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For Your Thanksgiving Weekend Reading: CRTC, ISP and reseller foil Spammer; Flash drives contain Malware?; LinkedIn plays by Rules in China; Every Big US Company Hacked by China; JP Morgan Data Breach; CRTC Locks out Google, Netflix; iPhone Locks out NSA

 

Computer Dealer News | CRTC, computer reseller, ISP foil spam Campaign

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) said its collaboration with a computer reseller and an Internet service provider based in Saskatchewan managed to stop the distribution of spam messages to millions of Canadians. Read More…

Optimal Security: The Lumension Blog | Are your USB flash drives hiding undetectable malware?

It’s everyone’s dream to own 100% foolproof USB devices for their file storage and transfer routine: Fascinating to think about it, but it simply isn’t gonna happen with the raft of current USB-related security threats. Read More…

NY Times | To Reach China, LinkedIn Plays by Local Rules

For American technology companies from Microsoft to Facebook to Google, China is a difficult, even impossible, place to operate. But one company, the social network LinkedIn, has found a way to do business — by being willing to compromise on the free expression that is the backbone of life on the Western Internet. Read More…

Business Insider | China Has Hacked Every Big US Company

In his first major television interview, the director of the FBI has warned that Chinese hackers have embarked on a widespread campaign of cyberwarfare against the US. “There are two kinds of big companies in the United States. There are those who’ve been hacked by the Chinese and those who don’t know they’ve been hacked by the Chinese.” Read More and link to Interview…

Engineering and Technology Magazine | JPMorgan suffers massive data breach despite cyber-security investment

Private information about over 80 million clients of American multinational bank JP Morgan has been stolen by hackers in a massive cyber-attack this summer despite the bank’s increasing cyber-security spending. Read More…

The Globe and Mail | CRTC Locks Out Netflix and Google from Future TV Hearings

Faced with a challenge to its authority from Netflix Inc. and Google Inc., Canada’s broadcast regulator has reacted by striking the two companies’ evidence from a major public hearing, seeking to reassert its powers over companies that broadcast in the country. Read More…

NY Times | Signaling Post-Snowden Era iPhone 6 Locks out NSA

Devoted customers of Apple products these days worry about whether the new iPhone 6 will bend in their jean pockets. The National Security Agency and the nation’s law enforcement agencies have a different concern: that the smartphone is the first of a post-Snowden generation of equipment that will disrupt their investigative abilities. Read More…


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