Mac News: Multi-platform backdoor malware targets Windows, Mac and Linux users
Most of the malware that we analyse inside SophosLabs targets Windows users. And that makes sense for the cybercriminals – after all, more people are using Windows as their desktop operating system than any other platform. But if malicious hackers want to go the extra mile, and maximise their chances of infecting more people’s computers, they might well try to develop a multi-platform attack.
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Technology News: Could Politics Derail the Cloud?
On Monday I read the news that GM’s CIO has decided to slash outsourcing in a move to transform IT and its role. As reported by InformationWeek: Today, about 90% of GM’s IT services, from running data centers to writing applications, are provided by outsourcing companies such as HP/EDS, IBM, Capgemini, and Wipro, and only 10% are done by GM employees. Mott plans to flip those percentages in about three years–to 90% GM staff, 10% outsourcers.
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Programming News: Pythonista
Pythonista brings the Zen of Python™ to your iPad. Create interactive experiments and prototypes using multi-touch, animations, and sound – or just use the interactive prompt as a very powerful calculator. Pythonista is also a great tool for learning Python – The interactive prompt helps you explore the language with code completion, the entire documentation is accessible right within the app and you can get started with lots of ready-to-run examples.
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Other News: Google to pay $22.5M fine in privacy case
The person who spoke to The Associated Press Tuesday asked not to be identified because the fine has yet to be approved by the Federal Trade Commission, which oversees online privacy issues in the U.S. If approved by the FTC’s five commissioners, the $22.5 million penalty would be the largest the agency has ever imposed on a single company.
Read full story => USAtoday