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Tests confirm Heartbleed bug can expose server's private key

Network World on Security - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 09:15
Four researchers working separately have demonstrated a server's private encryption key can be obtained using the Heartbleed bug, an attack thought possible but unconfirmed.

Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent test new ways of reducing wireless network energy consumption

FierceWireless News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 18:11

Two major wireless network vendors are researching ways to save wireless network operators money by reducing the amount of power they need to run their networks. In separate announcements, Ericsson and Alcatel-Lucent each announced new efforts geared toward saving energy--and therefore money--in wireless.

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Qualcomm joins Mimosa, others in pushing FCC to open 10 GHz for mobile broadband

FierceWireless News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 17:33

Qualcomm added its voice to a growing chorus of companies and individuals urging the FCC to open the 10 GHz - 10.5 GHz band for wireless communications. Further, Qualcomm urged the FCC to use Authorized Shared Access technology to allow the spectrum to be shared with licensed mobile operations when and where incumbents are not operating.

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AT&T's Foundry prototyping cloud infrastructure

FierceWireless News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 16:36

AT&T's Foundries--the carrier's innovation centers--have been set up in key locations across the globe in order to help the carrier more effectively innovate and compete. And according to Mark Nagel, executive director of marketing for AT&T Foundry, the carrier has used its Foundries specifically to prototype cloud infrastructure technologies. 

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Confirmed: Hotspot 2.0 is on Comcast's roadmap for its Xfinity Wi-Fi network

FierceWireless News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 16:18

Comcast is planning to add Hotspot 2.0 technology to its growing, Xfinity-branded public Wi-Fi network, further evidence that the cable operator plans to leverage Wi-Fi as a way to sell service to smartphone and tablet customers--and thereby potentially cutting into a business currently dominated by wireless carriers like AT&T Mobility and Verizon Wireless.

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Google acknowledges slow Wallet adoption, but promises to stick with it

FierceWireless News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 12:34

During a recent presentation at the Electronic Transaction Association's tradeshow in Las Vegas, Google Wallet chief Ariel Bardin conceded that customers have been slow to embrace the company's mobile payments service. However, he said that Google plans to remain in the mobile payments space for the long haul, and will continue to tweak the technology in hopes it will take off.

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Samsung battered by sluggish stock, labor issues, sales ban and indifference on Galaxy S5 launch day

FierceWireless News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 12:07

Samsung, the world's largest manufacturer of smartphones and mobile devices, today launched its flagship Android smartphone, the Galaxy S5, in 125 countries in Europe, Middle East, North America, Latin America, and most of Asia. The Tier 1 U.S. carriers are also launching the device today. But the launch coincides with significant declines in Samsung's stock price following profit warnings from the company, along with rising concerns about worker conditions in its Korea factories as well as a temporary ban on sales of its Galaxy S5 in its home market of South Korea.

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Entrust offer new certificates in wake of Heartbleed

Network World on Security - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 11:58
The Internet was rocked this week by revelations that a critical vulnerability in OpenSSL has left Web traffic open to compromise for years. The Heartbleed bug has potentially serious security ramifications, and it's difficult--if not impossible--to know whether data has been exposed. In an effort to restore trust, and help organizations return to normal Web operations, Entrust is providing fresh certificates for customers at no cost.

Microsoft's OS chief Myerson hedges on getting Android apps on Windows

FierceWireless News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 11:51

In a two-part interview with ZDNet, Terry Myerson, Microsoft's executive vice president of operating systems, wouldn't directly address rumors that the company was looking to get Android apps on Windows Phone, but he said the company was keeping an eye on third parties that are enabling Android on Windows.

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Sprint revives market for kid-focused phones with new WeGo

FierceWireless News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 11:30

Sprint today launched its new WeGo phone designed for kids age 5-12. The phone allows parents to track and contact their children, and allows children to place calls or send text messages to a pre-defined list of numbers. Sprint is selling the phone for $120 with monthly service of $9.99 for 1,000 voice minutes and 1,000 text messages per month.

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The Internet of Things: An exploding security minefield

Network World on Security - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 11:14
Everybody from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to a unanimous crowd of security experts has been issuing increasingly insistent warnings that security is not being taken seriously in the explosive development of the Internet of Things (IoT).

US charges nine with distributing Zeus malware

Network World on Security - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 11:09
The U.S. Department of Justice has brought charges against nine alleged members of a criminal organization that distributed the Zeus Trojan used to steal millions of dollars from bank accounts nationwide.

Analysts: Sprint/T-Mobile must merge or one will fail

FierceWireless News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 10:56

According to a new, detailed analysis from New Street Research, Sprint and T-Mobile US need to merge in order to effectively compete against AT&T Mobility and Verizon Wireless, because one of the companies will ultimately fail if they are not able to merge. However, New Street Research said that, if Sprint and T-Mobile attempted a merger today, regulators at the FCC and Department of Justice would move to prevent the transaction.

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Schneier: Internet has delivered a 'golden age of surveillance'

Network World on Security - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 10:25
"Information is power," has been true for so long that it has become a clichA(c).

Don't overlook URL fetching agents when fixing Heartbleed flaw on servers, researchers say

Network World on Security - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 09:34
Website operators should assess their whole Web infrastructure when patching the critical Heartbleed flaw in OpenSSL, otherwise they risk leaving important components open to remote attacks, despite fixing the problem on their publicly facing servers.

Heartbleed (CVE-2014-0160): An overview of the problem and the resources needed to fix it

Network World on Security - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 09:25
After only a few days, the Internet is still buzzing with news surrounding CVE-2014-0160, better known as the Heartbleed vulnerability. CSO has compiled the following information in order to help administrators and security teams understand the issue, determine their risks, and if needed, fix the problem.

Telefonica unveils Yaap as brand name for Spanish mobile payments venture

FierceWireless News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 06:29

Telefónica revealed that its landmark joint venture with Spanish banks CaixaBank and Banco Santander will be named Yaap, and that the first services will be launched in Spain in a matter of months.

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TeliaSonera appoints Christian Luiga as CFO

FierceWireless News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 06:03

TeliaSonera said on Friday it has appointed Christian Luiga as its new chief financial officer, a role that Luiga has fulfilled in an acting position since November 2013.

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Vodafone unlikely to deter suitors with Indian take over

FierceWireless News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 05:43

Vodafone's move to take full control of its Indian subsidiary is unlikely to deter potential suitors that are eying an acquisition of the UK-headquartered group, a leading Ovum analyst says.

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Saudi regulator to re-tender Zain MVNO licence

FierceWireless News - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 05:35

The process to license three new mobile virtual network operators in Saudi Arabia has encountered an unexpected delay after the Saudi regulator this week announced a new tender for Zain Saudi's network.

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