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IRS, Large Hadron Collider, EMC, Data breach study, etc.

By Brian Warkoczeski
May 27, 2015 7:53 am

News from the world of IT...

IRS discloses breach, attackers used PII to clear security checks

CSO - 100,000 taxpayers affected, criminals used personal information to clear various security checks.

Research community looks to SDN to help distribute data from the Large Hadron Collider

Network World - When the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) starts back up in June, the data collected and distributed worldwide for research will surpass the 200 petabytes exchanged among LHC sites the last time the collider was operational.

Security Researchers Start Effort to Protect 'Smart' Cities

New York Times - Cities around the world are spending billions to automate and computerize everything from traffic control to the power grid. But fears are growing that these networks are easy targets for attacks.

EMC to buy Bethesda cloud-computing company for $1.2 billion

Washington Post - The IT giant's acquisition of Virtustream is one of the largest in the Washington region this year.

New OS X beta dumps discoveryd, restores mDNSResponder to fix DNS bugs

Ars Technica - Going back to the pre-Yosemite DNS service is one way to fix these problems.

At Google I/O, Android may push deeper into the home

PC World - A new version of the mobile OS is said to target low-power devices with little memory.

Synology Fixes File-Takeover Flaw in Cloud Station OS X Client

Threat Post - There is a vulnerability in some versions of Synology's Cloud Station client for OS X that can enable any user to take over system files and gain complete control of the machine. Cloud Station is a system that allows users to sync files across a number of devices.

New Linux-Based Router Worm Used in Social Network Scheme

Security Week - Researchers at ESET are shining the light on a new piece of malware compromising routers in a scheme to take fraudulent actions on social networks.

Why your business won't use Microsoft's new Edge browser

ZDNET - With Windows 10, Microsoft is planning to break from the past, replacing Internet Explorer with a cleaner, faster way to browse the web. Here's why your organization may decide to stick with IE.

Attackers use email spam to infect PoS terminals

Computerworld - Cybercriminals are targeting employees who browse the Web or check their email from point-of-sale (PoS) computers, a risky but unfortunately common practice.

US sides with Oracle in Java copyright dispute with Google

CIO - The administration of President Barack Obama sided with Oracle in a dispute with Google on whether APIs, the specifications that let programs communicate with each other, are copyrightable.

High-Tech Attacks, High Cost: Data Breaches Cost Average of $3.8 Million Each

NBC News - Data breaches have become more common and more devastating, and the average incident now costs a company nearly $3.8 million, according to a new study.

Is it the future of news?

CNN - One million users joined Periscope in its first 10 days on the iPhone app store. Today, the Twitter-owned platform is two months old and has just launched a version for Android. And, like any new social media platform, it's at the center of multiple legal and ethical controversies.


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