Georgia Tech launches early warning system for cyberthreats

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By Antone Gonsalves, CSO | July 29th, 2014 Georgia Institute of Technology’s applied research arm has launched an early warning system to help organizations prepare for possible cyberattacks. The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) developed the open source system called BlackForest, which will complement the institute’s malware and spear-phishing intelligence systems. GTRI describes BlackForest as…

Google starts work on Chrome bug that slurps Windows laptop juice

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By Gregg Keizer, Computerworld | July 18th, 2014 Bug reduces battery life by as much as 25%, says Microsoft. Google engineers earlier this week began working on a fix for a months-old Chrome bug that drains Windows’ laptop batteries, the move triggered by a story on Forbes’ website. The Forbes piece ran Monday, when contributor…

Systems engineer arrested in massive data leak in Japan

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By Tim Hornyak, IDG News Service | July 17th, 2014 At least 7 million names were stolen from the database of education firm Benesse. Tokyo police on Thursday arrested a systems engineer accused of stealing millions of customer names from the computer database of a large education firm to sell them for profit. Masaomi Matsuzaki,…