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iCloud patch, Panda Security report, Robocalls, Firefox 32, etc.

    By Brian Warkoczeski - September 02, 2014 8:14 am

A look at IT news...

Apple patches iCloud security gap after celebrity photos hacked, reports say

CBS News - One possible security flaw is fixed, but other cloud storage may still be vulnerable.

How a new HTML element will make the Web faster

Ars Technica - Today, the average size of a webpage is 1.7MB--1MB from images--but change is afoot.

160,000 new malware samples appear each day

Help Net Security - Malware is still being created at the record levels reached in the previous quarter: 15 million new samples were generated, at an average rate of 160,000 every day, according to Panda Security.

Health IT Workers in High Demand

eWeek - To satisfy the demand for desired workers, HIMSS discovered that health care employers use multiple approaches to recruit qualified IT professionals.

Brainy, Yes, but Far From Handy

New York Times - Robots still lack a critical element that will keep them from eclipsing most human capabilities anytime soon: a well-developed sense of touch.

FTC, Hackers Work Together to 'Zap' Robocalls

NBC News - Nobody likes robocalls and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has decided that some cold, hard cash might motivate people to put an end to them.

Mozilla to Support Key Pinning in Firefox 32

Threat Post - Mozilla is planning to add support for public-key pinning in its Firefox browser in an upcoming version. In version 32, which would be the next stable version of the browser, Firefox will have key pins for a long list of sites, including many of Mozilla's own sites, all of the sites pinned in Google Chrome.

Why hackers may be stealing your credit card numbers for years

Computerworld - Hackers may have the upper hand for years as the retail industry slowly upgrades its systems.

Race to gigabit Internet service takes off

CNET - Four years after the National Broadband Plan, communities and carriers are deploying next-gen infrastructure that will bring gigabit speed Internet to homes, universities, and businesses.

FBI probes celebrity photo hacks, Apple confirms investigation

ZDNET - The hunt for hackers and leakers behind the massive celebrity leak on Sunday begins.

China gives Microsoft 20 days to answer questions in anti-monopoly probe

Network World - Chinese authorities have issued a 20-day deadline for Microsoft to explain "compatibility problems" with its Windows and Office software, after previously warning the company not to obstruct an anti-monopoly investigation.

Ethernet Disk Drives: Will They Catch On?

Information Week - Seagate and HGST have designed Ethernet drives, but can these products change the storage status quo?

Intel amps up desktop performance with its first 8-core PC chip

InfoWorld - The Core i7 chip is aimed at gaming and high-performance desktops.

Namecheap says accounts compromised in hacking incident

CIO - Hosting provider Namecheap said Monday hackers compromised some of its users' accounts, likely using a recently disclosed list of 1.2 billion usernames and passwords compiled by Russian hackers.

Struggling Angry Birds maker dumping CEO

CNN - The maker of the Angry Birds mobile video game is dumping its CEO as the company struggles with increased competition and difficulties in changing its business model.

Industrial software website used in watering hole attack

CSO - Criminals are pushing a reconnaissance toolkit instead of malware.


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