Following IRS Hack, Another Federal Agency is Breached — About 4 million Records Affected

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management — think your company’s HR department, only much, much bigger — reported the online records of about 4 million federal employees were compromised in April. The FBI and the Office of Homeland Security are investigating the intrusion and officials speaking to the Wall Street Journal say it originated from China — the second time the OPM’s been hacked by individuals … Continue reading Following IRS Hack, Another Federal Agency is Breached — About 4 million Records Affected

Apple Watch Dev Kit a Go at WWDC, but No New Apple TV According to Rumors

Unlike the iPhone introduction, Apple got the message that what people really want for their Apple Watches are native apps. It about a year for the company to get the message about what its smartphone customers really wanted, with Steve Jobs initially giving advice to would-be developers to write web apps for the device. However, Tim Cook is expected to announce a developer kit for … Continue reading Apple Watch Dev Kit a Go at WWDC, but No New Apple TV According to Rumors

Apple Stores Killing AT&T and Verizon iPhone Subsidies

If you’re a serial iPhone upgrader — and by that I mean you’re the type of person who lines up on the device’s launch day or you pre-order the moment the online Apple Store will take your credit card — things are about to change if you’re with the nation’s two largest carriers. Apple Store employees reportedly got the word from Cupertino that iPhones will … Continue reading Apple Stores Killing AT&T and Verizon iPhone Subsidies

Level 3 is Investigating, Blocking Suspicious Traffic

In the world of ISPs, Level 3 is one of the biggies. They’re classified as Tier 1 and their services are considered to be part of the internet’s “backbone” with providers like AT&T, Verizon and Vodaphone. Smaller providers buy transit agreements from Level 3; Level 3 doesn’t have to because their network is that encompassing. About 40 percent of all internet traffic comes into contact … Continue reading Level 3 is Investigating, Blocking Suspicious Traffic

L’Oreal is Literally in the Skin Trade

Cosmetics giant L’Oreal is no stranger to what can be done with the human epidermis. They know how to color it, shade it, moisten it, condition it and make it look younger. Now they’re getting into the business of literally growing the stuff. This isn’t new to them — L’Oreal originally started growing skin in labs so they could test their products on it. The … Continue reading L’Oreal is Literally in the Skin Trade

Google I/O Roundup: Google Photos, Android Pay, Android M and More

Google previewed what next year’s devices are going to bring at its annual developer get-together, Google I/O. Though the company’s plate is full of projects like Chrome and the Chrome operating system, the keynote announcements concentrated on its most visible ecosystem — Android. Google Photos — Available now on Android, iOS and the web, Google Photos offers unlimited free storage for photos up to 16MP and … Continue reading Google I/O Roundup: Google Photos, Android Pay, Android M and More

GoPro to Introduce 320 Degree, 6 Camera “Sphere” and Drone

If you’re someone who doesn’t surf, BASE jump or engage in some kind of activity that makes your insurance agent wince, you probably don’t have much use for a GoPro. Nice to have, but like that treadmill you’re using to dry your towels, you probably won’t use it much. Or ever. Or, will you? GoPro is working on new accessories to its product line. First … Continue reading GoPro to Introduce 320 Degree, 6 Camera “Sphere” and Drone

iOS 9, OS X 10.11 Rumors: iCloud Rising, Security Beefed Up, Apple Roots Out Jailbreaking

With Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference around the corner (June 8 to 12 to be exact), rumors about new features and changes to the company’s OS X and iOS operating systems are working their way to the press. The introduction of OS X 10.11 will more than likely happen, as will be threads in comments by users who seem confused that point releases don’t work the … Continue reading iOS 9, OS X 10.11 Rumors: iCloud Rising, Security Beefed Up, Apple Roots Out Jailbreaking

Well This is Embarrassing — Adult FriendFinder Hacked

Are you looking to hook up with, uh, like-minded people? If you are and you have a profile on Adult FriendFinder, or AFF, you might want to change your password — or come clean, as changing your password at this point may be shutting the barn doors after the pony-play fetishists have bolted. If you don’t know what AFF is, it’s a widely used hook-up … Continue reading Well This is Embarrassing — Adult FriendFinder Hacked

Flying the Security Compromised Skies

According to the FBI, Chris Roberts, a security researcher with One World Labs, may have successfully intruded into the flight system of a passenger jet and did it while it was in flight. Roberts claims he’s done it, but he maintains that it’s only been done in a simulated environment. This much is clear — the FBI took notice of and paid close attention to … Continue reading Flying the Security Compromised Skies