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FirstNet, Oracle patch, BlackForest, Siemens patch, Cell phone unlocking, etc.

By Brian Warkoczeski
July 28, 2014 8:17 am


A look at IT news...

LTE network for US public safety taking it one step at a time

Computerworld - The FirstNet system will help agencies work together, but it isn't going up tomorrow.

Oracle's new database patch could cost you $23,000 per processor

InfoWorld - Latest patch set for Oracle's database automatically enables in-memory processing -- a feature for which Oracle charges extra.

Criminals ride Google coattails in DDoS attacks

CSO - Cybercriminals are pretending to be Google web crawlers in launching distributed denial of service attacks against websites.

Verizon Will Throttle Heaviest LTE Data Users Starting in October

CIO - The carrier looks to slow LTE access for the top 5 percent of data hogs with unlimited plans.

Researchers Develop 'BlackForest' to Collect, Correlate Threat Intelligence

Dark Reading - Researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute develop the BlackForest system to help organizations uncover and anticipate cyberthreats.

Siemens Patches Five Vulnerabilities in SIMATIC System

Threat Post - Siemens released an update for two builds of its SIMATIC automation system this week, addressing a quintet of issues, four of which are remotely exploitable.

Comodo Takes a Container Approach to Security

eWeek - Comodo's SecureBox technology is designed to lock down systems from threats although risks might remain from the host operating system itself.

Congress finally passes cell phone unlocking bill

Ars Technica - House gives in, passes the Senate version that unlocking activists preferred.

IBM Said to Reject Globalfoundries Offer for Chip Unit

Bloomberg - International Business Machines Corp.'s talks to sell its money-losing chip-manufacturing operations to Globalfoundries Inc. have ended after the two companies failed to agree on terms, according to people familiar with the process.

Apple's next patent war? Bose slaps Beats with a lawsuit

ZDNET - The Apple-Beats deal is expected to close during the current quarter, ending mid-September.

For 6-year-old Alex, 3-D printing means a new arm

NBC News - For children, prosthetic limbs don't come cheap. Like shoes, they are easily outgrown, which is why 6-year-old Alex Pring was so happy when an engineering student and his friends found a way to 3-D print a new right arm for him.

Does the World Wide Web Really Need Websites?

Government Technology - Government transparency and engagement efforts often fall short, and the growing wave of mobility has some IT leaders rethinking how they deliver content online.

Apple said to be buying Google-backed Swell for $30M

CNET - The Swell podcast-streaming app, which learns what you like and don't like, reportedly will be shut down as part of the $30 million deal.



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