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Home Depot breach, Senate bill, Malicious ads, iOS 8, Net neutrality, etc.

    By Brian Warkoczeski - September 19, 2014 8:15 am

A look at IT news...

Home Depot: 56 million cards exposed in breach

CNN Money - Home Depot confirmed Thursday that hackers exposed 56 million credit and debit cards during its months-long security breach.

Malicious advertisements distributed by DoubleClick, Zedo networks

CSO - Two online advertising networks, Google's DoubleClick and Zedo, have been delivering malicious advertisements that could install malware on a person's computer, according to the security vendor Malwarebytes.

New US Senate bill aims to limit access to emails stored abroad

CIO - Legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate on Thursday aims to place limits on access by U.S. law enforcement agencies to emails and other communications stored abroad.

With iOS 8, Even Apple Can't Give Your Data to the NSA

NBC News - Apple says it has secured its new iOS 8 operating system with safeguards that protect phones from being snooped on... by Apple.

Net Neutrality Comments to F.C.C. Overwhelmingly One-Sided, Study Says

New York Times - The Sunlight Foundation found that less than 1 percent of the comments about net neutrality sent to the F.C.C. were clearly opposed to net neutrality.

Chinese Penetrate Transcom Amid Lack of Data Sharing

Threat Post - TRANSCOM, the Defense Department command that handles wartime military logistics was compromised repeatedly over a one-year span by a handful of Chinese APT groups.

Get ready for free clean energy

Washington Post - The incredible drop in the price of solar energy will shake up our world.

5 Ways To Monitor DNS Traffic For Security Threats

Dark Reading - Check out these examples of how to implement real-time or offline traffic monitoring using common commercial or open source security products.

Experimental JavaScript compiler shakes up ideas about speed, simplicity

InfoWorld - Higgs, an experimental JavaScript engine written in D, uses novel approaches to speed up JavaScript--and could inspire similar projects. still lacks some basic security controls

Computerworld - The Department of Health and Human Services doesn't require strong passwords in some systems and is slow to patch vulnerabilties, the GAO says.

Oracle CEO Ellison steps down

USA Today - Larry Ellison announced Thursday he has agreed to step down as CEO of Oracle, the software powerhouse he co-founded.


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