Cool News Story Bro! Week of 06-19-2015

by Otakun
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Hey Guys,

Another week, another set of news to go through. So let’s do it!

  1. In Turnabout, Disney Cancels Tech Worker Layoffs

    1. First story of the week is one that got Disney some fairly negative publicity. Apparently in late May they decided to lay off a significant portion of their tech workers, and replace them with immigrants brought in through an outsourcing company. To add insult to injury, the employees were to train their replacements in their last few weeks of employment. Pretty messed up.
    2. Read More @ http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/17/us/in-turnabout-disney-cancels-tech-worker-layoffs.html
  2. Serious Zero-Day Security Flaw in iOS and OS X Could Lead to Password Theft

    1. Next, it seems like Apple security issues have been getting more of the spotlight lately, and this week continues that trend with another flaw discovered in OSX and iOS that would allow for password theft. Worse yet, this flaw has been reported for over six months and is yet to be fixed.
    2. Read More @ http://www.intego.com/mac-security-blog/serious-zero-day-security-flaw-ios-osx-password-theft/
  3. Time Warner Cable will be the first to get hit with a net neutrality complaint

    1. The new Net Neutrality rules have only been in effect for about a week or so, but it looks like we have our first complaint, and it’s to be filed by a San Diego based company against Time Warner. The complaint claims that Time Warner is charging unreasonable rates for delivering content to Time Warner customers. Will be interesting to see how this one goes.
    2. Read More @ http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2015/06/16/time-warner-cable-will-be-the-first-to-be-hit-with-a-net-neutrality-complaint/
  4. The Spring Dragon APT

    1. Next, another great write up by Kaspersky, this time taking a look at some of the delivery techniques used by the “Spring Dragon” APT group.
    2. Read More @ https://securelist.com/blog/research/70726/the-spring-dragon-apt/
  5. F.C.C. to Fine AT&T for Slowing Data Speeds of Some Customers

    1. Looks like it’s a bad week for cable companies. F.C.C is set to fine AT&T up to 100 million dollars, for misrepresenting their “unlimited” data plan. Apparently, once a customer reached a certain data usage amount their speeds would be throttled significantly, without ever disclosing this change to the customer. Well done to the F.C.C I say.
    2. Read More @ http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/18/technology/fcc-to-fine-att-for-slowing-data-speeds-of-some-customers.html
  6. DuckDuckGo search traffic soars 600% post-Snowden

    1. The Snowden revelations seem to have had a positive impact on the “DuckDuckGo” search engine, as their traffic jumped by over 600% since the Snowden leaks. DuckDuckGo claims to be a search engine with a focus on privacy, so it’s no wonder that those paranoid about government oversight would flock to it, post Snowden leak. Personally I use DuckDuckGo as well and am glad to see they are getting more traffic.
    2. Read More @ https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2015/06/18/duckduckgo-search-traffic-soars-600-post-snowden
  7. Kaspersky points to stolen digital certificates in Duqu 2.0 attack

    1. Last week we brought you the story detailing the Duqu 2.0 attack on Kaspersky. This week, it looks like they have found evidence of stolen digital certificates being used in the attack as well. The stolen certificates belong to the “Foxconn” corporation, which is known for manufacturing hardware for companies like Apple, Microsoft, and others.
    2. Read More @ http://www.scmagazine.com/duqu-20-cybercriminals-may-have-stolen-foxconn-digital-certificates/article/421054/
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