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Hotel routers, TLS, WordPress, IBM, etc.

By Brian Warkoczeski
March 27, 2015 8:04 am

Some news from the world of IT...

Flaw in common hotel router threatens guests' devices

CSO - Corporate travelers should be warned that a Wi-Fi router commonly used in hotels is easily compromised, putting guests passwords at risk and opening up their computers to malware infections and direct attacks.

Noose around Internet's TLS system tightens with 2 new decryption attacks

Ars Technica - Exploits pluck passwords and other sensitive data out of encrypted data streams.

Citigroup Report Chides Law Firms for Silence on Hackings

New York Times - The report said the reluctance of most law firms to publicly discuss breaches and the lack of reporting requirements made it impossible to determine if such attacks were increasing.

How to end a fight over who should regulate Internet providers

Washington Post - Federal officials are weighing an end to the Federal Trade Commission's legal prohibition on regulating Internet providers and telecom companies.

U.N. to Appoint Special Investigator to Probe Digital Spying

NBC News - The United Nations' top human rights body agreed on Thursday to appoint a special investigator to probe digital spying and violations of online privacy.

Thousands of Hijacked WordPress Sites Redirect Users to Exploit Kits

Security Week - Cybercriminals have been leveraging a vulnerability in a popular WordPress plugin to redirect the visitors of thousands of websites to exploit kits, a researcher has warned.

IBM Creates Network Innovation Centers

eWeek - The two new centers are designed to help enterprises and service providers design and test networks based on SDN, virtualization and analytics.

Spartan forecast: Browser of choice for 1 in 7 Windows users within a year

Network World - One of every seven Windows PCs will be running Microsoft's new Project Spartan browser within a year of the firm launching Windows 10 this summer, according to historical data from a Web metrics company.

MIT Researchers Debut Debugger for Integer Overflows

Threat Post - Students from M.I.T. have devised a new way to scour raw code for integer overflows.

US offers rewards for fugitive Russian hackers

Computerworld - The U.S. government is offering multimillion-dollar rewards for information that leads to the arrest or conviction of two alleged Russian hackers.

Engineering students extinguish fire with sound

CNET - A pair of engineering students created a new type of fire extinguisher that uses sound waves to put out flames.

DDOS attacks less frequent last year, more dangerous

CIO - The total number of distributed denial of service attacks declined steadily last year, but the size and complexity of the average attack increased.

Credit card of the future could stop fraud

CNN Money - As banks seek to reduce fraud, one credit card maker has a prototype with a constantly-changing code on the back.


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