Monthly Archives: January 2014

Healthcare.gov insecure

Insecure healthcare.gov allowed hacker to access 70,000 records in 4 minutes

AV programs for Windows 8 compared

Independent test lab AV-Test has completed a series of tests for anti-virus/anti-malware products on Windows 8 and 8.1.

ULLtraDIMM, Flash-Based Ultra-Low Latency Storage Device

This creates new opportunities for server system designs to support use cases that require extremely fast storage, such as High-Frequency Trading (HFT), VDI, transaction processing, virtualization and cloud computing.

IT contractor steals 20 million credit card numbers

“The Korean Financial Service Commission (FSC) announced that a contractor working for Korea Credit Bureau, a credit rating service, managed to make copies of customer information including data, credit card details and social security numbers.”

Adware vendors buy Chrome Extensions to send ad- and malware-filled updates

“ ownership of a Chrome extension can be transferred to another party, and users are never informed when an ownership change happens. Malware and adware vendors have caught wind of this and have started showing up at the doors of extension authors, looking to buy their extensions”

Refrigerators performing cyber attacks

Researchers at Proofpoint have discovered the ‘global cyberattack’ launched from more than 100,000 everyday consumer gadgets such as home-networking routers, televisions and refrigerators.

Phishing Warning: Subject Faculty and staff notification

UTC is currently receiving emails with the subject “Faculty and staff notification” trying to trick users into entering their usernames and passwords into a malicious site.  Please just delete them.  If you have entered your password, change it immediately by visiting http://iam.utc.edu.

NSA collected 200 million texts a day

text messages from mobile phone users around the world, and allows the British secret services to access the information

Google to make smart contact lenses

  Google’s smart contacts could potentially make blood sugar monitoring far less invasive.

Target credit card data was sent to a server in Russia

“Over two weeks, the malware collected 11GB of data from Target’s POS terminals”