A look at IT news...
Proposal to limit anonymized domain registration ignites furor
- Privacy advocates are sounding the alarm over a potential policy change that would prevent some people from registering website addresses without revealing their personal information.
Security researcher casually drops Adobe Reader, Windows critical vulnerability bomb
- A Google Project Zero researcher has revealed the existence of 15 vulnerabilities in the software, including critical issues and one exploit which may completely bypass all system defense.
House votes to slow ICANN transition away from US oversight
- The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to require ICANN, which coordinates the Internet's domain name system, to jump through several hoops before a government agency ends its oversight of the organization.
The Internet of Things Has Vast Economic Potential, McKinsey Report Says
New York Times
- A new report from McKinsey says the Internet of things could be worth $11 trillion in 2025 -- or a lot less, if companies don't figure out what to do with all the data they collect.
Adobe patches zero-day Flash Player flaw used in targeted attacks
- Adobe Systems released an emergency security update for Flash Player Tuesday to fix a critical vulnerability that has been exploited by a China-based cyberespionage group.
Hotels.com Phishing Scam Duping Travelers
- An undisclosed number of travelers who use Hotels.com may have been victims of a phishing scheme.
Samsung silently disabling Windows Update on some computers
- Samsung's bundled SW Update tool actively disables Windows Update on reboot.
Critical flaw in ESET products shows why spy groups are interested in antivirus programs
- The flaw could allow attackers to fully compromise systems via websites, email, USB drives, and other methods.
Banks get attacked four times more than other industries
- The average number of attacks against financial services institutions is four times higher than other industries.
Facebook nabs Yahoo's chief information security officer
- Yahoo's cybersecurity chief has jumped ship to Facebook after a little more than a year as the web company's security chief.
Report: Emails, passwords from 47 government agencies leaked online
- A report from a Boston-based startup shows that stolen emails and passwords belonging to representatives of 47 government agencies are floating around online.
Gmail now has an 'undo send' button
- Repentant emailers everywhere: Gmail just enabled an "undo send" button.
Facebook can recognize hidden faces
- Facebook is experimenting with technology that can recognize faces in photographs even if they are hidden or obstructed.