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Industrial control systems, Mobilegeddon, Box, VMware, etc.

    By Brian Warkoczeski - April 21, 2015 8:08 am

A look at IT news...

Attacks against industrial control systems double

CSO - Attacks against industrial control systems doubled last year, according to a new report from Dell.

Bug Exposes 1,000 iPhone and iPad Apps to Possible Hacks

NBC News - A bug in a widely used piece of networking software temporarily exposed around a thousand iOS apps to the possibility of hacking, and some are still at risk.

'Mobilegeddon' could be bad news for 40% of top websites

USA Today - If your website traffic plummets suddenly Tuesday, you can blame it on "Mobilegeddon."

Box, Provider of Cloud-Computing Services, Faces Make-or-Break Moment

New York Times - Box is nearing a point other young companies are also likely to face: Find a way to cut losses and stay ahead of deep-pocketed competition or disappear.

Just how hackable is your plane?

Washington Post - United bans security researcher from flight. Does that make anyone safer?

Active DOS Exploits for MS15-034 Under Way

Threat Post - Public denial-of-service exploits for a critical vulnerability in Microsoft's implementation of the HTTP protocol stack, HTTP.sys are under way, while remote code execution attacks may still be to come.

The best way to stop DDoS attacks

Network World -For the fastest response, you can't beat in-path deployment of a high-performance DDoS mitigation device that is able to detect and mitigate immediately.

VMware Plots a Course for the Future of Security

eWeek - At the RSA Conference, VMware Senior VP Tom Corn offered his take on the future of security in an evolving world and the role virtualization will play.

FCC faces seventh Net neutrality lawsuit

InfoWorld - CenturyLink becomes the latest organization to challenge the agency's Feb. 26 rules.

Mac sales up 8% as industry remains in doldrums

Computerworld - Apple next week will again boast that sales of its Mac line of computers beat the industry average, assuming estimates by researcher IDC hold up.

​Now you can download your entire search history from Google

ZDNET - Earlier this year, Google quietly rolled out a new feature that lets users download their search history.

Yahoo's new search pact with Microsoft includes opt-out clause

CNET - Either company will be able to terminate the amended deal on or after October 1, according to a new regulatory filing.

Pushdo spamming botnet gains strength again

CIO - Computers in more than 50 countries are infected with a new version of Pushdo, a spamming botnet that has been around since 2007 and survived several attempts to shut it down.

French lawmakers want Google to give up its secret search code

CNN Money - The country's senate voted last week to require search companies to hand over access to their search algorithms to ensure that rivals are treated fairly.


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