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GoTenna, Heartbleed, iPhone 6 screen, CryptoLocker, etc.

    By Brian Warkoczeski - July 21, 2014 8:37 am

Some news from the world of IT...

Net neutrality becomes a key battleground in encryption fight

Computerworld - Both carriers and government now have an interest in how users keep their online lives private.

No Signal? No Problem. GoTenna Lets Phones Connect Off The Grid

NBC News - A new device launched Thursday might soon be in the bags of every outdoor enthusiast, festival-goer, and privacy-conscious citizen. It gives phones the ability to communicate with each other over great distances, even when there's no data connection, no signal, or no network at all.

Critical industrial control systems remain vulnerable to Heartbleed exploits

Ars Technica - Siemens products remain susceptible to hijacking, DoS attacks.

Agencies Inch Toward Solutions on BYOD

Government Technology - Solutions to deal with security and data privacy issues have sprouted up in droves, but is there a good fix to the people problem?

iPhone 6 screen could be sapphire-glass blend, says expert

The Guardian - Bigger iPhone screen could be made more scratch resistant by blending glass with sapphire, according to patents and expert.

CryptoLocker Ransomware Alive and Evolving, Says Researcher

Threat Post - Despite FBI claims that CryptoLocker was neutralized in the GameOver Zeus botnet takedown, a researcher says that the ransomware is alive and evolving new variants.

Netflix partner says Verizon slows traffic

CNN - The battle over Netflix streaming speeds is still raging.

Here's How Easy It Could Be for Hackers to Control Your Hotel Room

Wired - A hacker details how he took control of hotel rooms in Hong Kong.

Why all businesses should care about Net neutrality

InfoWorld - If you think your company has nothing to fear from 'slow lane' Internet, think again.

FBI: Driverless Cars Could Be Lethal Weapons

PC Magazine - Self-driving cars have the potential to make your morning commute a whole lot more enjoyable, but in the wrong hands, they may be used as "lethal weapons," according to a newly released FBI report.

EFF asks you to share your Internet to improve security worldwide

ZDNET - The Electronic Frontier Federation is soon to release router software which will allow you to open your Internet up to strangers -- while keeping a separate, secure portion for yourself.


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