A mid-week peek at IT news...
SQL injection flaw in Wall Street Journal database led to breach
- The publisher said the intrusion did not affect customers' data.
40% of orgs running VMware still susceptible to Heartbleed
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- According to data collected by data analytics company CloudPhysics, more than half of deployed VMware vCenter servers (57%) and ESXi hypervisor hosts (58%) affected by the flaw are still unpatched.
Microsoft CEO affirms one Windows for all devices
- Satya Nadella says in no uncertain terms that the "three" Windows operating systems will merge into one OS.
Google to face US privacy suit over new user data policy
- Only one part of the lawsuit was allowed to continue by a federal court in California.
Hacker worms their way into WSJ computer systems
- The Wall Street Journal is a fresh target in what appears to be a renewed assult against media publications online.
Only one of iTime smart watch inventors still at Apple
- Two-thirds of the brainpower behind Apple's iTime smart watch patent no longer work at the company, but are working at rival Google.
7 Black Hat Sessions Sure To Cause A Stir
- At Black Hat, researchers will point out the weaknesses in everything from the satellites in outer space to the thermostat in your home.
IBM Fixes Code Execution, Cookie-Stealing Vulnerabilities in Switches
- IBM recently patched a handful of vulnerabilities in some of its KVM switches that if exploited, could have given an attacker free reign over any system attached to it.
Nigerian scammers move from gullible consumers to businesses
- Security researchers find malware linked to Nigeria-based 419 scammers in corporate networks.
How Thieves Can Hack and Disable Your Home Alarm System
- When it comes to the security of the Internet of Things, a lot of the attention has focused on the dangers of the connected toaster, fridge and thermostat. But a more insidious security threat lies with devices that aren't even on the internet: wireless home alarms.
Cisco Launches DevNet to Woo Software Developers
- The networking vendor is looking to third-party programmers to build applications to use with Cisco products.
LinkedIn to Buy Bizo for $175 Million to Expand Marketing
- LinkedIn Corp., owner of the largest professional-networking website, agreed to buy business-marketing startup Bizo Inc. for about $175 million.
iPhone 'backdoors' can be used for surveillance, warns researcher
- Expert says 'forensic services' could allow access to personal data, but there is no proof these have been used for surveillance.
Tor developers vow to fix bug that can uncloak users
- Weakness was topic of talk abruptly pulled from security conference.
Zero-day flaws in Tails aren't for sale, vulnerability broker says
- A company that specializes in selling information on software vulnerabilities has reignited a debate over the handling of such information, especially when it pertains to privacy-focused tools.
StubHub Ticket Reseller: We're Victim of Cyber Fraud
- Arrests and details of the case will be announced in the U.S., Canada and England, authorities say.