Monthly Archives: February 2014

This Is What Happens To Your Discarded iPhone

Or maybe, just maybe, it breathes life anew in the land of China

The case against marking Gmail Promotions “spam” as spam

Google appears newly sensitive to this problem and has added a new “unsubscribe” button to its Gmail interface as a countermeasure against spam.

YouTube ads serving malware

The vulnerability is not in YouTube as such, but the ad-network seems to be the culprit in this case. We’re working with google security team to get to the bottom of this

IOS SSL vulnerability also present in OS X

Indication is that this flaw is easily exploitable, so this update should be applied as soon as practical.  Apple has also indicated that this flaw also appears in OS X and that a patch is “coming soon”.

Critical Patch for Adobe Flash

Adobe has released a patch to fix a critical vulnerability Flash Player that is being actively exploited.  All users of Flash should patch immediately.  Google Chrome patches automatically.

Google Fiber chooses nine metro areas for possible expansion

There’s no guarantee for any of these cities.

Data breach at University of Maryland exposes 300K records

The names, Social Security numbers, and birth dates of 309,079 individuals affiliated with school’s College Park and Shady Grove campuses who were issued a university identification card since 1998

Microsoft’s defense against active IE10 attacks

Microsoft on Wednesday issued a stopgap defense that protects Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) and IE10 against ongoing attacks until the company issues a patch, probably in three weeks.

Microsoft’s OneDrive

Whether you’ve heard of SkyDrive or not, it doesn’t really matter anymore. Microsoft has officially renamed its cloud storage service to OneDrive, and is turning trademark-induced lemons into lemonade with some added features and perks.  

Facebook spends $19b

The world’s largest social network agreed yesterday to acquire mobile-messaging startup WhatsApp Inc. for as much as $19 billion, with Zuckerberg, Facebook’s co-founder and chief executive, settling on the terms after five days of talks.