Our neighbors to the north get their man, allegedly.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) says it arrested the perp behind the recent hack of the country's tax agency. The allegedly-Heartbleed-mediated alleged hacker, one Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes, is charged with "mischief in relation to data." Oh, Canada!
In other news, nasty new implications of the OpenSSL bug continue to come to light.
In IT Blogwatch, bloggers hold their heads in their hands and weep. Not to mention sleeping all night and working all day...
One employee is being laid off at at this manufacturing plant, and a pilot fish is tasked with disabling the newly-ex-employee's accounts while he's getting the bad news. How hard could that be?
The unthinkable has happened: When Intel looks into its future, it sees Android, not Windows, at least as far as tablet sales go. Does this mean the end of the Microsoft-Intel Wintel alliance that once ruled the world?
Well that was fast...four days after Samsung released the Galaxy S5, security researchers bypassed the fingerprint authentication, using the same fake finger as in the iPhone 5S hack, and gained access to the owner's PayPal account. Although Samsung spends about $256 per S5 build, it provides less security than Apple's $207 5S build.
Samsung vice-chairman, Lee Jae-yong, attended the private memorial service for Steve Jobs on October 16, 2011. While he mourned, his US team schemed to capitalize on Jobs' death, which they called the "best opportunity to attack iPhone".
Rumor confirmed! (Or at least, triangulated.)
Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) is expected to release its 'Duke' 3D smartphone in the summer. The rumors are rife, reaching us from many sources. All agree there are four tracking cameras that permit a "true" parallax effect, without glasses or the cruddy lenticular nonsense of a Nintendo 3DS.
However, there's some debate whether the "3D" is done by eye-tracking or head-tracking.
In IT Blogwatch, bloggers drop several F-words, including FireOS and Fragmentation.
This IT consultant really likes his job, including the opportunity to go to conferences and training. To make the most of that, he makes a list of the conferences that will be most valuable -- and to his surprise, they're mostly approved.
Microsoft's controversial anti-Google "Scroogled" campaign finally seems to be at an end, with a Microsoft corporate vice president saying the company is "done with the campaign." But not so fast -- the Scroogled site still lives, and Microsoft has left itself wiggle room. Is Scroogled really done?
Samsung's Android devices may sell well, but commercial success and optimal user experience don't automatically go hand in hand.
You don't get plans like these by "benchmarking" competitors. You get them by ignoring them.