Some news from the world of IT...
Microsoft unveils Windows 10
- Skipping the number 9, Microsoft said Tuesday it is updating its operating system from Windows 8 to Windows 10. Details were announced at a press-only event in San Francisco.
Cisco, Oracle find dozens of their products affected by Shellshock
- Cisco Systems and Oracle are hard at work identifying networking and other products in their portfolios that are affected by the critical Shellshock vulnerability.
How A Major Bank Hacked Its Java Security
- Deutsche Bank London helped create a new application self-defense tool to lock down and virtually patch its Java-based enterprise applications -- even the oldest ones.
Apple delivers OS X Yosemite 'golden master' to devs
- Along with another public beta build, release means the final version is on track for an Oct. 21 rollout.
Apple's Shellshock patch for Macs is incomplete, says security researcher
- Apple just released a patch for Shellshock, a bug that could give hackers access to Macintosh computers, but a security specialist says Apple fixed only two out of three security holes.
California Enacts Student Data Protection Law
- In reaction to Google's controversial use of student data in its Apps for Education suite, California passes one of the most aggressive student privacy laws in the nation.
Shellshock flaw poses risks to payments industry
- The "Shellshock" flaw has the potential to pose a risk to the payments industry, but doesn't appear to have caused any problems yet, an official with a consortium run by major credit card companies warned on Tuesday.
Holder urges tech companies to leave device backdoors open for police
- His remarks followed announcements from Apple and Google earlier this month of new smartphone encryption policies.
WPScan Vulnerability Database a New WordPress Security Resource
- Researcher Ryan Dewhurst released the WPScan Vulnerability Database, a database housing security vulnerabilities in WordPress core code, plug-ins and themes. It's available for pen-testers, WordPress administrators and developers.
Hackers Charged With Stealing Xbox Games, Army Technology
- Four men have been charged with breaking into computer networks of technology companies and the U.S. Army and stealing more than $100 million worth of software and data, the Department of Justice announced.
Attackers Rush to Exploit Bash Flaw Before Systems Are Patches
- Attackers use the bug in Bash to scan for vulnerable servers, augment backdoor Trojans and create botnets, aiming to strike before the systems are patched.
JibJab introduces messages app
- Celebrating their 15th year in business, the guys who make the wacky e-cards with dancing heads are taking their act to text messages.
Intel pushes factory IoT with $9 million cost savings at plant
- The Internet of Things is billed as an almost magical realm of possibilities where everything from thermostats to cars will be online.
Malware program targets Hong Kong protesters using Apple devices
- A malware program that targets Hong Kong activists using Apple devices has trademarks of being developed by a nation-state, possibly China, according to a security company.
Supervalu gets hacked... again
- Supervalu, the grocery chain with thousands of stores, has been hit by a hacker.