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Nokia, Windows vulnerability, Chrome 42, Net neutrality, etc.

By Brian Warkoczeski
April 15, 2015 7:54 am

News from the world of IT...

Nokia Agrees to $16.6 Billion Takeover of Alcatel-Lucent

New York Times - The combined company is expected to become the world's second-largest telecom equipment manufacturer behind Ericsson of Sweden.

Cyber attacks get sneakier

CNN - Nearly 1 million new malware threats every day.

Windows vulnerability can compromise credentials

CSO - A vulnerability found in the late 1990s in Microsoft Windows can still be used to steal login credentials, according to a security advisory released Monday.

Google Fixes Dozens of Bugs in Chrome 42

Threat Post - Google has released Chrome 42, a major security upgrade to the browser that includes patches for 45 vulnerabilities.

Microsoft Patches Critical IE, Windows Bugs in Patch Tuesday Update

Security Week - Microsoft released 11 security bulletins to address vulnerabilities in a number of products, including a critical Office bug being exploited in the wild.

Here's what will happen next with the net neutrality lawsuits

Washington Post - A lot will turn on the court that winds up hearing the case.

Authorities Take Down Malware-Distributing Simda Botnet

Dark Reading - Fourteen C&Cs dismantled to take out nerve center of a botnet that spanned 190 countries.

MIT's Picture language could be worth a thousand lines of code

InfoWorld - MIT has developed a probabilistic programming language that could take same the grunt work out of machine learning.

Breaches, Zero-Day Attacks Rise in 2014, Symantec Finds

eWeek - Cyber-attacker activities have reached new highs in the past year with nearly double the zero-day vulnerabilities reported compared to two years ago.

​DDoS attacks in Australia are shorter but bigger: Arbor Networks

ZDNET - DDoS attackers are using shorter bursts of activity to infiltrate servers and networks in a large way, compared to the rest of DDoS attacks in Asia-Pacific.

AT&T adds another lawsuit to the Net neutrality pile-on

CNET - The wireless provider follows cable and wireless industry associations in seeking help from the courts.

EU files antitrust charges against Google over search, launches Android probe

Computerworld - The European Commission opened a separate investigation into Google's mobile OS.

Healthcare players are actively blocking data sharing

CIO - A panel of industry experts at the HIMSS conference agreed that interoperability between EMR systems is not a technical problem, but one of willingness of vendors and institutions to share.


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