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IT Security at the University

The Atlantic covers some of the difficulties with IT security vs academic freedom.

LogMeIn buys LastPass

Seems like the majority of LastPass users are not happy about this.

Data breach at Dow Jones

Up to 3500 subscribers may have had payment info stolen.

Flaw found in Netgear routers.

Make sure that public access to your administrative page, that allows you to configure the router, isn’t turned on. (off by default)   A new flaw has been found allowing takeover.

Dell Buys EMC

The $65B deal also includes companies like RSA

New version of GPG

New fixes and features in the open source PGP replacement.

New IOS Malware, YiSpectre, targest non-jailbroken devices

Multiple infection vectors (HTML, app install, QQ social network) and digitally signed components improve the odds of infection.  It spies on you, produces ads, installs programs, and more…

HTC says monthly updates unrealistic

HTC will not be updating its phones on a monthly schedule saying carriers will prevent this from happening.

Donation Site Patreon Hacked

Patreon allows people to support artists with donations.  The site suffered a security breach but the admins say everything is hashed (except email addr and names) and no CC numbers are stored there.  Users should change their passwords just to be safe.

T-Mobile Users Beware

A breach at Experian, a credit company used by T-Mobile, could have put 15 million user’s data at risk.