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Tuesday tidbits

A few items for your consideration.

Uh oh: Air-gapped computers are no longer secure

“To insure security, the thought was to pull the computer off of the network. That is not always the case according to three Georgia Tech researchers who exploit side-channel signals.” Read more..

‘Sexy Girls’ wallpaper app in Google Play store accessed account info

Hack decodes Android phone, Samsung smartwatch data exchange

The “Sexy Girls Wallpaper Gallery” app that was previously available in the Google Play store did in fact offer background photos of women, but it also asked for a permission that granted it access to information from popular accounts, according to Malwarebytes.Read more..

* Internet of Things: A security threat to business by the backdoor?

Tech chiefs are worried by the threat posed by IoT devices, which could provide a new way of attacking corporate networks.” Read more..

Other bits:

* Windows 10: You’ve got questions, I’ve got answers

“[Updated] There’s more to Windows 10 than just the revamped Start menu. I’ve been keeping this FAQ up to date with each new build. Here are the latest details after Microsoft’s big January 2015 release of build 9926.Read more..

* Microsoft: The open-source company

Microsoft loves Linux, is adopting Docker for its servers, and just bought Revolution Analytics, the biggest open-source R statistical language company. This is not your dad’s Microsoft.” Read more..

Today’s quote:If ignorance is bliss, there should be more happy people.” ~ Victor Cousin

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January 27, 2015 Posted by | computers, consumer electronics, Internet, Microsoft, News, security, software, tech, Windows, Windows 10 | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment