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Windows 10, Java update, HoloLens, 5G, Flash Player, etc.

By Brian Warkoczeski
January 22, 2015 7:56 am


News from the world of IT...

Microsoft unveils Windows 10

CNN Money - Microsoft has lifted the curtain much higher on Windows 10, showing off a whole slew of new features that will be coming to PCs and phones later this year.

Critical Java updates fix 19 vulnerabilities, disable SSL 3.0

Computerworld - Future Java 7 security patches will not be publicly available so users should migrate to Java 8.

Arkansas Hit By Malware, Many Senate Websites Down

Government Technology - A malware attack prompted the Arkansas Department of Information Systems (DIS) to place a moratorium on zip files in the state's email system until the problem is resolved.

Microsoft HoloLens: A Vision of the PC's Future

New York Times - The device, which looks like ski goggles, superimposes holograms on reality and could have uses in communication, design, games, science and more.

Cory Booker's introducing a bill to help cities build their own, public Internet services

Washington Post - Cities need to be able to compete with large, established Internet providers, the senator says.

President's Plan To Crack Down On Hacking Could Hurt Good Hackers

Dark Reading - Security experts critical of President Obama's new proposed cybersecurity legislation.

Big visions for 5G before the FCC

InfoWorld - Drones, robots, and satellites are all envisioned in high-frequency wireless spectrum, according to FCC filings from 55 companies, including Google, Samsung, Intel.

Senate.gov websites up after 4-hour outage

USA Today - After being down for some three hours, the websites and email systems of multiple U.S. Senators began to come back online Wednesday evening.

Hard-Coded FTP Credentials Found in Schneider Electric SCADA Gateway

Threat Post - Two flaws in Schneider Electric's ETG3000 FactoryCast HMI Gateway allow unauthenticated remote access to the device's FTP server and configuration file.

Mozilla tweaks "referer headers" in bid to limit website privacy grabs

Ars Technica - As more personal data gets stuffed into referers, Firefox beta introduces antidote.

Facebook promises less hoax stories and spam posts in users' news feeds

The Guardian - Social network will also annotate suspicious stories with a warning, but maintains it's still a platform not a publisher.

Exploit kit targeting zero-day vulnerability in Flash Player

CSO - Only some instances of the Angler Exploit Kit are targeting the latest flaw.

Google looks to become a mobile carrier

CIO - Google has laid the groundwork for its own cellular service by buying capacity on the networks of Sprint and T-Mobile USA, according to news reports.

An exploration of enterprise security alert management in Europe

ZDNET - FireEye's latest report suggests that a number of businesses face over 10,000 cybersecurity alerts per month. What is being done to combat potential attacks?

eBay cutting jobs ahead of PayPal split

CNET - The e-commerce company will cut 2,400 postions this quarter and is mulling selling off its eBay Enterprise unit ahead of the spin out of its PayPal payments service.



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