Monthly Archives: April 2014

Hackers targeting newly discovered flaw in Microsoft Internet Explorer

Hackers are already at work exploiting a newly discovered flaw in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer that has left more than half of the world’s Web browsers vulnerable to attack, including those on many federal government computers.

New Internet Explorer 0-Day in the Wild

The bad guys are using a new vulnerability to exploit Windows.  Use Firefox or Chrome until it is patched.

Report: Google to end forced G+ integration, drastically cut division resources

The report states that Google+ will no longer be considered a product that competes with Facebook and Twitter, and that Google’s mission to force Google+ into every product will end.

Tennessee Higher Education IT Symposium 2014

The 43rd annual Tennessee Higher Education IT Symposium is scheduled for May 4-6, 2014, and will be held at Chattanooga Choo-Choo located in Chattanooga, Tennessee. For directions to UTC, the Choo-Choo, and the Tennessee Riverboat: Click Here For more information about THEITS: Click Here  

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OpenSSL and others funded through Core Infrastructure Initiative

Cisco, Dell, Facebook, Fujitsu, Google, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, NetApp, Rackspace, and VMware have all pledged to commit at least $100,000 a year for at least three years

Inside the ‘DarkMarket’ Prototype, a Silk Road the FBI Can Never Seize

If DarkMarket’s distributed architecture works, law enforcement would be forced to go after every contraband buyer and seller one by one, a notion that could signal a new round in the cat-and-mouse game of illicit online sales.

FCC may endorse pay-for-play deals

ISPs could charge for improved access as long as they don’t block Web services.    

Heartbleed Puts 150 Million Android App Downloads at Risk

According to FireEye, Android apps can often bypass the operating system’s libraries for cryptography and use their own native OpenSSL libraries, which may not have been patched

ARIN Is Down To the Last /8 of IPv4 Addresses

and as such ARIN is no longer able to receive additional IPv4 resources from the IANA

You Can Now Run Beta Versions of OS X—For Free

Until Tuesday, Apple charged users $99 a year to test out new OS X software—doing so required a paid-up developer account.