zone was voiding its contract illegally, because the software bug that caused the game outages resided in faulty network switches made by Cisco Systems, and according to Peak Web’s contract with Machine Zone, it wasn’t liable. In December, Cisco publicly acknowledged the bug’s existence—too late to help Peak Web, which filed for bankruptcy protection in June, citing the loss of Machine Zone’s business as the reason. The Machine Zone-Peak Web trial is slated for March 2017.
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#1449 Critical MySQL vulnerability disclosed
#1448 Fire drill knocks ING bank's data centre offline
#1447 Cisco’s network bugs are front and center in bankruptcy fight
#1446 Now you can buy a USB stick that destroys anything in its path
#1445 Two critical bugs and more malicious apps make for a bad week for Android
#1444 Re-thinking security fundamentals: How to move beyond the FUD
#1443 Blue light has a dark side
#1442 Cryptocurrency mining malware discovered targeting Seagate NAS hard drives
#1441 MalwareMustDie spotted a new ELF trojan backdoor, which is now targeting IoT devices
#1440 Wordpress urges users to update now to fix critical security holes
#1439 Picture perfect: CryLocker ransomware uploads user information as PNG files
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