A look at IT news...
IRS Attack Demonstrates How Breaches Beget More Breaches
- Weak authentication validation assumed only taxpayers would know their Social Security Numbers and other information that criminals have been stealing for years.
Hospital tests lag time for robotic surgery 1,200 miles away from doctor
- Doctors may someday be able to operate using robots on patients on the other side of the globe, or even in space.
Sally Beauty: Cybercriminals Planted Malware on PoS Systems for 6 Weeks
- Professional beauty supplies retailer Sally Beauty has provided an update on its investigation into the recent breach of its payment card systems.
Apple issues temporary workaround for iPhone crashing Messages bug
- The company is working on a fix, but in the meantime, there are steps you can take to mitigate the problem.
F.C.C. Chief Seeks Broadband Plan to Aid the Poor
New York Times
- The plan will suggest sweeping changes to a $1.7 billion subsidy program charged with ensuring all Americans have affordable access to advanced telecommunications services.
Google lays out its ambitions for your phone, your home, your car and your wallet
- At its developers conference, Google shows off a new version of Android and a rival to Apple Pay.
Apple Blocks Outdated Flash Player Versions in OS X, Safari
- Apple announced that it will block out of date versions of Flash Player after a major update to the Adobe software two weeks ago.
Like routers, most USB modems also vulnerable to drive-by hacking
- The majority of 3G and 4G USB modems offered by mobile operators to their customers have vulnerabilities in their Web-based management interfaces that could be exploited remotely when users visit compromised websites.
FBI Opens Investigation into Data Breach at IRS
- The FBI has opened an investigation into the recent data breach at the Internal Revenue Service.
IRS cut its cybersecurity staff by 11% over four years
- IRS budget data may be signaling shift to outsourced IT security services.
Apple reportedly buys augmented reality company Metaio
- The German firm, which helped clients build augmented-reality apps, appears to have transferred its shares to Apple.