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Malicious ads, Android malware, Mozilla, Apple patches, etc.

    By Brian Warkoczeski - October 17, 2014 8:09 am

A look at IT news...

Hackers strike defense companies through real-time ad bidding

Computerworld - Malicious ads are being 'micro-targeted' at defense companies, Invincea said.

New technique allows attackers to hide stealthy Android malware in images

CIO - A new technique that allows attackers to hide encrypted malicious Android applications inside images could be used to evade detection by antivirus products and possibly Google Play's own malware scanner.

Firefox Hello adds video chat to Mozilla's browser

CNET - With its online chat feature, Mozilla works to break down the walls around services like Microsoft Skype and Google Hangouts.

Apple patches 144 security flaws across seven products

ZDNET - Patches are released for Mavericks, Mountain Lion, OS X Server and iTunes. A fix for the POODLE bug is included where appropriate. Most of the bugs are old ones in iTunes.

FBI warns of cyberattacks linked to China

CSO - The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation issued a warning to companies and organizations on Wednesday of cyberattacks by people linked with the Chinese government.

Drupal releases patch for severe SQL injection flaw

Network World - Drupal has released a patch for a highly critical flaw in its content management system, which could allow rogue code to run.

OpenSSL Releases Patch for POODLE Attack

Threat Post - The OpenSSL Project has released a new version of the encryption software, which patches several security flaws, including the bug that is exploited by the POODLE attack on SSLv3.

F.B.I. Director Hints at Action as Cellphone Data Is Locked

New York Times - The director of the F.B.I., James B. Comey, said on Thursday that the ""post-Snowden pendulum" that has driven Apple and Google to offer fully encrypted cellphones had "gone too far."

Obama nominates former Google exec to lead U.S. Patent Office

Washington Post - The nomination of Michelle K. Lee hands Silicon Valley a key victory and ends a two-year tussle for the agency's leadership.

Google's ambitious broadband plans include testing wireless technology

InfoWorld - Documents filed by Google to the Federal Communications Commission show that the Internet giant hopes to test wireless broadband technology. Reportedly the company has been interested in this for two years or more.

Apple Pay is launching on Monday

CNN Money - Starting Monday, you can pay for stuff with your iPhone 6.


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