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Thousands of sites compromised through WordPress plug-in vulnerability

A critical vulnerability found recently in a popular newsletter plug-in for WordPress is actively being targeted by hackers and was used to compromise an estimated 50,000 sites so far.

By Lucian Constantin | 25 July, 2014 02:06

Tags: online safety, security, Sucuri, Exploits / vulnerabilities, malware

Never stop learning, CIOs advise new IT grads

While the job market is healthy for IT pros, certain talents are more valuable than others, and it's wise to keep adding to your skills arsenal.

By Ann Bednarz | 25 July, 2014 02:01

Tags: STEM, robert half technology, careers, IT management

Are IT groups really ready for BYOD security challenges?

A new survey of IT security professionals shows that many businesses are barely starting to exploit mobile technology, and some of them may be a mobile security nightmare waiting to happen.

By John Cox | 25 July, 2014 01:47

Tags: BYOD, consumerization of IT, security, LinkedIn, mobile security, IT management

Qualcomm: Interoperability, community keys to wearable technology success

A full and healthy ecosystem of products and services built around wearable technology will require major efforts to ensure interoperability, according to Qualcomm senior vice president of interactive platforms Rob Chandhok.

By Jon Gold | 25 July, 2014 01:47

Tags: Wearable Device, Networking, qualcomm, wireless

EU hears Google, Microsoft, Yahoo on 'right to be forgotten'

Google, Microsoft and Yahoo are meeting with European data protection authorities Thursday to discuss how to implement a recent ruling that gives people the right to have personal information excluded from search results.

By Loek Essers | 25 July, 2014 01:46

Tags: Yahoo, Google, copyright, security, intellectual property, Microsoft, legal, privacy

Wearables will make first breakthrough in enterprise, panelists say

Fitbits and smart watches and Google Glass are all well and good, but the most meaningful early use of wearable technology will happen in industrial and enterprise settings, according to experts on a Wednesday panel discussion at the Wearable Tech Expo in New York.

By Jon Gold | 24 July, 2014 23:45

Tags: Google, Networking, wireless, Wearable technology

Europeans call for a single EU copyright to get more access to online services

Many European consumers are frustrated by frequently being denied access to online services outside of their home countries and are calling on the European Commission to implement a 'common copyright' in Europe. This pits them against publishers and broadcasters, who want enforcement of existing rules instead, a public consultation on EU digital copyright reform showed.

By Loek Essers | 24 July, 2014 23:35

Tags: european commission, copyright, regulation, intellectual property, legal, government

Hackers steal user data from the European Central Bank website, ask for money

Hackers have stolen user contact information, including email addresses and phone numbers, from the website of the European Central Bank and attempted to extort money from the institution.

By Lucian Constantin | 24 July, 2014 22:38

Tags: Tripwire, security, data breach, data protection, AppRiver, fraud, privacy, European Central Bank

Lenovo shows smart glasses prototype as it seeks hardware partners

Lenovo showed off a smart glasses prototype on Thursday, part of a push to attract developers and other hardware manufacturers to a new partner program.

By Michael Kan | 24 July, 2014 22:11

Tags: consumer electronics, Lenovo, Wearables

Salesforce.com launches Sales Reach for real-time selling and marketing

Salesforce.com is combining its Pardot marketing software, sales automation application and social communities platform into a new product called Sales Reach, which it says can help salespeople nurture leads and make deals in real time.

By Chris Kanaracus | 24 July, 2014 22:01

Tags: services, applications, enterprise resource planning, Salesforce.com, Pardot, marketing technology, software

LG notches record smartphone shipments on G3 strength

The G3 has boosted LG's smartphone shipments to record levels and helped reverse three quarters of losses at its phone division, the electronics giant said Thursday.

By Tim Hornyak | 24 July, 2014 12:14

Tags: consumer electronics, LG Electronics, smartphones

EBay faces class action suit over data breach

EBay faces a class action suit in a U.S. federal court over a security breach earlier this year.

By John Ribeiro | 24 July, 2014 16:58

Tags: security, legal, ebay

Turnbull warns ACCC against undermining Telstra NBN agreement

Communications minister Malcolm Turnbull and finance minister Mathias Cormann have warned the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission that cutting wholesale pricing for services over Telstra's copper network could negatively affect the National Broadband Network rollout.

By Rohan Pearce | 24 July, 2014 14:04

Tags: accc, national broadband network, National Broadband Network (NBN), Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, NBN, Telstra

Sale of Mt. Gox-related Bitcoins.com halted after court order

The sale of the domain Bitcoins.com, affiliated with Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles, has been halted after a U.S. court order, according to the auction house.

By Tim Hornyak | 24 July, 2014 13:05

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Mt. Gox, internet

Qualcomm faces hurdles collecting royalties from China

China's anti-monopoly investigation of Qualcomm is starting to disrupt its licensing business and making it harder for the U.S. company to collect royalties from the country.

By Michael Kan | 24 July, 2014 12:55

Tags: regulation, intellectual property, qualcomm, legal, patent, Components, government, processors

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