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Cisco leaves key to all its Unified CDM systems under doormat

Cisco Systems recently realized that its Unified Communications Domain Manager (Unified CDM) software contains a default privileged account with a static password that cannot be changed, exposing the platform to hacking by remote attackers.

Written by Lucian Constantin03 July 15 21:13

Samsung faces lawsuit in China over bloatware on phones

A consumer protection group in China is suing Samsung Electronics and a Chinese vendor for placing too many preinstalled apps on phones, and is demanding that the whole smartphone industry eschew bloatware.

Written by Michael Kan03 July 15 16:28

Reddit sections go dark after exit of staffer

The exit of a key Reddit staffer, who apparently played an important role in the bustling AMA (Ask Me Anything) question-and-answer section, has created an uproar on the online discussion website.

Written by John Ribeiro03 July 15 16:07

Facebook and Google dominate time spent with mobile apps

The battle for mobile social supremacy is largely a two-horse race these days as Facebook and Google combine to claim one of every four minutes U.S. users spend on mobile devices, according to a report released this week by Forrester Research. Forrester tracked the app use of 1,721 adult smartphone users in the U.S. during the three-month period ending in December 2014.

Written by Matt Kapko03 July 15 04:57

A look at California's effort to build an H-1B firewall

California lawmakers are considering a bill that would make it difficult for state-regulated utilities to replace U.S. workers with H-1B workers. It may be one of the most significant anti-offshoring measures in years.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau02 July 15 20:23

DEA agent pleads guilty to accepting Silk Road funds

A Drug Enforcement Administration agent intimately involved in the Silk Road investigation admitted on Wednesday he secretly accepted bitcoins from the underground website's operator and illegally took other funds.

Written by Jeremy Kirk02 July 15 09:34

VPN users, beware: You may not be as safe as you think you are

It's become common practice to use virtual private networks for extra privacy and security in this era of mass surveillance, but a study published this week suggests such networks may not be as safe as they're commonly made out to be.

Written by Katherine Noyes02 July 15 06:40

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