Fed Tech Roundup August 25

The following are some of the hot topics in the federal technology ecosystem (fromFedTechTicker.com and TopTechTicker.com):  Fed Tech Ticker Scott Frohman Joins SAS as Federal Sales Director; Karen Terrell Comments Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms CIO Announces Exit – Nextgov NASA Extends Contract for Training Facility Support at Johnson Space Center Holgate to depart ATF – FCW.com (blog) […]

More than 360,000 Apache websites imperiled by critical Plesk vulnerability, Cost of data breaches remains highest in US and more

By Here are the top cyber news and stories of the day. More than 360,000 Apache websites imperiled by critical Plesk vulnerability – “Hundreds of thousands of websites could be endangered by publicly available attack code exploiting a critical vulnerability in the Plesk control panel. This particular vulnerability gives hackers control of the server it […]

Nexus 7 successor rumors out, Pebble Smartwatch Review and more

Here are the top mobile news and stories of the day. XBMC 12 Frodo Arrives, Bringing Raspberry Pi And Android Versions, AirPlay Audio For Windows And 64bit OS X Support – The XBox Media Center grew out of users wanting to get more from their connected gaming devices. It has evolved from that to be […]

Apple's 'Steve Jobs' Patent in Trouble, 25-GPU Cluster is tearing up Windows passwords and more

Here are the top technology news and stories.  Apple’s ‘Steve Jobs’ Patent Is in Trouble – The multi-touch patent (one of the keys in the Apple v Samsung dispute) has been invalidated in a preliminary finding. While this finding is not 100% set, it does set give Samsung and other OEMs some hope, Via Mashable, more […]

ICE dropping 17,000 BlackBerrys, Verizon releases industry-by-industry cybercrime stats and more

Here are today’s top cyber news and stories. ICE is dropping 17,000 BlackBerrys in favor of iPhones – this is one of the first large federal agencies to drop the incumbent BlackBerry smartphone. The agency states that, “The RIM technology, however, can no longer meet the mobile technology needs of the agency,” which is both damning and […]

Amazon Web Services drops again, Apple dropping down Java and more

Here are the top tech news and stories for the day. Amazon had a big outage in North Virginia on the 22nd – This outage affected Reddit, Pinterest, Airbnb, Foursquare, Minecraft and more. As we rely more on the cloud to deliver services, then we will have to find ways around outages such as this one. […]