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TowelRoot and Futex

One of the newest exploits to hit takes advantage of a code issue on certain Linux flavored OS's and has a deep reach from server based systems to other devices that operate using the affected versions including certain Android-based devices on the market. This includes the Samsung Galaxy S5, said Ohad Bobrov, vice president of research and development with Lacoon Mobile Security.


Geo-targeted IP and DDoS


Geo-targeting an IP address is a simple process that includes obtaining the IP address of an incoming connection and running a quick code check that returns where the IP originated geographically. This technique is widely used for targeted ADs, server traffic analysis, content presentation, and other geographic based information gathering. The process becomes complicated when dealing with spoofed IP addresses. A spoofed IP is one that does not contain accurate IP address information. While it is possible to spoof an IP, there are tools that can look deeper and determine the true source of an IP packet that include Network Ingress/Regress Filtering, Reverse Path Forwarding, reverse tunnels for mobile connections, and other methods. 

Buzzwords can be a Buzz Kill- Republished

In computing , and life in general, we find ourselves often hearing new phrases that tend to evoke certain connotations. These Buzzwords are generally created for the benefit of marketing and brand recognition but can also be used to label campaigns or causes. The creation of Buzzwords have become so prolific that there are even games devoted to it. As a phrase takes 


Is Open Source to blame?

In light of the recent Heartbleed code flaw discovery there seems to be a focus, in the coding news platforms, directed at open source software structures. While it is true this recent security flaw originated from a widely used open source software utility, it does not negate the fact that without open source software development there would be no internet security.

Who knew about Heartbleed

As the tech world scrambles to patch the security flaw, dubbed Heartbleed, internet users are left scratching their heads wondering , "What should I do?'.

The Heartbleed code flaw, that was discovered using newly developed encryption testing tools, is a major code bug with far reaching implications. According to recent 'Honey Pot' reports the SSL code flaw was already being exploited by hackers.

A 'Honey pot' is  a term used to describe a server that is set up for the sole purpose of attracting hackers in order to gauge what exploits are being used and to test vulnerabilities.


Linear Encryption Program

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Memphis Business Journal

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 11:20
Eleanor Kennedy
More than 300,000 Tennesseans will receive refunds from their health insurers due to a provision of the Affordable Care Act limiting the percentage of premium dollars insurers can spend on non-medical care or health care quality costs. The provision, known as the 80/20 rule or medical loss ratio, was one of the first implemented under the Affordable Care Act — way back in 2011 — and requires insurers to spend at least 80 percent of premium dollars on health-related costs in the individual and…

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 11:19
Gary Gerew
The U.S. Labor Department today said there were 284,000 initial claims for unemployment insurance benefits during the week ending July 19, a drop 19,000 from the previous week. That was the lowest level for initial claims since Feb. 18, 2006 when the number was 283,000. The department’s four-week moving average, considered a more accurate picture of employment, was 302,000, a decrease of 7,250 from the previous week’s average. This is the lowest level for this average since May 19, 2007 when…

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 06:35
Rob Robertson
The Tennessee chapter of Americans for Prosperity, a network of conservative organizations founded and funded by billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch, says it is launching “a major new effort” to unseat three Tennessee Supreme Court justices and the state’s attorney general. The AFP (“the state's foremost advocate for economic freedom”) says it will launch radio and direct mail efforts across the state to “educate the public on the liberal records” of Tennessee Supreme…

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 06:35
FedEx has named two law firms as its representatives in its coming drug-trafficking case, Both of the firms — Arguedas, Cassman & Headley LLP and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP —have offices in Northern California, where the charges were filed FedEx Corp. was indicted last week for allegedly having lax controls on pharmaceutical shipments. The charge against Memphis-based FedEx (NYSE: FDX) stems from a U.S. Department of Justice investigation - the same investigation that resulted…

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 06:35
Annlee Ellingson
The average movie ticket cost $8.33 during the second quarter, the National Association of Theatre Owners reported this week. That’s up 4.6 percent from the first quarter of the year, when the price of admission was $7.96. But it’s down a smidge from the second quarter of 2013, when ticket prices hit an all-time high of $8.38. Blame Captain America. “The Winter Soldier,” which grossed $257.3 million during the quarter, played in 3-D, IMAX and other premium large-format screens that collect…

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