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HTML 5 Risks, Microsoft frees PCs from botnet, Techonomy Detroit Conference, Internet 'safe harbor' law, etc.By Brian Warkoczeski
June 19, 2013 8:48 am
A mid-week look at IT news...
Beware Of HTML5 Development Risks
Dark Reading - Local storage, native resource rights and third-party code all add greater functionality and higher risk to HTML5 applications.
Microsoft says it freed millions of PCs from criminal botnet
NBC News - Microsoft said that an assault it led earlier this month on one of the world's biggest cybercrime rings has freed at least 2 million PCs infected with a virus believed to have been used to steal more than $500 million from bank accounts worldwide.
Twitter founder returns to headline Techonomy Detroit conference
Detroit Free Press - Quicken Loans founder and Chairman Dan Gilbert and Twitter Chairman Jack Dorsey return as speakers at this year's Techonomy conference in Detroit on Sept. 17.
Microsoft Offers Steep Education Discount on Surface RT
PC Magazine - Microsoft is reducing the price of its ARM-based Surface RT tablet for schools and universities during a two-month, limited-time offer.
Internet-facing SAP systems suffering increased attacks
InfoWorld - Security researcher Alexander Polyakov finds thousands of unpatched, insecure SAP servers scattered all over the world.
U.S. states' attorneys general to take aim at Internet 'safe harbor' law
TechHive - Frustrated by their difficulty prosecuting cases involving online content that is illegal or damaging to individuals, a group of state attorneys general are taking action.
States Scramble to Attract Suddenly Hot Cybersecurity Firms
Government Technology - As data dragnets and information breaches dominate the news, states are scrambling to cash in on a rapidly expanding business sector by offering tax incentives to firms that protect sensitive information from outside attacks.
How to hide your data from Internet snoops
CNN - Let's face it: Most of us don't e-mail, tweet, text or post anything worthy of clandestine scrutiny.
Security remains an 'afterthought' in enterprise mobility
ZDNET - Enterprises in Asia generally do not prioritize security but instead focus on using BYOD to attract young talent and for productivity, according to participants in a ZDNet roundtable.
Angelina Jolie's stunt double sues News Corp. for alleged hacking
CNET - Eunice Huthart, Jolie's body double in "Tomb Raider 2," claims that News Corp. hacked her phone and wrote stories based on information gleaned from her voice mails. This is the first U.S. claim in the hacking saga.
Tech Moves to the Background as Design Becomes Foremost
New York Times - In the last few decades, the computing industry has passed through several different eras. In the '90s, the big tech companies were in a race for faster and more powerful computers. Then in the 2000s, the industry moved to mobile in a quest for slimmer phones with brighter screens.
NetTraveler Attackers Using NSA PRISM Program as Bait
Threat Post - The crew behind the NetTraveler cyberespionage attacks is now using the news about the NSA's PRISM surveillance program as bait in a new spear-phishing campaign.
Purdue Students Charged with Hacking to Change Grades
eSecurity Planet - Three students allegedly installed keylogging devices in their professors' keyboards in order to determine their account passwords.
Google asks secret court permission to publish FISA numbers
Help Net Security - Google's open letter to U.S. Attorney General Holder and the Federal Bureau of Investigation chief Muller last week obviously produced some results, but the company in not satisfied.
The International Linear Collider will be a Higgs factory
Ars Technica - Planning moves forward for new collider to follow up on LHC's discoveries.
Top WordPress Plugins Contain Serious Security Vulnerabilities
Security Week - After analyzing many of the most popular WordPress plugins, researchers found many of them contained serious security vulnerabilities.
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