Dissecting Superfish

Some Lenovo devices came with preinstalled SSL intercepting “adware” known as Superfish.

Lenovo users, beware of preinstalled Superfish

Some Lenovo devices came with “adware” preinstalled.  Superfish, which reportedly searches for cheaper prices, had its own SSL certs installed that would combine with software and allow it to intercept https connections (secure browsing.)  Lenovo has stopped shipping the software and issued patches to remove it.

UTC hosted GENI “rack” in the news

On the Chattanoogan.

Who owns Bluetooth? Samsung just got trolled for $15m

A group is claiming to own Bluetooth and now Samsung will have to pay (or go back to court).

HTTP/2, The next web protocol

Faster, stronger, more better….multiplexing, faster page loads, and the ability to have the server “push”.

The Equation Group, The most advanced malware campaign.

A scary read.

Jeb Bush posts senstitive info online

In an effort to increase transparency, the FLA governor released emails containing personal data.

Security researcher releases 10million username/passwords

He thinks it will do more good than harm.

Soon you’ll be able to ask your carrier to unlock your phone.

Starting mid February all the major carriers will unlock your fully-paid-for phone via your request to do so.

New Linux malware, “Xnote”

With a variety of functions but no clearly indicated infection vector.