Further revelations this week indicate that even more basic problems plagued Equifax’s handling of its response website. In the weeks since Equifax disclosed the breach, the company’s official Twitter account has mistakenly tweeted a phishing link four times, instead of the company’s actual breach response page. Lucky for Equifax, the page isn’t actually malicious. Developer Nick Sweeting set up securityequifax2017.com—versus the legitimate equifaxsecurity2017.com—to show how easy the site is to spoof, and how ill-advised it was for Equifax to break it away from its main corporate domain. But if it hadn’t been a proof-of-conept, the phish Equifax inadvertently promoted could have done a lot of harm. Sweeting says the fake site has had roughly 200,000 page loads.
The application is available as a free download at picasa.google.com/mac/. Mac OS X version 10.4 or later is required, and the release is for Intel-powered Macs only.
Scientology welcomed the jury verdict. In a statement, the group said: “Justice has been served in the trial of People v. Keith Henson. Religious bigotry will not be tolerated in Riverside County.”
For years, paying Netflix subscribers abroad have used VPN proxies to disguise their location to access more content. There aren’t any reliable estimates of how many Netflix subscribers use VPNs, but VPN services say they have massive user bases, in a few cases specifically for accessing Netflix. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has said the company does not expect the block will impact subscriber numbers. But even if they don’t leave Netflix, VPN users aren’t happy.
Bye-bye landlines: Mobile phone use is about to overtake fixed lines in the world, according to numbers recently released by the International Telecommunications Union.
Weighing in at a scale-tipping 13,000 pounds, and approaching the size of a double-decker bus, the I-4 is a silicon brute. To get it into the sky, Inmarsat has enlisted the help of Sea Launch, of Long Beach, California. The satellite will get a fiery ride atop a Zenit 3SL rocket from the middle of the Pacific at the equator, to provide the shortest route to orbit.
Annalee Newitz’s sci-fi blog io9 can’t be bargained with, can’t be reasoned with, and absolutely will not stop pimping The Sarah Connor Chronicles, ever, until you are dead.
You can read FoxTrot, which after 20 years of daily strips now comes out only on Sundays, on Amend’s website. But if you’re a dinosaur family like ours, you only have to wait for Sunday to read the color comics right on your breakfast table.
ALBANY, New York – John Shin refuses to buy a copy of his high school yearbook. Instead, he’s turning to the internet to preserve and share memories of his sophomore year. The 15-year-old has posted a collection of school-related photos and videos, as do many of his classmates. They’re able to exchange virtual notes, vote for the most likely to succeed and take part in other yearbook traditions.
“If you look at humongous challenges that growers are confronted with of having to produce evermore on limited acreage in order to feed ever-growing populations, our purpose is to bring better solutions faster to growers so they can increase yield and with that contribute to feeding a rapidly growing population,” Bayer CEO Werner Baumann told FOX Business Anchor Liz Claman back in September.
Last year, Tutopia dismissed its content employees when it could no longer pay their salaries. The company still provides free connections. For how long, nobody knows.
Bellingham predicts future research vehicles will become more autonomous, even crossing oceans without a ship and crew of humans watching from above. “I definitely see an ocean filled with robots that are reasonably self-sufficient,” he says. “We won’t need to use a ship.” That is, as soon as someone builds those new batteries that everyone’s been waiting for.
Ibope/eRatings, a Brazilian census institute for the Web, classified iG as the seventh most-visited website in Brazil in its June report. HpG was third. Combined, iG and hpG have the second-highest number of visitors within the Brazilian Internet, right behind Universo Online.
More broadly, Twitter’s moves speak to the realities of keeping pace with Silicon Valley’s talent wars, pressure that has intensified as the public markets have soured on Twitter and other tech companies in recent months. Companies with spiraling stock prices, such as LinkedIn and VMware, have recently sought to beef up employee equity packages, and compensation experts say others are likely to follow suit.