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Android bug, Net neutrality, Facebook, Windows 7, etc.

    By Brian Warkoczeski - March 26, 2015 8:55 am

A look at IT news...

Android hijacking bug may allow attackers to install password-stealers

Ars Technica - Half of Android devices may be vulnerable to surreptitious install exploits.

Broadband companies sue over new Net neutrality rules

CNET - A pair of lawsuits challenge agency's new Internet traffic rules, calling them a violation of federal law.

Congress wants to open up vast troves of federal airwaves for your cell phone

Washington Post - New legislation would offer federal agencies money in exchange for their wireless spectrum.

7 big changes coming to Facebook

CNN - The social media company announced several new products and features that will launch on its platform soon--all are designed to make it easier for you to communicate with people and businesses.

Default Setting in Windows 7, 8.1 Could Allow Privilege Escalation, Sandbox Escape

Threat Post - A default setting in both Windows 7 and 8.1 could allow local users to elevate privileges and in some situations, escape application sandboxes.

More than half of all IE users face patch axe in 10 months

InfoWorld - The majority of IE users face a support retirement deadline that Microsoft unexpectedly announced last August.

Cisco Fixes DoS Vulnerabilities in IOS Software

Security Week - Cisco has released security updates to address a total of 16 vulnerabilities affecting Cisco IOS and IOS XE software.

Akamai: Most Internet attacks in Q4 originated in China

Computerworld - A majority of the Internet attack traffic in 2014's fourth quarter originated in China, followed by the U.S., according to cloud service provider Akamai.

Apple's FoundationDB Acquisition Builds on Earlier Database Buy

Bloomberg - Apple Inc.'s acquisition of FoundationDB LLC gives it some top engineering talent, and follows another stealthy acquisition to bulk up data capabilities as it seeks to expand cloud-computing services.


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