A look at IT news...
636,075 Michigan residents caught up in national health insurance hack
- A cyberattack on national health insurance company Anthem compromised data from an estimated 80 million people, including 636,075 in Michigan.
Net neutrality ruling: What it means for you
- The Federal Communications Committee voted Thursday to regulate the Internet under Title II of the 1934 Communications Act, which currently applies to telephone service.
FCC votes to overturn state laws limiting municipal broadband plans
- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has voted to overturn large parts of two state laws that limit local governments from funding and building broadband networks.
HP Said in Talks to Buy Aruba Networks
New York Times
- Hewlett-Packard is in talks to buy Aruba Networks, a maker of WiFi access equipment for businesses, people briefed on the matter said on Wednesday.
Researchers uncover signs of Superfish-style attacks
- EFF duo find clues of possible attacks against visitors to Amazon, Google, Yahoo, Wells Fargo and other websites.
Twitter adds more reporting tools to curb abuse and improve safety
- Twitter has made it easier to report impersonation, self-harm and leaked private information.
Lenovo.com hijack reportedly pulled off by hack on upstream registrar
- People used hack on Webnic.cc to redirect Lenovo and Google traffic.
Hackers exploit router flaws in unusual pharming attack
- An email-based attack spotted in Brazil recently employed an unusual but potent technique to spy on a victim's Web traffic.
Net Neutrality Rules Pass, FCC Readies For Fight
- The decision to reclassify ISPs under FCC regulations represents a triumph for open Internet activists.
Republican bill would overturn FCC municipal broadband decision
- The new legislation would prevent the agency from moving forward with its decision to preempt state laws restricting city broadband.
Google makes its largest renewable energy investment
- The company is investing $300 million in a SolarCity fund to get residential solar projects built.
Komodia Certificate Manipulation Likely Led To Man-In-The-Middle Attacks
- The EFF's Decentralized SSL Observatory turned up 1,600 certificates that should have been rejected but instead passed browser checks because they were manipulated by Komodia's SSL Digester interception module.
Security Vendors Say New Technologies Needed to to Bolster Cloud Defenses
- Worries about security are keeping the brakes on the growth of cloud computing despite a huge drop in infrastructure costs that are making it cost effective for enterprises to move their data centers off the premises.
Apple takes 89 percent of all smartphone profits worldwide
- With a 20 percent share of all smartphone shipments in Q4 2014, Apple took nearly all the industry's profits. It's a situation that could could spell trouble for Google.
Aereo bankruptcy auction fetches less than $2 million
- An attorney for the defunct streaming-TV service calls the results disappointing. The company had expected to bring in anywhere from $4 million to $31.2 million.
Google steps up its BYOD game; looks to secure more than a billion mobile devices
- On Wednesday, Google officially launched Android for Work, which was announced last June at its I/O conference.