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Net Neutrality, Citadel, Self-driving cars, Adobe update, etc.

By Brian Warkoczeski
September 17, 2014 8:06 am


A look at IT news...

F.C.C. Revisits Net Neutrality Exemption for Mobile Broadband

New York Times - High-speed cellular Internet access has been largely exempt from regulations aimed at preventing Internet providers from slowing down or blocking websites and applications. But wireless broadband's special status is quickly losing support.

Citadel financial malware used in attacking petrochemical companies

CSO - Trusteer says the online banking Trojan has been modified to steal login credentials to corporate webmail.

California Begins Issuing Permits for Testing of Self-Driving Cars

NBC News - Testing of self-driving cars has been going on in a number of states for a while, but government regulations are now starting to catch up to the nascent industry.

Momentum is building for a net neutrality compromise

Washington Post - Letting consumers establish their own Internet fast lanes may give industry and net neutrality activists some common ground.

Adobe releases previously delayed security updates for Reader and Acrobat

CIO - After a one-week delay, Adobe Systems has released security updates for its Reader and Acrobat products to patch critical vulnerabilities that could lead to computers being compromised.

Archie Exploit Kit Targets Adobe, Silverlight Vulnerabilities

Threat Post - A relatively new exploit kit that exploits old versions of Adobe Flash, Reader and, Silverlight has begun to make the rounds.

Court throws out $368.2 million patent award against Apple

Network World - A U.S. appeals court has thrown out a US$368.2 million award against Apple in a patent infringement case brought by patent-holding and software company VirnetX.

How to download iOS 8

USA Today - You can get many of the new features of the iPhone 6 by downloading the IOS8 operating system, which will work on many of your older iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.

Browser Vulnerability 'Privacy Disaster' For 3 Of 4 Android Users

Dark Reading - An exploit of an unsupported Android browser bypasses the ever-important Same Origin Policy.

Apple turns on iCloud two-step verification

InfoWorld - Two-step verification is not mandatory though Apple recommends the added security protection.

Cisco stuffs new firewall with Sourcefire for threat detection

ZDNET - Cisco has launched Cisco ASA with Firepower Services, a threat-focused firewall aimed at providing businesses with controls to assess threats, correlate intelligence, and optimise defenses to protect networks.

Hackers had access to Goodwill hosting provider for 18 months

Computerworld - C&K Systems, which provided payment technology to Goodwill, said two other businesses were also affected.

Sony expects to lose more than $2 billion

CNN Money - Things are going from bad to worse for Sony--the Japanese company expects to lose billions of dollars this year as its smartphone business bleeds.



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