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Android devices, EBay, App store, Netflix, etc.

By Brian Warkoczeski
July 28, 2015 8:08 am

A look at IT news...

Android phones can be hacked with a simple text

CNN Money - Android phones can get infected by merely receiving a picture via text message, according to research published Monday.

EBay Ends Same-Day Delivery in U.S. in Face of Amazon Effort

Bloomberg - EBay Inc. is killing its U.S. same-day delivery service EBay Now, an acknowledgment it won't try to match the speedy delivery of e-commerce giant Inc.

Critical vulnerability in Apple App Store, iTunes revealed

ZDNET - A critical flaw has been discovered in Apple's App Store and iTunes invoice system which could result in session hijacking and malicious invoice manipulation.

Netflix Refines Its DVD Business, Even as Streaming Unit Booms

New York Times - Instead of ignoring its DVD-by-mail operation that was dwindling but still bringing in hundreds of millions of dollars in profits every year, the company concentrated on efficiency.

US Census Bureau says breach didn't expose household data

Network World - The U.S. Census Bureau said a data breach early last week did not expose survey data it collects on households and businesses.

Over 10 million Web surfers possibly exposed to malvertising

CIO - Upwards of 10 million people may have visited websites carrying malicious advertisements in the last ten days, possibly infecting their computers with malware, according to computer security company Cyphort.

Phishing Attacks Drive Spike In DNS Threat

Dark Reading - Nearly 75% jump in phishing helped propel DNS abuse in the second quarter of this year.

HP: 100% of smartwatches have security flaws

CSO - In a recent security assessment of ten smartwatches, every single watch had at least one significant security flaw.

Google officially ends forced Google+ integration

Ars Technica - Company says forced integration "doesn't make sense."

Researchers hack Brinks safe with a USB flash drive

PC World - Researchers popped open a safe with 100 lines of macro code.

IBM launches its data warehouse service into the cloud

InfoWorld - The DashDB data warehouse relies on in-memory technology to speed up analysis.

Pair of Bugs Open Honeywell Home Controllers Up to Easy Hacks

Threat Post - The accumulation of automation and Internet-connected devices in many homes these days has led observers to coin the term smart homes. But as researchers take a closer look at the security of these devices, they're finding that what these homes really are is naive.

How security experts protect themselves online

Washington Post - Update your software, use a password manager and turn on two-factor authentication.

Healthfirst: 5,300 Members Exposed in Fraud Incident

Security Week - Healthfirst, a not-for-profit managed care provider serving more than one million members in downstate New York, said on Friday that roughly 5,300 of its current and members had personal information compromised as a result of a fraud scheme.

Outdated credit card tech costing U.S. billions

CBS News - Every time you swipe your credit or debit card, whether it's at a gas station, supermarket or ATM, you're gambling with your money.


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