Sunday, January 19, 2020

Tech News Today

Feds investigate hacker threat on military base
The Pentagon is investigating a threat against the military base holding Pfc. Bradley Manning. Manning allegedly leaked classified files to Wikileaks. A Pentagon spokesman says that Anonymous has threatened to disrupt communications.

iPad 2 launches tomorrow online and in stores
Tomorrow is going to be a very, very big day for Apple. The iPad 2 goes on sale tomorrow, and here are the official launch times – and they’re not what you’d expect.

Lost innocence for start-ups at a flashier SXSWi?
Annual geek-culture confab has gotten so big that wide-eyed young start-ups thinking it’s their ticket to fame may find it’s like hoping to get a record deal by showing up at Coachella with a guitar

Apple releases update to fix Java
Apple put out a patch that fixes 27 vulnerabilities in Java. Some of the flaws could be used to attack the whole operating system. The patches fix Java flaws in both Snow Leopard and Leopard operating systems. Your Mac isn’t immune from viruses.

Angry Birds maker lands $42 million in funding
Rovio, the company behind the wildly popular Angry Birds franchise, has secured its first investment round as it looks to spread the rage.

Chrome gets 25 new fixes before hacking convention
One day before a big hacking convention, Google has shored up its browser. In fact, it patched 25 flaws in total. Google even paid rewards to the intrepid developers who found the issues.

Pwn2Own 2011: IE8 on Windows 7 hijacked with 3 vulnerabilities
Using three different vulnerabilities and clever exploitation techniques, Irish security researcher Stephen Fewer successfully hacked into a 64-bit Windows 7 (SP1) running Internet Explorer 8 to win this year?s CanSecWest hacker challenge.




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