Some news from the world of IT...
Researchers discover database with 2M stolen login credentials
- Researchers have unearthed an online database full to the brim of stolen account information from popular services including Facebook, Yahoo, Twitter, and Google.
Experimental malware uses inaudible sound to defeat network air gaps
- Researchers built a covert acoustical mesh network and used audio signals to transmit data between laptops.
Understanding where 802.11ad WiGig fits into the gigabit Wi-Fi picture
- The wireless world is evolving rapidly in response to the explosion of intelligent devices, applications and data, and the IEEE 802.11ad standard, commonly known as WiGig, is poised to help.
ENISA Releases Guide for Defending Against Attacks on Industrial Control Systems
- The European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA), Europe's cyber security agency, has released a new guide designed to help organizations better mitigate attacks against Industrial Control Systems (ICS).
Controversial landline phone legislation passes Michigan Senate committee
- Legislation that would make it easier for phone companies in Michigan to discontinue traditional landline service cleared a hurdle Tuesday despite concerns from some consumers and businesses.
Kaspersky, six others top malware removal tests
- A-V Comparative finds that seven antimalware packages are the best at removing -- not finding -- existing malware on your PC.
Bleak, bleaker, bleakest: Latest PC market forecast projects historic 10% downturn
- Microsoft's strategy to replace lost PC sales with tablets and 2-in-1s isn't paying off yet, but there's hope, says IDC.
Royal Bank of Scotland admits decades of IT neglect after systems crash
- Royal Bank of Scotland has neglected its technology for decades, the state-backed bank's boss admitted on Tuesday after a system crash left more than 1 million customers unable to withdraw cash or pay for goods.
Audiovox turns smartphone or tablet into a TV
- In this modern era of binge, on-demand, anywhere/anytime TV, you have numerous ways to overdose on television. If you're not downloading something to watch on your tablet, smartphone or computer, you're getting your fix by streaming.
Cyber Monday sales surge via smartphones, tablets as buyers pick websites over stores
Detroit Free Press
- Cyber Monday sales surged, sending online shopping toward a single-day record as Amazon.com and EBay siphoned consumers from brick-and-mortar stores.
Justices Pass on Tax Case From Online Merchants
New York Times
- The United States Supreme Court on Monday let stand a ruling from New York's highest court requiring Internet retailers to collect sales taxes even if they have no physical presence in the state.