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Crypto bug, USB-C, Tesla attack, Apple Watch, etc.

    By Brian Warkoczeski - April 28, 2015 7:58 am

A look at IT news...

Second Crypto Bug in Networking Library Could Affect 25,000 Apps

Threat Post - A few weeks after the developers of the AFNetworking library that's popular among iOS and OS X app developers patched a serious bug in the library that enabled man-in-the-middle attacks, another, similar flaw has surfaced.

Backers Say USB-C Is the Cable of the Future

New York Times - A successor to the USB connector, it is smaller to work with thinner devices, and it is designed to handle high speeds for data transfers and lots of power.

Hackers Tricked AT&T, Network Solutions Employees in Tesla Attack

Security Week - The official website and Twitter accounts of Tesla Motors were briefly hijacked over the weekend.

AT&T/DirecTV merger likely to be approved

Ars Techinca - And Time Warner Cable could be bought by Charter instead of Comcast.

Microsoft posts second straight double-digit downturn in Windows OEM revenue

InfoWorld - Microsoft last week acknowledged that Windows revenue took a beating in the first quarter, with sales of licenses to computer and device makers falling $698 million, or 22 percent, compared to the same stretch in 2014.

An example of how shopping could work on the Apple Watch

Washington Post - J.C. Penney has built one of the first shopping apps for the new device.

WordPress urges users to update after comments exploit released

ZDNET - Users of the popular platform are being encouraged to patch their systems now, after a researchers discovered a flaw that could allow an attacker to take over WordPress servers.

US trade judge rules against Microsoft in phone patents case

Computerworld - Microsoft has lost the latest round in a patent-infringement case that could lead to an import ban on its phones.

ESPN sues Verizon over new 'skinny bundles' for cable TV

CNET - The lawsuit comes after Verizon unveiled new bundles that allow customers to choose specific packages of channels that can be swapped every 30 days.

Police breaks up cybergang that stole over $15 million from banks

CSO - Romanian authorities have detained 25 people who are suspected of being members of an international gang of cyberthieves who hacked into banks, cloned payment cards and used them to steal over $15 million.

SendGrid resets passwords as investigation reveals deeper breach

CIO - SendGrid is resetting the passwords for all of its customers after an investigation showed a cyberattack it sustained earlier this month was more extensive than first realized.

BlackBerry would team with Apple on security

CNN Money - Apple dominates the smartphone world that BlackBerry helped create, but maybe the two tech rivals can safely work together in the future.


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