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Friday, July 24, 2015

SLAPPED! The Year in Tech Industry Fines

Hacker: 'Hundreds of thousands' of vehicles are at risk of attack | US court says 'pocket-dialed' calls are not private

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SLAPPED! The Year in Tech Industry Fines
It’s not like most of the big carriers and tech companies can’t afford a fine or two from the FCC, Justice Department or Federal Trade Commission here and there, but it’s still not the best publicity. Here’s a rundown of the year in tech industry fines to date: Read More

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5 Ways Mobile will Transform Enterprise Authentication
Mobile devices are secure — in fact, more secure than PCs. And their transportability makes them more convenient too. By leveraging mobile devices in your enterprise authentication, you can take significant strides toward both bolstering efficiency and strengthening security. Learn More

Hacker: 'Hundreds of thousands' of vehicles are at risk of attack
A security expert who recently demonstrated he could hack into a Jeep and control its most vital functions said the same could be done with hundreds of thousands of other vehicles on the road today. Security experts Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek collaborated with Wired magazine to demonstrate how they could remotely hack into and control the entertainment system as well as more vital functions of a 2015 Jeep Cherokee. Both hackers are experienced IT security researchers. Miller is a former NAS hacker and security researcher for Twitter and Valasek is the director of security research at IOActive, a consultancy.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

US court says 'pocket-dialed' calls are not private
People who don't take basic steps against pocket dialing haven't shown they have an expectation of privacy Read More

Encrypted Web and Wi-Fi at risk as RC4 attacks become more practical
Researchers show they can recover sensitive cookies from RC4-encrypted TLS connections in 75 hours Read More

Microsoft follows Google to crack down on revenge porn
A special Web form will allow revenge porn victims to report content they want removed from Bing, OneDrive or Xbox Live Read More


3 Guiding Principles to Improve Data Security and Compliance
Data security is a moving target—as data grows, more sophisticated threats emerge; the number of regulations increase; and changing economic times make it difficult to secure and protect data. Learn More

How to check if you've been attacked by Hacking Team intrusion malware
Hacking Team malware has been attacking computers and smartphones --- and you may be infected without knowing it. Here's how to find out if you're infected. Read More

Microsoft will remove reported revenge porn links from Bing, OneDrive and Xbox Live
Microsoft set up a page for victims to report revenge porn so links can be removed from Bing, OneDrive and Xbox Live. Read More

Belgian government phishing test goes off-track
A drill caused confusion when a regional government impersonated a rail company without informing it Read More

EFF: Modify DMCA to protect independent research into car hacking
The Electronic Frontier Foundation is renewing its efforts to remove one obstacle to independent safety research involving automobiles: the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Read More


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Five arrested in JPMorgan hacking case
Bloomberg sources claim a recent set of arrests are related to the 2014 JPMorgan computer compromise affecting 83 million people Read More

Biggest tech industry layoffs of 2015, so far
While the United States unemployment rate has hit a post-recession low, the network and computing industry has not been without significant layoffs so far in 2015.Some companies’ workforce reductions are tricky to calculate, as layoff plans announced by the likes of HP in recent years have been spread across multiple years. But here’s a rundown of this year's big layoffs either formally announced or widely reported on.MORE: Bloodiest Tech Industry Layoffs of 2014 To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Grooveshark music service co-founder Josh Greenberg dies at 28
LinkedIn Josh Greenberg The tech startup world has been shaken today by news that 28-year-old Josh Greenberg, co-founder of recently defunct music sharing service Grooveshark, was found dead on Sunday in the Florida apartment he shared with his girlfriend. No foul play is suspected, but the local medical examiner is conducting an autopsy, according to the Gainesville Sun, which originally reported on Greenberg's passing. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

ALMOST off the grid at Yellowstone, Glacier national parks
Bob Brown/NetworkWorld I’d heard that I might be cut off from cellphone service when visiting Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park for the first time earlier this month, but didn’t quite believe it until I got there. Sure enough, my Verizon-powered iPhone showed No Service most of the time I was there, pretty much to my relief. Yes, there was "VERY LIMITED" Wi-Fi in the lodges, but even there it was pretty tough to squeeze onto the shared network. And the lodge operators did their best to block out non-guests from interloping on their "sattelite [sic]" network.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


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