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New malware, Routing errors, IoT, Skype TX, etc.

    By Brian Warkoczeski - September 15, 2014 8:13 am

A look at IT news...

New malware spreads over Twitch chat, targets Steam accounts

PC World - New malware will attempt to sell items stored in your Steam account so an attacker can reap the proceeds and buy items for themselves.

Sprint, Windstream traffic routing errors hijacked other ISPs

Computerworld - The errors, which can shut off traffic, are occurring more frequently with little explanation, said Renesys

'Internet of Things' revolution hits K Street

Washington Post - Belkin hires lobbyists to advance new products that allow people to control Crock-Pots, lights from their phones.

Emerging cloud threats and how to address them

Help Net Security - As organizations deploy and harness private, community and hybrid clouds, they encounter new types of threats, along with the old ones they've been battling for years.

Data protection authorities find privacy lapses in majority of mobile apps

Network World - Many mobile apps request too many permissions and don't explain how they collect users' personal information, a study of 1,211 popular apps by the Global Privacy Enforcement Network has found.

Skype TX Broadcasting Software Heads to TV Studios

eWeek - Microsoft lines up hardware partners as its Skype TX broadcasting software platform heads to TV studios.

JPMorgan hack: It could have been worse

ZDNET - It looks like the infiltrators had a look around in JPMorgan's June security breach -- but did not manage to siphon customer funds from bank accounts.

How Boston Children's Hospital Hit Back at Anonymous

CIO - Hackers purportedly representing Anonymous hit Boston Children's Hospital with phishing and DDoS attacks this spring.

Researcher disputes report BlackPOS used in Home Depot, Target attacks

CSO - A code analysis reveals the malware were not from the same family and were probably written by different people.

Apple's plan to change how you pay for everything

CNN Money - Get ready to leave your wallet at home and pay for everything with your iPhone 6.


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