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Articles tagged with: protocol

Will Apple Create Bluetooth 4?

One of the best features of LTE technology is the freedom it gives users to carry out little communication tasks such as data transfer and transaction making.

Lately, Apple had shown some interest in this technology and it was expected that Apple may adopt this technology widely in all of its upcoming devices for near field communications.

Skype’s Recent Sign-in Problems

Skype is having problems once again. The voice-calling company had another outage, affecting consumers globally. Although Skype has had bigger problems before, the issue that stands is that many users had problems of signing in and making calls. Although this may not be a big deal for your average consumer, this is a huge deal for business users.

There were also reports of the Skype app crashing but apparently is not related to issues with Windows or Mac.

Skilled Romanian Hacker Breaches The European Space Agency

The European Space Agency experienced an interesting way of celebrating it’s anniversary of Apollo 13’s safe return to Earth, by having it’s website hacked. The skilled Romanian hacker, also known as a grey hat hacker goes by the alias, TinKode. TinKode hacked into www.esa.int and leaked a list of FTP accounts, email addresses and passwords for administrators and editors. Exactly thirteen FTP accounts were leaked to coincide with Apollo 13’s mission number.

The hacker also posted a full disclosure of the attack on his security blog, and mentioned some specifics of his target such as the staff number, composition of states, and the ESA’s 2011 budget of 5.65 billion dollars. TinKode didn’t mention how he managed to hack the website, but he was sure to include the ESA’s main server information as well as root, database, admin, editor and FTP accounts.

Google Lacks FISMA Accreditation For “Google Apps For Government”

Google has said that its suite of government office products have been certified under a law that mandates strict information security rules for federal agencies. The Justice Department, however, says otherwise. Google Apps for Government is Google’s solution for government-focused email and office product that is certified under the Federal Information Security Management Act, known as FISMA. The requirements for FISMA are enforced to safeguard digital information used by federal agencies.

Google has been trying to gain edge over its competitor, Microsoft, with a “extra-secure” government version of Google Apps and claims that its suite is accredited under FISMA. There is a small problem with Google’s claim however, and the problem arises from recent documents that were unsealed last week as part of an ongoing lawsuit Google had filed in October against the Department of the Interior. The Justice Department lawyers wrote that