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HP power cords, Tesla, Chrome, Twitch, XMM 6255, Hyperlapse, etc.


    By Brian Warkoczeski - August 27, 2014 8:18 am

A look at IT news...

HP recalls 6 million computer cords for fire risk

CNN - HP is warning customers: Check your laptop charging cord to see if it's at risk of overheating.

Tesla recruits hackers to boost vehicle security

Computerworld - Company's electric cars are among most digitally connected in the industry.

470 million sites exist for 24 hours, 22% are malicious

Help Net Security - Blue Coat researchers analyzed more than 660 million unique hostnames requested by 75 million global users over a 90-day period.

Chrome 64-bit browser finally available as a stable version

Ars Technica - 64-bit browser claims better stability, performance, and security.

China Developing an Operating System to Take on Microsoft, Google and Apple

New York Times - Beijing is looking to help its domestic industry catch up with imported systems for computers and mobile devices.

Data Breaches in the Cloud: Who's Responsible?

Government Technology - The risk of a data breach in the cloud is multiplying and is now costlier and happens more frequently, according to a recent study by the Ponemon Institute.

Amazon Bets on Gamer Website Twitch in $970 Million Deal

Bloomberg - Amazon said it's paying $970 million in cash for the online gathering place for gamers.

Secret Service Warns 1,000 Businesses Hit by Backoff PoS Malware

Threat Post - Point-of-sale malware is a problem that apparently isn't going away any time soon.

Sony, XBox Victims Of DDoS, Hacktivist Threats

Dark Reading - Hacktivists from Anonymous and from a presumed Islamic extremist group targeted a variety of online gaming services.

Intel Unveils Small Modem Aimed at IoT Devices

eWeek - The XMM 6255, which is smaller than a penny, is the latest move by Intel in its effort to become a major player in the burgeoning Internet of things.

Mozilla plans permission toggles in Firefox OS

CNET - Firefox OS phone owners will be able to flip app permissions on and off at will in a far-future version of the browser-based mobile operating system.

Netflix open sources internal threat monitoring tools

CSO - Netflix has released three internal tools it uses to catch hints on the Web that hackers might target its services.

Instagram debuts new Time-Lapse app

USA Today - Instagram released a second stand-alone app Tuesday aimed at time-lapse photography enthusiasts, Hyperlapse from Instagram.

Smartphone kill switch now required in California

CBS News - California is the latest state to require that new smartphones have "kill switch" anti-theft technology.

In Napa Quake, Power Surges Led to PC Damage

CIO - Sunday's 6.0 earthquake in Napa County, Calif. caused power surges that may have led to much of the damage to computers in homes and small businesses, according to computer technicians in Napa.




 






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