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FREAK flaw, Honeypot design, OpenDNS, Firefox, etc.

    By Brian Warkoczeski - March 06, 2015 7:59 am

A look at IT news...

Microsoft Windows vulnerable to 'FREAK' encryption flaw too

CNET - Previously thought limited to Apple and Google browsers, the flaw leaves communications between affected users and websites open to interception.

FTC to award $25,000 for the best honeypot design to trap robocalls

Ars Technica - Feds want tech to help cops "and other partners investigate these calls."

OpenDNS trials system that quickly detects computer crime

Computerworld - NLPRank performs language and network analysis on new domains to identify suspicious ones.

Radware Introduces New DDoS Attack Mitigation Platform

Security Week - Radware, a provider of application delivery DDoS attack protection solutions, this week unveiled its latest attack mitigation platform designed to help carriers and cloud providers protect against high volume DDoS attacks.

Smart home or dumb security risk?

InfoWorld - Internet-connected devices are flooding into homes, but with convenience comes vulnerability.

An incredibly shrinking Firefox faces endangered species status

Network World - Desktop browser continues to bleed user share; combined desktop + mobile share falls under 10%.

Netflix tries to explain its apparent sudden flip-flop on net neutrality

Washington Post - The company has come under fire for striking a controversial deal in Australia. Now its CFO is giving Netflix an even bigger headache.

Anthem Refusing OIG Security Audit Following Breach

Threat Post - Anthem has refused to undergo vulnerability scans and configuration compliance tests in the aftermath of a breach that may have leaked the personal information of nearly 100,000 customers and non-customers.

Data Theft Victims Face Three Times Higher Risk of Fraud, Report Finds

eWeek - While the overall damage from data breaches declined last year, consumers whose information was stolen during a compromise were three times more likely to be identity-fraud victims, according to a report by Javelin Strategy.

Microsoft delivers first public preview of Office 2016 for Mac

ZDNET - Microsoft has released the first public preview of Office 2016 for Mac, its updated Office suite for Mac OS 10.10 users, which is due out this summer.

Fujitsu tech can track heavily blurred people in security videos

CIO - Fujitsu has developed image-processing technology that can be used to track people in security camera footage, even when the images are heavily blurred to protect their privacy.

Domain keywords used to spot phishing sites

CSO - Criminals setting up fake domains for phishing use the same words over and over.

Your next iPhone could be waterproof

CNN Money - The company was just granted a patent for a design that would make electronic "components within a computing device" water resistant. The application doesn't specify which Apple products the plans pertain to.


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