A look at IT news...
Android phones can be hacked with a simple text
- Android phones can get infected by merely receiving a picture via text message, according to research published Monday.
EBay Ends Same-Day Delivery in U.S. in Face of Amazon Effort
- EBay Inc. is killing its U.S. same-day delivery service EBay Now, an acknowledgment it won't try to match the speedy delivery of e-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc.
Critical vulnerability in Apple App Store, iTunes revealed
- A critical flaw has been discovered in Apple's App Store and iTunes invoice system which could result in session hijacking and malicious invoice manipulation.
Netflix Refines Its DVD Business, Even as Streaming Unit Booms
New York Times
- Instead of ignoring its DVD-by-mail operation that was dwindling but still bringing in hundreds of millions of dollars in profits every year, the company concentrated on efficiency.
US Census Bureau says breach didn't expose household data
- The U.S. Census Bureau said a data breach early last week did not expose survey data it collects on households and businesses.
Over 10 million Web surfers possibly exposed to malvertising
- Upwards of 10 million people may have visited websites carrying malicious advertisements in the last ten days, possibly infecting their computers with malware, according to computer security company Cyphort.
Phishing Attacks Drive Spike In DNS Threat
- Nearly 75% jump in phishing helped propel DNS abuse in the second quarter of this year.
HP: 100% of smartwatches have security flaws
- In a recent security assessment of ten smartwatches, every single watch had at least one significant security flaw.
Google officially ends forced Google+ integration
- Company says forced integration "doesn't make sense."
Researchers hack Brinks safe with a USB flash drive
- Researchers popped open a safe with 100 lines of macro code.
IBM launches its data warehouse service into the cloud
- The DashDB data warehouse relies on in-memory technology to speed up analysis.
Pair of Bugs Open Honeywell Home Controllers Up to Easy Hacks
- The accumulation of automation and Internet-connected devices in many homes these days has led observers to coin the term smart homes. But as researchers take a closer look at the security of these devices, they're finding that what these homes really are is naive.
How security experts protect themselves online
- Update your software, use a password manager and turn on two-factor authentication.
Healthfirst: 5,300 Members Exposed in Fraud Incident
- Healthfirst, a not-for-profit managed care provider serving more than one million members in downstate New York, said on Friday that roughly 5,300 of its current and members had personal information compromised as a result of a fraud scheme.
Outdated credit card tech costing U.S. billions
- Every time you swipe your credit or debit card, whether it's at a gas station, supermarket or ATM, you're gambling with your money.