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AOL’s millions of dial up users

Still a “cash cow” for AOL.

Apple’s patent for Siri as a “third” input

In addition to keyboard and mouse, Siri may also be used for input to a computer.

Google to give search priority to sites using https encryption

Trying to promote the use of https, Google will now use that to influence search results.

The Pwnie Award nominees

The best “security fails” of the year.

Bad guys have 1 billion passwords, probably a record.

A “Russian” gang of “hackers” have gather a record number of Internet usernames and passwords.

Don’t aim lasers at aircraft

a 26-year-old to one year and nine months in prison for firing two different laser pointers at a Kern County Sheriff’s Office helicopter over a six month period in 2013

Another NSA “leaker”

Apparently Edward Snowden is not alone

Critical Vulnerability in Samba 4.x

A flaw has been found in Samba that allows remote access through a flaw in nmbd with root level rights.  Ubuntu has released a patch, but nothing from Redhat yet.  Patch or disable nmbd if you run an newer version of Samba.

Update: PF Changs in Chattanooga affected by security breach

“On Tuesday, June 10, the United States Secret Service alerted P.F. Chang’s to a possible security compromise involving credit and debit card data reportedly stolen from certain P.F. Chang’s China Bistro branded restaurants located in the continental United States. An investigation into this incident was immediately initiated. Our team, including third-party forensics experts, has been working continuously to understand the nature and scope of the incident. This investigation is

NFL allows use of Microsoft Surface during games

A deal between NFL and MS to promote both companies.